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46th Daytime Emmy Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced

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And so it begins, the race is on for Daytime Emmy Gold with the announcement this morning from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) of the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the upcoming 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The process used to determine the Pre-Nominated performers follows:

An online judging ballot containing all entrants in nine performer categories was sent to all registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips online containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category. The once exception is that there are 11 Supporting Actresses in a Digital Drama due to exact ties in the voting. As well, the names of the actors proceeding directly to the Blue Ribbon round of voting in the Younger Actor and Actress, and Guest Performer categories in a Drama Series are contained below as well.

Ballots were submitted directly to Lutz & Carr, Inc., an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on February 21, 2019, which will determine both nominees and recipients.  

Final nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

“We are very proud to officially launch the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with this list of extremely talented actors and actresses” said Brent Stanton, Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards Administration. “We are also very excited that this year the pre-nomination round includes the very talented performers from the Digital Drama Series.”

“Following the success of last year’s show, we look forward to the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards being even bigger and better,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President, and Executive Producer, Daytime Emmy Awards. “Today’s list of talent bodes well for a spirited competition and a star-studded show”

Congrats to all for their Pre-noms, now check out who made the cut below!

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

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

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

Amelia Heinle, as Victoria Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Finola Hughes, as Anna Devane
General Hospital, ABC

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

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

Michelle Stafford, as Nina Reeves
General Hospital, ABC

Heather Tom, as Katie Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Maura West, as Ava Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

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

Eric Braeden, as Victor Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Tyler Christopher, as Stefan DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

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

Drake Hogestyn, as John Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Jon Lindstrom, as Ryan/Kevin Collins
General Hospital, ABC

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

Jason Thompson, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

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Tamara Braun, as Dr. Kim Nero
General Hospital, ABC

Kassie DePaiva, as Eve Donovan
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Linsey Godfrey, as Sarah Horton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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

Martha Madison, as Belle Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Beth Maitland, as Traci Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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

Kirsten Storms, as Maxie Jones
General Hospital, ABC

Sal Stowers, as Lani Price
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

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

Max Gail, as Mike Corbin
General Hospital, ABC

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

Thad Luckinbill, as JT Hellstrom
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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

Wes Ramsey, as Peter August
General Hospital, ABC

Greg Rikaart, as Leo Stark
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Christopher Sean, as Paul Narita
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Aaron D. Spears, as Justin Barber
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Dominic Zamprogna, as Dante Falconeri
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Alyvia Alyn Lind, as Faith Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Kiara Barnes, as Zoe Buckingham
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Sasha Calle, as Lola Rosales
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

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

Camryn Hamm, as Shauna Nelson
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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

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

Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson
General Hospital, ABC

Eden McCoy, as Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital, ABC

Nia Sioux, as Emma Barber
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

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

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

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

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

William Lipton, as Cameron Webber
General Hospital, ABC

Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero
General Hospital, ABC

Zach Tinker, as Fenmore Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

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OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, as Miguel Garcia
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat
General Hospital, ABC

Wayne Brady, as Dr. Reese Buckingham
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Daniel Hall, as Scott Grainger
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Monica Horan, as Kiernan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Cassandra James, as Dr. Terry Randolph
General Hospital, ABC

Kelly Kruger, as Mackenzie Browning
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Kate Mansi, as Abigail Deveraux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Thaao Penghlis, as Andre DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

Jeremy Ray Valdez, as Detective Alex Sanchez
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

James Read, as Gregory Chase
General Hospital, ABC

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Hunter Tylo, as Dr. Taylor Hayes
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Danny Woodburn, as Ken
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Nikko Austen Smith, as Jilly Mitchell
Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC Nikko

Vanessa Baden Kelly, as Journee
Giants, YouTube.com

Ji Bak, as Molly
Only Children, Vimeo.com

Ashley Clements, as Sona
Sona, Legendary Digital Networks

Jade Harlow, as Lianna Ramos
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Liana Liberato, as McKenna Brady
Light as a Feather, Hulu

Shanti Lowry, as Yolanda Rodriguez
Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

Haley Ramm, as Violet Simmons
Light as a Feather, Hulu

Alesha Reneé, as Calysta Jeffries
The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC

Liz Vassey, as Dr. Gillian Hunt
Riley Parra, Tello Films

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Mitchell Anderson, as Jason Addams After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

