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

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Courtesy/NATAS

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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JoAnn Marie
JoAnn Marie

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

Susan
Susan

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

Timmm
Timmm

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
Shelley

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

Timmm
Timmm

I hear you.

GB
GB

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

Timmm
Timmm

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
GB

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
GB

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
nancy dillingham

i second the emotion!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes, lets keep it classy for a change…

Timmm
Timmm

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.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

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
James R. Poissant

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

Soapluv2010
Soapluv2010

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
Timmm

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
Tristan

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.

Ray
Ray

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
Ray

I forgot to add Jen Lilly and Eric Martsolf

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

perfect choices…

Timmm
Timmm

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

gloria
gloria

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

Sue
Sue

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.

Shannon
Shannon

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
CeeCee

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

nancy smyth myers
nancy smyth myers

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

Ghlover
Ghlover

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

gloria
gloria

I would love to see that!

Cary Linkswiler
Cary Linkswiler

Billy Flynn
Kate Mansi
Arianne Zuker

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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
Paula

Cary Linkswiler I completely agree with the 3 you mentioned.

Steven Thompson
Steven Thompson

Go day of our lives

michael
michael

I hope Kelly Monaco submitted a reel….

Dinah
Dinah

Kristian Alfonso better be the list

Leeanne
Leeanne

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

Iakovos
Iakovos

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
Shelley

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

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

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
Fanny

I’m with you Joan.

Stephanie L
Stephanie L

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

MissTiss
MissTiss

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

blake
blake

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

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, as I say above!

Brittaney P
Brittaney P

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

Mary SF
Mary SF

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
CC

This is lovely Mary. I agree wholeheartedly!

CC
CC

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
Tristan

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!

su0000
su0000

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
Fanny

@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
nancy dillingham

I wholehearted couldn’t DISAGREE more.

Tristan
Tristan

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
Timmm

I agree with you about Tony and Laura.

Dara M
Dara M

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
Patrick

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…

Jackie
Jackie

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.

Lainey
Lainey

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
nancy dillingham

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!

Patrick
Patrick

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
nancy dillingham

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

Patrick
Patrick

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

Stephanie
Stephanie

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
Timmm

I only think Rebecca deserves a win on your list.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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.

Patrick
Patrick

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
nancy dillingham

Agree with you,Patrick!

Shelley
Shelley

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

Timmm
Timmm

Hunter King? Is this her MOTHER!

Shelley
Shelley

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

Nikki
Nikki

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
Nikki

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
gloria

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
Elpa

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
Timmm

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
Shelley

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
Timmm

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
Paula

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

Ali W
Ali W

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.

Vicky
Vicky

FREDDIE SMITH

DD
DD

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

Sandy
Sandy

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

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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
Tristan

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
nancy dillingham

Me too–with an “amen” and a placard!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

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
Chicken Dancing

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
CeeCee

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

Jeanette Spencer
Jeanette Spencer

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
Shelley

AGREED!

Nikki
Nikki

YES YES YES I couldn’t agree more.

Chicken Dancing
Chicken Dancing

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.

Karen
Karen

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
CeeCee

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.

angie kenyon
angie kenyon

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…

Linda Bienias
Linda Bienias

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.

Steven Thompson
Steven Thompson

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

Colleen Szombathelyi
Colleen Szombathelyi

Billy Flynn and Peter Reckell

sarah
sarah

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.

Newmanwins
Newmanwins

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

Ray
Ray

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.

Steven Thompson
Steven Thompson

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

Steven Thompson
Steven Thompson

God bless tom and Alice Horton

Cat
Cat

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

Lauren
Lauren

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

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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