With the year coming to a close, TV Guide penned their annual Best in Soaps critique, and Days of Our Lives earned a top nod. James Scott was named best actor of 2012.
"Every time I watch this bodacious Brit playing EJ DiMera on Days of Our Lives, I think the same thing: Why isn't he the biggest movie star on the planet? Or at least on Starz playing Spartacus?" notes the magazine.
Scott was credited for having a "dynamite year" through all of EJ's storyline twists and turns. Namely, running for mayor, blackmailing Will, and wavering between Nicole and Sami.
One plot that wasn't mentioned, however, was EJ learning that he wasn't Stefano's son (a story that was thankfully nullified by the show's new writers) and subsequently being dismissed by his father. Scott's heartfelt portrayal of the deeply wounded and disillusioned son was, in my opinion, truly his best work of the year.
You can read the full TV Guide article, here.
Photo Courtesy: Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown