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43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination Performer Voting Has Begun!



The  race is on!  NATAS has opened the voting in the Pre-Nomination round for this year’s 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.   Voting began on Monday, January 11th and will continue through till January 25th.  The results of which of your favorite daytime drama performers move on to the Blue-Ribbon round will be announced by the academy on January 27th.  This year, there are a record number of entries across all categories, which is great news for the annual competition.

And now some of the rules:  Ten performers will move forward to the Blue-Ribbon round, unless their is a tie.  However, NATAS  is aiming for ten in every category.  Those categories include: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series.  For the Pre-Nom round, actors were allowed to choose material from up to 2 episodes not to exceed 4 minutes for judging.

The Pre-Nom Emmy system will not allow the voters to submit their choices  unless they have viewed all the entries within a category.  Actors can vote for themselves only in the Pre-Nom round.

Those entered in the Younger Actor and Actress, Guest performer, and Actors and Actress in a Digital Drama Series will move forward to the Blue-Ribbon round automatically.  Those entered in Guest Performance in a Drama Series must have appeared in a limited number of episodes, and a must be a character that was created in 2015.   Therefore, someone who returned to the series such as GH’s Jonathan Jackson (Lucky), would not be allowed in the category as a “Guest” performer.

DMichaels Courtesy/NATAS

One of the exciting major changes this year for the Blue-Ribbon round of voting is that actors can submit appearances from two episodes not to exceed 20 minutes in their reel, thus giving them the opportunity to show more variations to the character they play, and their talent.   Those who go on to the Blue-Ribbon round from the Guest Performer, or Digital Drama Series actors will submit only one episode for contention.

On-Air On-Soaps spoke exclusively with David Michaels, Senior VP of The Daytime Emmy Awards and Events for NATAS who noted: “Since I am the only one that has seen the Pre-Noms, I can tell you that the judges have a real treat in store, because the work is outstanding.  The support from the daytime drama world is overwhelming.  It would be a much shorter answer if you asked who did not enter as opposed to who did.  It’s a very exciting time, and NATAS is looking to unveiling who is the running come January 27th.”

So, who do you hope gets a Pre-Nom from your favorite daytime dramas in the top acting categories? What do you think of some of the rules and a few of the changes this year?   Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. JoAnn Marie

    January 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Peter Reckell better be up there! His performance as Bo Brady had me crying for a week. Actually, I’m still crying LOL

    • Susan

      January 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Yes please!! Peter Reckell should be nominated then go on to win.

  2. Timmm

    January 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I’ll just wait until the nominations are official and then comment. I just PRAY they use ONE character from each of the FOUR soaps and let them host! Enough of this Kathy Griffith crap and putting it online! Either have a show with awards, music and lengthy clips or dont bother!

    • Shelley

      January 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      They would love too… But a network has to pick it up. It isn’t just something the show can DEMAND.

      • Timmm

        January 13, 2016 at 8:08 am

        I hear you.

    • GB

      January 13, 2016 at 3:06 am

      why don’t you try to write to ABC, CBS and NBC and tell them to pick it up. see what they say.

      • Timmm

        January 13, 2016 at 8:11 am

        GB, if I’ve learned anything and I’ve learned a couple things, networks, sport teams, Disney, ect do NOTHING that is not in the best interest of making them making MONEY! I wouldnt waste my time.

      • GB

        January 13, 2016 at 10:13 am

        that’s exactly what I meant, Timmm. i was being sarcastic. i find talk shows really uncomfortable to watch, but i’m not being cynical when i say that the investment involved in launching a soap is one no network wants any part in

      • GB

        January 13, 2016 at 10:15 am

        ooops, sorry, i was replying to somebody else. but the original thought still stands. the networks would laugh in your face. even the primetime emmys have been struggling ratingswise, so imagine how they’d feel about the daytime emmys. i wish it weren’t so

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:03 am

      i second the emotion!

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      January 13, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Yes, lets keep it classy for a change…

      • Timmm

        January 13, 2016 at 8:07 am

        I cannot stand Kathy Griffin BUT my biggest complaint is she has nothing to do with daytime. Lets use people from daytime. It could even be Regis, Kathy Lee and Koda, Matt Laurer, whomever, just not D list celebrities or people not affiliated with daytime.

