DAN J KROLL
Dan is the founder and head soap guru of Soap Central. His "must see" soap is All My Children, but in order to maintain the site he does watch each of the eight soaps on a regular basis. Dan started Soap Central as part of his personal home page in 1995. A resident of Philadelphia, he does somehow find time to do things that are non-soap-related, including sports, music, and enjoying the great Pennsylvania countryside. Dan has appeared in the SOAPnet reality-ish program, Relative Madness,
Despite that, All My Children had the most visually appealing episode of the year. The use of high-tech special effects made its tornado scenes top-notch. The underlying story may not have been nealy as gripping as The Bold and the Beautiful's -- which tugged at the heartstrings -- but the AMC episode may have been the most movie-like ever to appear on daytime. These types of special effects often earn Emmys. General Hospital has made a record run at the Emmys because of its special effects-laden storylines. It's never clear why Emmy voters vote the way they do. As with any awards ceremony, some voters vote for shows or performers that they feel had been previously overlooked. Some vote for "favorites" rather than the best performer.
It's been a long time since either DAYS or AMC won this award -- and B&B has never won. So I'm fine with any winning. And I am torn between B&B's heartwrenching (no pun intended) episode and the eye candy that was All My Children.
Who I'd like to win: Any of the three soaps
Who should win: The Bold and the Beautiful
Who will win: All My Children
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Cornelius Smith, Jr.
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