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AM screeching "NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO" makes me tune out TBH.

I know that was quite cringe inducing. By the good gods Alicia can't do drama. When she tries to carry a scene on her own it just becomes an embarrassing mess.

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That episode got her an Emmy nomination.

The Emmy's no longer mean anything. There aren't even enough nominations/soaps to fill out all of the categories they have let alone the performing ones. I would say the Emmy's haven't meant anything since the cancellation of GL and it only got worse with the cancellation of ATWT. Literally any nomination is considered dubious because there are so few soaps left so the voting pool is too small to mean anything. Hell if you look at most of the reels this past Emmy's most of them were substandard including Alicia's.

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The Emmy's no longer mean anything. There aren't even enough nominations/soaps to fill out all of the categories they have let alone the performing ones. I would say the Emmy's haven't meant anything since the cancellation of GL and it only got worse with the cancellation of ATWT. Literally any nomination is considered dubious because there are so few soaps left so the voting pool is too small to mean anything. Hell if you look at most of the reels this past Emmy's most of them were substandard including Alicia's.

Sorry, but no. I disagree. There was nothing substandard about it, it was a raw, amazing performance. Her best on AMC to date. She was even better in the next episode when she ripped into David in the courtroom. She was rightfully nominated along with the rest of the Lead Actresses. The Emmy's are pretty much a joke but IMO they got it right in that category this year at least (minus Laura Wright who, tragically, ended up winning).

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The performance had no direction and it has no strength to it. There is no backbone to the scene(s) in question and it is only augmented by the performances of her co-actors. Cameron Mathison gaped like a fish out of water through out most of it and Susan looked like she was lost and had no idea how to direct Minshew. Alicia's performance was the same that it always is when she is made to be a dramatic lead. It included her time stamped signatures including the overwhelming caterwauling, overt huffing and puffing, repeated stuttered speech, ugly cough asthmatic crying and other ridiculous hysterical choices in her attempt at conveying pain.I don't even think Alicia knew where she was going with it or even if she planned the scene out before hand it was just her meandering through the script with random theatrics because nothing connected and it showed baldly. It was just reckless odd choice after reckless odd choice.

Alicia is always better when she supports stronger actors and actresses such as Eden Rigel, Thorsten Kaye or even Susan Lucci herself, that clip of her in this promo was disastrous and by no means was her best work. She did a much better job when she acted opposite Eden when Bianca lost her baby, when she worked with Lucci when she had to revisit her rape and when Kendell first came to town and held a gun on Erica when they dined with Ryan and Chris Stamp. All of those scenes were stronger and she made some solid choices in those scenes and played the script well.

Alicia is a hot mess when she is given the bag in dramatic scenes. She has always needed stronger dramatic actors to guide her through heavy material. That being said she excels in comedic situations and romance so it's clear she has her strengths but it's certainly isn't drama.

LW although obnoxious is a better dramatic lead then Minshew is, although her reel sucked too.

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