A typical soap opera airs over 250 original episodes per year. When it comes to Emmy night, determining the best of the best comes down to a single episode. These are the episodes submitted by this year's Supporting Actor contenders.
Here are the clips submitted by the Supporting Actor nominees this year for Emmy consideration. To view the Supporting Actress reels, click here. We've provided synopses for each clip and provided links to our comprehensive recaps of those episodes so that you can get a better feel for what action took place. To get all the additional details, just click on the appropriate links.
Outstanding Supporting Actor
, General Hospital
Episode # 12878
Air Date: Friday, August 23, 2013
Running Time: 7:51
: Ellie reveals to Spinelli that he is the biological father of Dante and Lulu's baby. Spinelli struggles to process the information and lashes out when he learns that Ellie has known the truth for some time.
, The Young and the Restless
Episode # 10239
Air Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Running Time: 8:49
: Dylan questions why his child has the same rare vision disorder that runs in Adam's family. Unable to keep the secret any longer, Chelsea blurts out that Adam is the baby's father, but insists that her love for Dylan meant that keeping the truth was the right thing to do.
, The Bold and the Beautiful
Episode # 6574 and # 6575
Air Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
and Monday, May 20, 2013
Running Time: 13:14
: Heartbroken over the loss of his unborn child, Liam unleashes a torrent of emotion about his wife, his life, and the child he will never know, to his father. Later, Liam arrives at the hospital to take Steffy home and comforts her when she blames herself for the loss of their unborn child.
Because it airs for only 30 minutes, The Bold and the Beautiful actors are permitted to submit two episodes.
, Days of our Lives
Episode # 12243
Air Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Running Time: 6:47
: Daniel, Eric, and Nicole try to convince Brady to get help for his drug addiction. Brady denies that he has a problem until a vial of cocaine falls from his pocket. He then rails against the trio, bringing to light all of their flaws.
, General Hospital
Episode # 12954
Air Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Running Time: 6:37
: Dante confides that the loss of his daughter has left an emptiness in him. Sonny offers advice to his son about how he can get his life back on track.
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