Katie: For a guy who went to Harvard, you sure have a lot to learn.
Reid: I guess it depends on the teacher.

— Katie and Reid

Eric Sheffer Stevens receives Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination – It’s Official!

Okay, so there really wasn’t much suspense in this as ATWT only had two pre-pre-noms for Best Supporting Actor and each show is allowed two, but I obviously wasn’t the only one refreshing the official NATAS Daytime Emmy site as pre-noms were only posted a few hours ago and there are already several separate threads on the ESS.com forum (jinx).

Today’s Soap Central Live podcast will be taking viewer calls on the pre-noms, so check it out if you’d like to express an opinion. Host Dan Kroll has done a great job moderating past podcasts, so it could be pretty good.

In the meantime, from the official press release:

New York – February 25, 2011 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

A preliminary Daytime drama performer ballot, containing each of the six performer categories, was assigned to registered, eligible peer voters. This ballot contained the full list of all entrants submitted from each show and each voter was entitled to select as many candidates as they believed worthy of Emmy® consideration. The candidates below, who received the highest number of votes for each show in each category, now advance to the final at-home screening round, due to be conducted in March and April, 2011, which will determine both nominees and winners.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS

TRENT DAWSON, as Henry Coleman
ERIC SHEFFER STEVENS, as Dr. Reid Oliver

Okay, am I the only one who did a little squee at the fact it says “Dr. Reid Oliver” not just Reid Oliver? But then again, so is Shawn Christian (ex-Mike Kasnoff, ATWT) is also listed as Dr. Daniel Jonas. But it just seems so right. Woot, woot, Eric!

Also, interesting side note: all three ATWT Supporting Actress pre-noms (Terri Conn, Katie; Lesli Kay, Molly; and Julie Pinson; Janet) received pre-noms, which I thought was only possible in the case of a tie.

Soap Central, in their post on the pre-nominees, explains:

The pre-nominating process underwent a few tweaks last year. Eight years ago, NATAS changed the way that Emmy nominees were chosen in order to prevent shows with larger casts from allocation their votes in a way that more of their shows performers from landing on the final Emmy ballot. Until two years ago, each soap held an in-house vote to select their pre-nominees. In essence, the top cast-selected vote getters in each of the acting categories were then placed into the Emmy pool from which nominees were chosen. Last year, the pre-nomination process was opened up to all of the soaps. Each actor decided if they ultimately wanted to be up for Emmy consideration. Their name was then placed on a ballot showing their eligibility, a ballot that was then voted on by all eligible Emmy voters industry-wide. From those eligible names — pre-pre-nominees, if you will — the two performers in each category with the most voters were then named as the pre-nominees. In some cases there were ties and three names made the final cut.

Each pre-nominee now must choose one episode that best displays their work from the 2010 calendar year. Those reels will then be judged to determine the final Emmy nominees — and the winners.

ETA, 25 Feb 2011, 11.47pm GMT: Michael’s Fairman has posted his take on the situation and the process:

About the voting process: A preliminary Daytime drama performer ballot, containing each of the six performer categories, was assigned to registered, eligible peer voters. This ballot contained the full list of all entrants submitted from each show and each voter was entitled to select as many candidates as they believed worthy of Emmy consideration. The candidates below, who received the highest number of votes for each show in each category, now advance to the final at-home screening round, due to be conducted in March and April, 2011, which will determine both nominees and winners.  Note: the nominees only submit one show for the competition to illustrate their work.

After On-Air On-Soaps reviewed the pre-nominations, several shocking omissions stood out to us….You can make your own assessments and rationale as to why the talented lot above did not get in to the next round.

I think Michael Fairman is based on the West Coast, so he hasn’t posted his insight on the subject (providing plenty of food for comments, I’m sure), but in the meantime, never-shy Nelson Branco introduced the list with the following commentary:

And the award for the worst pre-nominations ever goes to … NATAS!…After picking my jaw off the floor, it’s clear popularity, egos and politics still rule the ballot — and not an actor’s body of work…..

Until the Academy starts taking itself seriously like the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Oscars, soaps will be no more than what it is now: a joke.

The kudofest will be held once again in Las Vegas on June 19. No broadcaster has signed on to air them at press time … if anyone still cares….

The final list of nominees will be announced on May 11, but here’s the complete list of pre-noms. Try not to fall off your chair.

Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens obviously agrees (with an extended Three Stooges noogie to the head for Young and the Restless), saying:

The official website for the popular Blog Talk Radio soap podcast Buzzworthy Radio is reporting the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations are out. If the list below is any indication, pettiness and clique think still reigns supreme, especially on the set of The Young and the Restless….

The complete list of pre-nominations from As the World Turns follows the jump. Or, you can see the official list on the Daytime Emmy site, We Love Soaps, or Soap Central.

In the meantime, let the handicapping begin. Anyone want to make a suggestion for which episode Eric should submit?

The As the World Turns 2011 Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS
MAURA WEST, as Carly Tenney
COLLEEN ZENK, as Barbara Ryan

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS
JON LINDSTROM, as Craig Montgomery
MICHAEL PARK, as Jack Snyder

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS
TERRI CONN (COLOMBINO), as Katie Peretti
LESLI KAY, as Molly Conlan
JULIE PINSON, as Janet Ciconne

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS
TRENT DAWSON, as Henry Coleman
ERIC SHEFFER STEVENS, as Dr. Reid Oliver

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS did not have any actresses that met the age requirements who submitted themselves for consideration.

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS, CBS
MICK HAZEN, as Parker Munson Snyder

3 Responses to “Eric Sheffer Stevens receives Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination – It’s Official!”

  1. mmc says:

    I’m happy for Eric and Trent but so sad that Van did not choose to submit himself.As a long time ATWT watcher and such a fan of Van, i thought that in 2010 he did some of his best work.He was wonderful to watch .I love him but it was his choice and we have to respect his reasons even though it’s so hard.I miss seeing him on TV and miss seeing that handsome face and his gorgeous smile.

  2. lucas says:

    It’s so exciting to hear Eric into re-noms for Best Supporting Actor, if Van also could be one of that will be perfect.

    Althouth I love all of episode that Eric’s perform, I suggest Eric submit the episode that they argue at Eric’s home after Noah’s surgery. In this episode, we can see Reid’s several emotion, include angry, upset, get hurt, in love, the best part is we can see Reid’s naked body ^_^

    By the way, had you received my reply eMail that I send at 2/22? I didn’t login my mail box often, sorry for late reply.

    • lovelure says:

      Yes, thanks, Lucas.. I did got your email and will reply separately (my turn to be late). In the meantime, I’m glad you suggested an episode. I’ve bee meaning to do a poll to see what people through, but was having a hard time choosing episodes. I started threads on the LRO and ESS forums and I think I have enough suggestions to get going now. I adore Van, too, but it’s his choice, so there’s not much the rest of us can do but wish him well and imagine what might have been! 🙂

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