What? Really? Bummer ... .
The Daytime Emmy nominations aired live on "The View" today, and, like "Hot Topics," there were a lot of surprises. Primarily in who DIDN'T make the list.
Let's start by congratulating all the nominees. In daytime, it's especially tough to deliver quality material, because it's so fast-paced. Most shows do 250 episodes a YEAR. So, it's nice that so many talented people were recognized.
But where the heck were some others? Here's our take on the Lead Actress category:
No offense to the nominees, but nobody from ABC or NBC? That's really weird. It's not for lack of deserving candidates. Alison Sweeney is underrated as "Days of Our Lives" troublemaker Sami (or "SSSSSAMMMI," as Kate Roberts calls her) and was really great during John's death last year.
Over on the ABC front, there were some other omissions. Nancy Lee Grahn of "General Hospital" was funny and touching when Alexis was dealing with cancer (remember when Alexis got stoned?). Over at "One Life to Live," Erika Slezak's performance of WASP-y Viki finding herself -- literally and figuratively -- as a waitress in Paris, Texas, was sweet.
Susan Flannery (Stephanie on "The Bold and the Beautiful") usually gets a nod. We're surprised she didn't get one this year, particularly for the whole "I-caused-my-worst-enemy-to-get-raped-but-now-I-feel-bad" story with Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke).
We DO need to give the love to the nominees. Michelle Stafford is always kick-ass, but particularly when she did double duty as Sheila ("Bold and the Beautiful") and Phyllis ("Young and the Restless"). And Jeanne Cooper is so hot as Katherine on "The Young and the Restless." Have you ever noticed how Katherine always has those long, blood red fingernails? We love when she goes waving those things around. They are totally a prop!
What do you think of the Lead Actress category?