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January 27, 2016

The Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations Are Here!

It's the most exciting day of the year! Out of the trillions of possible nominees in a whopping 4 remaining series, the Emmy folks painstakingly pore over hundreds and hundreds of hours worth of lengthy 4-minute reels from the acting nominees and narrow it down to a mere ten in each category so that they only have to watch ten 20-minute reels in the next round. What more accurate way to evaluate who was the very "best" in shows that create roughly 250 hour-long (or half-hour-long in just one case) episodes a year? I'll tell you: there is no more accurate way. Simply un-possible!

Okay but seriously: eh. Here we are. Here are the pre-noms.

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES 

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

EILEEN DAVIDSON, as Ashley Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

KASSIE DEPAIVA, as Eve Larson
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

MARY BETH EVANS, as Kayla Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane
General Hospital, ABC

KATE MANSI, as Abigail Devereaux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

MAURICE BENARD, as Sonny Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

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

TYLER CHRISTOPHER, as Nikolas Cassadine
General Hospital, ABC

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

BILLY FLYNN, as Chad DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital, ABC

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

THORSTEN KAYE, as Ridge Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

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

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

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

LAURALEE BELL, as Christine Williams
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MOLLY BURNETT, as Melanie Jonas
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

JUDI EVANS, as Adrienne Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

CHRISTEL KHALIL, as Lily Winters Ashby
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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

SOFIA PERNAS, as Marisa Sierras
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MELISSA REEVES, as Jennifer Horton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

________________________________________________________________________

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

SEAN BLAKEMORE, as Shawn Butler
General Hospital, ABC

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

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

WALLY KURTH, as Justin Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives, NBC

GREG RIKAART, as Kevin Fisher
The Young and the Restless, CBS

CHRISTOPHER SEAN, as Paul Narita
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

DOMINIC ZAMPROGNA, as Dante Falconeri
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES*

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

REIGN EDWARDS, as Nicole Avant
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

HAYLEY ERIN, as Kiki Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

KELLI GOSS, as Courtney Sloan
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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

VIVIAN JOVANNI, as Ciara Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

OLIVIA KEEGAN, as Claire Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

ALYVIA ALYN LIND, as Faith Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TRUE O’BRIEN, as Paige Larson
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

BROOKLYN RAE SILZER, as Emma Drake
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES*

NICOLAS BECHTEL, as Spencer Cassadine
General Hospital, ABC

BRYAN CRAIG, as Morgan Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

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

ROME FLYNN, as Zende Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

PIERSON FODÉ, as Thomas Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

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

JAMES LASTOVIC, as Joey Johnson
Days of Our Lives, NBC

JONATHAN MCCLENDON, as Chase Jennings
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

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

TEQUAN RICHMOND, as TJ Ashford
General Hospital, ABC

 

Please feel free to celebrate, rage, or "meh" in the comments below! 

*just a reminder that, for the pre-noms, everyone who submits for the categories of Younger Actor and Younger Actress gets included, so those are pretty inconsequential as they basically only mean "this person got their reel in on time."

Comments

Well, here's my complaint: lack of Karla Mosley. Also Mama and Papa Avant? I guess technically they were guest stars in 2015, so I'm crossing my fingers they're still eligible in that category.

(If Babatunde doesn't get a nomination, I DON'T EVEN KNOW, Y'ALL)

I agree with you on all counts, Louise. Mosley in particular is a shocker. Only the central performer in virtually the only genuinely significant (in the sense of different, groundbreaking, not the same-old-same-old) storyline of the year, whose performance really was make-or-break for the storyline and she pulled it off beautifully---and not among the pre-nominees? That is scandalous.

Happy for Kassie DePaiva and Finola Hughes, yawning over the Geary, Benard, and Braeden nominations (especially Geary), and otherwise, well . . .

I do think Becky Herbst deserved a pre-nom, or maybe they should invent a new category for her, "Best Actress in a Horribly Thankless Role Who Most Convincingly Plays Whatever Totally Unmotivated Storyline They Throw at Her No Matter How Little Sense It Makes and How Much It Wrecks Her Character." I still care about Liz, purely because Ms. Herbst sells it, no matter what they hand her.

And another thing! What if Kassie DePaiva finally got a little love after toiling away kicking ass on OLTL for all those years for her too-brief stint on DAYS? Then I remember that DAYS has a pretty similar history to OLTL of being ignored in the acting awards.

I was about to say.. what WORLD does: HAYLEY ERIN, as Kiki Jerome feature in a topic with 'Emmy'?

Now I feel partially better.

Kristian Alfonso, anyone? Well, I thought she was amazing.

As far as everyone else, i've come to realize that what the world of soaps sees as outstanding acting (Maurice Bernard, aka Mumbles, i'm talking to you), is far different from what the rest of us see.

Kristian Alfonso is kinda of a shocker to me but she didn't get nommed for the Zack's death either.

Neka, I agree. I saw that and my ears started bleeding all over again from her scenes when Silas died. And when William DeVry almost started laughing at her during the Ava memorial.

Becky Herbst didn't nab a pre nom, but the women who play Marissa, Lily, Sage and Cricket on Y&R did? And playing Melanie Jonas on Days earned one? BS.

GO KASSIE!

I think we have JFP to "thank" for all those Y&R noms. She really is the Harvey Weinstein of the Daytime Emmys.

I said this in a DOOL thread over at previously.tv, but do these awards even mean anything anymore? Jacob Young, Maurice Benard, Steve Burton and Natalia Livingston all have daytime emmys; it's obviously not a measure of really good acting. Sure we like it when our favorites are nominated and then maybe win, but sometimes they're not really in stellar company. Like why is Kate Mansi even in the same sentence as most of those other women.

Actually, in retrospect over 40 years of soap viewing, I'm not sure the Daytime Emmys ever meant anything, Annabel. Beverlee McKinsey, certainly one of the two or three best actresses ever to grace the soaps and possible the very best, never got one. The Daytime Emmys have always struggled with finding a way to evaluate properly the work of an entire year in a medium that produces shows five days a week; any nominee in the acting categories might well have appeared in 150 or more episodes during the year, and I gather there aren't enough members who watch all the soaps to enable them to be familiar with all the nominees' entire body of work for a given year. So it comes down to a few performances/episodes that can be submitted for all the judges to watch, and I'd argue that all of the actors you have mentioned are capable of giving excellent performances (and so could have submitted Emmy-worthy episodes); what's problematic is that they are all, to varying degrees, inconsistent--and the Emmys should ideally reflect consistent excellence across the year, not an occasional terrific performance. But nobody has been able to come up with a system to ensure that. I check in each year to see who gets pre-nominated and who gets nominated, and I'm happy when somebody who I think is consistently good gets recognized--but I really can't take them seriously. (And truly, with only four soaps left, what does a Daytime Emmy really mean, anyway?)

Don't even get me started on the awards for Outstanding Writing. In my opinion, no soap has truly deserved a writing award for at least 20 years. And I would probably make the same argument for Outstanding Show, too.

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