  3. Elizabeth

    January 12, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Rebecca Herbst did an outstanding job in 2015 portraying Elizabeth Webber on GH. Her character’s story lines ranged from giddy romance with Billy Miller as amnesiac Jake, through the shock of finding out his true identity as Jason, and the subsequent months of guilt-ridden angst while she kept the secret and built a family, culminating in the train-wreck wedding at which he was revealed, And of course the break off of the relationship. Rebecca played all of the beats. She is a consummate professional who deserves recognition for her amazing acting skills.

    • James R. Poissant

      January 13, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Rebecca should win an Emmy every year just for being there—she is always so good to watch.

    • Soapluv2010

      January 13, 2016 at 7:37 am

      I don’t like the Elizabeth character but, Rebecca has done a fine job this year. For this award, her body of work is irrelevant. It boils down to the reel she submits to the judges. Fortunately, she has some good ones to choose so let’s hope she gets help picking the right one to make her a winner.

    • Timmm

      January 13, 2016 at 8:55 am

      She is a good actress but she only has a small chance of winning. There are bigger names in the female category that will prevail. Maybe they wouldnt deserve to win over Rebecca but their names roll off tongues quicker than Rebecca’s. Sucks but true.

    • Tristan

      January 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Becky should get the first annual “They Trashed My Character But I Still Sold It” Emmy, for Best Actress in a Character Assassination storyline used to prop a couple with no chemistry (Sam and Ja-borg).

      I also gotta say, the scenes with KMc and Ja-borg on the bridge were really special. Kim should get a special “They Begged Me to Try to Get Emotion out of Ja-borg and I Did” Emmy for exceptional service to the daytime industry under trying circumstances.

  4. Ray

    January 12, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I am excited to see the 10 in each category. This year has seen some unbelievable performances on “DOOL” and “GH.” I hope we do not have any headscratchers like in previous years. I love Peggy McCay (Caroline, DOOL), but she did not deserve to be in Lead Actress last year. It seems that if you are driving a storyline, you should not be able to submit yourself in the Supporting Actor/Actress category. With that said, I am hoping to see Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi (Chad and Abigail) in the Lead Actor/Actress.

    I would like to see the following:

    Best Actress: Laura Wright, Kristian Alfonso(!!!), Kate Mansi, Kassie Depaiva, Rebecca Herbst

    Best Actor: Peter Reckell, Billy Flynn (!!!), Billy Miller, Don Diamont, Jacob Young

    Best Supporting Actress: Suzanne Rogers (!!!), Lauren Koslow, Ari Zucker, Mary Beth Evans, Jane Elliott, Genie Francis

    Best Supporting Actor: Freddie Smith, Robert Scott Wilson (!!!), James Read, John Aniston, Robert Palmer Watkins, Jason Thompson

    • Ray

      January 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      I forgot to add Jen Lilly and Eric Martsolf

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      January 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

      perfect choices…

    • Timmm

      January 13, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Robert Palmer Watkins, to wooden but he will get better and could win down the road but not now.

    • gloria

      January 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Agree with all except for Lauren Koslow & Genie Francis. Remind me!

  5. Sue

    January 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    So many great performances from GH Finola Hughes Laura Wright Rebecca Herbst. I used to love watching the daytime Emmy’s not so much anymore. I hate the talk and game shows. It’s not about soaps anymore. I watch to show support but the year they streamed them online was bad.

  6. Shannon

    January 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I truly believe that this is Rebecca Herbst’s year! Whether you liked her story & character or not, few will disagree that her work has been incredible!

    • CeeCee

      January 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      I agree, Shannon. Rebecca outdid herself. But, Kassie DePaiva left everyone in her dust. She was that majestic.

  7. nancy smyth myers

    January 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Katherine KELLY LANG
    Best soap actress..Bold and the Beautiful

    • Ghlover

      January 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Love this joke, actually made me laugh. Thank you.

    • gloria

      January 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      I would love to see that!

  8. Cary Linkswiler

    January 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Billy Flynn
    Kate Mansi
    Arianne Zuker

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

      As far as I am concerned, DAYS should get their lion’s share of nods–from writing, producing and on down to the actors. Days is a most watchable soap!

    • Paula

      January 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Cary Linkswiler I completely agree with the 3 you mentioned.

  9. Steven Thompson

    January 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Go day of our lives

  10. michael

    January 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I hope Kelly Monaco submitted a reel….

  11. Dinah

    January 12, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Kristian Alfonso better be the list

  12. Leeanne

    January 12, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Will the Daytime Emmys be televised on a channel that everyone actually has…..ABC would be a good one!

