Best Supporting Actor
Will Win - Scott Clifton "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Could Win - Chad Duell "General Hospital"
Should Win - Kristoff St. John "The Young and the Restless"
Commentary - If I were a voter, Kristoff St. John would be an easy pick for me. He has had some great material this year, and is one of the long running veterans who has only won 2 Daytime Emmys, his last one seven years ago, out of nine nominations stretching 25 years. Chad Duell, between Supporting and Younger actor, has had four straight Emmy nods without a win, some voters may be ready to finally give hims some recognition. But I think this is Scott Clifton's to lose. He is a previous winner and has the most effective tape, and will be hard to beat.
Best Supporting Actress
Will Win - Amelia Heinle "The Young and the Restless"
Could Win - Finola Hughes "General Hospital" or Elizabeth Hendrickson "The Young and the Restless"
Should Win- Amelia Heinle or Elizabeth Hendrickson "The Young and the Restless"
Commentary - My instinct is to go for Elizabeth Hendrickson. This is the last time voters will get to honor her, and she had a hell of an exit. And Finola Hughes hasn't won an Emmy in 24 years, and is due for another. But Amelia Heinle, who surprised us all last year with a well-deserved win, has once again submitted well, and has had a great year overall. It is not a slam dunk, but I think she wins two in a row.