Kristos Andrews, as Pete Garrett The Bay The Series, Prime Video

James Bland, as Malachi Giants, YouTube.com

Richard Brooks, as Augustus Barringer The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC

Richard Brooks, as Magnus Mitchell Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC

Yuri Lowenthal, as Max Levodolinsky Orbital Redux, Project Alpha

Kevin Spirtas, as Brian Stone After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

Tim Wardell, as Mohammed Only Children, Vimeo.com

Brian White, as Jimmy Blue Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video W

Wayne Wilcox, as Ray Only Children, Vimeo.com

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Marion Akpan, as Nancy Stephenson
Anacostia, YouTube.com

Crystal Brown, as Tamera
Giants, YouTube.com

Erin Cherry, as Brenda
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

Celeste Fianna, as Tamara Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Cady Huffman, as Lisa
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

Joy McElveen, as Mellori
Giants, YouTube.com

Carolyn Ratteray, as Caitlin Priest
Riley Parra, Tello Films

Irene Roseen, as Maeve Fielding
The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC

Victoria Rowell, as Jacqueline Mitchell
Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC

Karrueche Tran, as Vivian Johnson-Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Brianne Tju, as Alex Portnoy
Light as a Feather, Hulu

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Matthew Ashford, as Steve Jensen The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Ameer Baraka, as Darius Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

Brandon Beemer, as Evan Blackwell The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Carl Gilliard, as Dr. Munroe Giants, YouTube.com

Wil Lash, as Scott Taylor Anacostia, YouTube.com T

Tremayne Norris, as Carlos Daniels Anacostia, YouTube.com

Marc Anthony Samuel, as Mark Levodolinsky Orbital Redux, Project Alpha

Sean Samuels, as Ade Giants, YouTube.com

Terrence Terrell, as Kwasi Asamoah Giants, YouTube.com

Alex Wyse, as Cooper Only Children, Vimeo.com

Photo Credit: JPI Studis

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Denise Boutte, as Jasmine
Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

Lou Diamond Phillips, as Martin
Conversations in L.A., Prime Video

Sean Patrick Flanery, as Ty Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Anita Gillette, as Frannie
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

A. Martinez, as Nardo Ramos
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

Amy Pietz, as Mrs. Shannon Pierce
Conversations in L.A., Prime Video

J. August Richards, as Andrew Prescott
Giants, YouTube.com

Eric Roberts, as Alexander Fortnoy
New Dogs, Old Tricks, Prime Video

Kelsey Scott, as Sadiyah Siobahn
Giants, YouTube.com

Marina Sirtis, as Gail Finney
Riley Parra, Tello Films

So, did you favorite performers make the first round cut? Who are you happy to see in the running for Emmy gold? Who are you surprised is not on the Pre-nom list? Share your thoughts on the list of pre-nominations via the comment section below.

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Troy Pasquale
Troy Pasquale

Did Camila Banus (Gabi. DOOL) just not submit anything this year? Because that’s the ONLY reason why I can think of for not to be on the Best Supporting Actress list.

DMR
DMR

If Peter makes it to the final round(s), I will lose all faith in the system. There are so many well-deserving actors on this list. Those that have actually earned their jobs.

blake
blake

I don’t watch GH but I keep reading comments like yours on different media sites. He wasn’t bad when he was a young man on Guiding Light but that was about a decade ago. I might have to watch clips of him on GH just to be curious lol.

aria
aria

I have to admit I’m confuse on how the voting procedure goes, but still happy the GH ladies and guys that made the list, happy that Michele Stafford is finally popping up for her work on gh, and glad to see Tamara Braun in the list for supporting, especially since they started her character out slow, and now she’s in hight gear onscreen.

robert
robert

where’s camila?huge snub. if parking lot Peter advances,these emmys have no credibility. glad to see Drake in there. Chad just no,he slept through all his scenes last year

DMR
DMR

AGREED.

GramS
GramS

No snub at all if she did not submit a reel. There are no nominations for these awards other than the actor nominating themself.

