The Reel Emmy story: Younger Actor/Actress
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:06:45 PM
A typical soap opera airs over 250 original episodes per year. When it comes to Emmy night, determining the best of the best comes down to a single episode. These are the episodes submitted by this year's Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress contenders.
Here are the clips submitted by the Younger Actor and Younger Actress nominees this year for Emmy consideration. We've provided synopses for each clip and provided links to our comprehensive recaps of those episodes so that you can get a better feel for what action took place. To get all the additional details, just click on the appropriate links.

Outstanding Younger Actor

Eddie Alderson
Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan, One Life to Live)
Episode #10903
Air Date: April 6, 2011
Running Time: 11:49
Episode Synopsis: After Nora and Bo played a taped phone call in which Matthew called Clint for help, Matthew recalled the night that he'd shot and killed Eddie Ford. Matthew trained a gun he'd found in a bag in the room on Eddie, and denied Eddie's scandalous claims about Bo and Nora. Before her knew it, the gun had fired, and Eddie fell to the ground. Matthew called Clint for help, and when Clint arrived, he promised Matthew that he'd take care of everything.

Chad Duell
Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, General Hospital)
Episode #12232
Air Date: January 31, 2011
Running Time: 11:18
Episode Synopsis: Michael heard a woman's screams and found Brandon attempting to rape Abby in an alley. Michael had a flashback of being assaulted by Carter in prison and flew into a rage as he pummeled Brandon. At the hospital, Michael was extremely uncomfortable as Abby detailed her attack for the police. Later, to Jason, Michael revealed that he'd been raped while he was in prison.

Chandler Massey
Chandler Massey (Will Horton, Days of our Lives)
Episode #11746
Air Date: December 29, 2011
Running Time: 11:18
Episode Synopsis: Will changed the topic when Marlena asked him if he wanted to talk about what he had referred to as confusion over his feelings. Will explained that his relationship with Gabi had failed because he couldn't care for her the way she needed him to. Marlena assured Will that she would love him no matter what. Will burst into tears and hugged her, but said that he needed to go.

Nathan Parsons
Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett, General Hospital)
Episode #12313
Air Date: May 25, 2011
Running Time: 7:53
Episode Synopsis: Ethan dismissed Sonny's claims that his relationship with Kristina was inappropriate and rejected Sonny's demands to stay away from Kristina. At the Haunted Star, Ethan was staring at a glass of alcohol when Kristina entered. He questioned if genetics had predetermined him to have dependency issues. Ethan confessed that he was afraid of once again losing the people that were important to him.

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Outstanding Younger Actress

Molly Burnett
Molly Burnett (Melanie Jonas, Days of our Lives)
Episode #11499
Air Date: January 10, 2011
Running Time: 6:31
Episode Synopsis: Melanie approached Daniel at the hospital and announced that she'd found a divorce attorney to represent them in their respective divorces. At her father's apartment, Melanie angrily told Chloe to get out. Melanie became ill, and upon returning was stunned when Chloe asked her if she might be pregnant.

Shelley Hennig
Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson, Days of our Lives)
Episode #11499
Air Date: January 10, 2011
Running Time: 10:11
Episode Synopsis: As Stephanie tried on her wedding dress, Nathan burst into the room to confront her about Parker's paternity test. Stephanie explained that she'd kept quiet about what her grandmother had done because Caroline would have gone to jail if she hadn't.

Christel Khalil
Christel Khalil (Lily Winters Ashby, The Young and the Restless)
Episode #9660
Air Date: May 27, 2011
Running Time: 6:31
Episode Synopsis: As Lily prepared to spend the night at Neil's house, she was flooded with memories of Cane carrying her over the threshold on their wedding night. When she readied to leave the house, Cane appeared before her. Lily begged Cane to stop holding on to this world, and to move on and allow her to move on with her life. Cane, however, refused, and a tearful Lily ran out of the house. Later, Lily went to the hospital to have herself committed.

Jacqueline Macinnes Wood
Jacqueline Macinnes Wood (Steffy Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Episode #6130 and #6131
Air Date: August 10, 2011 and August 11, 2011
Running Time: 14:43
Episode Synopsis: Steffy refused to accept Bill's decision that he was going to go back to Katie. Steffy moved between anger and heartbreak as she questioned exactly what she and Bill had meant to each other. When Bill walked out, Steffy thrashed her apartment. Later, Steffy was infuriated when Hope dropped by and told her to stop pursuing Bill.
Because it airs for only 30 minutes, The Bold and the Beautiful actors are permitted to submit two episodes.


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