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 Supporting Actress.
One winner, two previous nominees, and two Daytime Emmy newcomers compete in this category. Julie Marie Berman ("General Hospital") is nominated for the first time in this race for her role as Lulu Spencer, though she won Best Younger Actress twice (2009, 2010). In her episode submission she shares the screen with her on-screen father, seven-time Emmy winner Anthony Geary, whom she accuses of being an absentee dad in her time of need.
Arianne Zucker has played Nicole Walker on "Days of Our Lives" since 1998, but this is only her second nomination for the role; her first came in 2010. In her performance reel, Nicole is caught in a lie, having falsely accused another woman of causing her miscarriage.
Two women are in contention for "The Young and the Restless." Melissa Claire Egan receives her first nomination for her role as Chelsea Newman, though she has three previous nominations in this category for "All My Children." Her episode features her in an argument with her husband (Best Actor nominee Michael Muhney), who is covering up a crime committed by his ex-wife.
Her "Y&R" co-star Jessica Collins is nominated for the first time in her career. She plays Avery Bailey Clark, whose father comes clean about a lifetime of lies while on his deathbed. She then begs her sister, Phyllis (Best Actress nominee Michelle Stafford), for forgiveness.
After a quarter century playing Brooke Logan on "The Bold and the Beautiful," Katherine Kelly Lang earned her first ever Emmy nomination this year for an episode in which she bids farewell to longtime rival Stephanie (Best Actress nominee Susan Flannery), who dies in her arms.
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