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The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Sharon Case as Sharon on “The Young and the Restless”
  • Jeanne Cooper as Katherine on “Y&R”
  • Susan Flannery as Stephanie on “The Bold and the Beautiful”
  • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on “General Hospital”
  • Peggy McCay as Caroline on “Days of our Lives”
  • as Sam on “GH”
  • as Nikki on “Y&R”
  • Michelle Stafford as Phyllis on “Y&R”
  • Kelly Sullivan as Kate on “GH”
  • Heather Tom as Katie on “B&B”
  • as Carly on “GH”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • as Sonny on “GH”
  • as Jack on “Y&R”
  • as Paul on “Y&R”
  • Don Diamont as Bill on “B&B”
  • Roger Howarth as Todd on “GH”
  • Christian LeBlanc as Michael on “Y&R”
  • as Eric on “B&B”
  • Michael Muhney as Adam on “Y&R”
  • as Tucker on “Y&R”
  • Jason Thompson as Patrick on “GH”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Julie Marie Berman as Lulu on “GH”
  • Jessica Collins as Avery on “Y&R”
  • Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea on “Y&R”
  • as Alexis on “GH”
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson as Chloe on “Y&R”
  • Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth on “GH”
  • Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke on “B&B”
  • Lisa LoCicero as Olivia on “GH”
  • as Heather on “GH”
  • as Nicole on “DAYS”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • as Spinelli on “GH”
  • Jeff Branson as Ronan on “Y&R”
  • as Liam on “B&B”
  • Shawn Christian as Daniel on “DAYS”
  • Bryan Datttilo as Lucas on “DAYS”
  • as Billy on “Y&R”
  • as Ricky on “Y&R”
  • James Reynolds as Abe on “DAYS”
  • as Kevin on “Y&R”
  • Greg Vaughan as Eric on “DAYS”

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series

  • Casey Deidrick as Chad on” DAYS”
  • Chad Duell as Michael on “GH”
  • Max Ehrich as Fenmore on “Y&R”
  • Adam Gregory as Thomas on “B&B”
  • Bryton James as Devon on “Y&R”
  • as Will on “DAYS”
  • Daniel Polo as Jamie on “Y&R”
  • as TJ on “GH”
  • as Sonny on “DAYS”

So there you have it! Once the blue ribbon panel views the actors’ reels, they’ll select the official nominees, which will be announced on Wednesday, May 1. Be sure to check back for that announcement, as well as any updates we may get concerning the date, location and broadcast plans for this year’s celebration!

  • John Oliveri

    SHARON CASE is the best! No one deserves best actress this year more than Sharon. Y&R

  • mike

    wrong. susan flannery blew everyone away with her goodbye storyline on B&B this year. She is the queen of daytime. It should be Susan, Kelly, Finola and Case. With Susan winning.

    • John Oliveri

      No way Sharon Case did one hell of a entire year! She was the best the entire year. If the give it to Susan we all know the real reason and it is only because she left the show

  • Jonathan Williams

    why is Devon still consider a younger actor,

    • John Oliveri

      Why is MCE as Chelsea even on there? She is the worst actress ever!!!!!!

  • JF

    Peggy McCay! Submitting herself in the lead category paid off.

  • Ardejah Cat Harbin

    i want the following people to be nominated:

    lead actor: peter bergaman (jack, y&r), doug davidson (paul, y&r), don diamont (bill, b&b), michael muhney (adam, y&r), and jason thompson (patrick, gh)

    lead actress: sharon case (sharon, y&r), susan flannery (stephanie, b&b), kelly monaco (sam, gh), michelle stafford (phyllis, y&r), and heather tom (katie. b&b)

    supporting actor: jeff branson (ronan, y&r), scott clifton (liam, b&b), billy miller (billy, y&r), peter porte (ricky, y&r), james reynolds (abe, dool), and greg vaughn (eric, dool)

    supporting actress: nancy lee grahn (alexis, gh), katherine kelly lang (brooke, b&b), arianne zucker (nicole, dool), robin mattson (heather, gh), and melissa egan (chelsea, y&r)

    younger actor: chad duell (michael, gh), chandler massey (will, dool), freddie smith (sonny, dool), adam gregory (thomas, b&b), and max ehrich (fenmore, y&r)

    younger actress: kristen alderson (starr, gh),kim matula (hope, b&b), jacqueline mciness woods (steffy, b&b), hunter king (summer, y&r), and kate mansi (abigail, dool)

    writing team: dool, y&r, gh, b&b

    directing team: dool, oltl, y&r, gh

    drama series: y&r, gh, b&b, dool

  • Gary

    Not sure who I want to see nominated but I would love to see Doug Davidson get Best Actor; Susan Flannery for Best Actress; Katherine Kelly Lang for Supp. Actress; Scott Clifton for Supp. Actor; Jacqueline McInnes Wood for Young Actress; and don’t really care about Young Actor. I don’t really care for any of the young actors in that category.

  • John Oliveri

    Sharon Case as Sharon Newman for the best actress.