    • Iakovos

      January 12, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      I think POP is the outlet for the Daytime Emmys. Cabler is good for showing three of four soaps same day for those of us who cannot see them on original broadcast.

    • Shelley

      January 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Then talk to ABC. The show can’t make them pick it up.

  13. Joan Faist

    January 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I am sorry that Jonathan Jackson ‘s performance on GH this past summer won’t be considered because of the rules. He came back into a role after at least 2years away and blew it out of the water. Such talent should be rewarded. Kudos to JJ.

    • Fanny

      January 13, 2016 at 5:20 am

      I’m with you Joan.

  14. Stephanie L

    January 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Please honor Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso for so many years of fabulous performances and Peter for his epic finale

  15. MissTiss

    January 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Rebecca Herbst! She was given a lousy hand last May, but has played the hell out of it.

  16. blake

    January 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    C’mon Days, your actors kicked ass this year!

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Yes, as I say above!

  17. Brittaney P

    January 12, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I hope Melissa Archer gets a pre nom for her role as Serena Mason! She is beyond talented and well deserved!

  18. Mary SF

    January 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    There were so many outstanding performances in 2015 it would be nearly impossible for me to pick a personal favorite— I say this every year, but the truth is the real winners are the viewers who get to be entertained by so many talented actors, a true embarrassment of riches— good luck to all who submitted a reel— let the games begin and may the odds be ever in your favor.

    • CC

      January 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      This is lovely Mary. I agree wholeheartedly!

  19. CC

    January 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Man, did Rebecca Herbst blow me away this year. She hit every note of that storyline, and did not miss an opportunity to add subtext in subtle and meaningful ways. I hated the story, but I really got a kick out of watching her depth and range.
    Finola Hughes is also an absolute powerhouse of an actress, and I’m sure she had many very compelling scenes to submit. Loved them both this year!

    • Tristan

      January 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Finola Hughes and Becky Herbst: these are the two women from GH I also hope receive nominations. Whatever is put before them as story, they make wholly believable. Sentimental hope for Laura Wright as Lena Spencer. She was phenomenal in that performance. And a shout-out to darling Brooklyn Rae Silzer for her astonishingly real performance in the episode where Sam and Patrick broke up. Gut wrenching!

  20. su0000

    January 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    GH will take it.
    Black & white 52nd and Tony will get his 9th Emmy for his performance in the B&W..
    Laura will bring one home for her performance in the B&W..
    And– RC will bring his home. too

    • Fanny

      January 13, 2016 at 5:35 am

      @Su000…Your positivity is contagious !!!
      Laura & Antnony for the 52nd Blk/Wht episode.
      Finola for her continually brilliant performances.
      And of course RC…..

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

      I wholehearted couldn’t DISAGREE more.

      • Tristan

        January 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

        My preferences for GH are Becky Herbst and Finola Hughes for their work all year, though I am really sentimental over Laura Wright’s one-off as the tragic Lena Spencer.

        Tony Smoney…I see that award going to Peter Reckell. Even though I do not watch Days the buzz has been relentlessly strong for the power of his performance. He is the sentimental favorite.

        Let’s not forget our adorable Brooklyn Rae Silzer! Phenomenal and gut wrenching in the Sam/Pat break-up episode. I’d give her an Emmy just for her beaming smile as the little Scrubs family walked out of the house and toward their new life.

    • Timmm

      January 13, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I agree with you about Tony and Laura.

  21. Dara M

    January 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    There was no one better than Kassie Depaiva this year. Her portrayal of a broken, grieving Eve on Days was heartbreaking and masterful . She deserves to FINALLY win an Emmy for her incredible work.

    • Patrick

      January 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      from your post to god’s ear

      without giving it too much thought….. the two things that come to mind for my viewing habit (s) DAYS and GH

      the two actors who immediately come to mind

      Days : Kassie DePaiva
      GH: Rebecca Herbst

      I think I could let this rest… if Kassie, won for her portrayal(s)

      on a personal note: I’d like for some justice …. to see her WIN that best actress award… and see Ken Corday ???? bristle … in his face…

      fan ROAR… let him know… how remiss his judgment …. there was no reason to let her go…. they could simply have moved on… from the JJ debacle…. and in my mind… it was an excellent story…

  22. Jackie

    January 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Rebecca Herbst deserves the award this year. It has been a long time coming and she knocked it out of the park with her performance this past year.

