‘AMC’ and ‘OLTL’ Virtually Shut Out from Emmy Pre-Nom List

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The official Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards were announced earlier today, and fans of “” and “” may have noticed something peculiar: Both online versions of the shows were much less represented than their network counterparts.

Despite the National Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences declaring last October that the web sudsers were eligible to compete against “,” “,” “” and “,” only four actors are on the list: Oustanding Younger Actress pre-nominees (Danielle Manning, “OLTL”) and (Miranda Montgomery, “AMC”) and Outstanding Younger Actor pre-nominees (Jeffrey King, “OLTL”) and (AJ Chandler, “AMC”).

Most fans of both shows expected to see more of their favorite actors and actresses represented, but perhaps many of the performers followed the lead of Debbie Morgan (Angela Hubbard, “AMC”). In December of last year, the actress took to Twitter to announce that she would not be submitting herself for a nomination, even though NATAS changed the rules to include “AMC” and “OLTL.” “I’ve decided not 2 have my name submitted 4 emmy consideration this year cuz I just really, really want to move on.”

The actress later followed up her original tweet with more explanation: ““The many months of being told we’re on hiatus but wld B coming bck & then snatching the rug from under us & the fans has been very emotional. So right now the head space I’m in is just completely distancing myself from AMC w/regards of an Emmy consideration. I wil 4 ever B grateful 4 the years of playing ‘Angie’ beautifully created by our beloved  & our most amazing cast will always hold a special place in my heart… However, with the end happening in the way that it did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end…& to be honest I don’t need an Emmy 2 recognize how much U all loved the work I was able 2 bring 2 U…Your tweets said it all & that’s “Emmy” enough for me…Smile!”

The candidates announced today will now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, which will determine both nominees and recipients. The final nominations will be announced Thursday, May 1.

  • ellabelle

    Really though, does this surprise anyone? Some of AMC’s strongest performers including Debbi, Vincent Irizarry and Sal Stowers chose not to submit their work, and others like Brooke Newton and Cady McClain submitted in categories that were a long shot at best (Brooke submitted for Best Actress, and Cady for supporting even though she was barely a minor character at the time).

    • Andrew Wyatt

      true. I wonder what the non-performance noms look like such as directing/music/wardrobe.

    • LindaTNo1

      Darnell Williams and Sal with Debbi were the strongest performers of the year. Lesser strength were Vincent and Julia. So sad.

    • Miguel

      Even Lindsay Hartley should have submitted

  • TV&MovieBuff

    I’m still not sure how I feel about them allowing AMC and OLTL to compete in the regular categories. For years the other web series were not allowed and then all of a sudden these two are.

    And one of the biggest complaints by even fans about the Emmys was that someone could come on for a week and get nominated with the other performers who were on all year.

    And yet here even many of those fans were pulling for these 2 shows to be included. And they had very little in regards to the work of many of the other actors to even be judged on.

    The Emmys definitely need reform. But I never figured that many of the shows would accept the 2 online ones and vote for them much. GH and Y&R even were able to shut B&B and Days out of the Supporting Actress race this year. The other 3 almost cut B&B out completely.

  • Bexx

    They were online for what, a month?

  • PatF

    Really not that much of a surprise. The shows were not really well watched as it was, so they are lucky to have the four. They may get other noms though.

  • Fox

    NATAS should have allowed East Los High then to compete as well . It was a daily Hulu based soap opera as well. And hey, it even got a second season pick-up and will be back again this year. – jmho

  • Patrick F

    Its nothing new. They were shunned from the nominations when they were on ABC, too. The four soaps left on the air suck majorly, and no amount of emmy nominations will help that.

    • KansasGuest

      Oh, get a life & try to convert whatever toxic brew is stewing in your brain into something positive! OLTL & AMC had PLENTY of awards during their time on the air. They were never “shunned.” Erica Slezak practically owns the category of Best Actress with 6 wins, the highest of any actress. Susan Lucci has the most nominations of any actor EVER in both daytime & nighttime tv. David Canary & James Mitchell were among the most frequently nominated, with DC being the actor with the 2nd highest number of wins (5).

  • Patrick F

    And, sorry, GH is just no substitute for AMC and OLTL.

    • Amelia

      I am a former OLTL fan. I cannot get into GH at all. I don’t think the acting is very good, and therefore I cannot care about the characters. ABC should have cancelled GH instead, and then let the producer and writers of OLTL stay where they were with just a little more promotion and budget like they now enjoy at GH.

    • KansasGuest

      You’re right. GH has never been a “substitute” for either show. GH aired first in 1963 & has had its own style & characters for 50 years. It’s never tried to duplicate anything on another soap, and is used to being a groundbreaker more than a follower. GH is not a substitute; it’s a survivor that will always do its own thing & go its own way regardless of what fans of other soaps say.

      How pathetic that you have nothing better to do than slam one of the last few surviving soaps because you can’t get over your own loss. If you really like the soap genre, you should cheer on the Final Four and their recent success instead of criticize them for making lemonade out of the past two years of rocky lemons.