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

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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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CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Bryan Craig and Billy Flynn both deserve a nomination.

su0000
su0000

GH;;;

Men;
Bryan Craig —
Maurice Benard —
Roger Howarth —

Women;
Nancy Lee Grahn —

Y&R;;;;

ehh whomever ..

Alyssa
Alyssa

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

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

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

Kdub2489
Kdub2489

Gina Tognoni for Lead
Jason Thompson for Lead

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

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

Judy
Judy

I agree with you

Ghlover
Ghlover

Will Bold get any?

Sandy
Sandy

Laura Wright definitely! She’s been outstanding!

JK
JK

RIGHT ON SANDY….LAURA WRIGHT IS A REAL PERFORMER….TRUE SOAP STAR!

Ray
Ray

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

Steven
Steven

Go days of our live we love you all

Steven
Steven

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

Sandy
Sandy

For sure Bryan Craig.

Dan
Dan

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.

Janet
Janet

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 .

Patrick
Patrick

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…

Dante
Ava
Kiki

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

Jay Trotter
Jay Trotter

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

Joe
Joe

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

Marzy Dotes
Marzy Dotes

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.

Kathy
Kathy

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!!!!!

Daisy
Daisy

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

Mary SF
Mary SF

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

Rhonda
Rhonda

Totally agree, MIss Mary of SF!

Kim
Kim

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

Lluwellyn
Lluwellyn

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

k/kay
k/kay

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

Tricia
Tricia

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.

JK
JK

THIS LITTLE GAL IS TERRIFIC ON Y&R AND WAS OUTSTANDING IN THE TWO DOLLY PARTON MOVIES…..A TRUE LITTLE STAR! SHE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE RECOGNIZED FOR HER WORK.

Rhonda
Rhonda

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.

k/kay
k/kay

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

Ashley
Ashley

Steve Burton , Sharon Case .

Davy
Davy

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! 🙂

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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!

Rhonda
Rhonda

Michelle Stafford!

Steven
Steven

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

clb
clb

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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In addition, Hartley dishes her new reality series Selling Sunset, where she is thrust into the cutthroat world of real estate agents.  The series now airing on Neflix, puts Chrishell in the middle of the female agents of the Oppenheim Group Real Estate company.  During the podcast, Chrishell talks about the blurred lines of reality TV and what the experience was like for her, in particular dealing with the competitive female agents.

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Later in the podcast, Freddie Smith (Sonny), Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Wally Kurth (Justin) talk on what’s going down with the Kiriakis family including:  Justin and Adrienne’s “officiating” Eve and Jack’s wedding; while Sonny tries to help Will cope with the news of Will’s brain tumor and what may be left for their future together.  Plus, Judi talks about how Freddie got chosen to play the role of Sonny in the first place, since she screen-tested with him.

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At the end of the episode, Michael asks Freddie, Judi, and Wally to play a game called, “Dish, Dirt, or Delight” were they pick a name out of dish and offer up thoughts on some of their past or present co-stars from DAYS.   Listen to what they had to say!

Download this latest installment on iTunes here, or take a listen at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

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On Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime drama series, Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) drop the bomb on WilSon.  Sadly, Will has a small brain tumor, although believed to be benign, it is is in a section of his frontal lobe that makes it most likely inoperable.

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Principal photography will begin this spring for a 2019 holiday release.

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So what do you think about a holiday movie starring some of these popular folks from the soaps? Intrigued by the premise? Comment below.

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