  23. Lainey

    January 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    DAYS got this!!! DAYS stories, actors and actresses were all amazing in 2015. GH was and is still disappointing. GH’s stories are inconsistent and their actors/actresses though have been great years ago did not have the wow factor for 2015.

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Agree that GH is very inconsistent–and was unwatchable under last regime that dismantled legacies and legacy characters right and left–seemingly with relish and abandon.
      “DAYS got this!!”—I agree!

  24. Patrick

    January 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    DAYS of OUR Lives : Ben / Chad / Abs

    when everything… in and around DAYS… was transitioning… the new production team value (s)

    Robert Scott Wilson
    Billy Flynn
    Kate Mansi

    took the ball and ran with ALL of it : they goldmined and fine tuned their profession proud

    so… right out of the gate

    these three FINE young actors… have to be lauded

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Couldn’t agree more! Production values so great–and the three actors–so great also!

  25. Patrick

    January 12, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I “love” Kassie DePaiva

    bring this woman; back to the fold

    ps: I never watched OLTL… so… my over the top love for this top draw ignited

    She deserves emmy recognition

  26. Stephanie

    January 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco better be in there. Also Bryan Craig, Maurice Bernard, Laura Wright, Emme Rylan, Jason Thompson… I’d say even Rebecca Herbst.

    • Timmm

      January 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

      I only think Rebecca deserves a win on your list.

      • CeeCee

        January 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        Of course, I agree with you, Timmm. Only Rebecca H. deserves recognition from that list. Kelly Monaco? Yes, she should get an Emmy for falling so gracefully (for the umpteenth time) into Billy’s arms after her continuous tripping. Bryan Craig for the worst rendition of bipolar disorder; and Maurice for stuttering and mumbling through his lines.
        As I said, only Kassie has touched deep, human and raw emotion. Perhaps we should rewind…..go back to those episodes when Paige died. Nothing even comes close to that pain.
        It is called human struggle.
        Y&R presented us with a tear-jerker today. The bedside scenes ( Billy’s) with family members saying their last good-byes were so skillfully and woefully enacted, I found myself in that hospital room, weeping with them. Jess Walton’s performance proved once again to me what a seasoned thespian she truly is. I am glad Y&R is picking up the pace.
        Nonetheless, none can top Kassie. Days has had a ‘can’t touch this’ kind of storyline (with Ben) ……I doubt even Days, itself, can outrun it. ‘Night, Timmm.

  27. Patrick

    January 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    WOW ! I can’t believe… I can say… DAYS just rocked in so many ways

    the ebb and flow of the staunch devotion…. DOOL FANS ! step up to the plate!

    this is OUR time

    I’m expecting great returns… unlike any other year…. of recent memory

    no more…. crest fallen at the few returns of recognition

    heck! DAYS of OUR Lives…. has won (best show)… twice in the last three years…. !!!!

    The best REEL of the best genre of this medium

    DAYS of OUR Lives

    • nancy dillingham

      January 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Agree with you,Patrick!

  28. Shelley

    January 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I hope Hunter King, Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden and Justin Hartley all submit reels.

    • Timmm

      January 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Hunter King? Is this her MOTHER!

      • Shelley

        January 13, 2016 at 10:30 am

        Absolutely NOT! She has won two years in a row already. Why would you be surprised by her having fans?

      • Nikki

        January 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm

        I agree. It has to be her mother or one of her friends or one he– of a joke. Hunter King is sickening at her best and putrid at her worse.

      • Nikki

        January 13, 2016 at 5:54 pm

        Or her sister. Eric Braeden is a fine actor but he always plays the same old role they need to soften him up a bit. Justin Hartley should win for his Adam reveal.

      • gloria

        January 13, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        HILARIOUS Timmm. I was just scrolling thru here & thought to myself nobody from Y&R deserves to be nominated this year. BORING, so repetitive, so predictable at every turn. No big surprises-just same old, same old. Now, I watch it every day (although I cheated last week one day & read the synopsis on Soap Central-didn’t miss a damn thing by not tuning in) I love all soaps & will never quit watching any of them but jeez, Y&R needs an overhaul like nobody’s business, anyone agree with me?

