Okay, let's be honest for a minute: Everyone has their favorite star that they'd like to see go home with an Emmy. But being a fan favorite isn't enough to guarantee a victory on Emmy night. A panel of volunteers watches each nominee's Emmy submissions and then casts his or her vote for the best of the bunch.
In recent years, the voting process has come under fire by the media. Last year, the media was not permitted to screen the Emmy reels. This year that ban would have been repeated had it not been for a last minute change of heart by the Academy. So what are the Emmy voters seeing? How can a supposed shoo-in end up not winning? It all has to do with the actors' scene selections.
Following is an account of the scenes that were submitted by the nominees.
Outstanding Drama Series
All My Children
Episode 1: This episode highlighted the search for Babe and Bianca and also showed how Paul staged a helicopter crash to make it look like one of the babies died. He then gives Babe's baby boy to Kelly, Bianca's baby girl to Babe and allows everyone to believe Bianca's baby died in the "crash."
Episode 2: Pine Valley grieves for Miranda after an incubator is recovered from the river. Later, Kendall informs Bianca that her baby died. Meanwhile, Babe's condition takes a turn for the worse.