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March 31, 2015

42nd Daytime Emmy Nominations are Here!

Well, they announced the nominations. The ceremony is, indeed, back on actual television this year! But that doesn't exactly fill us with excitement or optimism. It's not like the last ten times that happened were anything less than a shame spiral.

So who's in? Let's take a look:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

MAURA WEST, as Ava Jerome
General Hospital ABC

LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos
General Hospital ABC

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital ABC

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

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

JASON THOMPSON, as Dr Patrick Drake
General Hospital ABC

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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

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

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital ABC

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

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



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

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

HALEY PULLOS, as Molly Lansing Davis
General Hospital ABC

 

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

TEQUAN RICHMOND, as TJ Ashford
General Hospital ABC

FREDDIE SMITH, as Sonny Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives NBC

 

Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series

MEREDITH BAXTER, as Maureen
The Young and the Restless CBS

SALLY KELLERMAN, as Constance
The Young and the Restless CBS

DONNA MILLS, as Madeline Reeves
General Hospital ABC

LINDA ELENA TOVAR, as Rosalie Martinez
General Hospital ABC

FRED WILLARD, as John Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

RAY WISE, as Ian Ward
The Young and the Restless CBS

 

Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series


SARAH BROWN, as Katherine Wesley
Beacon Hill the Series

MARTHA BYRNE, as Alexis Jordan / Joanne Edwards
Anacostia 

ANDREA EVANS, as Vivian Price
DeVanity

ALICIA MINSHEW, as Sara Preston
Beacon Hill the Series

VANNESSA VASQUEZ, as Camila Barrios
East Los High 

DANIELLE VEGA, as Ceci Camayo
East Los High 

 

Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series

Anacostia 

The Bay: The Series 

Beacon Hill the Series

East Los High 

 

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team


The Bold and the Beautiful CBS
Head Writer
Bradley Bell
Co-Head Writer
Michael Minnis
Writers
Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Jack F. Smith, Michele Val Jean

Days of Our Lives NBC
Head Writers
Gary Tomlin, Christopher Whitesell
Script Editor
Fran Myers
Breakdown Writers
Lorraine Broderick, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan
Script Writers
David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jeanne Marie Ford, Janet Iacobuzio, Melissa Salmons

General Hospital ABC
Head Writer
Ron Carlivati
Writers
Anna Theresa Cascio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Chris Van Etten
Script Writers
Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles

The Young and the Restless CBS
Head Writers
Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante
Script Editor
Brent Boyd
Co-Head Writer
Tracey Thomson
Writers
Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Michael Conforti, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Lucky Gold, Beth Milstein,
Anne Schoettle, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater

 

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS
Directors
Jennifer Howard, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy, Michael Stich
Associate Directors
Clyde Kaplan, Jennifer Scott Christenson, Catherine Sedwick, Steve Wacker
Stage Managers
Doug Hayden, Lisa Winther-Huston, Laura Yale
Production Associates
Robin Harvey, Lori Staffier

Days of Our Lives NBC
Directors
Albert Alarr, Grant Johnson, Herbert Stein, Steven Williford
Associate Directors
Michael Fiamingo, Tina Keller, Joseph Lumer, Jenee Muyeau, Zoli Osaze, Lugh Powers
Stage Managers
Fran Bellini DeSimone, Stuart Howard
Production Associates
Brenda Glazer, Holly Metts, Sara Peterson, Lucy Yalenian

General Hospital ABC
Directors
Larry Carpenter, William Ludel, Scott McKinsey, Penny Pengra, Frank Valentini, Phideaux Xavier
Associate Directors
Christine Cooper, Peter Fillmore, Paul Glass, Dave MacLeod, Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave
Stage Managers
Crystal Craft, Craig McManus
Production Associates
Jillian Dedote, Marika Kushel, Allison Reames

The Young and the Restless CBS
Directors
Casey Childs, Michael Eilbaum, Sally McDonald, Conal O’Brien, Owen Renfroe
Associate Directors
Danny Cahn, Robbin Phillips
Stage Managers
Tom McDermott, Herb Weaver
Production Associates
Ericka Chavez, Vanessa Nolans, Nancy Ortenberg


Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Judy Blye Wilson, CSA
The Young and the Restless CBS

Marnie Saitta, CSA
Days of Our Lives NBC

Mark Teschner, CSA
General Hospital ABC

Congratulations to all the nominees, especially the handful of first-timers! 

