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Daytime Emmy Pre-Nom Voting Underway: Who Will Make The Top Ten For Lead & Supporting Daytime Drama Performers?



The reels are in and away we go!  Voting has now officially begun for this year’s 44th annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations.

In this first round of daytime drama acting submissions,, actors can choose material from one or two episodes max, and up to 4 minutes in total to represent their work.

NATAS has announced that voting will continue now through January 23rd with the official pre-nominations slated to be revealed on January 25th.

The top ten vote-getters in the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, will then move on to the blue-ribbon round of voting. Of note:  Those competing in the Younger Actor and Actress categories, those entrants will move forward directly to the blue-ribbon round.

So, which of your favorites do you hope gets a slot in the top ten, and is announced as moving on in the top daytime drama categories? Share your picks and thoughts below!


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Bryan Craig and Billy Flynn both deserve a nomination.


Bryan Craig —
Maurice Benard —
Roger Howarth —

Nancy Lee Grahn —


ehh whomever ..

Laura Wright and Maurice Bernard have really shown how great of actors they are through the Morgan Corinthians’s story line all there emotional scenes brought tears to my eyes many times they deserve to be recognized for their work such great chemistry and out standing actors

I think Katherine Kelly Lang aka Brooke from B&B should finally get a nod. Her scenes with Heather Thom when Katie gave her the kiss off were excellent. She is so overdue for something. I am hoping the show will be on a channel that I can see. I also think Steve Burton should be acknowledged as well. Although I could take him or leave him, he had some incredible scenes during the outing of Christian. Especially on Christmas Eve. Sometimes he didn’t have to say anything. I felt his pain through his actions alone

Gina Tognoni for Lead
Jason Thompson for Lead

As I do every year, I always give a shout for Tracey Bregman to be somewhere with the names on the ballot.

I agree with you

Will Bold get any?

Laura Wright definitely! She’s been outstanding!


Billy Flynn, Kristian Alfonso, Kate Mansi, John McCook, Rena Sofer, Heather Tom, Katherine Kelly Lang

Go days of our live we love you all

22 daytime Emmy nominees for days of our live they are not going anywhere I can’t wait

For sure Bryan Craig.

I can only speak on GH since it’s the only soap I watch.

Maurice Benard and Laura Wright without a doubt, whether people like them or not, they were excellent during the Morgan’s death storyline. Laura turned in Emmy quality scenes every day for like a week straight.

Speaking of Morgan, Bryan Craig is deserving for sure. He got a lot of criticism from a number of posters here over the years, but I think he really developed into a good young actor, and his performances portraying bi-polar disorder right up until his last day on the show were very well done.

Nancy Lee Grahn had a great year, so did William deVry playing opposite her. Maura West always has to be mentioned, I love watching her in everything she does. I think Hayley Erin really shined with the Morgan’s death stuff as well. Jane Elliot is always overlooked, but when they gave her meaty material when Tracy was sick and dying, she knocked it out of the park, as she always does. I thought Richard Burgi did some great stuff as Paul, even if the storyline twist where he was revealed as the hospital killer wasn’t one of their best.

Those are some of the names from GH that really stand out to me as doing Emmy quality work in 2016.

I think Dominic Zamprogna deserve an emmy for when Morgan died and he was at the police station . He got so upset, and flipped over the file cabinet .

YES… so in agreement…. doesn’t matter that … the Sonny and Carly show… have ruined GH. the behind the scenes production team is so lame… to continually prop these two characters… they are MOB… not any where near what GH means.

with so much overkill… yeah, Sonny and Carly, even as a couple, are not interesting. the only three characters who brought any level of interest to : The Sonny and CArly SHOW…


ps: I loved that scene of Dante in the interrogation room…. by himself… loved the silence in filming that scene… it rocked me to the core for Dante.

it is Dante / Ava / and Kiki who DESERVE emmy nominations…. certainly more than overkill… PROPPED … Carly and Sonny. meh

FYI: I have never watched Days so here’s my final nomination choices (and winners) from GH/Y&R/B&B

Young actress:

Lexi Ainsworth (winner)
Haley Erin
Reign Edwards
Hunter King

Young actor:

Bryan Craig (winner)
Tequan Richmond
Pierson Fode
Rome Flynn

Supporting actress

Nancy Lee Grahn (Winner) She’s always submitted in supporting.
Jane Elliott
Michelle Stafford
Rena Sofer
Elizabeth Hendrickson

Supporting actor

Kristoff St. John (winner) He should share it with Nichelle Nichols.
Richard Burgi
Chad Duell
Scott Clifton
Darin Brooks

Leading actress

Laura Wright (winner)
Maura West
Gina Tognoni
Melissa Claire Egan
Heather Tom

Lead Actor

Eric Braeden (winner)
Justin Hartley
Maurice Benard
William Devry
John McCook

Nancy Lee Grahn is NOT always submitted in Supporting Actress, She was nominated for Lead Actress in 03,04, and 05

She’s submitting in the lead actress category this time of year. Only right because she’s been one of GH’s leads. Brilliant decision making on part of GH and ABC.

This year you have to give it to Laura Wright and Maurice Bernard. Their acting during the death of their son was the best on TV!!!!!

I hope Arianne Zucker and Suzanne Rogers get nominations for their work during Days Daniel death story.

