Emmy, Meet Nomination

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Emmy, meet Nomination. Wowsers, I don't know how many of you have watched today's The Young and the Restless, but for those of you who haven't, if Melody Thomas Scott doesn't get an Emmy nomination out of today's performance I don't know what will.

I've always maintained that some of soaps' best characters are their drunks and lushes, usually because of their comedic or unintenionally comedic performances i.e. Days of Our Lives' Nicole and Chloe, As the World Turns' Henry Coleman, The Bold and the Beautiful's Taylor or All My Children's Maria. In fact, the list goes on and on.

However, what stood out about Melody Thomas Scott's performance is how heartbreakingly dramatic it was. In fact, it was very much the female version of Christian LeBlanc's "Michael Baldwin talking to his glass and William Bardwell" Emmy nominated scenes. Today's show pulled on Nikki's battle with alcoholism and one of The Young and the Restless' best relationships, that of Nikki and Katherine. If you are a Y&R fan and haven't watched in a while, today's episode is one you will not want to miss.