As Gold Derby predicted, “The Young and the Restless” leads the Daytime Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday. The CBS sudser reaped 26 nominations while its time slot lead-out “The Bold and the Beautiful” earned 18.
Both contend for the top prize of Drama Series as does defending champ “Days of Our Lives.” NBC’s sole soap got 16 nominations.
ABC’s lone sudser — “General Hospital” — scored 18 nominations but was snubbed in the Drama Series race. It was edged out by the online edition of “One Life to Live,” which used to air on the alphabet network.
“One Life to Live” also numbered a Directing Team nomination among its seven bids. The teams from “Y&R” and “B&B” also contend. Those two CBS soaps also picked up nods in the Writing Team race where the third nominee is “Days of Our Lives.” Last year, “B&B” won both awards.
Last year’s leading acting champs — Heather Tom (“B&B”) and Doug Davidson (“Y&R”) defend their titles. Tom’s competion are co-star Katherine Kelly Lang and “Days” divas Eileen Davidson and Arianne Zucker. Davidson faces off against three of his co-stars — Peter Bergman, Christian LeBlanc and Billy Miller (who won Supporting Actor last year) — as well as Jason Thompson (“GH”).
With last year’s Supporting Actress champ Julie Berman no longer on “GH,” her one-time castmates Jane Elliot and Kelly Sullivan scored bids. Up against them are “Y&R” featured players Melissa Claire Egan, Amelia Heinle and Elizabeth Hendrickson.
And both of last year’s Younger champs are back.
And Kristen Alderson (“GH”) competes against two “#B&B” ingenues — Linsey Godfrey and Kim Matula — as well as Hunter King (“Y&R”) and Kelley Missal who scored the only acting nomination for “One Life to Live.”
This year’s kudos will take place on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton. While last year’s awardscast aired on CNN Headline News, there was no mention of a broadcaster in today’s announcement. The Creative Arts awards will be handed out on June 20.