Daytime Emmy nominations predictions: ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Young and Restless’ will lead

The Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 31, on CBS’s “The Talk.” We’re predicting, “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” will come out on top with 10 bids apiece across the top nine categories. 

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Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see our predictions by series (with the anticipated winners in gold) and to make your own picks using our drag-and-drop menu. To see our complete forecasts by category, click here.

Last year, “GH” was unexpectedly snubbed in the Drama Series, Writing Team, and Directing Team categories. However, our predictors expect it to return to all three races this year, and it’s the frontrunner to win the directing prize. The ABC soap is also forecast to earn seven acting bids and wins for Anthony Geary, who would extend his record Best Actor haul to eight, and Bryan Craig (Best Younger Actor).

“Y&R,” meanwhile, is expected to take the top prize of Best Drama Series again after its upset victory last year. It’ll also earn a nomination for Directing Team, but not Writing Team. And eight of its actors will contend, with wins projected for Amelia Heinle (Best Supporting Actress) and Camryn Grimes (Best Younger Actress). The CBS soap dominated the acting pre-nominations with 22.

Days of Our Lives” is next in line with seven nods anticipated, including Best Drama Series and Best Writing Team, the latter of which the NBC sudser is predicted to win. It’ll pick up five more noms in acting categories, with victories for Alison Sweeney (Best Actress) and Blake Berris (Best Supporting Actor).

The Bold and the Beautiful” should trail with a predicted six nominations. Whileit gets strong odds to be nominated for both Directing Team and Writing Team, it’s not expected to contend for Best Drama, and it’s the only soap projected to lose all its nominations. “B&B” also lost all of these categories last year, though it prevailed four times at the Creative Arts awards.

Our official Daytime Emmys odds are based on a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, the Top 24 Users (at last year’s nominations) and All Users. When it came to foreseeing last year’s nominations, it was those Top 24 Users (who had done well foreseeing the 2013 nominations) who did the best of these four groups with an accuracy rate of 62.78%. Compare that to the results of our Editors (60.56%), Experts (58.33%) and Users (58.33%).

Last year’s top User was Pujolsfan who scored 70% (plus 9,413 game points). Click here to see who he’s predicting this time around. Note that he’s going out on a limb in several races, picking “General Hospital” to sweep Drama Series, Writing Team, Directing Team, and both lead acting categories. That could pay off with lots of game points, which we use to break a tie if more than one person has the best accuracy rate. We give you one super bet of 500 points and two of 200 each with the rest of the categories at 100 points per. Place those bets wisely and you could reap a ton of points if one of your longshot choices reaps a bid.

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There’s still plenty of time to make your predictions before nominations are announced on Tuesday. Click here to visit our predictions center, where you can enter your picks in nine drama series races, or use the easy drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to get started.

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“General Hospital”
Best Drama Series
Best Actor (Anthony Geary)
Best Actor (Jason Thompson)
Best Actress (Maura West)
Best Supporting Actress (Finola Hughes)
Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Stafford)
Best Younger Actor (Bryan Craig)
Best Younger Actress (Kristen Alderson)
Best Directing Team
Best Writing Team

The Young and the Restless
Best Drama Series
Best Actor (Peter Bergman)
Best Actor (Billy Miller)
Best Actress (Gina Tognoni)
Best Supporting Actress (Amelia Heinle)
Best Supporting Actress (Kelly Sullivan)
Best Younger Actor (Max Ehrich)
Best Younger Actress (Camryn Grimes)
Best Younger Actress (Hunter King)
Best Directing Team

Days of Our Lives
Best Drama Series
Best Actress (Alison Sweeney)
Best Supporting Actor (Blake Berris)
Best Supporting Actor (Eric Martsolf)
Best Younger Actor (Casey Moss)
Best Younger Actor (Freddie Smith)
Best Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful
Best Actress (Heather Tom)
Best Supporting Actor (Scott Clifton)
Best Supporting Actor (Jacob Young)
Best Younger Actress (Ashleigh Brewer)
Best Directing Team
Best Writing Team

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