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Race To The Emmys - Outstanding Younger Actor

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Credit: Gilles Toucas/Courtesy of Bell-Phillip Television Inc

Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)

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You were at THE TALK for the Emmy announcements. How was it to find out live? “The last time I found out I was nominated, I was on top of a mountain in Hawaii, and now I found out on a live talk show, so I must say my experiences with this are always out of the ordinary. I don’t just get an email that says, ‘Congratulations [laughs].’ It was very exciting.”

Does the feeling change the second time?

“It does feel different. You’re not as nervous for it. You don’t worry about it as much. It is just as exhilarating, and yet, you have a peace about it because you’ve been through the ropes already.”

What did you submit?

“I submitted scenes when Thomas steals his baby after he finds out that Douglas is his and he takes him up to the Forrester cabin. Out of the entire year, I think they were some of my best scenes. Luckily I had Linsey [Godfrey, Caroline] to work across from.”

Was there anyone you would have liked to have seen get nominated?

“It’s always tough because somebody has to be eliminated in the process, and that’s a crappy part about this whole thing. Somebody who I wanted to see recognized was Rome Flynn. I think he did an incredible job this past year. He does great work, so hopefully he’ll jump in there next year.”

Who will you be bringing?

“I will be bringing my mom and dad again. I know that they have a lot going on with the farm back home [in Washington State], but barring any unforeseen circumstances, they’ll be here with me again this year.”

James Lastovic (Joey, DAYS)


How did you learn you were nominated?

“I had just finished doing a couple of scenes; pretty intense emotional scenes, actually. I was very focused on those all day, so I wasn’t paying any attention to the nominations although I was aware they were happening. I tried to block that out of my mind. As soon as I finished the scenes, the acting coach [Maria] on set came up to me and asked if I knew that I was nominated. I said no, but that it was a pleasant surprise.”

What scenes did you submit?

“There were three different scenes from three different episodes. The first scene is after Ava tells Joey that she has leukemia. Joey is back at Kayla’s house and is sort of grieving about it, when Steve walks in. The second scene is where Joey kills Ava in the hospital. The third scene is right before Joey leaves for the commune. He goes to his dad’s office to say good-bye. He’s not overtly saying good-bye, because it’s a secret, but in his own way, he’s saying good-bye.”

Who are you bringing to the Emmys?

“I’ll be bringing my girlfriend, Paige Searcy [ex-Jade], most likely, or else she’ll probably be pretty mad at me.”

Will you prepare a speech or wing it if you win?

“I don’t know if I’m really expecting to win, because the other actors are so talented. I think I might just wing it if I happen to get lucky.”

Who else were you excited about receiving a nomination?

“Kate Mansi, because she wasn’t nominated last year when she should have been. She’s had some really amazing work that she’d been doing for the last year. I was really excited, because I thought that she really deserved it.”

Anthony Turpel (R.J., B&B)

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How’d you find out about your Emmy nomination?

“I was upstairs at the studio doing my homework and I wasn’t looking at the TV, but THE TALK was on and all of a sudden I heard my name and I was like, ‘Wait. What?’ Then, I heard other people nearby screaming and I was like, ‘Is that for real? Holy crap!’ I’m still shocked.”

Since you were so new to the show at nomination time, did you think you had a shot?

“No, not at all. I didn’t even submit myself. BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL did it. When they told me I was like, ‘Okay, cool.’ Then, I saw I was pre-nominated and was like, ‘Wow! That’s great.’ And then when I found out I was nominated I was like, ‘Whoa!’ I’d been here for about six months at the time and if you had asked me before I got this job that six months after we’d be having this conversation, I would have said you were crazy and there was no way I’d be here! It’s fantastic. I’m so thankful.”

So for your first Daytime Emmys, you’ll be attending as a nominee.

“Yeah! It’s the first time I’ll ever be going and going as a nominee is such an honor. It’s going to be a fun time. I can’t wait to hang out with my cast and crew.”

What scenes were submitted?

“When R.J. first met up with Bill and they were talking about him marrying R.J.’s mom, Brooke — the confrontation scenes.”

Any fearless predictions?

“Yes! I’m going to call it now. I want this on the record: I think Scott [Clifton] is going to take it. I really do. I totally think he’s going to win it. That’s my prediction.”