As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong>, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.

When <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> takes over the role of Billy Abbott beginning <strong>Wednesday, January 13</strong> on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," it'll be during an emotional time for the character as his doctors conclude he has a slim chance of survival shortly after not just one, but two misadventures that have left him in a coma and possibly paralyzed.

In the current issue of TV Guide, on newsstands now, the magazine examines the four remaining daytime soaps consisting of "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" and how FOX's "Empire" may have influenced a push for more diversity in 2015 during love in the afternoon.