Cable network HLN, which is broadcasting the Daytime Emmys for the second year in a row, is gradually unveiling the nominated performance reels that were voted on by Emmy judges to decide the winners, which will be announced live on Sunday, June 16, at the Beverly Hilton. Today, you can watch the nominees for Best Actress.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” star Heather Tom is the defending champion in this category. Though she’s only 37-years-old, the actress has already accrued 15 Emmy nominations and four wins in her career. She is also the only actor to have won Emmys at all competitive levels: Younger, Supporting, and Lead. As Katie Logan in her submitted reel, the longest of the category at over 14 minutes, she grapples with fear that she will die and chooses to abandon her newborn child rather than let him get attached to her.
Tom’s co-star Susan Flannery played Stephanie Forrester for 25 years before retiring from the “B&B” last year. She has been nominated 10 times and like Tom she is a four-time Emmy winner, including three for this role (2000, 2002, 2003). She submitted her final episode, in which she makes peace with her longtime rival Brooke (Best Supporting Actress nominee Katherine Kelly Lang, who submitted the same episode) before succumbing to cancer.
Earning her 10th nomination for playing Phyllis Summers on “The Young and the Restless,” two-time Emmy-winner Michelle Stafford submitted an episode in which makes a public scene after finding out her rival Christine (Lauralee Bell) is suing her. Afterwards she encounters her husband and tries in vain to convince him not to file fo divorce.
Longtime “Days of Our Lives” star Peggy McCay is nominated for her third Daytime Emmy for playing family matriarch Caroline Brady; she was last nominated for the role in 1987, and though she has yet to win for “Days” she won a Primetime Emmy in 1991 for Best Drama Guest Actress for “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.” In her episode submission, Caroline argues with her son Bo (Peter Reckell) as she struggles with her failing memory.
Whose performance will win this race? Watch the episodes below and then make or update your predictions in our predictions center.