      • Elpa

        January 16, 2016 at 11:38 am

        Yes y&tr needs an overhaul. I watch it religiously and so have a finger on the pulse. One of the worst performances was Adam’s return. Until very recently, when Victor assured he’d be safe from prison, for a year nearly every sentence this new Adam uttered was followed by a question. In his faux desperation instead of acting the emotion he used questions to portray it. “you know?” “you hear?” “you see?” “oh how?” “oh why?” I was exhausted watching this over-acting. At first I found it unbelievable that it occurred so often, but when it became regular I had a bet with friends just how many hand-wringing questions at the end of sentences would happen that day’s episode. Were those writers’ lines or his ad-libbing? For his sake I hope it’s the former.

    • Timmm

      January 14, 2016 at 5:48 am

      Its not about having fans its about awarding the best actor or actress. She doesnt qualify. BUT, as you pointed out, she has won before AND thats why I take ALL these award shows with a grain of salt! I GUARANTEE you if the fans voted she would not win. BUT, if your a fan of her work, thats okay to.

      • Shelley

        January 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        Because some how YOU think you’re an expert? She’s a celebrated, 2 time Emmy winner with a lead role on daytime’s #1 drama, a recurring role on a prime time show and just had a lead role in a movie. Do you think YOUR opinion is more accurate than that of daytime casting directors, prime time casting directors and big screen directors?

        She’s OBVIOUSLY good enough to be loved and supported by professionals in HER industry. Perhaps you should take THAT into consideration.

    • Timmm

      January 15, 2016 at 6:06 am

      You are full of anger. You are on the wrong website dear. We all share opinions here and many times we do not agree, but we dont lash out and strongly suggest what one SHOULD do. A lot of fans on this site dont like Hunter King. Its a fact if you follow the posts day in and day out. But thats beside the point, I stated at the end of my last reply to you that if you are a fan of Hunter’s, and obviously you are, thats okay. Have a better day, Timmm.

      • Paula

        January 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm

        There are too many others more deserving than Hunter besides you barely see her anymore. She certainly hasn’t been top burner.

  29. Ali W

    January 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Its impossible for me to pick who I want , to win for the daytime Emmy’s this year. Because everyone deserves one. Because i believe the top actors/actresses who had the top besf performances on a soap. Goes to at number 1.) Days of our lives:the awards deserves goes to Peggy who plays Caroline / Arianne (Nicole) / Kristen (Hope)/ Peter(Bo)/Stephan( Patch)/ John (Victor)/ Joe(Stefano)/ Billy(Chad)/ Kate (Abigail)/ Robert(Ben). And at number 2.) General Hospital: Billy M(Jason)/ Rebecca H (Liz)/ Kelly M(Sam)/ Maurice B(Sonny)/ Laura W(Lena Spencer/Carly)/ Anthony G( Tim Spencer/Luke)/ Chad( Michael Quatermaine)/Byran (Morgan)/Jason T(Patrick)/ Finola H(Anna)/ Michelle ( Nina)/ RogerH( Franco)/ Tyler( Nikolas)/Domanic( Dante). The other top performers on B&B and Y&R: Karla (Maya)/ Jacob(Rick)& Lindsey(Caroline)/ Joshua(Nick)/ Steve(Dylan)/ Sharon Collins (Sharon) Peter B( Jack)/ Justin (Adam)/ Melissa (Chelsea). These are the best top actors/actresses of the,year of 2015. Who should deserve a daytime pre noms. For their performances.

  30. Vicky

    January 13, 2016 at 1:23 am


  31. DD

    January 13, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Finola Hughes has been exceptional. As has Becky Herbst. Male actor should be Jsson Thompson. Not a popularity contest. Kassie was incredible on Days.

  32. Sandy

    January 13, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Laura Wright! She plays a wide range of emotions that I really enjoy watching!

  33. nancy dillingham

    January 13, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Looking toward NEXT YEAR’S noms: GH can save itself by writing a story for Genie Francis worthy of her acting skills and moxie and worthy of her legacy character Laura–and Genie can pick up the award for BEST ACTRESS at NEXT YEAR’s award show.
    Jean and Shelly, are you listening?

    • Tristan

      January 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Even if they are not, I AM!!!!! Let’s start a “Free Genie from Meddling Mom Syndrome and Give her a Worthy Storyline” protest movement. I am there with placards!

      • nancy dillingham

        January 13, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Me too–with an “amen” and a placard!

  34. 4ever DAYS

    January 13, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Just hand Kassie DePaiva an Emmy!

    Although I didn’t like the previous writers vision for Eve, Kassie’s performances blew me away, especially under the new writers. Eve’s grief for her murdered daughter was a great showcase for Kassie!

