In a nutshell: OMG and WTH?!?
The Daytime Emmy nominations aired live on "The View" today, and, like "Hot Topics," there were a lot of surprises. Primarily with who wasn't on the list.
Let's start by congratulating all the nominees. Since it's so fast-paced, daytime is a really, really tough industry. Most shows do 250 episodes a YEAR. So, it's nice that so many talented people were recognized for doing quality work.
But where the heck were some others? Here's what we think about the Younger Actress nods:
We love Jennifer Landon. What didn't she play last year? Between baby woes and taking on the extra role of uber psycho/dweeb/orthodontist nightmare Chloe, she managed to seriously work some really weird teeth and a bad wig. Plus, any woman who can play being tied to a train track and be convincing has our hearts. Emily O'Brien has always creeped us out as Jana on the "Young and the Restless," because she does crazy so well. When you throw in her accent, she's kind of hypnotizing. It's sort of a bummer the character's not nuts anymore, but whatever.
We're surprised ex-"As the World Turns" actress Alexandra Chando (Maddie) didn't make the cut. She was good during the whole "my boyfriend's really gay" saga. Caitlin Van Zandt also did some amazing work as Ashlee on "Guiding Light." Like what happened with Marcie on "One Life to Live," she turned a small, comedic, two-dimensional part into a complex, genuine person we love to root for.
Still, we're wondering about some stuff. Brittany Underwood (Langston on "One Life to Live") was great when she finally acknowledged her parents' death. And Kirsten Storms has helped take Maxie from one of the most irritating characters on "General Hospital" to one of the most entertaining. She's bitchy and fun, and she plays it with an aplomb we adore.
What do you think of the Younger Actress nominations?