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Posted Monday, April 04, 2016 2:00:37 PM
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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 Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress contenders.

Here are the clips submitted by the Lead Actor and Lead Actress nominees this year for Emmy consideration. To view the Lead Actor reels, click here. We've provided synopses for each clip and provided links to our comprehensive recaps of those episodes so you can get a better feel for what action took place. To get all the additional details, just click on the appropriate links.

Outstanding Lead Actress

Tracey E Bregman Tracey E Bregman (Lauren Fenmore, The Young and the Restless)
Episode #
Air Date: Monday, June 8, 2015
Running Time: 4:55
 
Episode Synopsis: Lauren told Michael that she would not be signing the divorce papers and urged him to fight for their marriage.




Kassie DePaiva Kassie DePaiva (Eve Donovan, Days of our Lives)
Episode #
Air Date: Monday, September 21, 2015 and Friday, October 2, 2015
Running Time: 12:25
 
Episode Synopsis: As Eve mourned her daughter's death, Eduardo, her daughter's father, showed up out of nowhere. At Paige's funeral, Eve "saw" her daughter who begged her not to be angry for the rest of her life.




Mary Beth Evans Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives)
Episode #
Air Date: Monday, November 16, 2015 and Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Running Time: 11:36
 
Episode Synopsis: Kayla delivered the devastating news that Bo had brain tumor and the prognosis was not good. Kayla and Steve were locked together in a supply closet.




Finola Hughes Finola Hughes (Anna Devane, General Hospital)
Episode #
Air Date: Monday, May 11, 2015 and Monday, November 23, 2015
Running Time: 14:02
 
Episode Synopsis: Anna grieved the death of one of her greatest loves, Duke Lavery. Later as she spoke to a therapist, Anna recalled her relationship with Duke -- and shooting and killing Carlos Rivera.




Maura West Maura West (Ava Jerome, General Hospital)
Episode #
Air Date: Monday, March 23, 2015 and Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Running Time: 17:09
 
Episode Synopsis: After learning that she had only about three months left to live, Ava asked Silas to help her die. Months later, "Denise" learned that she was really Ava and that Silas had saved her life.




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