    I wish Kassie had been brought on as Kristen DiMera or anyone other than Eve.

    • Chicken Dancing

      January 13, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Agreed. Although I think Mz. D was the perfect choice for the Eve recast, she was just saddled with a story line that was…well…poorly written and just plain creepy. Unfortunately the new writing team, under pressure of time restraint and tasked with a quick fix, simply chose to get rid of anyone involved in unpopular story lines and unpopular characters. If you noticed every one who was removed from the canvas in Days Neck Tie Killer story were all characters the viewers were very VERY vocal about hating. Eve’s up coming exit, rumored to be a suicide, is part of that new regime’s clearing the canvas of unpopular characters but trying to do it with respect for an iconic performer who deserved better. Hopefully, Kassie will receive that well deserved Emmy, not only for a mesmerizing performance but also for enduring with class and style a really abd situation.

      • CeeCee

        January 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

        If what you say is true, Chicken, how does a ‘ suicide’ exit evince respect? I would think the opposite is true, no?

  35. Jeanette Spencer

    January 13, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Justin Hartley(Adam Y&R) & Melissa Claire Egan(Chelsea Y&R) should get the award for Best Actor & Actress in their catergory in my opinion they are the best especially when Adam was revealed to Chelsea.

    • Shelley

      January 13, 2016 at 10:29 am


    • Nikki

      January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      YES YES YES I couldn’t agree more.

  36. Chicken Dancing

    January 13, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I love the fact that the Academy FINALLY is allowing a reel that contains more than one episode. This will allow the award and nominations, somewhat, to be based on sustained performance, and discount episodes that have basically been designed “to win the Emmy”. All four soaps have been at times unwatchable this year, but all four have also been incredible; so it looks like an even race this year. As for the actors, I seem to agree with most of the comments on this thread, “Days of Our Lives” has had some jaw dropping performances, and should get a majority of the pre-noms. I do hope this year, some un-sung and forgotten actors get some recognition. Jen Lilley, Kate Mansai and even little power house (and recently replaced) Lauren Boles of Days of Our Lives come to mind. Actors themselves choose the category placement, so Peggy McKay and others will end up in categories none of the fans agree with. However, Eric Martsolf stated it best, in an interview on why he always submitted in supporting, when he said the the lead was an iconic title that had to be earned and once earned could never be taken away. So YOU tell Peggy McKay and others who have delighted and awed us for 30 some odd years they are now supporting actors again…I’m not gonna! As always, we will be upset by some of the nominees and some of the omissions. The process is flawed, but is actually the fairest of ANY award voting process, and they keep working to make it more so. Hey, what would awards for soap operas be without a little soap opera? I think there is an easy way without diminishing the integrity of the award to make the show get higher ratings, but I can’t seem to figure out how to get my idea to any one in the academy, but then again, I am a single life long devotee of soaps, both America and British, so who’s going to take my idea seriously. Personally as a viewer of ALL 4 soaps, I am excited to see who gets nominated and can’t wait to complain about my favorites who don’t. I won’t speculate on categories because I know some won’t enter the race I think they should, but I am rooting for Billy Flynn, Ari Zucker, Robert Scott Wilson, Kassie D, Casey Moss, Martsolf and the ladies previously mentioned from Days; Justin Hartley and Melody Thomas Scott from Y&R, All those involved with the transgender story line at B&B, and Rebecca Herbst, Lisa Locicero & especially Brooklyn Rae Silzer from GH.

  37. Karen

    January 13, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Becky Herbst and her Liz have been through the ringer this year. I would give her the Emmy right now just for the Nurses Ball reveak. She went through every possible range of emotion in that story.

    • CeeCee

      January 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      You’re right, Karen. Our Miss Lizzie has gone through hell and back; by her own machinations and devises. Methinks she’s still at it! Is the mystery person who broke in another one of her creation to keep Jason glued to her? I find Rebecca’s performance(s) enthralling; deserving of, at least, a nomination.

