Emmy Predictions
THE 34th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
soapcentral.com panelists predict the Emmy winners: Jaegar Li
Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:46:30 PM
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JAEGAR LI

Jaegar is a workaholic who watches all nine soaps when working at home. She's been watching soaps since the late 1970s, and some of her earliest memories from soaps involve the introduction of Danny Romalotti onto Y&R way back when. She was an on-again, off-again viewer of soaps until the early 1990s, when she became an ardent fan. She picked up on GL and GH again in the summer of 2005 after long hiatuses and enjoys being able to hop from one show to another to enjoy all the vastly different storylines out there.

Previous Predictions
2006: 2 for 8
2005: 3 for 8

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Don't you just hate it when all the picks have a wonderful reason for being on the list? It makes it hard to narrow down a choice. While the standout episode for me (of the choices provided) was Todd's execution, mimicking a crucifiction may not score well in the long run. Based simply on the choices and the episodes provided, my nod this year has to go to Y&R. (Although my first impulse was B&B.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR

Christian LeBlanc. What can I say, he's always the first choice on my list. All five actors turned in wonderful performances this year, and my second runner up would have been Geary, but the scenes submitted by LeBlanc showed why a character who started out as a stalker and a would-be (or a was-he?) rapist turned into a fan favorite.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS

I'll go with Michelle Stafford here (Maura West was my runner-up). Again, five great entries, but not necessarily five great episode choices. There were some much more powerful scenes that could have been used for the actresses involved. Stafford has had a wild ride this year as Phyllis though -- well deserving of some recognition.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

After the whole storyline with Maddie's rape, Trent Dawson got my nod. He's always delivered in his scenes, and manages to steal the screen every time. Rikaart is equally deserving (they all are), but Dawson used some stronger stuff in his submission. Then again, I was wrong when I chose Dawson last year. My theory? I'll pick Trent Dawson every year until he wins.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lesli Kay or Heather Tom. Kay or Tom. Hmm. Francis is also a great choice, but may be too obvious. Tom's episode choices aren't my favorites for her though ... which puts me toward Lesli Kay. Considering her character was supposed to die except that the fans loved her ... Lesli Kay is going to be my pick this year.

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR

This came down to three of the choices for me, but Van Hansis ultimately got my nod based on his submissions. The character of Luke has gone through so much on the show, and Hansis bravely stepped up to the challenge and knocked it out of the park. (Admittedly, I lean towards Pelphrey since he got me back into GL, but Hansis just blew me away.)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS

Again, a tough one. I've no idea what they base their picks on, but I was stuck between Julie Marie Berman and Alexandra Chando. Although Chando's submissions were the most 'real life' of the 'reel life' options, Berman took a storyline that could have destroyed her character and made it her own. So this year, Berman gets my pick.

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES

Predictions are still pending.

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