TVSource Magazine names its picks to win in the drama categories at the 41st 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 2014 Daytime Emmy predictions inside!
For 41 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 around 250 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 decided to play jury this year and select the stars we feel will win. To say this was an eye opening experience for our team would be an understatement. Some of the front runners we earmarked coming into the process were not necessarily the best pick based on the reels they submitted. For those under the radar, we were surprised by just how good some of their reels were.
Picking an Emmy reel seems to be a bit of an art form. A lot of things need to work in order to make your reel stand out from the rest. Some of the issues we came across this year involved scene partners – ones either outshined the nominee or took away from the nominee with underwhelming reactions. Others included reels that were cluttered and/or focused too much on others, ones that were over the top when taken out context, poor editing, etc.
We felt the lead actress category was the strongest of them all, followed by supporting actress and younger actor/actress.
Below is a list of the nominees and their reels for you to view. Go to the next pages to see who we picked to win.