DAYTIME EMMYS: ‘General Hospital’ Leads in Overall Nominations and Acting Categories for ‘The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards’

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Nominations for “The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” airing Friday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+, were announced Tuesday with ABC’s “General Hospital” leading the pack with 21 nominations overall, followed by “Days of our Lives” with 11 and “The Young and the Restless” with 10. “The Bold and the Beautiful” received nine nominations. All four daytime dramas were nominated in the Outstanding Drama Series category as they have for each of the last six awards cycles dating back to 2014-2015.

With the most nominations among the acting categories, 16 actors from “GH” received recognition throughout the Lead, Supporting, Younger Performer and Guest Performer categories. “DAYS” received the second largest number of acting award nominations with six. “B&B” and “Y&R” each received four.

As previously reported, the Outstanding Digital Drama Series category has been renamed Outstanding Limited Drama Series. Eligibility remains mostly the same except that the maximum number of episodes was lowered from 35 to 22 episodes. Additional nominations in the Children’s, Animation, Non-Drama Fiction, and other Lifestyle categories will be announced on Monday, June 28 for virtual awards ceremonies taking place online on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 via watch.theemmys.tv, and all available streaming platform devices.

What follows is a breakdown of the full drama nominations for “The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” that will be presented during the Friday, June 25 broadcast on CBS.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Limited Drama Series

  • “The Bay” (Popstar TV)
  • “Beacon Hill” (Reel Women’s Network)
  • “A House Divided” (UMC; now ALLBLK)
  • “Studio City” (Amazon Prime Video)

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea Lawson on “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Genie Francis as Laura Collins on “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davison “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane/Alex Marick on “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos on “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • Steve Burton as Jason Morgan on “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)    
  • Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis on “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri on “General Hospital” (ABC)    

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Marla Adams as Dina Mergeron on “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Tamara Braun as Ava Vitali on “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • Carolyn Hennesy as Diane Miller on “General Hospital” (ABC)  
  • Briana Nicole Henry as Jordan Ashford on “General Hospital” (ABC)  
  • Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Darin Brooks as Wyatt Spencer on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Max Gail as Mike Corbin on “General Hospital” (ABC) 
  • Bryton James as Devon Hamilton on “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Jeff Kober as Cyrus Renault on “General Hospital” (ABC) 
  • James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine on “General Hospital” (ABC) 

Outstanding Younger Performer in A Drama Series

  • Tahj Bellow as TJ Ashford on “General Hospital” (ABC) 
  • Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady on “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Faith Newman on “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait on “General Hospital” (ABC) 
  • Sydney Mikayla as Trina Robinson on “General Hospital” (ABC) 

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Drama Series

  • Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton on “General Hospital” (ABC) 
  • George DelHoyo as Orpheus on “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • Briana Lane as Brooklynn Ashton on “General Hospital” (ABC) 
  • Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton-Devereaux on “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • Victoria Platt as Dr. Amanda Raynor on “Days of our Lives” (NBC)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series

  • “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

  • “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Original Song

  • “Cabana Boy Troy” featured on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
  • “I Got the Music” featured on “Julie and the Phantoms” (Netflix)
  • “More Than a Vow” featured on “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • “The Other Side of Hollywood” featured on “Julie and the Phantoms” (Netflix)
  • “Unsaid Emily” featured on “Julie and the Phantoms” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program

  • “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • “Endlings” (Hulu)
  • “Ghostwriter” (Apple TV+)
  • “Studio City” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “Trinkets” (Netflix)
  • “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program

  • “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program

  • “Dash & Lily” (Netflix)
  • “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • “General Hospital” (ABC)
  • “Julie and the Phantoms” (Netflix)
  • “Trinkets” (Netflix)

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program

  • “Alexa & Katie” (Netflix)
  • “Dash & Lily” (Netflix)
  • “Days of our Lives” (NBC)
  • “Julie and the Phantoms” (Netflix)
  • “Trinkets” (Netflix)

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program

  • “Dash & Lily” (Netflix)
  • “Julie and the Phantoms” (Netflix)
  • “The Letter for the King” (Netflix)
  • “Trinkets” (Netflix)
  • “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

This year’s awards honor content from more than 3,000 submissions that originally premiered during calendar year 2020. The submissions were judged by a pool of more than 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry whose confidential ballots were then tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

The June 25th telecast will mark the 15th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys®, more than any other network. The telecast will be produced by the National Academy and Associated Television International (ATI), which previously produced Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies on The CW in 2009 and on CBS in 2010, 2011, and 2020. David McKenzie will produce and direct for ATI and Adam Sharp and Steve Ulrich of NATAS are executive producers.