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Published:April 2nd, 2007 04:50 EST
Shut-outs for the 2007 Daytime Emmys

Shut-outs for the 2007 Daytime Emmys

By Garrett Godwin

Like other award shows, the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards have left out some incredible talent in the soap opera categories featuring wonderful actors with amazing performances:

Outstanding Drama Series: Who should have been nominated?

General Hospital: Hopefully, next year will be their year with the innovative 24-like storyline that led to the Metro Court explosion where lives, relationships, and everything in Port Charles has changed for better -- or worse.  However, GH did have great storylines such as the virus breakout and last year's blackout that altered several relationships in Port Charles.

Days of Our Lives: Though in recent years, it has been criticized for having wacky, over-the-top, outrageous storylines such as Marlena being possessed by the devil, the show still deserved a nod in this category because Salem super couple, Bo and Hope, lost their son Zack, almost tearing them and the whole town apart.

Outstanding Lead Actress: Who should have been nominated?

Kristen Alfonso draws on her experience as a real-life mother for her underrated and underappreciated performance as her Days character Hope was grieving over the loss of her child.

Some felt that Kassie DePaiva should have been nominated also.  Her character, Blair, on One Life to Live, watched the man she loves being put to death and come back to life.  Wracked with guilt and remorse for not believing in him, she was determined to win him and her family back, including getting in bed with the enemy.

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Who should have been nominated?

Julie Pinson deserves to be nominated for her work on Days of Our Lives.  Her daytime alter-ego, Billie Reed, was willing to do whatever it takes to protect her daughter -- even if it means going to jail.

Outstanding Lead Actor: Who should have been nominated?

Peter Reckell should have been nominated for his emotional performance as Bo Brady on Days, who was torn between upholding the law and protecting his daughter.  This involves risking his job, his marriage, his reputation, and everything in the process.

Maurice Benard should have been nominated again in this category for bringing his real-life battle of manic depression into his brooding mob boss counterpart, Sonny, on GH.

Many believed that Trevor St. John should be nominated as well as for his portrayal of Todd Manning on One Life to Live, who was on the brink of death and lost all hope. 

Thorsten Kaye should have been in this category due to last summer, where his character Zach Slater of All My Children, took a hospital hostage in order to protect the woman he loves and save her unborn son.

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Who should have been nominated?

Paul Satterfield, whose OLTL character, Dr. Spencer Truman, was the character everyone loved to hate, but one that is sympathetic despite his evil deeds.

Ian Buchanan, formerly Dr. Greg Madden of All My Children, did wonderful work when his character was buried alive, but died to protect the secret he knows rather than reveal it.

Colin Egglesfield should be in the running.  His character, Josh Madden on AMC, was involved in a controversial storyline, but he held his own and proven to be one of the best new actors in daytime.

Outstanding Younger Actress: Who should have been nominated?

As Chelsea Benson on Days of Our Lives, Rachel Melvin has demonstrated several sides and portrayed different emotions of her character that had to face consequences of her actions that led to her little brother's death as well as finally coming to terms with it and starts to change her life.

There are so many amazing actors in daytime; it is so hard to pick and choose them in these categories based on the amount of work they have done every year and the amount of work they have put into it to bring their characters to life.

Watch who will win when the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airs on June 15 on CBS.