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Op-Ed: Five reasons why Sean Kanan should win the 2021 Daytime Emmy Award for ‘Lead Actor’

Veteran actor Sean Kanan is one of the five nominees that is vying for the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program” 2021 Daytime Emmy Award. Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos states five reasons as to why he should win for “Studio City.”

Sean Kanan in 'Studio City'
Sean Kanan in 'Studio City.' Photo Courtesy of Sean Kanan
Sean Kanan in 'Studio City.' Photo Courtesy of Sean Kanan

Veteran actor Sean Kanan is one of the five nominees that is vying for the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program” 2021 Daytime Emmy Award. Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos states five reasons as to why he should win this acting category for “Studio City.”

First and foremost, “Studio City” won the 2021 Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Limited Series,” and in all of the past years, the show that has won for best digital series has always swept the “Lead Actor” category.

Second, Kanan has never won an Emmy Award for acting, and last year, he received his first-ever nomination for his acting in “Studio City.” Many will feel that he is long overdue for a win. His time has come.

Next, his performance in the five latest episodes of “Studio City” was witty (especially opposite Ronn Moss), dramatic (opposite Tristan Rogers and Sarah Joy Brown), and charming. His acting really ran the gamut and it showcased many sides to his artistry.

After that, Kanan is one of the two most popular names in this year’s “Lead Actor” category lineup, and being in the industry for over three decades, he is loved by his peers in the daytime drama community.

Finally, with “Cobra Kai” on Netflix constantly making news, nostalgia for “Karate Kid III” (where he played Mike Barnes), and his new book “The Way of the Cobra,” Kanan’s popularity has catapulted, and rightfully so.

All of these are tremendous advantages for Sean Kanan, where he may emerge as the winner.

“Studio City” is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Read More: Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos chatted with Sean Kanan about his 2021 Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actor” for “Studio City.”

Sean Kanan
Sean Kanan. Photo by Kathy Hutchins, courtesy of NATAS/Daytime Emmys
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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