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All day long we have been tracking and keeping tabs on social media, fans comments, and within the industry of some of the glaring omissions and performers who many have noticed that are MIA from the first cut for contention for this year’s 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nominations.

Two women from General Hospital, who many felt were a lock to be part of the highly competitive Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Pre-Nom list did not make the cut.  We are speaking of the beloved Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Kathleen Gati (Dr. Obrecht), who this past year gave stellar performances throughout their storylines.

The TOLN online version of One Life to Live only scored nominations in the Younger Acting categories, however performances in Lead Actor and Actress from Jerry ver Dorn (Cint) and Florencia Lozano (Tea), and Supporting Actor and Actress, Tuc Watkins (David) and Kassie DePaiva (Blair), failed to move on for a slot on the pre-nom ballot.

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In addition, in celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless this year, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) did not land a pre-nom slot in the Outstanding Lead Actress, nor did The Bold and the Beautiful’s Don Diamont’s (Dollar Bill Spencer) in the Outstanding Lead Actor category Pre-Noms, and both were heavily in storylines throughout the eligibility year.

Another name everyone was talking about today was General Hospital’s Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma). It is our understanding at this time from reports, that Brooklyn was not entered into the competition.  Therefore, she was not left off the list of  the Pre-Nom finalists in the Younger Actress category.

This year, the quality of work we hear was exceptional and made for highly competitive categories, which in turn, unfortunately, means some people’s Emmy journey ended earlier than had been anticipated.

So, who do you think was the most glaring omission from performers who were entered into the race for the this year’s Daytime Emmy gold? Let us know!

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louisa
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louisa

Kirsten Storms is so much better than half the people on that list.

matthew
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matthew

I agree Louisa. Her omission from the list is very odd. Doesn’t make a bit of sense, this was Kirsten’s year!

GH50
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GH50

Agreed. She is such a wonderful actress. She has so much range and depth. She can do more with a facial expression, smile or a hand gesture than most can do with words. She is just such a pro. I hope when she returns they do her justice and put her front and center where her talent belongs. GH needs to just stop with the newbie experiments that just don’t cut it. Sabrina is just such a terribly uninteresting character and the actress does not have the skill to warrant the story she was given. And the obsession TPTB have… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

IA. Kristen should have been recognized over the likes of Tracy, Jessica, Steve, Doug-ugh! They don’t need to televise it, they should do it over YOUTUBE and announce the winners from there, and they can be at home and have someone deliver their Emmy. The End.

Tommy Moss
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Tommy Moss

Im happy Sharon Case was on the list. She is a wonderful actress

su0000
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su0000

In my world the Daytime Emmy Award is pure bull..
Too many great performers are left out and too many bad judgments are made from the ”opinions” of a few which some perhaps are not even soap fans..
I would be OK with dumping the Daytime Emmy Awards..
But- they seem to be a money maker so doubt they be flushed..

((I feel the choices of actors nominated is a bit insulting to some great actors who were not recognized for their great performances)

like I said- it is all bull ..

Lou
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Lou

Did Roger Howarth not submit for his work as Todd on OLTL? I found his nuanced work there so much more compelling than the mostly campy OTT work he’s done on GH. Surprised he would ignore the superb work he did in his icionic role in favor of the Franco theatrics.

Kiki Smith
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Kiki Smith

ABC wouldn’t let him submit for Todd on TOLN

Lou
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Lou

Source?

Actors are allowed to submit themselves. Not sure how ABC could stop him, if he wanted to.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

If RH’s current employer, ABC, made it clear to him that they would look disapprovingly upon his submitting himself for OLTL, and he wanted to continue his employment, that could certainly stop him. (Not saying that that is what happened, because I don’t know–but it’s one way that ABC could stop him cold if they wanted to, regardless of what the “rules” are.)

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Totally agree.

Kiki Smith
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Kiki Smith

Heard Cartini told all the GH actors not to vote for any OLTL or AMC actors.

Fran
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Fran

OLTL’s Jerry ver Dorn & F lorenca , Kassie were cheated along with tuc No surprise you guys /gals ROCK So who made Pre moms let me guess Most of the cast from BB/ GH one from AMC and maybe 1/2 from YR and Days

Sam
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Sam

OLTL gets f’ked over yet again. The Emmys are such political bulls’t. IMO Corbin and Kelley don’t deserve to be there, theyhaven’t earned it. Many of the veteran OLTL and AMC actors who were cut deserved to be in the running, especially since OLTL & AMC are now officially dead. It’s March and the ABC non-production clause should kick in and the rights go back to them. PP really blew it there.

matthew
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matthew

Very disappointed that Kirsten Storms was snubbed. She had a great year with the not so surrogate pregnancy storyline! Can’t imagine how her performance wouldn’t measure up to the other actresses submissions. I am thrilled that Kelly Sullivan was pre-nominated, she was absolutely robbed last year! She should have won Lead Actress by a landslide.

