‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘General Hospital’ will earn the most Daytime Emmy acting nominations and wins, according to our predictions

Days of Our Lives” and “General Hospital” entered the Daytime Emmy race with the most acting pre-nominations, and they will end up with the most official acting bids when nominations are announced on Wednesday, March 21, live on CBS’s “The Talk.” That’s according to hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their forecasts in our predictions center thus far. Do you agree? Scroll down for our predictions by show with projected winners highlighted in gold.

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An initial round of voting narrowed down the drama series acting categories to 10 pre-nominees apiece (this excludes Best Guest Performer, which doesn’t have a pre-nominations round). The pre-nominees for lead, supporting and younger acting categories then submitted performance reels up to 20 minutes in length to blue ribbon panels which decided the nominees and winners all in that one round of voting. So when the nominations are revealed the winners will already be known.

“Days” led with a whopping 20 acting pre-nominations, and according to our predictions it will turn half of those into official nominations. We’re betting on it to have a leading 10 acting bids, including victories for Best Actor (James Reynolds) and Best Younger Actor (Casey Moss). On top of that “Days” is the odds-on favorite to win Best Drama Series for the fourth time in its history and Best Writing Team for only the third time.

But “GH” will be close behind. The ABC soap is tipped for 8 acting noms out of 17 pre-nominations, which is a little less than half. “GH” is the front-runner to win two of those acting races: Best Actress (Maura West) and Best Supporting Actor (Chad Duell), as well as Best Directing Team for the 10th time.

The CBS soaps are expected to trail with “The Young and the Restless” predicted for seven acting nominations out of 15 pre-noms; it’s the favorite for Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Hendrickson). And “The Bold and the Beautiful” will pick up five nominations out of nine pre-noms, including an expected win for Best Younger Actress (Reign Edwards).

Do you agree with those predictions? See who we’re betting on by show below. And make or update your own predictions here before nominations are announced on March 21.

“DAYS OF OUR LIVES” (13 nominations, 4 wins)
Best Drama Series
Best Actor — Billy Flynn
Best Actor — James Reynolds
Best Actress — Judi Evans
Best Supporting Actor — Chandler Massey
Best Supporting Actor — Greg Vaughan
Best Supporting Actress — Eileen Davidson
Best Supporting Actress — Susan Hayes
Best Supporting Actress — Arianne Zucker
Best Younger Actor — Casey Moss
Best Younger Actress — Victoria Konefal
Best Writing Team
Best Directing Team

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” (11 nominations, 3 wins)
Best Drama Series
Best Actor — Billy Miller
Best Actress — Kelly Monaco
Best Actress — Maura West
Best Supporting Actor — Steve Burton
Best Supporting Actor — Chad Duell
Best Younger Actress — Hayley Erin
Best Younger Actress — Chloe Lanier
Best Younger Actress — Eden McCoy
Best Writing Team
Best Directing Team

“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” (10 nominations, 1 win)
Best Drama Series
Best Actor — Peter Bergman
Best Actress — Sharon Case
Best Actress — Eileen Davidson
Best Supporting Actor — Greg Rikaart
Best Supporting Actress — Marla Adams
Best Supporting Actress — Elizabeth Hendrickson
Best Younger Actor — Tristan Lake Leabu
Best Writing Team
Best Directing Team

“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” (8 nominations, 1 win)
Best Drama Series
Best Actor — Scott Clifton
Best Younger Actor — Rome Flynn
Best Younger Actor — Pierson Fode
Best Younger Actor — Anthony Turpel
Best Younger Actress — Reign Edwards
Best Writing Team
Best Directing Team

Be sure to make your Daytime Emmy predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on March 21. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Daytime Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our daytime TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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