Daytime Emmy predictions: ‘Days of Our Lives’ & ‘Young and Restless’ will lead with 10 nominations each

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We’re predicting nine categories for this Thursday’s Daytime Emmy nominations, and in those races we’re betting on both “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” to lead with 10 bids. However, “Days” will stand alone as the biggest winner at the event, including a repeat victory as Best Drama Series. (Click here for our complete predictions by category.)

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These forecasts are based on the combined predictions of Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Daytime Emmy nominations and the hundreds of total Users who make up our largest and often savviest bloc of predictors. And out of nine categories, we’re favoring “Days” to win five.

In addition to Best Drama, “Days will take Best Writing Team, Best Directing Team, Best Actress (Kassie DePaiva) and Best Younger Actress (Camila Banus). And it’ll pick up five more acting nominations for Billy Flynn (Actor), Christopher Sean (Supporting Actor), Peggy McCay (Supporting Actess), James Lastovic (Younger Actor) and Casey Moss (Younger Actor). That’s an impressive seven total acting noms out of its 20 pre-nominations.

“Y&R” is only projected to win once, for Kelly Sullivan as Best Supporting Actress, but it will also earn nominations for Best Drama and Best Directing Team, and it will score the most acting nominations, with Sullivan joined by Christian LeBlanc (Actor), Justin Hartley (Actor), Eileen Davidson (Actress), Bryton James (Supporting Actor), Christel Khalil (Supporting Actress), Hunter King (Younger Actress) and Camryn Grimes (Younger Actress). That’s eight acting bids out of its 23 pre-nominations; it had more pre-noms than any other soap.

General Hospital” will follow with eight nominations, but despite trailing “Y&R” and “Days” with 13 pre-noms, more than half of “GH’s” candidates are expected to make the cut, including acting wins for Anthony Geary (Actor) and Bryan Craig (Younger Actor) and additional nominations for Maura West (Actress), Finola Hughes (Actress), Dominic Zamprogna (Supporting Actor), Tequan Richmond (Younger Actor) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Younger Actress). That’s seven, the same number of acting bids we’re predicting for “Days,” but “GH” doesn’t rank among our top three candidates for either Best Drama Series or Best Directing Team, so the show will have to hope the TV academy nominates all four soaps for writing, directing and series like they did last year.

The Bold and the Beautiful” will be nominated for Best Drama, Best Writing Team and Best Directing Team, but out of its nine acting pre-nominees, only two are predicted to get in: Jacob Young, who we think will win Best Supporting Actor, and Linsey Godfrey, who will return to the Best Supporting Actress lineup after her bid last year. If we’re right, that would be only five total nominations for “B&B,” but that doesn’t take into consideration its potential haul at Creative Arts, where it cleaned up last year with a whopping eight wins.

Click here to see complete odds and rankings in our Daytime Emmy predictions

Days of Our Lives” (10 nominations, 5 wins)
Best Drama Series
Best Actor – Billy Flynn
Best Actress – Kassie DePaiva
Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Sean
Best Supporting Actress – Peggy McCay
Best Younger Actor – James Lastovic
Best Younger Actor – Casey Moss
Best Younger Actress – Camila Banus
Best Writing Team
Best Directing Team

The Young and the Restless” (10 nominations, 1 win)
Best Drama Series
Best Actor – Justin Hartley
Best Actor – Christian LeBlanc
Best Actress – Eileen Davidson
Best Supporting Actor – Bryton James
Best Supporting Actress – Christel Khalil
Best Supporting Actress – Kelly Sullivan
Best Younger Actress – Camryn Grimes
Best Younger Actress – Hunter King
Best Directing Team

General Hospital” (8 nominations, 2 wins)
Best Actor – Anthony Geary
Best Actress – Finola Hughes
Best Actress – Maura West
Best Supporting Actor – Dominic Zamprogna
Best Younger Actor – Bryan Craig
Best Younger Actor – Tequan Richmond
Best Younger Actress – Brooklyn Rae Silzer
Best Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful” (5 nominations, 1 win)
Best Drama Series
Best Supporting Actor – Jacob Young
Best Supporting Actress – Linsey Godfrey
Best Writing Team
Best Directing Team

Daytime Emmy predictions: ‘B&B’ will win Best Drama according to our top user Dan Beebe

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Photo credits: “Days of Our Lives” by NBC; “The Young and the Restless” by CBS

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