‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: The Reason Scott Clifton’s Name Is Missing From the Emmy Nomination List
Scott Clifton has had a solid season on The Bold and the Beautiful. His storyline involving Beth’s kidnapping resonated with fans. With Daytime Emmy nominations recently announced and Clifton’s name noticeably absent. B&B fans want to know what happened. Here’s what we know.
Scott Clifton is already an award winner
In 2017, Scott Clifton made history on The Bold and the Beautiful as “the first male actor to win Emmy awards in the Younger (2011), Supporting (2013), and Lead (2017) categories respectively, and the second actor to do so overall,” according to Gold Derby.
The only other star to accomplish the same feat is that of B&B co-star, Heather Tom, for her win in 2012. Playing Liam Spencer since 2010 has landed the actor many opportunities to let his talent shine, and he rarely lets down his audience.
Throughout 1,597 episodes, Clifton originated the role of Liam and his portrayal is a memorable one. When he won in 2017, he beat out some of the daytime greats such as Peter Bergman, Vincent Irizarry, and [the late] Kristoph St. John.
The real reason Clifton wasn’t nominated
With such strong B&B storylines for Liam throughout the current season, it seemed Clifton would be an easy nominee for the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards. His name, however, is absent, and fans wanted to know why.
Annika Noelle (who plays Hope) garnered a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her work with the same storyline as Liam.
“CONGRATULATIONS to Thorsten, Kelly, Heather, and of course Annika on their Emmy nominations! These are the experts in taking us someplace else, emotionally—an invaluable skill at this moment in history. What an honor to be able to honor them, and all their fellow nominees,” Clifton tweeted.
“Sorry I didn’t see your name among the other actors,” a fan responded. tweeted “You certainly had an amazing acting year.”
The reason, as it turns out is a simple one.
“I didn’t submit myself this year, so today was nothing but good news!” he said in response.
Others chimed in to say they were shocked, adding this was his year to take home another statue. Still, Clifton continues rooting for his B&B colleagues.
The Daytime Emmy’s will look different this year
With the lingering effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, shows like The Bold and the Beautiful have taken a backseat for new episodes. Still, the encore episodes CBS airs keep fans interested.
That said, the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air virtually, without the public in attendance, on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Only the main categories will give awards, with the rest handed out in July.
Originally, The National Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the ceremony would be split into three separate ceremonies starting on June 12-14. However, COVID-19 put a damper in those plans with the new version to air on June 26.
The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.