Longtime soap opera journalist and Daytime Emmy guru Nelson Branco (Soap Opera Uncensored) was the top expert predicting this year’s Daytime Emmy nominations with 68% correct.
Among Branco’s savvy picks, he was one of the few to foresee lead-acting nominations for “The Young and the Restless” stars Michael Muhney and Michelle Stafford. He also wisely bet on bids for their “Y&R” castmates Jeff Branson and Hunter King and predicted all four nominees for Best Actor.
Following close behind Branco was Dan Kroll (Soap Central) with 67%; he also went four-for-four in the Best Actor category.
Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan and Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential) both scored 66%. Sheehan was one of the few to predict Lindsey Morgan‘s surprise Younger Actress bid for “General Hospital,” while Giddens went out on a limb for Supporting Actress nominee Jessica Collins (“Y&R”).