Amelia Heinle (‘The Young and the Restless’): Will 2-time Daytime Emmy champ finally get promoted to lead race?

Amelia Heinle‘s soap opera career goes all the way back to the 1990s when she appeared on “Loving” and then its spin-off “The City.” But she didn’t earn her first Daytime Emmy nomination until 2014 when she was up for Best Supporting Actress for “The Young and the Restless.” She won that award, and then she prevailed again the very next year, which made her one of only four women to claim that award twice. But she could potentially get a promotion this year since she’s pre-nominated for Best Actress this time around. Will she continue her perfect Emmy record in the lead race?

Heinle had big shoes to fill when she joined “Y&R” in 2005. She assumed the role of Victoria Newman after it had been played for more than a decade by Heather Tom, who herself had won two Emmys for her efforts. But Heinle has starred on the show ever since, and 14 years later now she’s the show’s longest-running Victoria.

This year she could follow Nicole Kidman‘s footsteps to Emmy number-three. In 2018 “Y&R” embarked on a “Big Little Lies“-style storyline in which Victoria was abused by her ex (Best Supporting Actor pre-nominee Thad Luckinbill) and then ended up killing him and covering up his death with a little help from her friends and family — including her former sister-in-law Sharon, who is played by fellow Best Actress pre-nominee Sharon Case.

According to the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have made their Emmy picks thus far, Heinle is likely to be nominated this year and has the potential to win. She ranks third in our forecasts with odds of 5/1 behind front-runner Maura West (“General Hospital”) and defending champ Eileen Davidson (also “Y&R”), but 2 of the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Daytime Emmy nominations say Heinle won’t just be nominated, but win. Are they right?

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