We'll get to all the design/tech nominations at a later date. And why don't we just skip the Outstanding Drama Series nominations, since they are now a unanimous participation award.

Anyone especially excited/outraged/confused about anything? Or has all of this just gotten too anti-climactic for us now?

Comments

Anti-climactic for sure and has been for years, but I'm overjoyed that Mo Benard isn't nominated again! The man can't act. Period.

Of course Tony Geary hammed it up to such a degree that he's unwatchable so I'm sure he will win. I could have been a fly on the wall for that conversation between Frank V, Ron C and Tony. "Oh you want to leave the role? How about you watch these clips of the fabulous Erika Slezak as Vicki/Nikki/Jean etc. Doesn't that look fun?! We have some ideas, not really sure how it will end since we plan on changing our minds every month, but we can let you go to town chewing up everything in your wake on the way to another Emmy win!"

Kristen Alderson? Hunter King? Bryan Craig? Max Ehrich? There really are NO young actors worth a damn any more, are there?

Hakey Poulos is talented but doesn't have the work to warrant a nomination. Yeah, but there are no young actors worth a damn. Save Camyrn Grimes. Disappointed not to see her nominated.

Tony Geary and Christian LeBlanc gave two of the worst performances I have ever seen in 30 years of soap opera viewing. They are THE. WORST.

I actually like Maurice Benard [ducking.]

Go Alison Sweeney!

Is Hunter King the one who sounds like she has laryngitis on Y&R?

^^ Sadly, yes.

Wow.

It seems rather pointless to have best writing, best show when there are so few shows left they all get nominated, you know?

Yep, all 4 soaps got nominated for Best Show, Best Directing, Best Writing....

But the academy was not impressed with B&B's casting!

Basically the New Approaches category is the only truly competitive one. And it's kind of cool that there (and for Guest Actor) it's not divided by gender.

Maybe I should cover East Los High next season. I do love it....

Soapbaby, you are SO right! I like Haley but she hasn't even really been on the show in the last year.

Camryn Grimes is AWESOME! Why in the world wasn't she nominated? She really is the only youngish actor who has any talent. Hunter King is a joke.

Christen LeBlanc is usually top notch, but he's really lost it with this cancer story. "I might not be able to have sex!" I hope he wasn't nominated because of the Carmine mess because he was terrible in that story line as well.

Camryn Grimes is the biggest snub/shocker. I'm also disappointed that Blake Berris didn't get nominated for Days. I wonder if he/his team just don't know how to put together a reel because this is the 2nd year in a row that people expected him to be nommed and he wasn't.

I'm thrilled for Camila Banus who did excellent work in her confession scenes. I'm guessing that Hayley's reel is the scenes when she read the letter from Ric?

I'm rooting for Maura West to win best actress but I'll be happy for Alison Sweeney and her fans if she wins. Watch out for Pegg McKay who submitted the her speech at the WilSon wedding. I can see people being touched by it enough to vote for her.

In a top-notch field for Outstanding Actress, I'd vote for Maura West because she really carried General Hospital in 2014. But I could see any of them winning.

Thrilled to see Finola nominated but it speaks volumes about her under-use on GH that she felt Supporting Actress was the appropriate place for her.

I'd love to see Billy Miller win Outstanding Actor purely to spite JFP (yes, I know: I'm awful; in a case like this, I embrace it!). Getting past that (OK, OK, I can and do TRY to rise above my baser instincts, even if my baser instincts are a lot more fun), isn't it time for Jason Thompson to take the statue home?

(OMG, I just realized: No Roger Howarth?!! How will his legions of rabid fans survive that?)

I'm glad Heather Thom and Thorsten Kaye didn't get nominated. IMO, they suck.

I actually think Heather Thom is a tremendous soap actress, but she's had more than her fair share of recent wins/nominations. Time for a long break. (Also, I haven't been watching consistently but her material this past year doesn't seem to have been that award-warranted anyway)

Maura West didn't carry 2014 alone. I think Her and Chad Duell both carried 2014.

I love that TG's interview confirmed that the Fluke story was changed up midstream because Ron and Frank were stunned that viewers figured out that he was supposed to be Bill Eckert. "Omg! Omg! Our viewers are too stupid to put it together, but "Luke" is actually his identical cousin who was already on the show played by TG for like 5 years! What an amazing twist! No one will ever guess--omg! How did they know?????"

I'm disgusted that KKL (Brooke) didn't get a nom. IMO, she's a damn good actress with the right material.

Plus I don't like the character of Katie and think she adds nothing to the show.

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