Daytime Emmys snubs include past champs Maura West, Peter Bergman & Jeanne Cooper

The Daytime Emmy Awards are unique among the major kudos as they have a preliminary round of voting in which performers must first be selected by their peers to represent their chosen series. (The breakdown by show of those who put themselves in the running can be found here.) This “pre-nominations” list contained a double digit number of entries in each of the six categories totalling 80 semi-finalists which was pared down to the 28 nominees announced Wednesday. [See: Photo Galleries of the acting nominees]

Of the seven series in contention, “General Hospital” claimed a leading seven bids with contenders in each race while “The Young and the Restless” had six. Among the other five shows, the recently-cancelled “All My Children” reaped five noms while the departed “As the World Turns” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” earned three each and both “Days of Our Lives” and the recently-axed “One Life to Live” had to settle for two apiece.

NOT BEST ACTOR

“All My Children”
Michael E. Knight (Tad)
Has not been nominated since 2005.

“As the World Turns”
Jon Lindstrom (Craig)
Reaped his first nomination last year. Was never nominated for “General Hospital” or ‘Port Charles,” despite appearing on those series from 1992 through 2003.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Don Diamont (Bill)
Never nominated for his nearly two-decade run on “The Young & the Restless,” which was also created by William J. Bell.

Jack Wagner (Nick)
In 2005, he became only the third “B&B” actor to be nominated. Contended in 1985 for his work as Frisco Jones on “General Hospital” in “Juvenile/Young Man,” now known as “Younger Actor.”

“Days Of Our Lives”
Peter Reckell (Bo)
Last nominated in 2009.

“General Hospital”
Steve Burton (Jason)
He is a four-time nominee with his last bid in 2005; he won Supporting Actor in 1998.

“One Life to Live”
Jerry ver Dorn (Clint)
Back-to-back wins in 1995 and 1996 as well as five other nominations for his work as Ross on “Guiding Light.”

Robert S. Woods (Bo)
Won in 1983 for this role and has been nominated a total of six times, most recently in 2000.

“The Young & the Restless”
Peter Bergman (Jack)
Peter has won three times out of 16 nominations.

NOT BEST ACTRESS

“All My Children”
Rebecca Budig (Greenlee)
Has been nominated twice in 2001 and 2003.  

“As the World Turns”
Maura West (Carly)
Won this race last year.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke)
Has never been nominated.

“Days of Our Lives”
Kristian Alfonso (Hope)
Was nominated only once, in 1985.

Alison Sweeney (Sami)
Has never been nominated.  

“General Hospital”
Kelly Monaco (Sam)
Has been nominated twice: Supporting Actress in 2003 for “Port Charles” and in this race in 2006 for “GH.”

“One Life To Live”
Kassie DePaiva (Blair)
Her only career bid came in 2005 when there were eight nominees; she lost to her co-star Erika Slezak who took home her record sixth award.

Gina Tognoni (Kelly)
Won two of her three bids for “Guiding Light.”  Despite originating the role of Kelly on “OLTL” in 1995 and appearing until 2002, she was never nominated; her replacment Heather Tom was nominated twice (2005, 2007).

“The Young & the Restless”
Jeanne Cooper (Kay)
Has been nominated 10 times but won only once (2008). She also picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.  

NOT BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

“All My Children”
Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie)
Nominated for Younger Actor in 2009.

Jacob Young (JR)
Nominated for every role he has played but won just once, in 2002 for his work on “General Hospital”.  

“As the World Turns”
Trent Dawson (Henry)
Nominated three consecutive times between 2006 and 2008, but never won.

Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid)
This is his first soap opera role. I consider him to be “the find” of the year.

“The Bold & The Beautiful”
Patrick Duffy (Stephen)
Has never before been nominated. Despite playing Bobby Ewing on “Dallas” from 1978-1991, he never netted a Primetime Emmy bid either.

Rick Hearst (Whip)
Has been nominated seven times and won three (Younger Actor in 1991 for “Guiding Light”, Supporting Actor in 2004 and 2007 for “General Hospital”). 

“Days Of Our Lives”
Shawn Christian (Daniel)
Never been nominated.

Jay Johnson (Philip)
Recently announced he is leaving the series. No nominations to his name.

“One Life To Live”
Mark Lawson (Brody)
Never been nominated.

NOT BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

“All My Children”
Chrishell Stause (Amanda)
Never been nominated.

“As the World Turns”
Terri Conn (Colombino) (Katie)
Was nominated in 2001  as Younger Actress. Is now appearing as Aubrey on “One Life To Live”, which was “ATWT’s” chief timeslot competition.

Lesli Kay (Molly)
Won in 2001 for her work on “ATWT” and was nominated in 2007 for “B&B”.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Adrienne Frantz (Amber)
Won Younger Actress in 2001.

“Days of Our Lives”
Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe)
Never been nominated.

Arianne Zucker (Nicole)
Netted her first nomination last year.

“General Hospital”
Julie Marie Berman (Lulu)
She has been nominated three times for Younger Actress, winning twice (2009, 2010).  She aged out of the category and now competes as a Supporting Actress. 

“One Life To Live”
Robin Strasser (Dorian)
A true icon she has worked on soaps since the 1960’s and has won this award just once (1982) despite four nominations.

“The Young & The Restless”
Amelia Heinle (Victoria)
Never been nominated.

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe)
Was nominated in 2009 for the newly created category “New Approaches-Daytime Entertainment”  which honors alternative methods of enterainment, such as the web.  Her nomination was for a performer in the web-series “Imaginary Bitches”; created by her friend Eden Riegal, a co-star on both “Y&R” and “AMC”.

NOT BEST YOUNGER ACTOR

“All My Children”
Finn Wittrock (Damon)
Never been nominated.

“As The World Turns”
Mick Hazen (Parker)
Never been nominated.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Zack Conroy (Oliver)
Was nominated last year for his work on “Guiding Light”.

“Days Of Our Lives”
Casey Deidrick (Chad) 
Never been nominated.

“General Hospital”
Nathan Parsons (Ethan)
Never been nominated.

“One Life To Live”
Eddie Alderson (Matthew)-
Is the brother of co-star and fellow “OLTL” pre-nominee Kristen Alderson.  

David A. Gregory (Ford) Never been nominated.

NOT BEST YOUNGER ACTRESS

“All My Children”
Natalie Hall (Colby)
Never been nominated. Is the third actress since 2006 to play this role.

“The Bold & The Beautiful”
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy)
Never been nominated.

Kim Matula (Hope)
Never been nominated.

“Days Of Our Lives”
Molly Burnett (Melanie)
Got her first nomination last year.

Shelley Hennig (Stephanie)
Got her first nomination last year.

“General Hospital”
Haley Pullos (Molly)
Never been nominated.

“One Life To Live”
Kristen Alderson (Starr)
Is sister of co-star and fellow “OLTL” pre-nominee Eddie Alderson. She has played this role since she was a toddler but has never been nominated.

Brittany Underwood (Langston)
Will be leaving the series before the year is over. Never been nominated.

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