Looking for guidance before entering or updating your Daytime Emmy predictions? Nominations are announced on March 24, and they’re one of the trickiest showbiz awards to forecast, so you might want to consult one of the users who got the highest scores betting on last year’s nominations. Two users scored 72% across nine categories, and one of them was Dan Beebe. This year he’s betting on “The Bold and the Beautiful” to win Best Drama Series. (Click here to see his complete prediction rankings.)
“B&B” debuted on CBS in 1987 as a spin-off to “The Young and the Restless,” but the half-hour soap didn’t receive its first nomination for Best Drama until 2003 – 16 years into its run. It took another six years for the show to actually win the top prize, but then it claimed the title three consecutive times (2009-2011). It has been nominated for the last three years in a row, but it hasn’t won again since 2011.
However, “B&B” did surprise last year by winning Best Writing Team for the second time in three years. Beebe is also predicting it to win that race again this year, as well as Best Directing Team and Best Supporting Actor (Jacob Young). Do you agree the series will clean up?
Despite Beebe’s confidence, “B&B” ranks third in our combined predictions with 4/1 odds to taking the top prize, behind co-defending champs “Days of Our Lives” (9/5 odds) and “Y&R” (14/5 odds). It’s also at a disadvantage in the acting categories with only nine pre-nominations, fewer than any other soap.
Beebe is predicting a few other surprises. For Best Actor, he’s betting on Justin Hartley (“Y&R”), who has never been nominated, over Anthony Geary (“General Hospital“), who has a record eight Best Actor trophies and left the series last year in dramatic fashion.
But he is predicting “GH” in the Best Actress contest, saying Finola Hughes will take that prize for the first time since 1991. Beebe doesn’t think last year’s Best Actress champ, Maura West (also “GH”), will even be nominated this time around. That’s not uncommon at the Daytime Emmys, where some winners aren’t even pre-nominated the following year.
He claims “GH” will also take both younger acting prizes with wins for Bryan Craig and Brooklyn Rae Silzer. Craig is in his 20s, but Silzer is a child, and no pre-teen has taken the Younger Actress prize since Camryn Grimes (“Y&R”), who was 10 when she prevailed in 2000 – 16 years ago.
Beebe is projecting the last award, Best Supporting Actress, will go to Jessica Collins (“Y&R”). He’s going out on a limb there as well (she ranks sixth in our combined odds), but she has been nominated once before, in 2013.
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