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THE 42nd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
The Reel Emmy story: Lead Actress
by Dan J Kroll and Kambra Clifford
Posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:37:49 PM
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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 Lead Actor and Actress contenders.

Here are the clips submitted by the Lead Actor and Lead Actress nominees this year for Emmy consideration. To view the Lead Actor reels, click here. We've provided synopses for each clip and provided links to our comprehensive recaps of those episodes so you can get a better feel for what action took place. To get all the additional details, just click on the appropriate links.

Outstanding Lead Actress

Peggy McCay Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady, Days of our Lives)
Episode # 12309
Air Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Running Time: 4:56
 
Episode Synopsis: At Sonny and Will's wedding, Caroline gave what was perceived to be a rambling speech. Tears streamed freely when those in attendance realized her speech was incredibly poignant.




Alison Sweeney Alison Sweeney (Samantha Brady, Days of our Lives)
Episode # 12321
Air Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Running Time: 25:35
 
Episode Synopsis: Samantha saw a photo of her husband, E.J., and Abigail kissing and learned that it had gone much further than kissing. Sami was enraged when E.J. called it a mistake and wondered if he was still in love with Abigail.




Gina Tognoni Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers, The Young and the Restless)
Episode # 10558
Air Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Running Time: 11:31
 
Episode Synopsis: Phyllis raged when she learned that Jack had moved on with Kelly after Phyllis had fallen into a coma.




Maura West Maura West (Ava Jerome, General Hospital)
Episode # 13043
Air Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Running Time: 8:10
 
Episode Synopsis: After finding Morgan and Kiki having sex, Ava headed to the Quartermaine mausoleum, where she and Sonny had a heart-to-heart talk. Their comforting eventually led to passion.




Laura Wright Laura Wright (Carly Jacks, General Hospital)
Episode # 13173
Air Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Running Time: 10:42
 
Episode Synopsis: Carly was stunned when, during their wedding, Franco announced that he had no plans to marry a "lying whore." Carly railed against Franco for having learned of her affair with Sonny and not confronting her privately.




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