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 Emmy voting process has been... well, a soap opera of its own. The media was, in some years, blocked from seeing the clips submitted by each nominee. Some members of the media fired back by refusing to offer coverage of the Daytime Emmys. This year, things seem to have calmed down substantially on both sides.
Following is an account of the scenes that were submitted by the nominees.