The Daytime Emmys announced their 2018 pre-nominees on January 25, revealing the actors who made the cut going into the blue ribbon round that will decide the final nominees and winners. Now you can make your predictions in our predictions center in nine top categories: Best Drama Series, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Younger Actor, Best Younger Actress, Best Writing Team and Best Directing Team.
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” leads the pre-nominations with 20, but it has to contend with the two-time defending champion for Best Drama Series, “General Hospital.” The ABC soap has not only won for the last two years, it also holds the record for the most Drama Series victories of all-time with 13. In comparison, “Days” has only won three times, though two of those victories were quite recent (2013, 2015).
“Days” had 15 pre-nominations in 2017, with 6 of those going on to score nominations (40%). But “GH” has generally had the most successful rate of converting pre-nominations into official nominations, with 9 out of 14 getting through last year (64%). This year “GH” has 17 pre-nominations, so it could potentially be even more dominant than before.
“The Young and the Restless” trails with 15 pre-nominations, a surprise given that CBS’s top-rated soap usually leads the pack. But like “GH” it has been a longtime Emmy favorite with nine victories for Best Drama Series and nine acting nominees in last year’s race out of 19 pre-nominations (47%).
Rounding out the list with nine pre-noms is CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful,” but six of those actors made the official lineup last year (67%), so it may be smart to bet on most of its acting contenders this year too.
But it all comes down to episode submissions and the mercurial whims of the Daytime Emmy blue ribbon panels, which start voting on February 22. Who do you think will get in when the official nominees are announced on March 21?
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 nominees are announced on March 21. 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.