THE 35th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
soapcentral.com panelists predict the Emmy winners: Dan J Kroll
Posted Sunday, June 15, 2008 5:21:37 PM
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Dan is the founder and head soap guru of soapcentral.com. His "must see" soap is All My Children, but in order to maintain the site he does watch most of the nine soaps on a regular basis. Dan started soapcentral.com as part of his personal home page in 1995. A resident of Philadelphia, he does somehow find time to do things that are non-soap-related, including sports, music, and enjoying the great Pennsylvania countryside. Since last year, Dan has appeared in the SOAPnet reality-ish program, Relative Madness, and recently unveiled a new design to the soapcentral.com web site.
2007: 2 for 8
2006: 5 for 8
2005: 3 for 8
2004: 0 for 8
2003: 2 for 8
2002: 2 for 8
2001: 1 for 8
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
There is all kinds of controversy surrounding this year's Daytime Emmys. How did one network commandeer nearly all of the nominations, at least in the acting fields. Somehow, two of the shows nominated for top drama series only amassed two acting nominations between them. Two
. I am a strong believer in the sum of the parts theory... but how can a show that, at least according to this year's ballot, has no decent performers somehow end up with nominations in Outstanding Drama Series. It's easy... the nominations are wrong.
Every year, General Hospital has some sort of blockbuster, special effect laden storyline that is expected to help it win the top honor of the night. While the ABC soap is the most-awarded in this category, their stunt episodes don't always work for them. This year they submitted the episodes inspired by the primetime series, 24
. The episodes were all action (and drama) filled and they were done in a way that you were left wondering what would happen next, or in this case how everything would lead up to the explosion at the Metro Court.
Meanwhile, One Life to Live turned to the old tearjerker standby. Their first episode featured the death of Buchanan family patriarch, Asa Buchanan. There are lots of familiar faces returning, lots of grieving... it's great soap opera stuff. The second featured the Prom Night Musical episode. The last time OLTL won the best show honor it was for doing the very same thing: one gritty episode and one atypical episode.
Guiding Light played the "two totally different episodes" card, too. One episode featured Springfield mourning the death of Tammy. Its second episode was a standalone episode that celebrated the show's 70th anniversary. It was a fascinating watch, but I am not sure if it will be lost on the judges who may not watch the show.
Who I'd like to win
: One Life to Live
Who should win
: One Life to Live
Who will win
: General Hospital
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR