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46th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced: Days of our Lives Leads With 27

The nominations have just been announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) nominees for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  And it was NBC’s Days of our Lives which led the pack in total nods with 27.  In second was ABC’s General Hospital with 25.  However, CBS led all networks with 65 nominations in all.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 5, 2019.  The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year.

“We are very excited today to announce the nominees for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said, Adam Sharp, President & CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). “We look forward to a grand celebration honoring the best of Daytime television both in front of the camera and behind as we return for the third year in a row to the classic Pasadena Civic Auditorium.”

“The incredible level of talent and craft reflected in our nominees continues to show the growing impact of Daytime television and the incredible diversity of programming the viewing audience has to choose from,” said, Executive Director, Daytime, Brent Stanton. “With the help of some outstanding new additions to our staff, Rachel Schwartz and Lisa Armstrong, and the continued support of Luke Smith and Christine Chin, we have handled another record-breaking number of entries this year. Many thanks to our hundreds of great judges, who through their hard work and dedication, have come up with a stellar list of nominees that exemplfy the best in Daytime!”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Both of this year’s show will be led by Executive Producer, David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS) and Executive Producer, David Parks, Ignition Entertainment.

Congrats to all the nominees and now here who is in the running for Emmy gold in major performer and show categories, and creative categories, below.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Photo: ABC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Marci Miller, Days of our Lives

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Maura West, General Hospital

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, The Bold and the Beautiful

Laura Wright,  General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Maurice Benard, General Hospital

Peter Bergman,  The Young and the Restless

Tyler Christopher, Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn,  Days of our Lives

Jon Lindstrom,  General Hospital

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Kassie DePaiva,  Days of our Lives

Linsey Godfrey,  Days of our Lives

Martha Madison,  Days of our Lives

Beth Maitland,  The Young and the Restless

Mishael Morgan,  The Young and the Restless

Vernee Watson,  General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Max Gail,  General Hospital

Bryton James,  The Young and the Restless

Eric Martsolf,  Days of our Lives

Greg Rikaart,  Days of our Lives

Dominic Zamprogna,  General Hospital

Photo: JPI Studops

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

Hayley Erin,  General Hospital

Olivia Rose Keegan,  Days of our Lives

Victoria Konefal, Days of our Lives

Chloe Lanier,  General Hospital

Eden McCoy, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Lucas Adams, Days of our Lives

William Lipton,  General Hospital

Kyler Pettis, Days of our Lives

Garren Stitt, General Hospital

Zach Tinker, The Young and the Restless

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez,  Days of our Lives

Patricia Bethune, General Hospital

Wayne Brady, The Bold and the Beautiful

Kate Mansi,  Days of our Lives

Thaao Penghlis, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series

After Forever

The Bay The Series


The New 30

Youth & Consequences

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Jade Harlow, The Bay The Series

Vanessa Baden Kelly, Giants

Liana Liberato,  Light as a Feather

Shanti Lowry, Bronx SIU

Liz Vassey,  Riley Parra

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Mitchell Anderson,  After Forever

Kristos Andrews, The Bay The Series

Kevin Spirtas,  After Forever

Brian White, Bronx SIU

Wayne Wilcox,  Only Children

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                    

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                 

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless               

Photo Credit: JPI Studios


Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                 

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                 

Photo Credit: JPI Studios


Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                     

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                    

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                      

Photo Credit: JPI Studios


Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless                                                                                                                     

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Game Show

Family Feud


Let’s Make a Deal

The Price Is Right

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire                     

Photo Credit: JPI Studios


Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Couples Court with the Cutlers

Judge Judy

Judge Mathis

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

The People’s Court

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Access Live

The Dr. Oz Show

Rachael Ray

Red Table Talk

Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

A Little Help with Carol Burnett

The Real

The Talk

The View

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, The Real

Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julie Chen, The Talk

Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman, Sara Haines, The View
Wendy Williams, The Wendy Williams Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Kellie Pickler Pickler and Ben

Steve Harvey, Steve

Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray Show

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

For the complete list of Emmy nominations in all categories click here.

So, what did you think of this year’s Daytime Emmy Nominations? Did your favorites get in? Who do you think got snubbed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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So happy for Mishael Morgan and Bryton E. James. Disappointed that Sharon Case, Eileen Davidson, Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill were snubbed.

Travesty not that it matters because MW has this one for lead but how did Heather Tom get nominated ? Drake Hogestyn left off he did some of his best work from what little I saw last year!

I can’t remember Heather Tom doing anything

AT, the very least : for intelligence ; high brow ; and just CLASS – ALL – around

Best Male Lead : Jon Lindstrom @GH
Best Male supporting : Max Gail @GH

Best Female Lead : Marci Miller @DAYS
Best Female Supporting : Kassie DePaiva @DAYS

AND : Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series – Thaao Penghlis @DAYS

Come on ! respectively, PROP this Genre and standing ovation time


GO Maura, Jon, Max, & Chloe! I have renewed faith in the selection process, since that Parking Lot hire was not nominated.


Sharon Case, as Sharon Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS
Amelia Heinle, as Victoria Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
Finola Hughes, as Anna Devane General Hospital, ABC
Michelle Stafford, as Nina Reeves General Hospital, ABC


Heather Tom, as Katie Logan The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux DiMera Days of Our Lives, NBC
Maura West, as Ava Jerome General Hospital, ABC
Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos General Hospital, ABC

I WOULD say: this is thee MOST – glaring – omission (s)

wanting to utter in the same breath… joke of a category…

sans ; Marci Miller – AND – Maura west . CLEARLY the ONLY frontrunners

what on earth? what reason …do

Laura Wright , Heather Tom , and even Jacqueline Wood make the cut ????

this is bad

HELLO ? ALL of the Y&R Ladies stood atop . they REACHED

I can’t wait to see their ??? emmy reels to better assess
@CARLY GH … I get it… she’s still drugged out from Ferncliff.. sounds almost like when Michael EAston Dr. Finn was nominated… the stench is back


Scott Clifton, as Liam Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Drake Hogestyn, as John Black Days of Our Lives, NBC
Stephen Nichols, as Steve “Patch” Johnson Days of Our Lives, NBC
Eric Braeden, as Victor Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
Jason Thompson, as Billy Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS


Billy Flynn, as Chad DiMera Days of Our Lives, NBC
Tyler Christopher, as Stefan DiMera Days of Our Lives, NBC
Jon Lindstrom, as Ryan/Kevin Collins General Hospital, ABC
Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos General Hospital, ABC
Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS

blech! if his emmy reel shows him riding on the coattails of Max Gail… argh! I was so hoping this was a PARTY

PARTAY – because it’s time to celebrate this genre

who wouldn’t have LOVED to see @Drake Hogetstyn as a lead actor nominee !!!

if the decks aren’t stacked … LOL a lot of my posts @GH are not even making it on as a thread… of all the EIGHT dullard… it is the choking stranglehold… Frank Valentini seems to think @GH audience still cares about.

Sonny / Carly / Michael / Finn / Franco / Peter / Jason / Sam. “dullard”

that leaves the VERY QUESTIONABLE REELS submitted by .. “boring” Sonny / Carly

I am so ecstatic for Mr. Tyler Christopher.. to be nominated BEST LEAD ACTOR. because he IS. IN TWO SHOWS !!! I’m certain his scenes are with Billy Flynn and/or Marci Miller.. AS these THREE are all pre-nom AND made the cut to top tier

sincere CONGRATS to all three.. even along with ; kate Mansi. shows just how solid @DAYS top shelved these standout

hey lets’ go another step further… Thaao Penghlis made top shelf.. nominated as guest star. my man.

OKAY you get it – Ron Carlivati had it ALL… The DiMera Mystique TOOK

I want to nod acknowledge salute and LOVE Tyler AND Billy . Jon Lindstrom @GH is thee man of the hour… for 365 day salute I’d go with Billy Flynn, easily

this is a tough category… because , notably Peter Bergman handed in stellar.

I have nothing to say about Maurice Benard… what 18-49 woman demographic would be interested and even challenged to tune in to the Corinthos’ @GH.

so there you have it… I am so hoping that Billy Flynn name is called… would fall over , because his work is always their… “the Dream that never dies” Tyler Christopher.. or; am ready for Jon Lindstrom to get behind the veteran stalwart AND CHEER my heart out… okay … should Peter Bergman really need to WIN ??? another one.. okay.. ho hum. he’s deserving. forget Maurice Benard

salute to @Drake Hogestyn @DAYS… who should have been in Maurice slot

Patrick, I just want to say thank you for your hard work and analysis here in this thread as well as your continued invaluable presence at this site. I find myself agreeing with you so often, particularly in your assessment of the bewildering nominations for Benard and Wright. I have often detailed my disdain for these omnipresent characters/storylines, resulting in the long-ago death of the heart of GH. To see these actors nominated on occasion is disturbing, especially when there are others much more deserving who should fill these nomination slots.

PS: If there is a God, Flynn should walk away with a win! Take care.

Drake should have been nominated.

Some were nominated who were prenominated? Huh?

Should be “weren’t prenominated”.


Sal Stowers, as Lani Price Days of Our Lives, NBC
Kirsten Storms, as Maxie Jones General Hospital, ABC
Tamara Braun, as Dr. Kim Nero General Hospital, ABC
Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland The Young and the Restless, CB


Kassie DePaiva, as Eve Donovan Days of Our Lives, NBC
Linsey Godfrey, as Sarah Horton Days of Our Lives, NBC
Martha Madison, as Belle Black Days of Our Lives, NBC
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry General Hospital, ABC
Beth Maitland, as Traci Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS
Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis The Young and the Restless, CBS


@Sal Stowers, as Lani @DAYS !!!! Thank God @DAYS has 2 huge presence of color. that being father and daughter . Abe Carver and Lani. PLUS Lamon Archer as Eli. WOW

as I’ve posted… I still will not call this… and let this be the soap annul 2019 hold on

A LOT OF GH fans will call this as well : robbed

Kirsten Storms, as Maxie @GH

meh! it just shows how much Nathan is truly missed.. watching Maxie , NOW w/Peter LEAD.. whilst Peter August sits stands dead eyes… is just too much to bear. he did not make the cut as well…. they are now and forever one of @GH most boring coupling


Aaron D. Spears, as Justin Barber The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Christopher Sean, as Paul Narita Days of Our Lives, NBC
Wes Ramsey, as Peter August General Hospital, ABC
Thad Luckinbill, as JT Hellstrom The Young and the Restless, CBS


Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black Days of Our Lives, NBC
Greg Rikaart, as Leo Stark Days of Our Lives, NBC
Dominic Zamprogna, as Dante Falconeri General Hospital, ABC
Max Gail, as Mike Corbin General Hospital, ABC
Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless, CBS

the JOKE is on US : Devon .. along with Michael @GH are thee two worst actors in daytime.

it’s a damned shame @Christoher Sean. LOVE the GUY!

This is the first year I can remember that “DOOL” was the leader in nominations. I am excited for the entire cast and crew. The Lead Actress category is a great group of women. It would be great to see Marci Miller win, but Maura West has been drawing raves all year. Laura Wright is always a home run anytime she is on the screen. Although I am a huge fan of Heather Tom’s, I think she was more “Supporting” than “Lead.”

For Best Actor, it is sad that Billy Flynn and Tyler Christopher are now both off the show. I would love to see Billy Flynn win because I think he has been robbed every year. Hi scenes with Marci Miller during the mental illness made the sometimes hard to digest storyline…believable. It is sad Tyler’s character of Stefan did not show any redeeming qualities until recently. When a character is a villain, the writers need to show the audience a few reasons to like the character, especially when the character is sleeping with his mentally ill sister-in-law.

For Supporting Actress, I would love to see Kassie DePaiva win for Eve. Again, I would like to see her character reel in some of the meanness, and let her find her way back to Brady. I am still adjusting to Linsey Godfrey being such a center piece on the show in such a short period of time. Her “relationship” with Eric seems rushed and forced. The writers are making Rex look like an idiot. If Kassie does not win, how great would it be to see Beth Maitland win as Tracy on “Y&R.”

For Supporting Actor…Max Gail. Enough said.

I hope we get to see the show on TV this year. Maybe Lifetime or Hallmark would be a good choice? Just a thought.

Congrats to all the nominees. I, however find it funny that Vernee Watson gets nominated for Supporting when she won Guest Performer last year for the same role. Guest is supposed to be for a limited ARC. Not saying she isn’t deserving, but Rules are Rules.

So happy for @MauriceBenard for his nomination. Heck @MaxGail both of them had us going but very proud of my #Days family for all their excellence in their performances. Thanks Michael!

congrats to everyone from GH, love you guys, you make my day every time your on.


Adain Bradley, as Xander Avant The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Noah Alexander Gerry, as Charlie Ashby The Young and the Restless, CBS
Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom The Young and the Restless, CBS


Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton Days of Our Lives, NBC
Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver Days of Our Lives, NBC
Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero General Hospital, ABC
William Lipton, as Cameron Webber General Hospital, ABC
Zach Tinker, as Fenmore Baldwin The Young and the Restless, CBS

did not realize their were only 8 in this category.

shoot the shoe in… seems to be my “Oscar”. i’d standing ovation this underling
@Cameron has taken this show AND made himself known… out the door

so hasn’t Lucas Adams @DAYS , as Tripp… dynamite presence . the writers NEED to give him more material… especially since Chloe is now gone… and Ciera is busy with Ben.

I am so STOKED .. AND loving Abe and Lexie son.. THEO !!!! will not be forgotten . @Salem @DAYS is not the same… Abe AND Lani are missing Valerie AND Theo. two huge loss’

for sentiment .. i’d go with Kyler Pettis, Theo @DAYS
evenmoreso… because he’s so talented… Lucas Adams, Tripp @DAYS

Garren Stitt, Oscar @GH.. because I love this threesome Drew / Kim / Oscar. THE BEST


What movies were Mascolo in?

I’m thrilled for all the GH nominations. Very happy to see Jon Lindstrom get his first ever nomination for his work on GH, well deserved and long overdue. Glad to see Maurice Benard back on the list for the first time since 2012. I know that will make some people angry. Max Gail of course for his phenomenal job this past year. He’s as close to a sure fire winner as you can get, in my view.

Maura West and Laura Wright are always deserving. Happy for the kids getting their first nominations, Eden McCoy, Garren Stitt and William Lipton.

No complaints, other than I’m shocked to see Kirsten Storms didn’t get nominated for Supporting Actress after being on the pre-nom list. If she submitted the episodes surrounding Nathan’s death, it’s mind boggling how she could have been left out. But yet DOOL got three actresses nominated in that category. The voting is very bizarre sometimes.

Congrats to all the nominees from all the shows! I’ll be watching on May 3rd, proudly rooting for all my GH nominees.

Good for Days I dont watch anything else but I think Days has the edge here.Then again what do it know?Good to see Eve back.Missing Marci.Leave poor Ben alone.He deserves a break.I do hope that Claire gets what is coming to her.Very good show never boring.I love Days and always will.My best friend will sit with me once in awhile to watch it.I have to fill her in as to what is going on since she cannot be here every single day.Oh ya she loved Marci too.Just saying good luck to Days ..

Sharon case is a wonderful actress, she should have be nominated for an Emmy, this is bs lol.

No Eileen Davidson?? She gave some of her best work before she left Y&R. Maura West is a well deserved nomination.

In my opinion Melody Thomas Scott, Amelia Heinlie and Sharon Case should have been nominated as well.

Gee, why not add Gina T. to that goofy group. They should be nominated alright, but I just don’t know what you would give to dumb, dumb, dumber and dumbest. My apologies to you, if you were being serious.

Yes Violet, I am serious. As I said in my opinion.

But where is Genie Francis??

I doubt Genie submitted her name for consideration this year. She was off screen for most of 2018. But for next year’s awards, I would certainly hope to see her name included. Now that’s being given some good material again, and reminding everyone why she’s one of the best.

What an incredible year of acting on GH. Kudos to the writing and directing teams for giving these performers a chance to shine! The voters are going to have difficult choices because in GH alone there are multiple actors in several categories that seem truly deserving of an Emmy. I hope to see some of the following actors win: Maura, Laura, Max, Maurice, Jon, Chloe, and Eden. I wish some of them could share the award! What a thrill it must be for Jon Lindstrom to be nominated in the Lead Actor after finally being bright back to the forefront.

Please put the awards show back on T.V.I think the veiwers(for all these years)deserve to be able to see it.

Wait, what about Robert Scott Wilson as Ben in Days of our Lives, by far the best young actor in daytime, where is his nom?

As long as Max Gail wins and Cheryl Underwood is in no way involved with the event, I’m happy!

But other thoughts…

1: I am probably in the minority but Ava Smava, Maura over acts too much!

2:Minority #2, I thought Maurice was really good this year but my vote goes to Jon Lindstrom!

3: Hands down, Chloe Lanier!

4: Alex Trebek. Yes, he is in our hearts but he really is THE best example of what a game show host should be!

5: WORST game show host, talk show host and human goes to Alec Baldwin!

I am with you all the way. Re your #3 choice. A lot of people are liking Kirsten Storms, but as much as we hated Nelle, Chloe acted her little ass off, no doubt about that. My choice out of your #1 would have to be Marci Miller. I mean, how many parts did she have to play, besides her own? I guess I am in your Ava/Maura minority group. She’s had lots of years practicing her poor me, take whatever you want persona, Max Gail proved he still has the chops, and deserves a medal with his Emmy.
Alex Trebeck is a legend, and Baldwin is an ass. There are no words for Cheryl Underwood, and what I have is better left unsaid, except I am glad to never have been a male guest on The Talk.

Sheryl Underwood is a nice caring lady, she is funny and she loves to watch daytime soaps. Kudos to Sheryl, for being a daytime fan and love her on the talk.

@Timmm…That’s the only award I’d deign to give to “NEVER BALDWIN!” But definitely, yes, to Alex Trebek! Always the gentleman and consummate professional, he’s the classiest game show host ever!

Congratulations Days of Our Lives!!!

I watch Days, Y&R, and B&B. Here’s who I think should win:

Outstanding Drama Series
Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Marci Miller, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
Billy Flynn, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives
Greg Rikaart, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Victoria Konefal, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Lucas Adams, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Wayne Brady, The Bold and the Beautiful
Kate Mansi, Days of our Lives

Sorry, but have to say I have really liked Wayne Brady for years, but after he’s played this terrible part, it bothers me just seeing his commercial. So does that mean he acted his part good?

I think their are a lot of people who work hard in daytime but yet I see the same names !! Might want to rethink that ! Four soaps left good luck to all of them but frankly I have seen the same faces for years

some definite snubs. where is Drake Hogestyn,Amelia Heinle,Thad Luckinbill,Kyrsten Storms

Days should win for outstanding writing.

The one and only worth an award;
is for-
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Max Gail, (Mike) General Hospital

(( All the others are the Same ‘Ole ..
been there done that too many times.

Usually I don’t predict a winner until I’ve seen the reels but I’ll just recap each category…

Lead Actor: I love Peter, but I don’t see him winning. Maurice won’t win either…so it’s down to Jon, Billy & Tyler.

Lead Actress: I don’t see Laura, Heather, or Jacqueline winning but I see potential in Maura and Marci. If Maura West’s reel was over the top (like last year) then it’s definitely gonna be Marci. The Emmys love double roles or three in her case.

Supporting Actor: I don’t see Dominick or Greg winning but I have a funny feeling about Bryton’s reel. I see him winning. I like Max Gail and Eric but something’s telling me it Bryton.

Supporting Actress: It’s a no for Lindsey, Martha, Vernee, and Beth, but I’m betting all my coins on Kassie and Mishael.

Younger Actor: I know Garrett’s Oscar has cancer, but remember when Christel Khalils Lily had cancer and they gave the award to Julie Berman. I see this situation being the same. I don’t see William or Garrett or Zach winning but I see hope for Lucas or Kyler.

Younger Actress: I’m probably in the minority but I see Victoria Konefal winning especially since I know what her reels are. Chloe and Eden didn’t do anything for me. Haley and Olivia did good to me.

Writing: Days hands down

Directing: IDK yet probably B&B or Days

Drama: Days

Breaking News

Patrick Mulcahey OUT as General Hospital Co-Head Writer

After various reports surfaced, it has been confirmed that Patrick Mulcahey is out as the co-head writer of General Hospital. This is after a very short tenure of under five months.

Mulcahey was named to the position back in January of 2024 along with longtime GH writer Elizabeth Korte. They replaced the team of Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, who had been the head scribes of the long-running ABC daytime drama since 2019.

A source informed Soap Opera Digest that stories created by the co-head writing team of  Mulcahey/Korte team will air through mid-summer. However they added “There will be more news to share at a later date as to the composition of the new writing team.”

In addition, eagle-eyed soap fans have seen that in recent episodes former co-head writer, Chris Van Etten has been credited, as he is reportedly a breakdown writer with the show.

Soap Opera Network is reporting that Korte has assumed the head writing duties solely on her own at the moment, while Buzz blog initially reported Mulcahey’s exit.

We will have more on the GH writing team evolution in the days ahead.

What do you think about the writing team changes at GH thus far? Comment below.

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Melody Thomas Scott and Edward J. Scott to Receive Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Honors

The Young and the Restless iconic Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and her husband, Emmy-winning producer, Edward J. Scott have been named by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as Lifetime Achievement Honorees at the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Melody and Ed will be presented with the award on June 7th during the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (8 PM ET/delayed PT) broadcast live on CBS and streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+*.

In a statement Melody and Ed expressed, “We are honored and humbled to receive this recognition from NATAS. Throughout our decades-long careers in front of and behind the cameras, we have had the opportunity to work not only with each other, but also with an incredibly talented pool of people who excel in their crafts and are passionate about the art we create in daytime television. We are grateful to have worked side by side with them and to be included with such esteemed recipients who have made their mark in our industry. We look forward to spending another wonderful evening celebrating the daytime community!“

Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS added,“We’ve long wanted to honor the legendary daytime duo of Melody Thomas Scott and her husband Edward J. Scott. With a combined 93  years of contributions to our community, they are true institutions in the world of Daytime television.”

In addition to Melody and Ed receiving their Lifetime Achievement honors, public television host and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich will also be honored.


Lidia Bastianich said, “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized and receive the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award for having shared my passion for food with TV audiences for over 25 years. Cooking together and sharing food remain a common denominator of all cultures. Food nurtures, it connects diverse people, and it brings families, friends, and strangers together. There is no better place to be on this earth, especially in these trying times, than sharing food at a table with others. That simple idea has been the basis of my life’s work. Hence, as I say in my shows, “Tutti a Tavola a Mangiare!” Mille Grazie to NATAS for this honor.”

While Adam Sharp shared, “Lidia Bastianich’s astounding success combines her love of cooking while simultaneously entertaining millions each day. It is an honor for us to say ‘grazie’ for the many fine meals borne from her TV kitchen and cookbook pages.”

Melody Thomas Scott recently celebrated 45 years in the role of Nikki Newman, having joined the show in February 1979. Scott’s character has matured from the girl from the wrong side of the tracks to the serial’s luminous and resourceful leading lady.  After garnering a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1999, she went on to win in the same category for the Soap Opera Digest Award in 2001 and received four Soap Opera Update Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress (1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996). Scott began her career at age three. She studied singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz and became one of the world-famous “Meglin Kiddies,” performing in USO shows as she started booking national commercials and guest spots on such series as “Wagon Train,” “My Three Sons,” “Ironside” and a recurring role on “The Waltons.”  Scott made her motion picture debut at age eight when she was cast by Alfred Hitchcock as the young Tippi Hedren in the thriller “Marnie.”  She has co-starred with legendary actors Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. Scott has worked on stage and in numerous television shows and  was the subject of Lifetime Television’s “Intimate Portrait.” As a lifelong fan of “I Love Lucy,” Scott served as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, N.Y., which is committed to preserving the legacy of the great comedienne. In 2020,