Patrick
Patrick

Tallies : each show… # nominees

Y&R : 19
GH : 17
Days: 16
B&B : 8

Best Lead / Supporting / Younger

Patrick
Patrick

RIGHT – oughta – the gate : hey ! Prop this

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES “Thaao Penghlis ‘

Andre DiMera @DAYS of OUR Lives.. his comedic timing… his over the top… demeanor… his mindset in crafting a character that has legs AND rode the DiMera Mystique. Andre WITH Kate… GOD ! I will never understand why this was trashed. the sophisticated wit the aplomb with which Andre and Lauren Koslow just nailed and toasted each other presence. I LOVE Thaao AND Andre AND Tony. Mr DiMera to the set please. Ron Carlivati.. high brow wit glamour edge panache; one step up and hard knocks as only a DiMera can

Patrick
Patrick

^^^ THIS was my biggest surprise… I could be happy with this… well come on… along with the triple crown

@DAYS of OUR Lives

no surprise with Linsey Godfrey… AND “COME ON” any of the 4 shows casting director….. @JADE Harlow !?!? she continues to be nominated and recognized for internet show stopper that she is. also my other TRIP… LOL my secretly crushed on and will DANCE ; should @DAYS of OUR Lives nuERICA Kane
Victoria Konefal, as Ciara Brady Days of Our Lives, NBC

OH MY GOD … pick me up! My dynasty 2 billion dollar cache IS nominated : Victoria Rowell, as Jacqueline Mitchell Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC… another huge loss to this day that Y&R does nothing to further along COLOR. hey ! they didn’t keep Misheal Morgan did they

Steve
Steve

Glad to see Lindstrom in the lead category, as he has been driving story for months now. As mad as I was that Genie “went on hiatus”, that was probably the best thing to happen to JL on the show since they paired the 2 together.

Gail is rightfully in the supporting category. Howarth should have got Ramsey’s slot, but I suspect he submitted in lead.

Jackie
Jackie

Please air the show on prime time TV. Or on cable. Eithe mr inecso weccan watch.

blake
blake

I agree, that would be great!

Jackie
Jackie

Messed up on the last part. Either way do we the fans can watch.

Patrick
Patrick

KNOCK IT OUT of the Park : unquestionably; without doubt; no err on judgment; bar none; pack a wallop; the envelope PLEASE OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Tamara Braun, as Dr. Kim Nero General Hospital, ABC Kirsten Storms, as Maxie Jones General Hospital, ABC Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry General Hospital, ABC 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 Sal Stowers, as Lani Price Days of Our Lives, NBC Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland The Young and the Restless, CBS Beth Maitland, as Traci Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis The Young and the Restless, CBS EVERY WOMAN in this category could walk with GOLD how can any one break it down to 5. @Y&R – this is heart wrenching, and I don’t even watch Y&R any more… yet i’d standing ovation Beth Maitland, AND Mishael Morgan. can MESMERIZE. I can still see @Camryn Grimes most boring speech at last years emmy… so she can take a break this year @GH – Tamara Braun will forever be the most welcome return by any actor to continue their outstanding RUN in this genre… she’s got mega written all over herself. top shelf top draw.. Dag ! plus she’s hotted out w/ Billy Miller AND William DeVry. this is happening Kirsten Storms – it’s been a year since her one week of funeral scenes have come and gone. since that time.. well whataya know.. Shelly and Chris work stinks and it carries over in to character assassination. it just reeks of Wes Ramsey’ Peter August… Maxie is gone @Vernee Watson.. Stella is never counted out… she deservedly WON and is placed in the right category this year for a shoe in… Love the bejeezus out of her. who wouldn’t want an Aunt Stella. I do, bunches and bunches of treat her like a lady having said ALL this ^^^^ all deserving of honorable mention that being said – the winner MUST come from any of the nominees @DAYS of OUR Lives DAYS of OUR Lives – for the love of GOD what will it take and when it should… only then will Serial have raised the bar and fully acknowledged the contribution of Ms. Kassie DePaiva . she is a full on ONE WOMAN SHOW… watching her work with a GIFTED CAST… alongside Kassie. boffo connect. it’s such delight and giddy to see Martha Madison DOES ACT and FULLY carries her work as a recast… and has only gotten better at each turn she shows up. I voted her BEST FIGURE… I vote her work with her parents John and Marlena as heart tugged OUT and how she had to “carry” out Marlena wish. AND she easily , could be handed the torch from the uber damsel big sister Sami.. and fire onward and upward with her turn. LOVE HER !… Read more »

Ray
Ray

Great list of actors. I think the one glaring omission is Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, DOOL). He has done the impossible, making us cheer for a killer. I also think Camilla Banus should not only have been pre-nominated, but should have won. Kate Mansi is a lock for her award. I am surprised to not see Greg Vaughn on the list. I am hoping to see the awards on Hallmark or Lifetime channel this year since they continue to employ so many daytime actors. Lastly, I would love to see Michael Fairman and Lauren Koslow do the red carpet.