Li
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Li

I totally agree about Kelly Sullivan. She’s fantastic and playing those 2 roles was insane! I hope she wins! Worst thing GH did was kill her off!

Patrick
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Patrick

GH letting go… of Kelly Sullivan… was the biggest, most grievous error… by RC/FV. Period.

we all have to overlook the writing… Yeah? LOL… I love the… “eyeroll” moments from FANS…

Kelly Sullivan – I’ll continue to miss her… till after this years emmys… I’d love to see her acknowledged… with a WIN.. and hope GH production… knows how big she is with the fans…

I love You Kelly Sullivan

Vickg4767
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Vickg4767

I agree in large part with the comments above!! Based on pre nominations it would seem to me that perhaps actor should have appeared on a show for a period of six months in order to be considered. There are many actors leaving and trading shows: which is fine but in my mind that cuts down on the body of work that can be viewed. Yes: they put an Emmy reel together which must have quality material but that seems to have negated the work by those who have had quality and quantity of work. I have a problem with… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

it is the system– all that is require is that they submit a 4 minute reel of work done within that calendar year– it doesn’t matter if those 4 minutes where edited throughout the whole year, or just one scene. It is a flaw system. I rather see independent judges assigned to each soap, who will watch the show everyday, and throughout the year and make recommendations based on an actors body of work, not just one scene that would be fairer. Right now all you need is one good scene in the whole year and you can win an… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

I like your idea. The fans should be able to pick what scenes to submit and vote the noms in and then the board can pick whoever they like- IT IS SUBJECTIVE ANYWAY. Boo…! on the selected picks for some on the nominees. wtf!

missellie
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missellie

Kirsten Storms is a glaring omission IMO!

Greta
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Greta

I was shocked Kirsten Storms didn’t make the list. She was amazing last year.

Beth
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Beth

Both Katheen Gati and Kirsten Storms were, without question, robbed.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Award shows are rarely satisfying…imo…i hardly ever watch them anymore…i just check out the winners list the next day like i do for the Academy Awards…do any of the daytime voters actually watch soaps or just the clips summited to them?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

For me, the best part of the Oscars this year was Kim Novak presenting an award. I was happy and sad at the same time. I’m a Hitchcock fan, so Vertigo is high on the list!

Patrick
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Patrick

Kim Novak…. was… an absolute STUNNER! drop dead, disarming… beauty….. You just have to see: “Picnic” with William Holden, Rosalind Russell…. Oye.. the sparks flew… captivated… took flight… and sex was palpable… LOL… OK… with Kim Novak and William Holden… dalliance (flirtation)… come hither… it was too much fire… so well done Rosalind Russell…. comedic timing… was laugh out loud… she was amazing… she took the role… (and, I’m so glad she did) but it was said… she didn’t want to submit herself in a “best-supporting” role… as she preferred to be nominated as the lead actress… ——— back to… Read more »

Keri
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Keri

Yes little Miss Brookyln absolulty belongs on this list and quite frankly she is one of the best of daytime no matter what her age. Anyone seeing her running towards Robin crying mommy! Or just her daily everyday stuff. She little super star and keeps growing in skill each year!! Just adore her. Hope they never feel the need to SORAS that character I be so upset.

dmr
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dmr

Brooklyn is a better actress than a few of the adult actresses on the show (Kiki)! I love Brooklyn’s scenes! She is incredibly gifted!

heidi
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heidi

Very disappointed to hear Kirsten and Kathleen were dropped!!! They both had very strong performances and are very talented!

elite advisors
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elite advisors

Brooklyn is such a talented little girl…leaps and bounds over anyone in any of the soaps as well!! Roger Howarth is talented no matter what role he plays and you have to love his own spin to every character…he’s FUN to watch.

Kirsten not making that list is crazy…

Johnny
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Johnny

The problem is that his spin is the same spin no matter which character he plays. Whether it be Todd, or Paul, or Franco, or whoever, he does the same Howarth shchtick…he tics, he stammers, he flails his arms, he feels the need to make EVERY line a one liner, and try to make everything somehow quirky, or funny. It is exhausting to watch after a while. Part of it is the writing, but it would be so nice for the writing and the acting to be toned down a couple notches. Can’t this person ever have a normal conversation… Read more »

W. R.
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W. R.

Apparently you didn’t see his work on oltl this year. It was refreshingly free of the buffoon that Gh had turned Todd into. There were very few one liners. Todd has to have some because that is his style and he would be out of character without some humor. But it was kept to a minimum. Roger and Kassie gave us beautiful, subtle, heartfelt performances that deserved recognition. Roger on GH is a mere shadow of what he is capable of and I’m disappointed to see him recognized for that. I can’t help but think that there is a political… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Johnny….Glad to know the exaggerated affectations annoy others, too and I must say that Lucy’s are the MOST egregious! I cannot even stand to watch that overgesticulating, hyperactive drama queen…she really is just TOO much!!!!!

elite advisors
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elite advisors

On a side note, Don Diamont, Dollar Bill, is not a diss…. I don’t think he really delivered anything worth mentioning… playing an arrogant billionaire, he’s one dimensional lately…compare his work to that of Jason Thompson( Patrick of GH) and you get my drift! Jason was fabulous this year and continues to touch his audience! That’s Emmy worthy!

