Friday, January 14, 2011
Nelsons Van Controversy
Glad I wasn't on the receiving end of this thrashing from fans on his facebook page. Our friend Nelson Branco announced the nominations for his Soap Opera Spirit Awards and conspicuously absent from the nominations was our beloved Van Hansis. This set off vans rather large fan base, one person saying "You mention Van, only when you mention Eric too (or when you mention this so bad actor, [Jake] Silbermann). Van Hansis is way better than what you seem to think about him. He was perfection in the scenes when Eric wasn't there, especially when Luke cried Reid's death. Give more credits to Van's talent"" Nelson defended himself by saying that not everyone who was worthy got a nom "Susan Flannery didn't get an indy nomination, either. Do I hate her, too? And she had STAGE 4 lung cancer."
I clearly agree with the fans this time, I named Van best actor in the best/worst Soap Sense. For those attacking Nelson, I say hear him out. The man loves and knows soaps and there may be a reason Van didn't get nominated. I don't know what his process is, only what mine is.
Where Do You Stand On The Van Hansis Controversy?