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2015 Daytime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Younger Actress

Pictured: Kristen Alderson, Hunter King, Haley Pullos and Camila Banus
Pictured: Kristen Alderson, Hunter King, Haley Pullos and Camila Banus

TVSource Magazine names its pick to win Outstanding Younger Actress at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. We watched all of the Emmy reels and picked the ones we felt were best based on the submissions. Check out our 2015 Daytime Emmy predictions inside!

For 42 years, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has honored the soap industry and all of the hardworking persons involved by acknowledging the great talent daytime has to offer. The cast and crew of these programs are arguably the hardest working individuals in the entertainment industry and they deserve the accolades.

Though most soaps produce over 200 episodes a year, when it comes to the Daytime Emmy Awards, it’s just a few minutes that matter. Watching an actor bring his or her character to life over a course of a year is very different than watching a sampling of what they consider to be their best work. It’s up the actors and shows to pick the scenes that best show off their talents.

TVSource Magazine staff got together and reviewed the submissions, breaking down our picks by who should win and who will win. We’ve all been there, wondering why a star with a great tape didn’t win over someone who didn’t have one as good. A variety of factors play into why some reels play better with the jury than others. We tried to venture into that area with our breakdown this year.

As with last year, one of the repeating issues we came across was scene partners – they either outshone the nominee or took away from the nominee. First up on our list is the nominees for Outstanding Younger Actress.

The Nominees

  • Kristen Alderson (ex-Kiki, General Hospital)
  • Camila Banus (ex-Gabi, Days of our Lives)
  • Hunter King (Summer, The Young and the Restless)
  • Haley Pullos (Molly, General Hospital)

The Stats

  • Kristen Alderson – 3 nominations (2013, 2014, 2015); 1 win for Outstanding Younger Actress (2014)
  • Camila Banus – 1 nomination (first time this year)
  • Hunter King – 3 nominations (2013, 2014, 2015); 1 win for Outstanding Younger Actress (2014)
  • Haley Pullos – 1 nomination (first time this year)

The Reels

Kristen Alderson – Daytime Emmy Nominee Reel
Camila Banus – Daytime Emmy Nominee Reel

Hunter King – Daytime Emmy Nominee Reel
Haley Pullos – Daytime Emmy Nominee Reel

Find out who we selected as our “Should Win” and “Will Win” picks on the next page.

Photo credit (l-r): Kristen Alderson courtesy Jim Warren Photography; Hunter Haley King courtesy CBS; Haley Pullos courtesy Rick Rowell/ABC; Camila Banus courtesy Michael Desmond/NBC.

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