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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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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

Photo: ABC

Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

Photo: Netflix

She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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SAG AWARDS 2024: Jennifer Aniston to Present Barbra Streisand with SAG Life Achievement Award

This Saturday night the 30th annual SAG Awards will be handed out for acting performances in motion picture and television. One of the high points of the evening will be legendary actress, singer, producer, writer and director Barbra Streisand receiving the SAG’s Life Achievement Award.

Scheduled to present the award to Barbra will be Jennifer Aniston. Streisand becomes the 59th recipient of  SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor for her career accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.

The 30th annual SAG Awards stream live on Netflix this Saturday February 24th at 8pm ET/PT.  Winners in SAG’s 15 categories will be announced that evening. The SAG Awards historically have been a predictor of who will win the top performer categories and potentially Best Picture.


Additional presenters for the evening include a reunion of  the stars of A Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

Others on the presenter list include: Erika Alexander, Danielle Brooks, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Cera, Colman Domingo, Robert Downey Jr., Fran Drescher, Phil Dunster, Billie Eilish, America Ferrera, Brendan Fraser, Taraji P. Henson, Troy Kotsur, Greta Lee, Melissa McCarthy, Cillian Murphy, Glen Powell, Issa Rae, Storm Reid, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alexander Skarsgård, Omar Sy, Hannah Waddingham, Naomi Watts, Jeffrey Wright, and more.

In the nominations, Barbie and Oppenheimer lead the motion picture categories with four nominations apiece, while the television nominations saw Succession receive five followed by Ted Lasso, The Bear and The Last of Us.

The Morning Show and Friends star. Jennifer Aniston, is the daughter of the late Days of our Lives legend, John Aniston, who passed away on November 11, 2022.

So, looking forward to Barbra Streisand receiving the SAG Life Achievement Award? Comment below.

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Playgirl Confirms ‘Hunks of Days of our Lives’ In Spring Digital Edition

Looks like the Days of our Lives men, who have been known to show some skin on daily episodes of the Peacock streaming soap opera, will be featured in a pictorial spread in an upcoming spring edition of Playgirl.

The guys that are known to have participated include: Robert Scott Wilson (Alex Kiriakis), Eric Marstolf (Brady Black), Paul Telfer (Xander Kiriakis), Christopher Sean (ex-Paul) and Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton).

The official Playgirl Instagram account shared a pic with Rob Scott Wilson in a robe with noted photographer Katie Levine, and expressed: “Cooking up something epic with @katielevinephoto@robertscottwilson and the hunks of @dayspeacock.”

Photo: Playgirl IG

In response to the Playgirl post, Rob Scott Wilson replied, “Here goes nothin’, while Christopher Sean added, “Thanks for having me.” Bryan Dattilo took to his Instagram story in a post that has since bee deleted, where he confirmed that the ‘hunks’ shot their photos this week.

Playgirl Magazine made its debuted in 1973. It’s last print edition was released in 2016. Now, the Playgirl brand is returning as a digital publication.

Photo: JPI

So, what do you think? Glad the DAYS hunks will kick off the new digital edition of Playgirl? Looking forward to seeing the photo spread? Comment below.

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