  38. angie kenyon

    January 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I’m hoping Jasam will come into their own kind of relationship this year.. But with all the romance, fire, adventure as ever before. I hope Liz and Jake get help after it comes out that Jake is the one doing this nonsense, and Liz will go along with it. I hope Johnny stays, Val, Nathan, Felix can leave Port Chuck, bring Duke back–again– .. Have Robert on more. It’d be nice if Luke could make a cameo, if he doesn’t come back permanently. I hope Mikey takes over the Biz.. Ava n Paul are a good match. I want Sonny to walk and he and Carly to be happy… Franco n Nina, yes !! Morgan n Kiki I hope are a couple once again. I love Nik and Hayden.. And want Lante’ to work out..
    I want those writers to quit bringing new people on…

  39. Linda Bienias

    January 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I Hope Billy Miller gets pre nominated in Blue Ribbon round, Bryan Craig, Laura Wright, Kelly Monoco , Brooklyn Silzer, Jason Thompson, Maurice Bernard and last but not least Roger Howarth from General Hospital. From Y&R Justin Hartley, Mellisa Claire Eagan, Amelia Heinle, Josh Morrow and Peter Bergman are all deserving to name a few.

  40. Steven Thompson

    January 13, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I love Nicole she had everyone in tears xoxo.

    Abigail was so good as supporting actress

    Eve Larson was a good amazing bitch and had me almost in tears when Paige died

  41. Colleen Szombathelyi

    January 14, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Billy Flynn and Peter Reckell

  42. sarah

    January 14, 2016 at 4:58 am

    I would really like too see all the acotrs/actresses involved in the transgender storyline get official nominations because they really were amazing, Karla Mosley, JacobYoung, Reign Edwards. Anne Marie Horsford and Obba Babatunde were also incredible and also being that they have been put on contract or been made recurring it means they can go out for the supporting categories. I especially want to see Karla Mosley take that step into the lead actress category she really was the leading lady for B&B in 2015 and she more than deserves a nomination if not the win. I also would love to see Linsey Godfrey in the mix, I’m hoping she submits the scenes from the Ridge Break up/Night with thomas. Also Jacqueline MacInnes Wood & Ashlyn Pierce for those episodes on the demise of Aly Forrester, simply incredible. There are a few others I want to see get nominated or even a pre-nom but a lot of those powerful scenes came after the official cut off time which is disappointing but it is what it is.

  43. Newmanwins

    January 14, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Lead actor- the final nominations

    Tony Geary
    Maurice Benard
    Eric Braden
    Justin Hartley
    Billy Miller

    Lead actress- the final nominations

    Laura Wright
    Maura West
    Finola Hughes
    Kristen Alfonso
    Melissa Claire Egan

    Supporting actor- the final nominations

    Jacob Young
    Tyler Christopher
    Chad Duell
    Billy Flynn
    Obba Babatunde

    Supporting actress- the final nominations

    Kassie DePavia
    Rebecca Herbst
    Michelle Stafford
    Linsey Godfrey
    Karla Mosley

  44. Ray

    January 14, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I loved reading all of these comments. I left a lot of people off my suggestions and agree that Finola Hughes and Justin Hartley should be in the Final Five nominations.

    I don’t understand why one of the three major networks would not air the awards on Friday or Saturday night. Most of the time, it is one of the lower rated nights and usually we see repeats from previously aired programs. This would be a great way of possibly introducing your shows to a new/expanded audience.

    I have some suggestions to make the awards show better and bring in long-time viewers. I would love to see Lauren Koslow, Finola Hughes and Linda Dano do a red carpet pre-awards show. Linda has always been so entertaining to watch, Finola is a trend-setter and everyone knows Lauren looks great in everything.

    I would love to see some of the actors who are known to be great singers perform on the show, Eric Martsolf, Jen Lilly, Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Baresh, Nadia Bjorlin, Casey Moss, Kassie D., etc. We have read so much about how great the DOOL anniversary party was with all of the performances. It would break the monotany of award after award and let the audience see their additional talent.

    The audience would also be larger if actors from past soaps would be invited to present awards. Why can’t shows honor their legends instead of displaying actors most of the audience do not know? Who wouldn’t rather see Susan Lucci and Julia Barr having a playful pretend fight presenting an award? I would also love to see Erica Slezak and Robin Strasser, Liz Hubbard and Martha Byrne, Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman, Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell, Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan,Tom Eplin and Jensen Buchanan, Jackie Zemen and Rick Springfield, and Marcy Walker and A Martinez.

    My suggestions for hosts this year are Eric Martsolf, Laura Wright and Scott Clifton. These actors always bring life to the party.

    Last, but not least, let’s do a MAJOR tribute to David Canary and have Kelly Ripa, Bobbie Eakes, Julia and Susan honor him.

