Daytime Emmy Awards reveal first round of nominations

Unlike other award shows, the Daytime Emmy Awards have a preliminary round of voting in which actors must first be selected by their castmates to represent their chosen series. The breakdown by show of those who put themselves in the running can be found here.

Those who have made this just-announced “pre-nominations” list now must submit a sample episode of their work to the judging panels. Five or six of them will become nominees in each of the acting categories. Those final nominations will be announced May 11.


“All My Children”
Ricky Paull Goldin
Was nominated last year for this role.  

Michael E. Knight (Tad)
Has not been nominated since 2005.

“As the World Turns”
Jon Lindstrom
Reaped his first nomination last year. Was never nominated for “General Hospital” or ‘Port Charles”, despite appearing on those series from 1992 through 2003.

Michael Park (Jack)
Won his first Emmy in this race last year.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Don Diamont
Never nominated for his nearly two-decade run on “The Young & the Restless,” which was also created by William J. Bell.

Jack Wagner (Nick)
In 2005, he became only the third “B&B” actor to be nominated. Contended in 1985 for his work as Frisco Jones on “General Hospital” in “Outstanding Juvenile/Young Man,” now known as “Younger Actor.”

“Days Of Our Lives”
Peter Reckell
Last nominated in 2009.

James Scott (EJ)
He was nominated last year in this category.

“General Hospital”
Maurice Benard
Has been nominated five times since 1996, and won in 2003.  

Steve Burton (Jason)
He is a four-time nominee with his last bid in 2005; he won Supporting Actor in 1998.

“One Life to Live”
Jerry ver Dorn
Back-to-back wins in 1995 and 1996 as well as five other nominations for his work as Ross on “Guiding Light.”

Robert S. Woods (Bo)
Won in 1983 for this role and has been nominated a total of six times, most recently in 2000.

“The Young & the Restless”
Peter Bergman
Peter has won three times out of 16 nominations.

Christian LeBlanc (Michael)
Has won three times, most recently in 2009, out of 8 nominations.


“All My Children”
Rebecca Budig
Has been nominated twice — 2001 and 2003.  

Alicia Minshew (Kendall)
Has one nomination from 2009. The role of Kendall won back-to-back Emmy nominations for Sarah Michelle Geller, who originated the role in 1994 and 1995. She won in 1995.

Debbi Morgan (Angie)
She would be the first African-American actress to win Best Actress. Morgan has been nominated in all three acting fields; 1986 in Outstanding Ingenue/Younger Actress, 1989 in Supporting (where she won, tying with “Santa Barbara” star Nancy Lee Grahn), and in 2009 for Best Actress.

“As the World Turns”
Maura West
Won last year.

Colleen Zenk (Barbara)
Despite working on “ATWT” since 1978, this talented veteran has only two Emmy nominations to her name, in 2001 and 2002.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Susan Flannery
With five Emmy wins to her name, the most recent of which was in 2003. 

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke)
Has never been nominated.

“Days of Our Lives”
Kristian Alfonso
Was nominated only once in 1985.

Alison Sweeney (Sami)
Has never been nominated.  

“General Hospital”
Kelly Monaco
Has been nominated twice: Supporting Actress in 2003 for her work on “Port Charles” and in 2006 in lead.

Laura Wright (Carly)
Despite having appeared on soaps since 1991, she has never been nominated. 

“One Life To Live”
Kassie DePaiva
Her only career bid came in 2005 when there were eight nominees. She lost to her co-star Erika Slezak who took home her record sixth award.

Gina Tognoni (Kelly)
Won two of her three bids for “Guiding Light.”  Despite originating the role of Kelly on “OLTL” in 1995 and appearing until 2002, she was never nominated; her replacment Heather Tom was nominated twice (2005, 2007).

“The Young & the Restless”
Jeanne Cooper
Has been nominated 10 times and won once (2008). She also picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.  

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis)
Michelle has 8 nominations and two wins, the last of which was in 2004.


“All My Children”
Cornelius Smith, Jr.
Nominated for Younger Actor in 2009.

Jacob Young (JR)
Nominated for every role he has played but won just once, in 2002 for his work on “General Hospital”.  

“As the World Turns”
Trent Dawson
Nominated three consecutive times between 2006 and 2008, but never won.

Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid)
This is his first soap opera role. I consider him to be “the find” of the year.

“The Bold & The Beautiful”
Patrick Duffy
Has never before been nominated. Despite playing Bobby Ewing on “Dallas” from 1978-1991, he never netted a Primetime Emmy nomination either.

