Gold Derby predicts that, among drama series, CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” will be the big winner on Sunday night at the Daytime Emmys, winning five top categories, including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Writing, and three out of the six drama acting races: Best Actress (Heather Tom), Best Supporting Actress (Katherine Kelly Lang), and Best Younger Actress (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). It’s nominated for 15 awards overall, including a number of technical prizes that will be presented at Friday’s Creative Arts Awards.
For a breakdown of the winners (and potential spoilers) by category, click here.
Our predictors expect “General Hospital” will win two top races: Best Drama Directing and Best Supporting Actor (Bradford Anderson), but the record-holding series, which has more Best Drama wins (11) than any other series at the Daytime Emmys, is not predicted to win the top prize this time around. It’s nominated for 19 awards overall.
“Days of Our Lives,” nominated for 17 awards, will win one of its top races — Best Younger Actor (Chandler Massey) — while “The Young and the Restless,” the year’s most nominated program with 23 bids, will win Best Actor (Doug Davidson).
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is expected to once again win Best Entertainment Talk Show, following last year’s loss to “Live with Regis and Kelly,” which had bid farewell to a retiring Regis Philbin that year.
“Katie,” in its first year in Emmy contention, is forecast to win Best Informative Talk Show against previous winners “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors.” But “Dr. Oz’s” Mehmet Oz is favored to win Best Talk Show Host for the third time.
“Jeopardy,” which holds the record at the Daytime Emmys with 13 wins for Best Game Show, will likely win the category for the 14th time, and Alex Trebek is favored to win Best Game Show Host for the sixth time.
“The Martha Stewart Show” gets best odds to win Best Lifestyle Show for the third time, while Jack Hanna is favored to win his first Emmy for Best Lifestyle/Travel Host for “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” which previously won him two Emmys for Best Children’s Series.
“Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction” will win Best Culinary Show for the second year in a row, while two-time Emmy winner Ina Garten (“Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics“) is expected to win the newly created Best Culinary Host category.
“Good Morning America” will win Best Morning Show for the fourth time.
And “Judge Judy,” thus far never awarded at the Daytime Emmys, is expected to finally win Best Legal/Courtroom Show.