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“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
The pre-nominated performers were selected
through an online judging ballot containing all the
entrants. Judges were required to view clips of the
performances before selecting their top 10 choices in each
of the nine performer categories. The blue-ribbon screening
round will begin on Thursday, Feb. 21, which will determine
the final nominees in each category as well as the final
recipient of the coveted Daytime Emmy Award. The final
nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 20.
Outstanding Lead Actress - Sharon Case (Sharon, Y&R), Eileen
Davidson (Ashley, Y&R), Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R),
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy,
B&B), Marci Miller (Abigail, DAYS), Michelle Stafford (Nina,
GH), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Maura West (Ava, GH) and
Laura Wright (Carly, GH).
Outstanding Lead Actor -
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), Tyler
Christopher (Stefan, DAYS),Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B), Billy
Flynn (Chad, DAYS), Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS), Jon
Lindstrom (Ryan/Kevin, GH), Stephen Nichols (Steve, DAYS)
and Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R).
Actress - Tamara Braun (Kim, GH), Kassie DePaiva (Eve,
DAYS), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS), Camryn Grimes (Mariah,
Y&R), Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS), Beth Maitland (Traci,
Y&R), Mishael Morgan (Hilary, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie,
GH), Sal Stowers (Lani, DAYS) and Vernee Watson (Stella,
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Darin Brooks (Wyatt,
B&B), Max Gail (Mike, GH), Bryton James (Devon, Y&R), Thad
Luckinbill (J.T., Y&R), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Wes
Ramsey (Peter, GH), Greg Rikaart (Leo, DAYS), Christopher
Sean (Paul, DAYS), Aaron D. Spears (Justin, B&B) and Dominic
Zamprogna (Dante, GH).
Outstanding Younger Actress -
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R), Kiara Barnes (Zoe, B&B),
Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R), Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH), Cait
Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R), Camryn Hamm (Shauna, Y&R), Olivia
Rose Keegan (Claire, DAYS), Victoria Konefal (Ciara, DAYS),
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH), Eden McCoy (Josslyn, GH), Nia
Sioux (Emma, B&B) and Lexie Stevenson (Mattie, Y&R).
Outstanding Younger Actor - Lucas Adams (Tripp, DAYS), Adain
Bradley (Xander, B&B), Noah Alexander Gerry (Charlie, Y&R),
Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed, Y&R), William Lipton (Cameron,
GH), Kyler Pettis (Theo, DAYS), Garrin Stitt (Oscar, GH) and
Zach Tinker (Fen, Y&R).
Outstanding Guest Performer -
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Miguel, DAYS), Patricia Bethune
(Mary Pat, GH), Wayne Brady (Reese, B&B), Daniel Hall
(Scott, Y&R), Monica Horan (Kiernan, B&B), Cassandra James
(Terry, GH), Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R), Kate Mansi
(Abigail, DAYS), Thaao Penghlis (Andre, DAYS), Jeremy Ray
Valdez (Alex, B&B), James Read (Gregory, GH), Hunter Tylo
(Taylor, B&B) and Danny Woodburn (Ken, B&B).
New Year's Schedule: Y&R will air new episodes all week. On
Monday December 31: B&B repeat (except on the West Coast
where they will be showing the Sun Bowl). DOOL will have a
new episode. GH will air 12/31/97 episode.
January 1: B&B repeat. DOOL and GH will not air.
GH is the only soap pre-empted this week for the holidays.
All of the others will air new episodes for Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day. GH will air a re-run on Monday from 2005
and be pre-empted by football on Tuesday.
No B&B or Days Thurs. and Fri. No Y&R Thurs., but it will
air Friday. No GH Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. Friday, GH
will air a re-run from November 27, 2000 episode featuring
Sonny and Carly's first Thanksgiving.
Most of the daytime soaps were pre-empted 9/27/18 due to the
supreme court hearings and aired on Friday. Days of Our
Lives was only pre-empted or cut off in some areas, so they
showed a new episode on Friday. You can watch Thursday's
episode on the
Veteran soap writer Hardin LeMay died in May. He won Daytime
Emmys for his work on GL and AW. He also worked on ATWT,
"The Doctors," OLTL, and "Lovers and Friends" (which he also
Next week, GH is the only soap that will not be airing a new
episode on 4th of July. They will air a re-run from January
Daytime soap fans - No DOOL on Monday; GH is a re-run. B&B
and Y&R will have new episodes. Happy Memorial Day!
"The Talk" has a Daytime Emmy After Party Monday, 4/30 on
Don't miss The 45th Daytime Emmy® Awards, LIVE Sunday 4/29
8p ET / 5p PT Watch it at
https://emmyonline.tv/ or Facebook Live
https://twitter.com/DaytimeEmmys , or
45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced!
Daytime soap schedule during the holidays...
