Emmy Nominees React!


How did THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Daytime Emmy nominees find out that they'd made the final cut? What episodes did they submit? Read on to find out!

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R): "I had a 7:30 call so I woke up at 6:15 to several missed calls and texts. When I saw 11 missed phone calls, I thought then, 'I guess maybe... I don't think they would have called me to tell me, Sorry, you didn't get nominated!' It's always so thrilling this exciting, pleasant, flattering thing. It never gets old. I feel really grateful.

"I submitted an episode when the whole Dylan/Chelsea/Adam baby bombshell was coming out. The episode was with me and Steve Burton (Dylan), when everything was coming to a head. It's actually my favorite reel I've ever submitted for any Emmys, because it's such an arc. It starts out with where he's starting to question Connor's sight, and I say that Adam had the same condition. Dylan says, 'What are the odds that our son and your ex-husband had the same condition...' It arcs to Chelsea telling Dylan that Connor isn't his son, he's Adam's son, and everything explodes. I felt it was a rollercoaster, where it's tick, tick, tick, tick, up and then down and up and down... it was really a no-brainer for me."

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Hunter King (Summer, Y&R): "I woke up around 5 knowing that [the nominations were] going on, but when Jimmy [Freeman, Y&R's publicist] called me, I had fallen asleep again. So I let him leave a voice message. I wasn't up to taking the call! My grandmother woke up and instantly went on Twitter and asked me about it. So she was freaking out. So my grandma was the first person I talked to, and then I called my mom."

"I submitted the scenes where Nick told me that I wasn't really his daughter. I thought those were good choices, because they showed a lot of vulnerability and emotion. I was debating between that scene and the ones with Jack, when we talked about me being his daughter. I watched over and over again, and it took me a while to figure it out. I am bummed [that Joshua Morrow, Nick] didn't get a nomination because he was very prominent in those scenes. It was just him and I. I owe a lot of work in that scene to him on how it turned out, because just being able to read off of him really helped."


Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R): "The episode I submitted was Lauren lying to Michael [about her affair with Carmine]. It was so believable and the dialogue was so painful. There were several moments in that scene, like, 'He knows what you look like in bed.' They gave dialogue that was so appropriate for people who had been married for a while. Here's a couple that has been together for a long time and they have to deal with this ugly thing. He knows that she's keeping a secret. This was a whole show where Lauren and Michael are just going at it and bringing it all up. It's got layers and I'm just proud of it."


Ameila Heinle (Victoria, Y&R): "I submitted an episode where Victoria's talking to Abby a couple of days after Delia died. I think we all pretty much submitted that. Dead babies always win Emmys!"

"Jimmy Freeman, our publicist, texted me at 6 a.m. I hadn't even had my coffee yet. That's how dedicated and wonderful he is at this job. Later on, Billy Miller (ex-BIlly) called and texted me and said, 'Did Jimmy wake you up like he woke me up?' I was like, 'Yes!'"

"I don't always put myself in the running, but this year felt right to me. I'm up against some great friends and good performances. It feels good, I guess, that my instincts were right. I'm excited [about my first nomination], but I'm actually nervous because I'm not good at being under the spotlight except for on-set. I don't want to win! Because I don't want to give a speech. I'm really bad at speeches.


Max Ehrich (Fen, Y&R): "I woke up to a bunch of missed calls. I actually set the alarm for 6 a.m. to try wake up because I heard they were announcing it on a morning show, but I slept through my alarm and woke up to a bunch of messages and tweets and phone calls.

"I submitted the episode where I was very confused whether I killed Carmine, and I tried to figure it out with Lauren. I remember filming the scene. There were 4 or 5 scenes back-to-back, and we had to stop a few times because I was so emotionally wrought I was forgetting stuff. The first scene is where Fenmore has a mental break because he's contemplating whether he should go to confess, protect his father. It was a really intense filming process when I did those scenes. When I saw them when they came out, it was a gut feeling. It was one of those things, it's really hard to judge your own work, so I had a few friends watch a few episodes with me, but I always went back to that one. It was a transformative episode for me."


Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R): "I submitted an episode with Missy Egan (Chelsea), about Dylan finding out that she lied about the baby. There was a show where I said goodbye to the baby, so I didn't really know which one to pick. I had a few people at work take a look; I needed an objective opinion because you're not always the best judge of yourself. Three or four people picked that show and I submitted it. I kind of tried to stay out of own way.

"We were still in bed when Jimmy [Freeman, Y&R's publicist] texted me. Then I started texting people. They were in California, which is two hours earlier, so I woke some people up. I texted all the people at Y&R and all the people at GH, that got nominated, too. It's pretty cool. I'm looking forward to hanging out with those guys in June.

"I know it sounds cliché but, win or not, it's amazing to be recognized by your peers and for the show, to have so many nominations and such great success."


Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R): "I had forgotten about it, so when I woke up [that] morning and opened my phone, it was full of well wishes.

"I submitted the only show I had this year, talking Jamie off the ledge. And then going to Phyllis and chewing her out for not being a more [responsible] mother to Summer, and she responds in kind that I'm not the best example, and I say it's because I'm not the best example, she should heed my words. Then I go over and tell the Baldwins that their son is not guilty of physically pushing Jamie off the roof, but he's certainly not innocent by any means."


Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R): "I submitted when Chloe found out [Delia died], when she gets to the hospital. That just had the full arc. Great supporting acting alongside with me, so it was kind of a no-brainer.

"I landed in from NY after getting stuck in a rain storm last night and was delayed 3 hours and got locked out of my apartment, and got in extremely late and overslept. I kept my phone on because I knew my manager would be calling me early in the morning. I guess it was still on pilot, so I slept through everything, and then I woke up 10:00 NY time and it had been announced hours before, so my phone had blown up!

"The competition is crazy, so I'm really nervous. It's a great group of people."


Heather Tom (Katie, B&B): "The show I submitted is Bill, Brooke and Katie, the show after Taylor tells Katie about [the affair and pregnancy]."

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