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As we near the Sunday, April 30, airing of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The National Academy of Arts and Sciences has been releasing the official reels that the actors submitted in order to earn their nominations… and hopefully the win!
Below you can take a look at the scenes submitted by Outstanding Supporting Actress nominees Stacy Haiduk (ex-Patty, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), Finola Hughes (Anna, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Kate Mansi (Abigail, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), and Kelly Sullivan (ex-Sage, Y&R).
Stacy Haiduk (ex-Patty, Y&R)
Although Haiduk wasn’t on full-time during 2016, the episodes she was in showcased her incredible talent. Her reel begins with Patty’s return to Genoa City where she breaks down as Paul forces her to face her crimes and return to the hospital. It continues as Patty struggles with her hospitalization, begging Paul to protect her, and ends with her taunting Dylan and Sharon with the truth about their child.
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne, B&B)
Horsford had some juicy material over the past year as Vivienne learned that her husband fathered another child. Her submission contains all the scenes from the episode where Vivienne reacted to Julius’ confession and angrily throws him out before breaking down in tears with her two daughters.
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Hughes starts her reel with the comedic scene where Anna bantered with Paul at the bar while waiting for her blind date, followed by the scenes where Robin told her mother about moving away for a new job. It then segues into the scene where Anna talked Sonny out of shooting Carlos in the chapel and concluded with Anna confronting Carlos once he’s finally behind bars.
Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail, DAYS)
Mansi’s final year on DAYS gave her plenty of amazing material to choose from, starting with Abigail’s fake seduction of Ben so she could tie him up and set him ablaze only to be stopped in the nick of time by Chad. The rest of her reel showcases the scenes where an emotionally broken Abigail is forced to commit herself to a mental institution.
Kelly Sullivan (ex-Sage, Y&R)
Sullivan naturally selected part of her dramatic exit from the soap for her Emmy reel, which is made up of the scenes from the episode where Sage confronted Sharon about lying regarding Sully’s true identity and demanded she give the baby up.
Now that you’ve seen all the same scenes that the official Emmy voters have, you know what a difficult decision they have trying to pick a winner from all these talented actresses!
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