You can now make your predictions in the top nine drama categories at the Daytime Emmys. More will be added in the coming days – including talk, game show and morning show categories – but for now let us know who you think will win Drama Series, Writing Team and Directing Team, as well as lead, supporting and younger acting races. Have your opinions changed since the nominations were announced on Thursday, March 24? (Click here for the complete list of nominations.)
Before the nominees were revealed, our odds strongly favored “Days of Our Lives” to repeat as Best Drama Series after tying “The Young and the Restless” for the award last year. However, “Days” came up short overall; it earned 16 nominations, which is an impressive haul, but well behind its rivals “Y&R” (27), “General Hospital” (24) and “The Bold and the Beautiful” (23). And “Days” is the only soap to miss out on a nomination for Best Writing Team.
Meanwhile, “Y&R” is hoping to inch closer to the record for most Drama Series titles. It has won the last two years in a row, bringing its all-time total to nine, but it still trails “GH,” which has won the top prize 11 times.
“GH” underperformed in the pre-nominations round, scoring 13 citations across six acting categories (“Y&R” had 23 and “Days” had 20), but the ABC soap rebounded when the official nominees were unveiled. Out of those 13 pre-nominees, 10 made the final cut, which actually ties it with “Y&R” as the most nominated cast this year. But “GH” hasn’t won Best Drama since 2012.
“B&B” is the youngest soap currently on the air (it premiered in 1987), and it took a while to catch on with TV academy voters, but it eventually became an Emmy darling, winning Best Drama three times in a row from 2009-2011. It had the fewest pre-nominations this year (nine) but it made a killing in Creative Arts categories (it won eight of those last year) and earned five acting nominations – seven after you include its pair of noms in the Guest Performer category. Can it now return to the winner’s circle?
Winners will be announced at two ceremonies: Creative Arts on April 29 and then the main event on May 1.
Make your Daytime Emmy predictions starting with Best Drama Series to the right or at the bottom of this post.
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Photo credits: “Y&R” and “B&B” by CBS; “GH” by ABC; “Days” by NBC