‘The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards’ Nominations: Complete Drama List

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Nominations for “” were announced yesterday and NBC’s “” led all programs with 27 nominations overall, the most it’s ever received in a single year, the most of any daytime program this year and the most for a daytime drama series this year. It received two more nominations this year than it did last year. “General Hospital” came in a close second place with 25 nominations, one less than it had last year.

The Young and the Restless” received 20 nominations, five less than it received last year, while “The Bold and the Beautiful” received just 12 nominations. Last year, the half-hour soap received 19 nominations.

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“We are very excited today to announce the nominees for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said, Adam Sharp, President & CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), in a statement released yesterday. “We look forward to a grand celebration honoring the best of Daytime television both in front of the camera and behind as we return for the third year in a row to the classic Pasadena Civic Auditorium.”

“The incredible level of talent and craft reflected in our nominees continues to show the growing impact of Daytime television and the incredible diversity of programming the viewing audience has to choose from,” said, Executive Director, Daytime, Brent Stanton. “With the help of some outstanding new additions to our staff, Rachel Schwartz and Lisa Armstrong, and the continued support of Luke Smith and Christine Chin, we have handled another record-breaking number of entries this year. Many thanks to our hundreds of great judges, who through their hard work and dedication, have come up with a stellar list of nominees that exemplify the best in Daytime!”

What follows is a breakdown of the complete list of drama nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominees:

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominees:

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Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series Nominees:

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement – Brand Image Campaign – Network or Program Nominees:

  • “Black History Month Campaign” (Nickelodeon)
  • “DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free” – Seasons 5 and 7 (Netflix)
  • Nickelodeon – Pride Month (Nickelodeon)
  • “Women’s History Month Campaign” (Nickelodeon)
  • The Young and the Restless” – 45th Anniversary (CBS)

Outstanding Original Song Nominees:

  • “You’re the One” (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” CBS)
  • “Goodbye” (“Days of our Lives,” NBC)
  • “Beat of Your Heart” (“Giants,” YouTube.com)
  • “More Love” (“Giants,” YouTube.com)
  • “We Believe” (“92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” NBC)
  • “How Could A Lie Feel So True” (“The Young and the Restless,”  CBS)

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” are scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 5 from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. On Friday, May 3, the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys, honoring outstanding achievement in the technical aspects for daytime television programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year, will also take place from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Both of this year’s shows will be led by Executive Producer, David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS) and Executive Producer, David Parks, Ignition Entertainment.