The pool from which this year's Daytime Emmy nominees will be drawn has gotten a little bit smaller. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has released this year's list of pre-screen
nominees in the performance categories of Daytime Dramas for the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Briefly, each soap holds its own mini-Emmy ceremony in which the cast and crew cast their votes for the top performers in the six acting categories -- Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Younger Actor and Younger Actress. The top two vote-getters in each category are the two nominees that the show puts forward into the pool from which the final Emmy nominees will be drawn.
The pre-screening process was put into effect three years ago as a response to growing criticism that shows with larger casts were unfairly seizing control of the nomination process. For more information on the reasons behind the pre-nominations, please click here.
Nominees in the performance categories will be pre-screened along with the other Daytime categories at the pre-screen judging on January 21st and 22nd, 2006. The pre-screening will be conducted in both Los Angeles and New York. The nominees for the year's Daytime Emmys will be announced on February 8, 2006. This year's ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on Friday, April 28, 2006, from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Outstanding Lead Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey)
As the World Turns: Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder) and Maura West (Carly Tenney)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) and Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton)
General Hospital: Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall) and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis)
Guiding Light: Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)
One Life to Live: Erika Slezak (Viki Davidson) and Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord)
Passions: Juliet Mills (Tabitha Lenox) and Lindsay Hartley (Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald)
The Young and the Restless: Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and Sharon Case (Sharon Newman)
Outstanding Lead Actor Pre-Nominees
All My Children: David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater)
As the World Turns: Jon Hensley (Holden Snyder) and Roger Howarth (Paul Ryan)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Jack Wagner (Nick Marone) and John McCook (Eric Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts) and Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux)
General Hospital: Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) and Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos)
Guiding Light: Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) and Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding)
One Life to Live: Michael Easton (John McBain) and Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)
Passions: Galen Gering (Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald) and John Reilly (Alistair Crane)
The Young and the Restless: Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin)
Outstanding Supporting Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart)
As the World Turns: Jennifer Ferrin (Jennifer Munson) and Kelly Menighan-Hensley (Emily Stewart)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Lesley-Anne Down (Jacqueline Payne) and Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Martha Madison (Belle Black) and Arianne Zuker (Nicole Kiriakis)
General Hospital: Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) and Natalia Livingston (Emily Quartermaine)
Guiding Light: Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) and Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler)
One Life to Live: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline Williamson) and Tari Signor (Margaret Cochran)
Passions: Eva Temargo (Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald) and Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss)
The Young and the Restless: Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher) and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore)
Outstanding Supporting Actor Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Jeff Branson (Jonathan Lavery) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler)
As the World Turns: Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman) and Grayson McCouch (Dusty Donovan)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester) and Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharp)
Days of our Lives: Kyle Brandt (Philip Kiriakis) and Billy Warlock (Frankie Brady)
General Hospital: Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing)
Guiding Light: Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) and Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aituro)
One Life to Live: Dan Gauthier (Kevin Buchanan) and Tuc Watkins (David Vickers)
Passions: Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop) and Justin Hartley (Fox Crane)
The Young and the Restless: Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) and Roscoe Born (Tom Fisher)
Outstanding Younger Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Kelli Giddish (Di Henry) and Leven Rambin (Lily Montgomery)
As the World Turns: Alexandra Chando (Maddie Coleman) and Jennifer Landon (Gwen Norbeck)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Kayla Ewell (Caitlin Ramirez)
Days of our Lives: Ashley Benson (Abby Deveraux) and Farah Fath (Mimi Lockhart)
General Hospital: Adrianne Leon (Brook Lynn Ashton) and Lindze Letherman (Georgie Jones)
Guiding Light: Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper) and Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow)
One Life to Live: Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan) and Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan)
Passions: Heidi Mueller (Kay Bennett) and Danica Stewart (Jessica Bennett)
The Young and the Restless: Camryn Grimes (Cassie Newman) and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters)
* Due to age restrictions, The Bold and the Beautiful had only one pre-nominee in this category.
Outstanding Younger Actor Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Michael B. Jordan (Reggie Montgomery) and Bobby Steggert (Sam Grey)
As the World Turns: Zach Roerig (Casey Hughes) and Jesse Soffer (Will Munson)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Darin Brooks (Max Brady) and Jason Cook (Shawn Douglas Brady)
General Hospital: Dylan Cash (Michael Corinthos), Scott Clifton (Dillon Quartermaine) and Ignacio Serriccio (Diego Sanchez)
Guiding Light: John Driscoll (Coop Bradshaw) and Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall)
One Life to Live: Eddie Alderson (Matthew Rappaport) and John Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom)
Passions: Dylan Fergus (Noah Bennett)
The Young and the Restless: Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton) and Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti)
* Due to ties in voting, General Hospital had three pre-nominees.
* Due to age restrictions, The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions had only one pre-nominee in this category.
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