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February 04, 2015

Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations Announced!

It feels like less and less fanfare every year as the field rapidly shrinks, but hey, it's all we've got! Today they announced the pre-noms for this year's Daytime Emmys (to be held in a rented-for-two-hours studio space in Van Nuys to be broadcast live to a blog from some dude's smartphone, no doubt).

Here we go:

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

TRACEY E. BREGMAN, as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JESSICA COLLINS, as Avery Bailey Clark
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Chelsea Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

KATHERINE KELLY LANG, as Brooke Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

PEGGY MCCAY, as Caroline Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

ALISON SWEENEY, as Sami Brady DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

GINA TOGNONI, as Phyllis Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

MAURA WEST, as Ava Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC


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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

PETER BERGMAN, as Jack Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ERIC BRAEDEN, as Victor Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TYLER CHRISTOPHER, as Nikolas Cassadine
General Hospital, ABC

DANIEL COSGROVE, as Aiden Jennings
Days of Our Lives, NBC

DOUG DAVIDSON, as Paul Williams
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital, ABC

JUSTIN HARTLEY, as Adam Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

CHRISTIAN LEBLANC, as Michael Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JASON THOMPSON, as Dr Patrick Drake
General Hospital, ABC


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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

LINSEY GODFREY, as Caroline Spencer Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis
General Hospital, ABC

AMELIA HEINLE, as Victoria Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, as Chloe Fisher
The Young and the Restless, CBS

FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane
General Hospital, ABC

LISA LOCICERO, as Olivia Falconeri
General Hospital, ABC

KIM MATULA, as Hope Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

CADY MCCLAIN, as Kelly Andrews
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MICHELLE STAFFORD, as Nina Clay
General Hospital, ABC

CHRISHELL STAUSE, as Jordan Ridgeway
Days of Our Lives, NBC

KELLY SULLIVAN, as Sage Warner
The Young and the Restless, CBS


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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

BLAKE BERRIS, as Nick Fallon
Days of Our Lives, NBC

DARIN BROOKS, as Wyatt Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

STEVE BURTON, as Dylan McAvoy
The Young and the Restless, CBS

SEAN CARRIGAN, as Ben "Stitch" Rayburn
The Young and the Restless, CBS

SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

BRYTON JAMES, as Devon Hamilton
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ERIC MARTSOLF, as Brady Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, as Neil Winters
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JACOB YOUNG, as Rick Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS


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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

KRISTEN ALDERSON, as Kiki Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

CAMILA BANUS, as Gabi Hernandez
Days of Our Lives, NBC

LAUREN BOLES, as Ciara Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

ASHLEIGH BREWER, as Ivy Forrester
The Bold and The Beautiful, CBS

CAMRYN GRIMES, as Mariah Copeland
The Young and the Restless, CBS

HUNTER KING, as Summer Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TRUE O'BRIEN, as Paige Larson
Days of Our Lives, MBC

ASHLYN PEARCE, as Aly Forrester,
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

HALEY PULLOS, as Molly Lansing Davis
General Hospital, ABC



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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES


BRYAN CRAIG, as Morgan Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

MAX EHRICH, as Fenmore Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

CONNOR KALOPSIS, as Chase Jennings
Days of Our Lives, NBC

CASEY MOSS, as JJ Devereaux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

MAX PAGE, as Reed Hellstrom
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TERRELL RANSOM JR., as Theo Carver
Days of Our Lives, NBC

TEQUAN RICHMOND, as TJ Ashford
General Hospital, ABC

FREDDIE SMITH, as Sonny Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives, NBC 

What are your immediate thoughts? My immediate reaction is somewhat nap-like as there are no big surprises here. The only two really noteworthy things are seeing some of the longtime nominees from the "younger" category finally get grouped with the adults where they belong (I mean come on, Scott Clifton has been a lead for years and he still doesn't get counted as such, but at least he's finally away from the kiddies' table), and Tyler Christopher (GH) has submitted as a Lead Actor for what I have to assume is the first time. I guess he had a good year!

Sound off, old friends!

Comments

I don't think Heather Thom deserved a mention. IMO, she's overrated and I detest her character on B&B. I'm glad Thorston Kaye didn't get a nod.

Chad Duell should have been in younger, as he has many years left in that category. This year, he would have left the competition in the dust. But I fear in Supporting, he kight be overshadowed by some of the "big boys". God Bless Peggy McKay, but...Lead Actress? What was she.in...maybe 20 episodes all year? She is the true definition of Supporting Actress! As opposed to say, Michelle Stafford who had more airtime on GH than most others. Lead Actress should rightfully go to Alison Sweeney who had a killer year, and also for her cumulative body of work. Casey Moss from,DAYS was robbed last year, and he is really the only logical choice this year. I would absolutely love to see that twisted little Ciara take home an Emmy...that kid cracks me up!!! LOL. But if not her, then Camryn Grimes or Haley Pullos should take it. Lead Actor is the most boring category. I think seven is enough for Tony Geary, and though many are raving about his work as Fluke, I thought a lot of his acting was embarrassingly overdone and hammy. Finola definitely deserves to take the Emmy not only for her talent, but for overcoming this regime making her character look like the most useless, stupid, bumbling police chief ever.

I am just amazed to see Tony Geary on the list again. I have found his Fluke acting over the top and immensely boring. If he wins again when Erika Slezak got robbed of her seventh Emmy I will throw something. I'm always puzzled by the younger actor/actress categories. What constitutes "younger?" How in the heck can Bryan Craig be lumped in with Connor Kalopsis? There's just no comparing little kids with actors in their 20s.

I thought it was nice that Peggy McKay got a nod. Her few scenes as Caroline with Alzheimer's have been well-done. But I agree with Aden, she is the definition of Supporting Actress! Really glad Michelle Stafford didn't get a Lead nom. She's another overacting ham.

I largely agree with the "no big surprises" diagnosis. I would have thought something was really off if Maura West had not gotten a prenom. I do find Kathleen Gati's absense from at least Supporting Actress, if not Lead Actress, rather a surprise.

I find Justin Hartley's prenom so puzzling (nothing to do with his acting), given how little time he was on Y&R in 2014, that I can only chalk it up to another "stick it to Michael Muhney" effort. If the rules allow it, I can't blame anybody for taking advantage of it, but I do think in that case, the rules need to be changed. Shouldn't you have to be on a show for at least, say, six months out of the year in order to be considered "Outstanding X" for that year(as opposed to something like "Outstanding Performance," which could clearly be a single episode)?

Whatever.

(Judy, remind me to be out of range when the telecast comes, because my bet is that TG will walk away with another statue, and I don't want to get hit by whatever you throw. The storyline and his very "showy" performance are exactly what the Emmy voters have in the past rewarded.) The one that's likely to make me throw something is Best Writing. I would vote that they give it to nobody, actually (which would have been my choice for most of the last 20 years or so in that category), but if that's not allowed, then I would begrudgingly give it to GH, even with all of its faults, and my bet is that it will go elsewhere.

By the way, I nominate (and hereby grant the award to) Louise in the category of "Outstanding Totally True Snark about the Sad State of Soaps Today" for her remark "to be held in a rented-for-two-hours studio space in Van Nuys to be broadcast live to a blog from some dude's smartphone, no doubt" (which probably provided more entertainment value than the entire "broadcast," if it even happens, will).

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