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In 2013, “Days of our Lives’” Chandler Massey (ex-Will Horton), “General Hospital’s” Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos) and Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) and “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin) and Daniel Polo (ex-Jamie Vernon) proved they were the outstanding younger gentlemen for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Younger Actor in a Daytime Drama Series during “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

To see who you think should win, we thought it would be a great opportunity for readers to review the outstanding performance reels ahead of daytime’s biggest night to see if their choice matches with Emmy voters. To view the reels, click the next button below and make sure to tune in online at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, to find out who wins. The event will streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Jeremy Lee/Alexx Henry Studios

She’s nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Kristen DiMera on NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” and to celebrate Eileen Davidson will appear on the Thursday, June 19 edition of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family.” During her taped appearance, Davidson talks with hosts Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare about her Emmy nomination, her brief return to “DAYS’ and recently signing a contract with CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” where she’s portrayed the popular role of Ashley Abbott off and on since 1982. She also reveals that the length of her contract with “Y&R,” which includes the ability to appear on “DAYS” from time to time as well, is for two years. Both soaps are owned and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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As previously reported on Friday, June 6, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences issued a casting call for hosts of its red carpet/social media presentation set to air preceding “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on Sunday, June 22. The program will be executive produced by Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow of Here Media. Today, NATAS announced that they have hired social media experts Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow and Meghan Rosette.

The breakdown for the casting of the above called for millennials between the ages of 18-35, all ethnicities, who have a strong entertainment news background and/or very strong social media following (300,000 followers minimum). As evidenced by their Twitter, Vine, Facebook and YouTube followers, likes and subscribers, it looks like NATAS found the right women for the job.

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

Even though “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Heather Tom (Katie Logan) has previously been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy awards and is the only person in history to have won in all three actor categories (three times in the Outstanding Younger Actress category, once in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category and twice in the Outstanding Lead Actress category), her recent Lead Actress nomination still feels special.

“It’s a huge honor, of course,” she says. “And it’s kind of amazing that I’ve had a job for that long, doing what I love to do, so I’m super grateful for that. And I mean, honestly, going to work every day, and especially going to work at ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ is really the biggest reward. I know that sounds very trite, but it’s true! We always have fun, and I love to celebrate daytime, so it’s a good time.”

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Cliff Lipson/CBS

As has become tradition, CBS’ “The Talk” will celebrate “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on Monday, June 23, the day after the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards daytime’s Outstanding Actors, Personalities and Shows.

“Talk” hosts Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood will be joined by guest co-host Marie Osmond for the episode as they talk live in-studio with some of the night’s biggest winners for a post-Emmy celebration.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television

Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, took to Twitter today to announce that the network’s number one soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” has made a behind-the-scenes change: The show’s publicist, Jimmy Freeman, has stepped into the role of Associate Producer!

“Congratulations @YRJimmyF on being promoted to associate producer!” the exec tweeted earlier this morning.

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

The term “whirlwind” doesn’t even come close to describing the recent life of “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Kim Matula (Hope Logan). In addition to accepting “B&B’s” ninth consecutive Golden Nymph award at the International TV Audience Awards during the 54th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monte Carlo this month and just finishing filming on location in Paris, France, she’s still basking in the recent news that she officially received her very first Emmy nomination!

“The day the nominations came out, I woke up at six in the morning to a phone call from my parents in Texas, and [initially], I was so concerned: I was like, ‘Oh God, who died? What’s happening!’” she says with a laugh. “I was freaking out, but then my mom reminded me that the nominations had come out that morning, and she was so excited to tell me I’d been nominated.”

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Paul Skipper/JPI Studios

After appearing on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” for the past couple of years in a somewhat recurring capacity, actress Eileen Davidson has signed a contract with the Sony Pictures Television produced soap, which guarantees fans will be seeing a lot more of Ashley Abbott on a more consistent basis.

“They has [sic] been reaching out for quite a while and wondering what I wanted, so the deal we made suits my life very well,” Davidson told Soap Opera Digest of her signing on. “I’m really happy. I’ve put in a lot of years in this medium, which I don’t take for granted, so I’m very grateful.”

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Bell-Phillip Television Production/CBS

Bell-Phillip Television Production/CBS

Starting today, June 16 and running through Friday, June 27, viewers of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” can win an exclusive tour of key landmarks where the daytime drama has shot on location in Southern California, plus the opportunity to mingle with cast members at a special luncheon.

The sweepstakes is based on CBS.com’s “The Bold and the Beautiful On Location” feature, an interactive tour to 22 locations throughout Southern California where the iconic show has shot some of its most memorable scenes.

ALSO READ: ‘B&B’ and CBS Give Fans a Digital Tour of Show’s Southern California Filming Locations

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ABC Studios

ABC Studios

Shandon Youngclause Photography

Shandon Youngclause Photography

ABC Studios has extended the cast option for its ABC pilot, “Clementine,” which features “The Young and the Restless’” McKenna Grace (ex-Faith Newman) and Kevin Alejandro (“Ugly Betty”), reports Deadline.

While ABC opted not to give a series order to the pilot last month, when the network announced its new and returning series for the 2014-2015 television season as part of its upfront presentation, the online trade says that the studio behind the project didn’t want to lose the talented cast whose options were set to expire at the end of this month. The pilot also starred Sarah Snook, Mykelti Williamson, David StrathairnEdwin Hodge, Kathleen Munroe and Nick Gehlfuss.

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