‘Days of Our Lives’ dominates the 2019 Daytime Emmy nominations with 27 bids

We greatly underestimated “Days of Our Lives” in the 2019 Daytime Emmy nominations. It leads all programs (not just dramas) with a whopping 27 bids including Best Drama Series. It also has 15 acting nominations, which is almost triple the number we were forecasting in our racetrack odds. Check out the complete list of nominations here.

“Days” earned nominations for Best Actress (Marci Miller), Best Actor (Tyler Christopher and Billy Flynn), Best Supporting Actress (Kassie DePaiva, Linsey Godfrey and Martha Madison), Best Supporting Actor (Eric Martsolf and Greg Rikaart), Best Younger Actress (Olivia Rose Keegan and Victoria Konefal), Best Younger Actor (Lucas Adams and Kyler Pettis) and Best Guest Performer (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Kate Mansi and Thaao Penghlis).

“General Hospital” is close behind “Days” with 25 total nominations, including 13 bids for its actors. “The Young and the Restless” is next with 20 nominations, but only 5 of those are for performances (we thought it would get 12 acting bids). And “The Bold and the Beautiful” trails with 12 nominations, including just 3 for its actors. That means the two CBS soaps, “B&B” and “Y&R,” earned fewer acting noms put together than either other soap. But all four shows are up for Best Drama Series, Best Writing Team and Best Directing Team, so don’t count anyone out when picking the winners.

Beyond the daytime soaps, the top digital drama is “Giants” with 11 nominations. “Sesame Street” is the leading children’s program with 9 bids. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Talk” are tied as the most nominated talk shows with 8 apiece. And “The Price is Right” leads the way among game shows with 6 noms.

What do you think of this year’s nominations? And who do you think deserves to win?

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 winners are announced on May 5. And join in the fierce debate over the 2019 Daytime Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our daytime TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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