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

it is a real shame not to see camila banus and robert scott wilson big snubs and gh fans michelle stafford should not be here she is phyliss from young and restless and wasting her time on gh someone also stated the 4 shows on the majors should be competing with the digital shows no no and no our 4 shows left still deserve the full respect of there own categories to me the prime time emmys are unwatchable this is us cannot compete with the americans those shows have diff liberties and keep maurice away too sleepwalking should not merit a nom

Bev. Schuelke
Bev. Schuelke

Happy about all that were nominated from GH. They are awesome!

blake
blake

Congrats to the cast of Days, the show I watch and love!

Dan
Dan

Just give the Best Supporting Actor Emmy to Max Gail right now. No disrespect to any of the other names on the list in that category, but it shouldn’t even be a competition. Max has been on another level. And to think, that role was originally planned to only las6 3 months.

The other names that stand out for me, very glad to see Jon Lindstrom’s name after all these years. I don’t recall him ever being nominated or pre-nominated in the past. Hope he makes the final cut. The story has dragged on too much for my liking, but as a performer, he’s been tremendous as Kevin/Ryan.

Maurice Benard got to play a totally different role for him this year as the loving son watching his father slip away to Alzheimer’s. Happy to see his name, he gets way too much unwarranted criticism. There is a reason so many GH nominees submit scenes where they shared the screen with Maurice, year after year. Hope he makes the final list.

Glad to finally see Michelle Stafford’s name for her work on GH, after being a perennial Emmy darling when she was on Y&R. Really all the ladies from GH in the lead category, Maura, Finola, Laura, Michelle, all are fantastic. Maura in particular It will be tough to narrow it down, along with all the very talented ladies from the other shows.

Where is Roger Howarth’s name? I know he’s a polarizing figure, some don’t like him as Franco. But his scenes with the reveal that Franco was sexually molested as a child, that entire storyline, he was raw, he was real, he was amazing. That’s a glaring omission on this list, in my opinion.

Eileen
Eileen

How can I vote ? Please air the 46th Daytime Emmy Awards, Prime time TV or Cable . I would love to watch all my favorites of GH . I am very pleased with all… GH nominations . Thank you

Annie
Annie

Hope Kirsten Storms finally wins. She was great when Nathan died.

Kristine Manning
Kristine Manning

So happy the favorite actors & actresses on GH have been nominated!
Please put award ceremony back on TV!!!! Please!!

Carol
Carol

I do hope that Marci Miller wins.She is the best Abby ever and my friend thinks the same way Kate is ok but we both love Marci better.

Teresa
Teresa

Can we watch the Awards on YouTube? Or when it is happening. I’m sure all of the soap fans would love to see it Live.

Patrick
Patrick

OK – I’m calling it : tit for tat swap

@General Hospital : Best Lead Actor; Jon Lindstrom
@General Hospital : Best Supporting ; Max Gail

@Days of OUR Lives : Best Lead Actress; Marci Miller
@Days of OUR Lives : Best Supporting ; Kassie DePaiva

Best Show ;Best Writing ;Best directing ; @Days of OUR Lives Triple Crown @Ron Carlivati

Patrick
Patrick

^^^ it just sounds and reads a lot of intelligence. ACTORS who craft their chosen profession … take the time and/or have that IT quotient to RUN with any thing. across the board fascinate AND mesmerize. on that note –

it’s Billy Flynn, Chad @DAYS
it’s Drake Hogestyn, John @DAYS

who should be in the top 5 and easily take home emmy

^^^ it sure would be a party

ann mckay
ann mckay

thought steve burton would be on list for best actor.

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Carroll, who was first-known for her amazing singing voice, and then as an actress, received a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination in her legendary career. She also make television history for her turns on Julia and Dynasty.

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