Saturday, April 25, 2015

2015 Daytime Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series, Actor and Actress

Best Drama Series
Will Win - Days of Our Lives
Could Win - The Young and the Restless
Should Win - The Young and the Restless
Commentary - Days of Our Lives was expected to win last year with a strong season, and after breaking though in 2013 with its first win since 1978. But it was upset by Y&R. So here comes 2015 with another strong season, probably the front runner to win, but I get the sneaking suspicion that it could easily be upset again. The Bold and the Beautiful did very well at last night's Creative Arts ceremony, but I think it is The Young and the Restless that will be ttop competition. And its track record is a lot better than Days.

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Will Win - Billy Miller "The Young and the Restless"
Could Win - Anthony Geary "General Hospital"
Should Win - Christian LeBlanc "The Young and the Restless"
Commentary - Anthony Geary gets to play a double role this year, and that is almost too much for me to pass up. Almost. But Billy Miller, a recent favorite in this category gets to play the grieving and then vengeful father, and I think that will be enough to beat Geary in close race.

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Will Win - Alison Sweeney "Days of Our Lives"
Could Win - Maura West "General Hospital"
Should Win - Gina Tognoni "The Young and the Restless"
Commentary - Tognoni had big shoes to fill with Michelle Stafford, and I think she has done extremely well of capturing the spirit of Phyllis while also making the role her own. But this is a race between former winner Maura West, and first time nominee Sweeney, who, ironically, is getting nominated for what is supposed to be her final season. After 22 years of being ignored by the Academy, Sweeney finally earns a nod at her final time at bat, and I think she knocks it out for the win. 

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