Monday, December 25: Bold & Beautiful will air a re-run of
last year's Dec. 23 episode. GH will be pre-empted by
basketball. DOOL and Y&R will air new episodes.
December 29: CBS soaps B&B and Y&R will be pre-empted due to
sports. GH and DOOL will air new episodes.
January 1: B&B will air a re-run of their 30th anniversary
from March. DOOL and GH will be pre-empted by sports. Y&R
will air a re-run of the July 13th episode.
No new episodes of the daytime soaps Thursday 11/23/17
or Friday 11/24/17 due to Thanksgiving.
Labor Day schedule for
Monday, September 4: B&B & Y&R will air new episodes. DOOL
will not be seen, due to NBC's coverage of the PGA Golf
Tour. GH will re-air its 7/17 episode .
CW Picks Up DYNASTY Reboot
The DYNASTY reboot has been picked up by
THE CW for the upcoming 2017-18 TV season. The show will be helmed by GOSSIP
GIRL execs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, with soap vet Grant Show
(ex-Spence, DEVIOUS MAIDS, ex-Jake, MELROSE PLACE) taking on the iconic role of
Blake Carrington, head of the wealthy and powerful Carrington clan. Brianna
Brown (ex-Taylor, DM; ex-Lisa, GH) posted, “Dynasty just got picked up by CW and
I'll be reprising the iconic role of Claudia Blaisdel!!!!”
Due to the solar eclipse,
Monday's 8/21 GH will be a re-run; B&B will air in place of
Y&R; and DOOL may be pre-empted, depending on the time zone.
GH will air reruns on Monday
& Tuesday, July 3 & 4, 2017. B&B, Days, & Y&R will air new
episodes as usual.
CBS has renewed their full
daytime lineup for the 2017-18 season with Y&R receiving a
At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the
following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress: Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy
Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, will be live-streamed at
Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30,
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 -
7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live
appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday,
April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.
2017 Daytime Emmy nominations (Winners in bold)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days)
Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, Days)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Stacy Haiduk (Patty, Y&R)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivian, B&B)
Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Kelly Sullivan (Sage, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
John Aniston (Victor, Days)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Chad Duell (Michael, GH)
Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe, GH)
James Reynolds (Abe, Days)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
(See Nominee Videos Here!)
Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)
James Lastovic (Joey, Days)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)
Anthony Turpel (R.J., B&B)
Complete list here!
If you loved AMC and/or OLTL and would like to see them back, please show
your support to ABC & Hulu. Right now, they are considering airing vintage
episodes & incorporating some characters into GH.
Click here to find out how
you can help make that happen!
Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B;
ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead,
CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years.
With the dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit by Prospect Park on December 1,
2016, ABC regained the rights to "All My Children" & "One Life to
Writer Claire Labine died on November 10, 2016 at 82 years of age. She created
Ryan's Hope as well as many beautiful stories for GH, OLTL, & GL.
Agnes Nixon, creator of AMC & OLTL, died on September 27, 2016 at 93 in
Rosemont, PA of Parkinson's Disease. She also wrote for "Another World,"
"Guiding Light," & "Search for Tomorrow."
The digital drama series "The Bay" is now available for streaming on
Amazon Prime with never-before-seen footage in two seasons. Fourteen
digitally-remastered episodes have been released, followed by 14 additional
episodes later in fall 2016. The series boasts a cast chock-full of soap fan
info can be found at
Lisa Hackner, ABC's VP of daytime and syndicated programming for 3 years,
has left due to the department's "reorganization." She did not develop or
bring about any successful new programs.
"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days'
Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady,
Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip,
Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola,
Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days;
ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman,
Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC;
ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar
(ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian
Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.
Christian Slater, who had small parts in "Edge of Night," "One Life to
Live" and "All My Children" when he was little, and played D.J. on "Ryan's
Hope," won a 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best performance by an actor in
a supporting role in a series, for his role in "Mr. Robot" on USA Network.
General Hospital's writing team won The Writers Guild of America (WGA) award
for 2015 in the daytime drama category. The award ceremony took place on
Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and simultaneously in New York.
ABC's General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio,
Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James
O'Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles,
Chris Van Etten.
Sudsvilletv.com, a new online network of all-original programming aimed at
the soap opera audience, launched in the fall of 2015. There will be a major
new soap opera with 40 total episodes, created by former "Days of Our Lives"
writer Meg Kelly, as well as 16 other series, a combination of reality, game
shows, and improvised shows, including a three-time weekly soap chat show, "AM Sudsville." Expect to see many familiar soap favorites cast in the New
York-based productions. Go to
http://www.sudsvilletv.com/ and sign up
for alerts about casting news, watch exclusive previews, enter contests to win
set visits, participate in online chats, and get a chance to be a contestant on sudsvillestv game shows or to be an extra on the new soap series.
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