  45. Steven Thompson

    January 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Outstanding lead actor Shawn Christian Daniel Jonas

    Outstanding supporting actor ego too Billy Flynn as Chad dimera
    Outstanding lead actress Arian Zucker Nichole walker … Hope Brady Kristen Alfonso

    Supporting actress is Kate mansi abigal ..kassie depavia eve Larson …Jenn Lilly Theresa Donavan

    Outstanding drama of the year goes to Days of our lives

  46. Steven Thompson

    January 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    God bless tom and Alice Horton

  47. Cat

    January 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Well I watched all four soaps last year n here are my predictions…best drama will go to y&r for the plane crash and the Newman towers going down…lead actor Tony Geary for Luke realizing he killed his mom by accident/the fluke storyline….lead actress kassie depiva for a grieving eve over paiges death….supporting actor kristoff st John for Neil finding out about Hillary and devons affair…supporting actress Finola Hughes for Anna losing duke younger actor Bryan Craig for Morgan’s bipolar disorder storyline younger actress Hunter king for summer confronting Abby at Austin’s memorial service writing y&r or days… directing y&r

  48. Lauren

    January 27, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Cady McClain playing Crazy Kelly on “The Young and the Restless.”

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DAYS Preview – Week of May 21, 2018

Next week on Days of our Lives, Brady (Eric Martsolf) is in for quite the surprise when Theresa (Jen Lilley) shows up and turns his world upside down again. What will happen when Theresa discovers that Brady and her sister, Eve (Kassie DePaiva) are engaged?Meanwhile, Sonny (Freddie Smith) is in for surprise also, when he realizes Leo (Greg Rikaart) is going to turn the tables on him, after their steamy passionate kiss. And, Will (Chandler Massey) find a new clue in Dr. Rolf’s diary, as Kate (Lauren Koslow) learns her fate in Vivian’s death.

Check out these teasers from upcoming episodes of DAYS below, and then watch the latest promo from NBC. Tell us what storyline has piqued your interest the most via the comment section below.

Monday, May 21

Stefan threatens Abigail with Chad’s freedom.

Tuesday, May 22

Lani has a scare concerning her unborn baby.

Wednesday, May 24

Sonny’s world is turned upside down when he receives stunning news.

Thursday, May 23

Xander taunts Jennifer about her relationship with Eric.

Friday, May 25

Gabi learns a judge has overturned her conviction… but a new problem arises.

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RATINGS: DAYS Overtakes GH And Takes The Number Three Spot!

Following their triple-crown victory of winning Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Writing Team in a Drama Series, and Directing Team honors at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Days of our Lives continued their upswing when the recent ratings were released this week.

For the week ending April 30th through May 4th, DAYS moved past General Hospital as the third most-watched soap opera. Considering DAYS has been in the fourth position of all four soaps for the last several years, this is definitely worth noting.. DAYS came in with 2,301,000 average total viewers for the ratings week, while GH had 2, 288,000. In addition, GH tied an all-time low in the womens 18-34 ratings share.

As for The Young and the Restless, they also lost the most viewers for the week with -174,00, while coming in at 4,089,000 total viewers. Even though they remain at number one and are far ahead of the other three soaps, it seems the show, which in the past has hovered around 4.5 million a week, is down. In addition, the ratings reflected that B&B is now tied with Y&R for the number one show in the womens demo 18-34, and Y&R has tied some lows in total households, and the women 18-49 ratings share.

The Bold and the Beautiful remains second of the soaps with 3,227,00 viewers, but is down over 100,000 total viewers from last year at this time. View the entire ratings picture via SON here. (more…)

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Kyle Lowder Returns To DAYS: But What Role Is He Playing?

Kyle Lowder, who started his soap career on Days of our Lives as Brady Black from 2000-2005, has returned to the NBC Daytime Emmy Award-winning drama series.

Most recently, Lowder co-executive produced and starred in the digital drama adaption of DAYS EP Ken Corday’s novel, Ladies of the Lake, which is set to premiere its second season in June.

Now that Lowder is back on DAYS, the question remains under the creative pen of head writer, Ron Carlivati, who will he be playing given that Eric Martsolf is currently Brady Black and is not exiting the series?

Kyle took to social media sharing a video message on his arrival back in Salem expressing: “BEYOND excited to be rejoining my Days of our Lives family. See y’all soon!” SOD first reported the casting news. (more…)

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The GH Nurses Ball 2018 concludes this week. After all the performances, and all the drama, what will be the repercussions felt long after the last performance? Watch the latest promo and then let us know, how you think it will end! Leave A Comment

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