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May 4 2013, 07:34 PM
May 4 2013, 07:22 PM
Although it would seem right as rain for Susan Flannery to win Lead Actress this year, I don't think it's particularly set in stone. Were I to be a betting man, I don't think I would put all my chips in her favor.

Every once in a while, the Emmy panel likes to just shock the heck out of us. Last year was a prime example when shoe-in-to-win-this-award Debbi Morgan lost to Heather Tom. Morgan's Angie character, in 2011, lost her vision, had her baby, re-gained her vision and then discovered her child had died. Plus, the panel seems to be crushing on Tom right now and it wouldn't surprise me one bit were she to pick up her fifth trophy. Plus, they are big on awarding some actors in successive years (think Jerry verDorn, Kevin Mambo, Erika Slezak, etc.).

Days of Our Lives better enjoy their record nominations victory while it lasts because it will more than likely go down hill from here now that All My Children and One Life to Live will be getting back into the Emmy race in 2014.
i wouldn't bet on that. All it takes is one or two episodes and you're set. Fans/soap press were raving about DAYS episodes surrounding Nick/Gabi's wedding. If they submit those shows for next year, they got it.
Who knows? Maybe. Maybe not. One thing, though, that is certain, though is that over the past seven years, as the playing field has dwindled from nine soap operas on the air (2007) to the present state of four, Days of Our Lives' nomination tally has in fact gone up.

But in the four acting categories (Outstanding Younger Actress, Younger Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Lead Actress and Lead Actor), the growth spurt hasn't really been that significant. Here's a look back at Days' nominations in those pivotal categories since 2007, along side is the number of soaps eligible for Emmys in those respective years:

2013: 4 noms (4 soaps)
2012: 5 noms (6 soaps)

2011: 2 noms (7 soaps)
2010: 3 noms (8 soaps)
2009: 3 noms (9 soaps)
2008: 3 noms (9 soaps)
2007: 0 noms (9 soaps)

Through most of the 1990's, specifically 1990-95, Days averaged 0 to 1 nominees in the big six acting categories each year. This is, of course, when the playing field was much more bloated.
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