SHOULD WIN – Lisa LoCicero
There should be an Emmy for Best Emmy Reel Submission because it would belong to Lisa LoCicero. Her reel is pure comedy but also sweet and tender. It doesn’t hurt that she has a great scene partner in Wally Kurth (Ned, GH; Justin, DAYS) to help her stand out. Olivia is a wreck while being relatable and vulnerable.
Comedy doesn’t get a lot of love from the Emmy voters for some reason. Typically the more dark and dramatic (aka ‘Emmy bait’), the better. Those reels are a dime a dozen. We’re not actors, but we’re willing to bet it’s a lot easier to play the grieving mother than it is to play a hot drunken mess while stone sober without your performance turning into a hot mess. LoCicero brings a lot of energy to her scenes. She makes you laugh but she also makes you feel for her.
It’s beyond time for the Emmys to reward LoCicero for her work. It’s not one of those “she’s been around forever so let’s give her one” situations. She deserves to win. In a sea of people crying for dead babies, crying over affairs and crying in general, the one that doesn’t follow the typical formula should win.
Counter Opinion: Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Chloe, Y&R) is someone I felt was robbed last year. That’s not the only reason for this pick though. I genuinely loved these scenes and I’m not always a fan of reels with several others in them. In this case, it let us see Hendrickson convey a range of emotions, adapting to those she was saying goodbye to. And while the death of her daughter was a catalyst, it was so much more than that unlike in another reel. I have never, ever liked Chloe with Kevin (Greg Rikaart), but the scene in the interrogation room where she told him he couldn’t drive her to the airport was my favorite. It was as if Chloe finally realized that Kevin was a crutch more than a savior and it was time for her to save herself.– Ashley Dionne (@WrecklessLove), Staff Writer
Counter Opinion: Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) is one of the most consistent actresses in daytime and it’s time she’s recognized for that again. – Walker Ragsdale (@iamwalkerR), Staff Writer.