Daytime Emmy nominations predictions 2019: ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ will dominate acting races

The 2019 Daytime Emmy nominations well be announced on Wednesday, March 20, live on CBS’s “The Talk.” Hundreds of Gold Derby users are currently predicting the nominees and winners in eight drama races, including all seven acting contests honoring the televised daytime soaps. So who will make the cut? Scroll down to see our predictions in each category with the likely nominees listed in order of their racetrack odds. The projected winners are highlighted in gold,  while potential dark horses for nominations are in italics.

The nominees and winners in these drama series acting races were decided in a single round of blue ribbon voting where eligible peer judges watched performance reels submitted by the pre-nominated actors. In the lead and supporting categories, those pre-nominees were selected by an initial round that winnowed down all submitted actors to the top 10 per category. In the younger and guest races, all actors submitted for consideration became automatic pre-nominees and moved immediately to the blue ribbon round.

The pre-nominations were distributed fairly evenly with CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” getting 21, ABC’s “General Hospital” getting 20 and NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” receiving 19. The lone half-hour soap, CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which has a smaller cast, trailed with 13. But we’re predicting the nominations to be a lot more lopsided. According to the combined predictions of our users, “Y&R” and “GH” are expected to dominate with 12 acting bids apiece, while “Days” is predicted to trail with just 6 acting nominations and “B&B” will lag with 5.

And if we’re right then “GH” will overwhelm its rivals when it comes to the winners. It’s tipped to win four out of the seven acting categories — plus Best Drama Series. Will it really be so dominant? Check out our predictions below. You can make or update your own picks here as often as you like before the nominations are announced on Wednesday.

Best Drama Series
“General Hospital” — 49/20
“Days of Our Lives” — 29/10
“The Young and the Restless” — 82/25
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 71/20

Best Actor
Peter Bergman, “The Young and the Restless” — 69/20
Jon Lindstrom, “General Hospital” — 4/1
Scott Clifton, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 9/2
Jason Thompson, “The Young and the Restless” — 5/1
Maurice Benard, “General Hospital” — 11/2

Dark Horse: Billy Flynn, “Days of Our Lives” — 35/1

Best Actress
Maura West, “General Hospital” — 10/3
Eileen Davidson, “The Young and the Restless” — 4/1
Amelia Heinle, “The Young and the Restless” — 5/1
Marci Miller, “Days of Our Lives” — 5/1
Laura Wright, “General Hospital” — 11/2

Dark Horse: Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 28/1

Best Supporting Actor
Max Gail, “General Hospital” — 10/3
Greg Rikaart, “Days of Our Lives” — 4/1
Dominic Zamprogna, “General Hospital” — 5/1
Darin Brooks, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 11/2
Thad Luckinbill, “The Young and the Restless” — 11/2

Dark Horse: Bryton James, “The Young and the Restless” — 16/1

Best Supporting Actress
Kirsten Storms, “General Hospital” — 7/2
Mishael Morgan, “The Young and the Restless” — 9/2
Tamara Braun, “General Hospital” — 5/1
Camryn Grimes, “The Young and the Restless” — 5/1
Beth Maitland, “The Young and the Restless” — 11/2

Dark Horse: Kassie DePaiva, “Days of Our Lives” — 25/1

Best Younger Actor
Lucas Adams, “Days of Our Lives” — 69/20
Garren Stitt, “General Hospital” — 4/1
Tristan Lake Leabu, “The Young and the Restless” — 9/2
Adain Bradley, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 5/1
Zach Tinker, “The Young and the Restless” — 11/2

Dark Horse: William Lipton, “General Hospital” — 28/1

Best Younger Actress
Chloe Lanier, “General Hospital” — 17/5
Cait Fairbanks, “The Young and the Restless” — 9/2
Hayley Erin, “General Hospital” — 9/2
Olivia Keegan, “Days of Our Lives” — 5/1
Alyvia Alyn Lind, “The Young and the Restless” — 6/1

Dark Horse: Victoria Konefal, “Days of Our Lives” — 25/1

Best Guest Performer
Kate Mansi, “Days of Our Lives” — 71/20
Wayne Brady, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 4/1
Hunter Tylo, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 9/2
Thaao Penghlis, “Days of Our Lives” — 11/2
Cassandra James, “General Hospital” — 6/1

Dark Horse: Patricia Bethune, “General Hospital” — 25/1

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 nominees are announced on March 20. 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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