The pre-nominations for this year's Daytime Emmys have now been announced. From this list will come this year's nominees and, eventually, the winners. In a rule rollback, shows may now have up to two nominees in any given category.
If ain't broke, don't fix it. That seems to be the lesson learned from this year Daytime Emmy - now known as the Daytime Entertainment Emmys -- nominations. 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 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. This year each soap has up to two nominees in each of the six acting category, down from the three that were possible last year.
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 forwarded as pre-nominees. In the event of a tie, shows were permitted to submit more than two names. Unlike years past, there were no ties this year. Due to restrictions, however, some shows have fewer nominees in the Younger Actor and Younger Actress fields. The pre-nominees are then put forward into the pool from which the final Emmy nominees will be drawn.
The pre-screening process was put into effect six 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.
The nominees for the year's Daytime Emmys will be announced at a later date. The location and date for the Emmy telecast has also yet to be determined.
Outstanding Lead Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey), Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard)
As the World Turns: Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh), Maura West (Carly Tenney)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan)
Days of our Lives: Renee Jones (Lexie Carver), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts)
General Hospital: Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara), Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks)
Guiding Light: Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler), Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)
One Life to Live: Kassie DePaiva (Blair Manning), Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke)
The Young and the Restless: Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor)
Outstanding Lead Actor Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard)
As the World Turns: Grayson McCouch (Dusty Donovan), Michael Park (Jack Snyder)
The Bold and the Beautiful: John McCook (Eric Forrester), Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Thaao Penghlis (Antony DiMera), Peter Reckell (Bo Brady)
General Hospital: Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer)
Guiding Light: Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis), Robert Newman (Josh Lewis)
One Life to Live: Michael Easton (John McBain), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)
The Young and the Restless: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin)
Outstanding Supporting Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery), Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart)
As the World Turns: Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily Stewart), Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Alley Mills (Pamela Douglas), Heather Tom (Katie Logan)
Days of our Lives: Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali), Arianne Zuker (Nicole Walker)
General Hospital: Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber)
Guiding Light: Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding)
One Life to Live: Kathie Brier (Marcie McBain), Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan)
The Young and the Restless: Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman)
Outstanding Supporting Actor Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward), Jacob Young (JR Chandler)
As the World Turns: Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Van Hansis (Luke Snyder)
The Bold and the Beautiful: William DeVry (Storm Logan), Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip Kiriakis), Stephen Nichols (Steven Johnson)
General Hospital: Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli), Bruce Weitz (Anthony Zacchara)
Guiding Light: Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis), Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau)
One Life to Live: John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers)
The Young and the Restless: Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti), Ted Shackelford (Jeffrey Bardwell)
Outstanding Younger Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Brianne Moncrief (Colby Chandler), Shannon Kane (Natalia Fowler)
As the World Turns: Meredith Hagner (Liberty Ciccone), Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester)
Days of our Lives: Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton), Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady)
General Hospital: Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer), Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones)
Guiding Light: Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Lemay), Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolf)
One Life to Live: Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco)
The Young and the Restless: Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), Emily O'Brien (Jana Fisher)
* 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: Daniel Kennedy (Peter Cortlandt), Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie Hubbard)
As the World Turns: Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder), Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes)
Days of our Lives: Blake Berris (Nick Fallon), Darin Brooks (Max Brady)
Guiding Light: EJ Bonilla (Rafe Rivera)
One Life to Live: Edward Alderson (Matthew Buchanan), Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart)
The Young and the Restless: Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton), Kevin Schmidt (Noah Newman)
* Due to age restrictions, The Bold and the Beautiful had no pre-nominees in this category.
* Due to age restrictions, General Hospital had no pre-nominees in this category.
* Due to age restrictions, Guiding Light had only one pre-nominee in this category.