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« The Bold & the Beautiful: A Gallery Review | Main | 2018 Daytime Emmy Nominations »

January 25, 2018

Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations Are Out and Hoo Boy is the list...

....well, here.

These feel so insignificant these days with so few actors, so until the actual nominations there are hardly any major shocks. (Though it's funny to me that some of the Younger performer pre-noms are kids I've seen all of one time at most, but other the other hand I think that category is usually almost everyone who submitted.)

I do enjoy thinking about the actors' strategies for whether they should submit as Lead or Supporting because some of these are interesting to say the least.

Anyway, here we go:

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sharon Case, as Sharon Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS 

Melissa Claire Egan, as Chelsea Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Judi Evans, as Adrienne Kiriakis/Bonnie Lockhart
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Mary Beth Evans, as Kayla Johnson
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis
General Hospital, ABC

Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Kelly Monaco, as Sam McCall
General Hospital, ABC

Gina Tognoni, as Phyllis Summers
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 

Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Scott Clifton, as Liam Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Michael Easton, as Hamilton Finn
General Hospital, ABC

Billy Flynn, as Chad DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Galen Gering, as Rafe Hernandez
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

John McCook, as Eric Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Billy Miller, as Jason Morgan/Drew
General Hospital, ABC

Stephen Nichols, as Steve “Patch” Johnson
Days of Our Lives, NBC

James Reynolds, as Abe Carver
Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Marla Adams, as Dina Mergeron
The Young and the Restless, CBS 

Nadia Bjorlin, as Chloe Lane
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Eileen Davidson, as Susan Banks/Kristen DiMera/Sister Mary Moira
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Susan Hayes, as Julie Williams
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Elizabeth Hendrickson, as Chloe Mitchell
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Lisa LoCicero, as Olivia Falconeri
General Hospital, ABC

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Arianne Zucker, as Nicole Walker
Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Steve Burton, as Jason Morgan/Patient 6
General Hospital, ABC

Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Wally Kurth, as Ned Quartermaine
General Hospital, ABC

Chandler Massey, as Will Horton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Anthony Montgomery, as Dr Andre Maddox
General Hospital, ABC

Greg Rikaart, as Kevin Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

James Patrick Stuart, as Valentin Cassadine
General Hospital, ABC

Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Reign Edwards, as Nicole Avant Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

Cait Fairbanks, as Tessa Porter
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Courtney Grosbeck, as Coco Spectra
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Victoria Konefal, as Ciara Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson
General Hospital, ABC

Eden McCoy, as Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital, ABC

Paige Searcy, as Jade Michaels
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Lexie Stevenson, as Mattie Ashby
The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Rome Flynn, as Zende Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Pierson Fode, as Thomas Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Noah Alexander Gerry, as Charlie Ashby
The Young and the Restless, CBS

James Lastovic, as Joey Johnson
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Casey Moss, as JJ Deveraux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero
General Hospital, ABC

Anthony Turpel, as Ridge Forrester Jr “RJ”
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Hudson West, as Jake Webber
General Hospital, ABC

 

 

 

 

Comments

Oh, dear. The Jersey Shore bot is back.

My major emotion as I read the lists is . . . puzzlement, maybe? I can't really argue with the nominations on a merit basis, but shouldn't there be a requirement that a performer has been (back) on his/her show for a minimum time period during the year in order to qualify? Chandler Massey? Steve Burton? Admittedly, they've both been involved in major storylines and had the opportunity to give top-notch performances because they've been front and center, but . . . really? As I said, puzzlement.

And then of course, even without casting aspersions on anybody's ability/performance, one can play the "But why A over B?" game, as always. I've grown to like Kelly Monaco immensely over the last few years, but a prenom for her over Finola Hughes? GH gets only one prenom in Supporting Actress and it's . . . Lisa LoCicero--whom I've always adored, back to her days on Loving/The City, but still? Happy happy happy for her, but . . . well, hmmmmm. Over, say, Rebecca Herbst? As I said: hmmmmm. Or Kirsten Storms or Emme Ryland? Hmmmm. Hmmmm. More puzzlement.

Kudos to Eileen Davidson for getting prenommed in both Lead and Supporting. If she makes it to the actual nominations, that might be a first in Daytime Emmy history. Or maybe I just don't remember. (I go back a long way with the Daytime Emmys. It's easy to forget, especially when some of it has been so forgettable.)

So no Emmy pre-love for Genie Francis. Bummer. God I hope some show snatches her up.

Who gets offered up for prenomination is based on actors' votes from each show, right? So I guess that's a fairly major smackdown that the cast of Y&R just put on TPTB with the prenom for Greg Rikaart. Love it.

How on earth did I miss that Susan (Seaforth) Hayes had been on Days this past year significantly enough to have reels she could use for a prenom/nom? Bad on me. Would love it if she made it to the nomination stage; that would be a nice bit of sentimentality I could live with.

Would it be unseemly of me to mention how pleased I am at the ABSENCE of several high-profile usual suspects from the Lead Actor list? I guess I will not name names, since you all KNOW who I am talking about.

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