2015 Daytime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Younger Actress

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

Will Win: Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)

Hunter King
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Last year Hunter King submitted material (and won) where she learned she was lied to and that the man she believed was her father wasn’t in fact her father. This year, she submitted material where she learned she was lied to about the lie, and that her father who lied about being her father really was her father. Got that? Good. We care not. We understand that we’re supposed to focus more on the acting than the writing so let us get to that.

Though Hunter King’s reel was our least favorite of those submitted, we wouldn’t be surprised if she wins again. Her reel was very similar to what got her the golden statue last year (a theme this year among The Young and the Restless’ submissions). Summer has one emotion – banshee. Whether she’s angry or in distress, it’s the same thing over and over. If the voters loved what she submitted last year (which they did), they will more than likely feel the same this year. She comes off very much as the golden girl in this category. Like the female Chandler Massey (ex-Will, Days of our Lives), if you will.

She plays the crying daughter role again, which at this point seems a lot like the dead baby stuff – milking the same story for two years in a row to get as many Emmys from it as possible. It’s classic Jill Farren Phelps (Y&R producer). It’s not that Hunter is bad it her reel as much as it’s just boring to see the same thing again. Plus she’s not Camila Banus.

Counter Opinion: Having won previously and having left the show, I think GH’s Kristen Alderson (ex-Kiki) will come in and snag it. Her reel was simple, she was able to be angry, and didn’t do any hysterical crying. – Walker Ragsdale, Staff Writer


The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be televised live on Pop (formerly TVGN/TV Guide Network) at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT.

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