Scott released her memoir, “Always Young and Restless.” Married since 1985 to Edward J. Scott, the couple have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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Edward J. Scott is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer who has played a pivotal role in the historic development of the soap opera genre for nearly five decades. Scott is currently supervising producer for The Bold and the Beautiful, the #2-rated daytime drama in the U.S. and the most-watched daily drama in the world, which is nominated for 12 Daytime Emmy Awards this year. Scott began his association with The Bell Family and Bell-Phillip Television Productions when he joined “The Young and The Restless” as an associate producer in 1976. He quickly moved up the ranks and served as the show’s executive producer for decades.

Scott’s legendary 48-year producing partnership and creative collaboration with “The Young and The Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” creators, the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, and their son, Bradley P. Bell, has helped create the two most popular daily American television series. Today, both daytime dramas are syndicated internationally.  Before joining “B&B” Scott was executive producer for the NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives.” Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Scott earned a B.A from California State University at Northridge with a double major of anthropology and broadcasting journalism. He has been married since 1985 to actress and author Melody Thomas Scott. The couple have three daughters and five grandchildren.

So, excited to hear Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott and longtime daytime soap opera producer, Edward J. Scott are receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Honors at this years 51st Annual Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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‘Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit For Stand Up To Cancer’ Live Virtual Event Announced; Featuring Soap Opera Notables and Moving Tributes

Stand Up to Cancer in collaboration with Alan Locher and Michael Fairman, will come together for a a three-hour livestream benefit, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

Several stars from from daytime drama television past and present are scheduled to participate for an evening of stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer, and moving tributes to beloved daytime favorites who lost their battle plus musical performances.

Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story, streams live on Thursday, May 16, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/5 to 8 pm PT simultaneously on and YouTube channels The Locher Room and Michael Fairman Channel.

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Tune-in for cancer survivorship stories with General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his cancer journey as well his memories of beloved The Young and the Restless co-star Meg Bennett, who passed from cancer April 11; and more.

Moving tributes to soap stars who’ve lost their cancer battles, including: Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden, a tribute to Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, as shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett, two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light  One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keife, the iconic Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez and Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

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Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the Restless; Erika Slezak from One Life to Live; Tina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (*subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live); Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives); The Day Players, Featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson Boatman, Brandon Barash, Wally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee); Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live); Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful); Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives); Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives); Lesli Kay (The Bold and  the Beautiful); Eden McCoy (General Hospital); Kin Shriner (General Hospital); Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).


“Daytime television invites viewers into the private lives of characters, often bringing important issues like cancer screenings into living rooms and around water coolers. Soaps debuted the first cancer storyline in 1962 – years before the topic was discussed in the mainstream, and it left an indelible impact: a whole generation of women who scheduled a potentially life-saving Pap smear for the first time,” said Daytime Stands Up host Alan Locher. “For so many viewers, this brought the issue front and center,” added co-host Michael Fairman. “Today, it’s become almost impossible to avoid; but there is hope with cancer research, thanks to organizations like Stand Up To Cancer.”

SU2C Co-Founder Sue Schwartz, SU2C President and CEO Julian Adams, Ph.D., and SU2C Health Equity Committee Member Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., will also participate to speak to the importance of early detection, exciting scientific breakthroughs, and the ongoing work yet to be done to make screenings and treatment equitable for all.

“This year, an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer, presenting an opportunity for the public to stand with us and rise to the occasion,” said Adams. “We’re thankful to Alan Locher, Michael Fairman and our friends from the daytime television community, who will raise critical funding to honor those we’ve lost – and to propel new scientific breakthroughs for current and future patients. Everyone has a story, and we’re grateful to all of you for sharing yours.”

For over 15 years, SU2C has leveraged its relationship with the entertainment community – which includes more than 1,100 celebrity ambassadors – to generate public donations, increase awareness and fund cutting-edge cancer research. SU2C research has contributed to the development of more than 10 scientific breakthroughs that have significantly impacted the field and provided new treatment options for breast, colorectal, lung, melanoma, pancreatic, pediatric and prostate cancers.

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