Though Passions did not capitalize on any of those Emmy nominations this year, the show did earn itself respect with the nominations. Passions placed behind only As The World Turns, All My Children and The Young and the Restless in terms of total nominations this year. It placed well ahead of other soap newcomer, Port Charles, which earned only one Emmy nomination in a non-soap category.
Also this year, Passions received its very first nomination in an acting category. Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy) earned a nomination in the Younger Actor category.
Other fields in which Passions had been nominated this years are: Outstanding Drama Series Direction Team, Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, three Outstanding Original Song Nods (For "Brown-eyed Beauty," "I Could Live Without You," and "No Puedo Olvidar.") and Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series.
One of the items circulating amongst the media was a report that Paul Korver (ex-Christopher, As the World Turns) has landed a part on the show. According to an NBC spokesperson, however, Korver isn't going to be appearing on the show.