Rick Hearst (Whip)
Has been nominated seven times and won three (Younger Actor in 1991 for “Guiding Light”, Supporting Actor in 2004 and 2007 for “General Hospital”). 

“Days Of Our Lives”
Shawn Christian
Never been nominated.

Jay Johnson (Philip)
Recently announced he is leaving the series. No nominations to his name.

“General Hospital”
Jonathan Jackson
Has three Emmys (1995, 1998, 1999) for this role.  He originated the role when he was ten years old.   He reaped seven consecutive nominations before leaving; returned to “GH” in 2009.

Jason Thompson (Patrick)
Never been nominated.

“One Life To Live”
Brian Kerwin
Nominated in 2008 and 2010.

Mark Lawson (Brody)
Never been nominated.

“The Young & The Restless”
Doug Davidson
Two nominations, 2003 and 2010 for Best Actor.

Billy Miller (Billy)
Won this category last year.


“All My Children”
Melissa Claire Egan
Recently announced she is leaving the series. 

Chrishell Stause (Amanda)
Never been nominated.

“As the World Turns”
Terri Conn (Colombino)
Was nominated in 2001  as Younger Actress. Is now appearing as Aubrey on “One Life To Live”, which was “ATWT’s” chief timeslot competition.

Lesli Kay (Molly)
Won in 2001 for her work on “ATWT” and was nominated in 2007 for “B&B”.

Julie Pinson (Janet)
Won last year.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Adrienne Frantz
Won Younger Actress in 2001.

Heather Tom (Katie)
Has eight nominations and two wins. Has been nominated for every role she has played on daytime TV. 

“Days of Our Lives”
Nadia Bjorlin
Never been nominated.

Arianne Zucker (Nicole)
Netted her first nomination last year.

“General Hospital”
Julie Marie Berman
She has been nominated three times for Younger Actress, winning twice (2009, 2010).  She aged out of the category and now competes as a Supporting Actress. 

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis)
For her role as Julia Wainwright on “Santa Barbara” she won the 1989 Supporting Actress Emmy, tying with Debbi Morgan of “All My Children”. She has never won for her role as Alexis Davis on “GH”, despite four nominations.

“One Life To Live”
Robin Strasser
A true icon she has worked on soaps since the 1960’s and has won this award just once (1982) despite four nominations.

Bree Williamson (Jessica)
Was nominated in 2009.

“The Young & The Restless”
Tricia Cast
Won Younger Actress in 1992.

Amelia Heinle (Victoria)
Never been nominated.

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe)
Was nominated in 2009 for the newly created category “New Approaches-Daytime Entertainment”  which honors alternative methods of enterainment, such as the web.  Her nomination was for a performer in the web-series “Imaginary Bitches”; created by her friend Eden Riegal, a co-star on both “Y&R” and “AMC”.


“All My Children”
Finn Wittrock
Never been nominated.

“As The World Turns”
Mick Hazen
Never been nominated.

“The Bold & the Beautiful”
Scott Clifton
Has competed in this category for two other soaps: “General Hospital” between 2004 and 2006 and last year for “One Life To Live”.

Zack Conroy (Oliver)
Was nominated last year for his work on “Guiding Light”.

“Days Of Our Lives”
Casey Deidrick
Never been nominated.

Chandler Massey (Will)
Never been nominated.

“General Hospital”
Chad Duell
Took over the role from Drew Garrett who was nominated in this category last year. 

Nathan Parsons (Ethan)
Never been nominated.

“One Life To Live”
Eddie Alderson
Is the brother of co-star and fellow “OLTL” pre-nominee Kristen Alderson.  

David A. Gregory (Ford)Never been nominated.


“All My Children”
Brittany Allen
Never been nominated.

Natalie Hall (Colby)
Never been nominated. Is the third actress since 2006 to play this role.

“The Bold & The Beautiful”
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Never been nominated.

Kim Matula (Hope)
Never been nominated.

“Days Of Our Lives”
Molly Burnett
Got her first nomination last year.

Shelley Hennig (Stephanie)
Got her first nomination last year.

“General Hospital”
Lexi Ainsworth
Never been nominated.

Haley Pullos (Molly)
Never been nominated.

“One Life To Live”
Kristen Alderson
Is sister of co-star and fellow “OLTL” pre-nominee Eddie Alderson. She has played this role since she was a toddler but has never been nominated.

Brittany Underwood (Langston)
Will be leaving the series before the year is over. Never been nominated.

“The Young & The Restless”
Emily O’Brien
Nominated in 2008 and 2009.

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