6 Most Shocking Soap Opera Emmy Snubs Of 2016
Unfortunately the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards will not be televised this year live, but they will be taking place on May 21st. The event offers a platform for the best of the best in daytime drama to be acknowledged. While it must feel great to be nominated – or even win – what happens to those actors and actresses who have worked their hardest all year only to be snubbed by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? It is a hard pill to swallow, but it happens all the time. Here’s a list of 2016’s top six soap opera Emmy snubs.
6. Camryn Grimes – Mariah Copeland, Young and the Restless – Younger Actress Category
As it stands now, the following ladies have received Younger Actress nominations, for an Emmy this year: The Bold and the Beautiful‘s (B&B) Reign Edwards (Nicole) and Ashlyn Pearce (Aly); General Hospital‘s (GH) Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma); Days of our Lives’ (DOOL) True O’Brien (Paige); and The Young and the Restless‘ (Y&R) Hunter King (Summer). While Camryn Grimes was included in the list of pre-nomination nods, it is shocking, considering the evolution Mariah has gone through, not to mention the tremendous performance done by Grimes, that she did not make the final cut list. What is even more shocking is that her costar, Hunter King, the actress who plays the ever-one-dimensional Summer Newman, did make the cut.
5. James Nigbor – Jake Spencer, General Hospital – Younger Actor Category
Congratulations goes out to the these actors for gaining a 2016 Daytime Emmy nod for the category of Outstanding Younger Actor: B&B’s Pierson Fode (Thomas); GH’s Bryan Craig (Morgan), Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer), and Tequan Richmond (TJ); and Y&R’s Max Ehrich (Fen). But what about little Jake Spencer (or Morgan/Quartermaine for that matter)? The child returned from the dead last year for goodness sake! Not only that, he had to deal with leaving the grips of the evil Helena Cassadine, mommy and daddy issues, seeing his biological father struggle with his identity, re-enter into a dysfunctional family unit, and deal with some pretty incredible mental health issues of his own. It’s a shocker that this little actor was snubbed by the Academy this year. The good news is: he’s young, talented, and has many years ahead of him to not only snag a nomination, but a statute too!