According to the combined predictions of our Editors, Top 24 Users (the highest scorers among last year’s predictors), and All Users, the lion’s share of Daytime Emmy nominations and wins will go to three shows: “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital,” and “The Young and the Restless,” with “Days” expected to defend its Best Drama Series title after winning last year for the first time since 1978.
“Days” gets best odds to win four out of the nine top drama categories: Best Drama, Best Actress (Eileen Davidson), Best Younger Actor (Chandler Massey), and Best Writing Team. It will also pick up another three acting nominations – for Alison Sweeney (Actress), Greg Vaughan (Supporting Actor), and Freddie Smith (Younger Actor) – as well as a bid for Directing Team.
Meanwhile, “GH” is expected to win three: Best Supporting Actor (Bradford Anderson), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Elliot), and Best Directing Team. It is also expected to earn nominations for Drama Series, Writing Team, and another five of its actors: Jason Thompson (Actor), Finola Hughes (Actress), Kimberly McCullough (Supporting Actress), Chad Duell (Younger Actor), and returning champ Kristen Alderson (Younger Actress).
“Y&R” will score the biggest nominations haul in the top nine categories (11), but it’s only forecast to win two: Best Actor (Billy Miller) and Best Younger Actress (Christel Khalil). In addition to nods for Drama Series, Writing Team, and Directing Team, the top-rated CBS soap is also expected to earn bids for six more stars: Peter Bergman and Doug Davidson (Actor), Greg Rikaart (Supporting Actor), Melissa Claire Egan and Cynthia Watros (Supporting Actress), and Hunter King (Younger Actress).
“The Bold and the Beautiful” is not expected to win any awards this year, but it won’t be left out of the competition entirely. We’re predicting it to earn five top nominations: Drama Series, Writing Team, Directing Team, and repeat noms for last year’s winners Heather Tom (Actress) and Scott Clifton (Supporting Actor).
That leaves little room for the online soaps. “One Life to Live” will eke out a pair of bids for its only pre-nominated actors – Corbin Bleu (Younger Actor) and Kelley Missal (Younger Actress) – while “All My Children” will be shut out across the board.
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