The Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced March 26, and winners will be revealed live on April 26 on the Pop Network. A number of records and milestones are up for grabs in this year’s contest. Here are nine landmark moments to watch for.
1. “General Hospital” could win Best Drama for a record 12th time
With 11, ‘GH’ already holds the record for the most Best Drama Series victories, and it could extend that record to 12 this year. But it wasn’t even nominated in 2014. Will it make a comeback?
2. Heather Tom could tie Erika Slezak as daytime’s most awarded actress
Heather Tom has already accumulated 16 Emmy nominations and five victories. She won Best Younger Actress twice (1993, 1999) for “The Young and the Restless,” Best Supporting Actress once (2011) for “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and then Best Actress twice (2012, 2013) for “B&B.” If she wins Best Actress again in 2015, she’ll tie Erika Slezak as the Daytime Emmys’ most awarded soap actress with six trophies.
3. Alison Sweeney could earn her first bid after 21 years on “Days of Our Lives“
Sweeney played Sami Brady on ‘Days’ for 21 years, but she’s never been nominated for an Emmy. She left the series in 2014, so this will be the TV academy’s last chance.
4. Katherine Kelly Lang could finally win after 28 years on “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Despite playing Brooke Logan on “B&B” since its 1987 premiere, Katherine Kelly Lang wasn’t nominated for an Emmy until 2013. She was nominated again in 2014, but she’s still looking for her first win.
5. Laura Wright would be “General Hospital’s” first leading lady to win twice
Before Laura Wright upset to win Best Actress for “GH” in 2011, the show’s only previous winner in the category was Finola Hughes (1991). To date, no woman has ever won multiple Best Actress Emmys for “GH.”
6. Anthony Geary could win a record 8th Emmy
Geary, who has played ne’er-do-well Luke Spencer on “GH” on and off since 1978, is a 7-time Best Actor winner, which makes him the Daytime Emmys’ most awarded actor. He could win an eighth prize this year.
7. Peter Bergman could extend his record with 20th Best Actor nomination
“Y&R” veteran Peter Bergman has more Best Actor nominations than anyone else. He has 19 career bids and could extend that to 20 with a nod this year. Despite his record haul, however, he has only won three times, most recently in 2002.
8. Amelia Heinle could be the first to win back-to-back Supporting Actress Emmys
Only three women have ever won Best Supporting Actress twice times: Nancy Lee Grahn (“Santa Barbara” and “GH”), Gina Tognoni (“Guiding Light”), and Julia Barr (“All My Children“). Heinle, who won in an upset in 2014 for “Y&R,” could become the first ever to win back-to-back.
9. Nancy Lee Grahn could be the first to win Supporting Actress three times
Grahn is one of three women who have won Best Supporting Actress twice. But no one has ever won it three times. If Grahn wins again this year, she will stand alone as the sole triple-winner.
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