Sharonda
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Sharonda

BB cast is one dimensional now minutes Heather Tom but I find her best work is crying, and that’s it.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I have to say I totally agree with you.

Johnny
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Johnny

We do have to put the Gati situation in perspective. I agree she is an awesome comedic actress, but we all know that comedy is rarely rewarded at the Emmys. And these are called Daytime “DRAMAS” after all…let us not forget that. It is like that uptight Frau from the Austin Powers movies…that actress is brilliant and hilarious at playing that character, but she would never win an Oscar for it. Obrecht is campy, and over the top and bordering on cartoonish. And thats another problem…this show has so many whack jobs, criminals, and nut cases running around town (Obrecht,… Read more »

boes
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boes

Roger Howarth, Kathleen Gati and Kristen Alderson should only be nominated for an award if they’re submitting a reel from the Cartoon Network.
I can see them now, trying to escape from being hit by an anvil thrown at them by Wily E. Coyote.
You can get more honestly dramatic acting from Porky and Petunia Pig.
Tha….tha…that’s ALL, folks!

Charday
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Charday

I agree with you about Kathleen Gati (Dr. Obrecht)–her performances have been outstanding the last year.

Tom
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Tom

Off-topic but reading through the lists brings me to a sad realization: is anyone else depressed that we’ll never again see Jeanne Cooper, Susan Flannery, or Erika Slezak nominated for an Emmy? 🙁

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

There are no more actresses like those three on daytime soaps. They all worked for years on their shows, and they never phoned in their performances. (no matter how far fetched the plots were at times). I still miss “Viki” on my screen.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Why the hell is Cynthia watros pre nominated! Tatyana Ali had a better year

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

How can Jerry Ver Dorn not be nominated? How can Corbin Blue get a nomination? He was cute and all, but no acting range was shown. I think that very few from OLTL and AMC were nominated because the actors on the other network shows refused to vote for them. They only vote for the ones on their own network in a desperate attempt for job security. That is a mistake. We all know that soaps can be cancelled at any time. Someday they may be successful online. It is a mistake for the industry to ignore the online soap… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… and, the Emmy goes to: ”

Kathleen Gatti, GH
Kirsten Storms, GH

Lauren Koslow, Days
Jenn Lily, Days
John Aniston, Days

these are my picks for unbelievable…. bereft. aghast… mind numbing… dumb me down

they did it again…

they just don’t listen… mindless behavior.

I love these people

Shay
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Shay

That sums it up perfectly, Patrick….”They just don’t listen….” And not simply about the Emmys! (By the way, wasn’t the divine Ms. Gati just magnificent yesterday???? More, more, more….)

Patrick
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Patrick

1. I like that she shared a kiss…. with victor… and LOL… she dove right in to the chocolates 2. that she’s nevertheless passionate about Faison…. it’s her love… and she stood up to Anna… Yikes! I love the idea… that she could be related to Anna… that would be a real doozy of a time… for these two to explore… just love the possibilities I do not think… Dr. O is cartoonish. over the top.. yes… but.. the writers are fleshing out layers and it’s all an invite to me… LOL.. liked the scene when the lady was thanking… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, Patrick! There is so much more to discover about our mysterious Dr. O…. and I hope that the writers will do her justice! If there is one character that deserves the proper attention to character development and a fascinating backstory, it is Liesl Obrecht! Not only do I absolutely adore the divalicious doc, but the lovely lady who portrays her, as well….she is the epitome of class and gracious, humble appreciation for her multitude of fans. Ms. Gati totally deserves every bit of success she has earned–line by line, episode by episode–as the best thing to hit GH… Read more »

DomSmythe
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DomSmythe

I hope Kimberly McCullough advances to the nominations list. She’s a wonderful actress.

Connie Delle Donne
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Connie Delle Donne

Michael Easton (Silas Clay GH) should be nominated. He’s one of the best actors on GH. Disappointed he was nominated. He has been giving stellar performances all year! Love him as Silas Clay.

dmr
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dmr

Absolutely agree about Dr. Obrecht (Ms. Gati) on General Hospital! I love when she is on-air! I love how she delivers her one-liners, always insults to Anna. She cracks me up. A great actress and find for sure!

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