2018 Daytime Emmy predictions: Complete racetrack odds in 22 categories from Best Drama Series to Best Talk Show

The 2018 Daytime Emmys are being held at two different ceremonies this weekend: the Creative Arts Awards on Friday, April 27, and the main event that will be broadcast live on the web on Sunday, April 29. But who will take home the biggest prizes? Hundreds of Gold Derby users have entered their predictions in 22 categories. Scroll down for our complete predictions listed in order of their racetrack odds with the projected winners highlighted in gold.

These predictions include the forecasts of Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Daytime Emmys, and the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combined Daytime Emmy predictions from the last two years. And we mustn’t forget the everyday Users who make up our largest predictions bloc. Should you listen to our elite users or follow the wisdom of the crowd? Keep in mind that someone among that crowd of users usually wipes the floor with the rest of us to win our predictions contests.

The four broadcast soap operas enter as the most nominated programs of the year, led by “General Hospital” with 26. “GH” has won Best Drama Series 13 times, more than any other series, and it’s hoping to extend that record with a 14th win this year. But “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” are nipping at its heels with 25 noms apiece. And don’t count out “The Bold and the Beautiful” with its 18 noms: since these awards are decided based on sample episodes submitted to Emmy judges, the playing field is level.

So what soap operas, talk shows, game shows, culinary shows and more will come away with victories this weekend? Find out below. And if you think you know better than our odds there’s still time to make or update your picks before the awards are handed out.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 3/2
“Days of Our Lives” — 2/1
“General Hospital” — 10/3
“The Young and the Restless” — 6/1

BEST ACTOR
James Reynolds, “Days of Our Lives” — 4/5
Billy Miller, “General Hospital” — 4/1
Peter Bergman, “The Young and the Restless” — 9/2
John McCook, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 6/1
Michael Easton, “General Hospital” — 6/1

BEST ACTRESS
Maura West, “General Hospital” — 9/10
Eileen Davidson, “The Young and the Restless” — 4/1
Laura Wright, “General Hospital” — 4/1
Nancy Lee Grahn, “General Hospital” — 5/1
Marci Miller, “Days of Our Lives” — 7/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chandler Massey, “Days of Our Lives” — 4/5
Greg Vaughan, “Days of Our Lives” — 7/2
Wally Kurth, “General Hospital” — 11/2
Anthony Montgomery, “General Hospital” — 11/2
Greg Rikaart, “The Young and the Restless” — 6/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Marla Adams, “The Young and the Restless” — 21/20
Camryn Grimes, “The Young and the Restless” — 4/1
Susan Seaforth Hayes, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 5/1
Mishael Morgan, “The Young and the Restless” — 11/2
Elizabeth Hendrickson, “The Young and the Restless” — 6/1

BEST YOUNGER ACTOR
Casey Moss, “Days of Our Lives” — 2/3
Rome Flynn, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 4/1
Hudson West, “General Hospital” — 5/1
Lucas Adams, “Days of Our Lives” — 7/1
Tristan Lake Leabu, “The Young and the Restless” — 7/1

BEST YOUNGER ACTRESS
Reign Edwards, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 5/6
Chloe Lanier, “General Hospital” — 27/10
Olivia Rose Keegan, “Days of Our Lives” — 6/1
Hayley Erin, “General Hospital” — 6/1
Cait Fairbanks, “The Young and the Restless” — 13/2

BEST GUEST PERFORMER
Vernee Watson, “General Hospital” — 7/5
Morgan Fairchild, “Days of Our Lives” — 2/1
Ryan Ashton, “The Young and the Restless” — 4/1
Robb Derringer, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2
John Enos, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2

BEST WRITING TEAM
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 21/20
“Days of Our Lives” — 13/5
“General Hospital” — 9/2
“The Young and the Restless” — 11/2

BEST DIRECTING TEAM
“General Hospital” — 8/13
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 4/1
“The Young and the Restless” — 6/1
“Days of Our Lives” — 6/1

BEST TALK SHOW (ENTERTAINMENT)
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — 1/2
“The Talk” — 5/1
“The View” — 13/2
“The Real” — 7/1
“Live with Kelly and Ryan” — 7/1

BEST TALK SHOW HOST (ENTERTAINMENT)
“The Talk” — 1/1
“Live with Kelly and Ryan” — 9/2
“Harry” — 9/2
“The View” — 5/1
“The Real” — 5/1

BEST TALK SHOW (INFORMATIVE)
“The Chew” — 3/2
“The Dr. Oz Show” — 21/10
“Steve” — 7/2
“Larry King Now” — 4/1
“Megyn Kelly Today” — 9/2

BEST TALK SHOW HOST (INFORMATIVE)
“Steve” — 3/2
“The Dr. Oz Show” — 21/10
“Access Hollywood Live” — 4/1
“Pickler and Ben” — 4/1
“Larry King Now” — 4/1

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Cast of “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Today Show” — 4/5
Andra Day and Common, “The View” — 4/1
Pharrell Williams, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — 9/2
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, “CBS This Morning” — 6/1
Robert Randolph and The Family Band, “Rachael Ray” — 13/2

BEST GAME SHOW
“Jeopardy” — 8/11
“Family Feud” — 4/1
“The Price is Right” — 9/2
“Let’s Make a Deal” — 13/2
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” — 7/1

BEST GAME SHOW HOST
Steve Harvey, “Family Feud” — 5/6
Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy” — 7/2
Wayne Brady, “Let’s Make a Deal” — 4/1
Chris Harrison, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” — 6/1
Pat Sajak, “Wheel of Fortune” — 7/1

BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
“Ask This Old House” — 13/8
“Home and Family” — 9/5
“This Old House” — 3/1
“Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginger” — 9/2
“Naturally Danny Seo” — 9/2

BEST CULINARY SHOW
“Lidia’s Kitchen” — 8/5
“Valerie’s Home Cooking” — 13/5
“A Chef’s Life” — 10/3
“Giada Entertains” — 7/2
“The Mind of a Chef” — 4/1

BEST MORNING SHOW
“CBS Sunday Morning” — 13/10
“Good Morning America” — 5/2
“Today Show” — 3/1
“CBS This Morning” — 4/1

BEST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SHOW
“Entertainment Tonight” — 4/5
“Extra” — 7/2
“Access Hollywood” — 4/1
“Daily Mail TV” — 9/2
“E! News” — 9/2

BEST CHILDREN’S ANIMATED SERIES
“Trollhunters” — 11/10
“SpongeBob SquarePants” — 13/5
“Lost in Oz” — 4/1
“The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show” — 4/1
“Wild Kratts” — 9/2

Be sure to make your Daytime Emmy predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on April 29. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Daytime Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our daytime TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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