I know soaps are daytime drama– but I honestly wish there were categories for performances that used humor or less obvious conflicts– every single year there are reels upon reels of characters either crying, getting mad or dying– that’s it, if your character did any of those things you have a shot at an Emmy —-

Personally I like to see someone like Ms. Grimes who plays Mariah on Y&R get a nod– or the actress who plays Diane on GH– she is rarely on, but when she is, I think she is brilliant as tough as nails lawyer to the mob. WK in either his roles on Days or GH, always overlooked— JA who plays Victor on Days– subtle but always great– so many over looked actors and actresses, because in order to be considered for a lead or supporting nod you have to have a major story line where you either cry, get angry or die– and those who do, it is usually the same few major names that get the award in the end

Totally agree, MIss Mary of SF!

My votes:

Female Lead: Nancy Lee Grahn – no one can even come close to what she did last year and is still doing
Male Lead: William DeVry
Young Actress: Lexi Ainsworth or Haley Erin
Supporting Actress: Jane Elliot

Sharon Case and Steve Burton truly deserve that Emmy no one in YR were better then them

Case never puts herself in the running she k it’s it is a popularity contest lobbying as for Burton he may but SC MTS they just don’t do it

the,youngist lead should be Aylina who play Faith from y.r she is a very good at it and I enjoyed the movie with Dolly Parton.


HUH? You mean the overly affected, overly self conscious actress who plays the petulant, spoiled brat Faith?
No one likes her and she is on wayyyy too much.
Nothing against the actress but the character is horrid.

Camryn Grimes as a young actress was wonderful I am just bored with Faith

Steve Burton , Sharon Case .

I would love to see Deidre Hall, Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden, Genie Francis, Lynn Herring, John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang nominated again.

Enough with Heather Tom, Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, etc. They are all awesome performers but they each already have tons of Emmy nominations and wins.

Spread the wealth! 🙂

Yes, Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom based on that beautifully written scene where Jon (Kevin “high” on medicine or pain?) says he has just been existing up to this point and declares his love for Laura–so sweet and uplifting and exquisitely written.
I declare my vote–and love–for Genie and Jon.
And on Days, I do vote for Kate Mansi–and the “burning bed” scene!

Michelle Stafford!

Lead actor Billy Flynn,Galen gearin , lead actress Kate mansi , arianna Zucker supporting actress is Jenn Lilly Kristen Alfonso supporting actor Eric martsolf Deimos kiriakus young actor Casey moss joey Johnson Paul narista younger actress Clair Brady camila banus ….. OUTstanding drama days of our lives

You can say what you want about Passanante and Altman but GH should win again. And will win the most emmys overall!

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Jonah Robinson Joins the Cast of Days of our Lives as Dr. Mark Greene

If you caught last Wednesday’s June 12th episode of Days of our Lives, a new doctor came running into Horton Town Square shirtless; much to the delight and then eventual chagrin of Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart).

Enter actor Jonah Robinson who is now on the Peacock streaming soap opera in the recurring role of Dr. Mark Greene. We meet Mark when Leo tries to hit on him, only to have Mark clarify to Leo he is straight, shocking Leo that his gaydar could have been so off.

Later, Mark is at University Hospital and stepping in for Chanel’s (Raven Bowens) doctor who was called away for the day and he assures Chanel and Johnny (Carson Boatman) that their unborn baby has a strong heartbeat, and at the moment is doing fine.

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During the conversation, Mark reveals he is the big brother to his little sister, Felicity (Kennedy Garcia), with whom Chanel loves when she comes to the bake shop.  There was also a little ‘wink-wink’ moment, when Johnny recalls that the doctor on the hit NBC medical drama, ER, was named Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards), to which Salem’s Mark Greene, says he was named after.

Taking to his Instagram, Robinson shared, “Meet Dr. Mark Greene. So excited to be joining @dayspeacock. It’s an honor to be @kennedyjean04 @louis_tomeo ‘s big brother.”

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So, it looks like there are 3 Greene siblings.  Will we eventually meet the parents?

Before Days of our Lives, Jonah was seen on Peacock’s Daisy Jones and the Six, and has appeared in independent movies and musical theatre productions throughout his career.

Do you hope DAYS expands Jonah’s role as the Greene family becomes more entrenched in story? What are you first impressions? Comment below.


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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.


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AnnaLynne McCord Previews Her Days of our Lives Debut; But is She Playing Abigail?

Next week, circle Wednesday June 19th for the on-screen debut of AnnaLynne McCord said to be a “mystery woman” on Peacock’s Days of our Lives, as Chad (Billy Flynn) and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) are on the case to try to see if they can find any leads to find an alive Abigail,

McCord, who has her own soapy history having appeared in roles on TNT’s Dallas reboot and the 90210 reboot, comes to Salem with plenty of television experience in primetime.

Now that Chad was told by Clyde Weston (James Read) that Abigail is actually alive? Could McCord be playing a recast Abigail? Since it appears Marci Miller did not come back to the show to reprise her role? Or, is McCord playing a completely different character.

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To prepare viewers for emergence on the DAYS canvas, AnnaLynne spoke to where she explained the genesis of who she is or might be playing.

Following the end to the SAG-AFTRA strike in November of 2023, the idea of McCord coming to DAYS began to percolate, and she actually started taping at DAYS in January of this year.

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Citing a lot of upheaval at the time, McCord was not clear on what part she was going to be playing, “To be frank, it was very ambiguous in the beginning. Obviously, there was a writer transition and everything that was going on within the industry politically so to speak. So when I initially came on, no one really knew who I was gonna be. We were figuring it out as we went.”

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However, McCord did tease, “What fans who are clearly very clever will come to figure out very early on is that a certain gentleman who is not quite so gentle by the name of Clyde Weston has his fingers in the storyline of my character. So I enter day one as ‘Mystery Woman.’”

So, do you think AnnaLynne McCord will be the new and alive Abigail Deveraux DiMera, or do you think she is playing someone brainwashed to believed to be Abigail, or she is playing a totally different character? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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