Daytime Emmys predictions 2019: Official odds in 25 categories including dramas, talk shows, game shows and more

Who will win at the Daytime Emmys this weekend? The awards will be presented at two ceremonies: the Creative Arts Awards on Friday night, May 3, and the main ceremony on Sunday night, May 5. Scroll down for our predictions in 25 categories, with the nominees listed in order of their racetrack odds (our projected winners are highlighted in gold).

Our odds are calculated by combining the predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks here in our predictions center. That includes Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets, the Editors who cover awards for Gold Derby year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s winners and the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ predictions.

But by far our biggest bloc of predictors are the hundreds of our everyday Users, one of whom will almost certainly put the rest of us to shame. And getting the best predictions at these awards is especially impressive as the Daytime Emmys cover such a broad spectrum of programming,  from dramas to talk shows, to game shows, to courtroom shows.

The top nominees for these awards are all dramas. “Days of Our Lives” dominated the list with 27 total bids, followed closely by “General Hospital” with 25 and “The Young and the Restless” with 20. Meanwhile, “Giants” is the leader among digital dramas (11 nominations). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Talk” are tied as the top talk shows (8 nominations each). And “The Price is Right” leads the way among game shows (6 nominations).

Who do you think will win? Check out our predictions below, and make or update your own forecasts here. The predictions center will close during the Creative Arts Awards, but they’ll open again for you to make your final picks for Sunday night’s winners.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Days of Our Lives” — 5/2
“General Hospital” — 57/20
“The Young and the Restless” — 82/25
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 71/20

BEST ACTOR
Jon Lindstrom, “General Hospital” — 10/3
Maurice Benard, “General Hosptial” — 39/10
Peter Bergman, “The Young and the Restless” — 4/1
Billy Flynn, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2
Tyler Christopher, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2

BEST ACTRESS
Maura West, “General Hospital” — 16/5
Marci Miller, “Days of Our Lives” — 4/1
Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 9/2
Laura Wright, “General Hospital” — 9/2
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 9/2

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Max Gail, “General Hospital” — 82/25
Greg Rikaart, “Days of Our Lives” — 4/1
Bryton James, “The Young and the Restless” — 4/1
Dominic Zamprogna, “General Hospital” — 9/2
Eric Martsolf, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mishael Morgan, “The Young and the Restless” — 19/2
Kassie DePaiva, “Days of Our Lives” — 4/1
Beth Maitland, “The Young and the Restless” — 9/2
Vernee Watson, “General Hospital” — 6/1
Martha Madison, “Days of Our Lives” — 6/1
Linsey Godfrey, “Days of Our Lives” — 7/1

BEST YOUNGER ACTOR
Lucas Adams, “Days of Our Lives” — 17/5
Garren Stitt, “General Hospital” — 39/10
William Lipton, “General Hospital” — 9/2
Zach Tinker, “The Young and the Restless” — 9/2
Kyler Pettis, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2

BEST YOUNGER ACTRESS
Chloe Lanier, “General Hospital” — 16/5
Hayley Erin, “General Hospital” — 39/10
Victoria Konefal, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2
Eden McCoy, “General Hospital” — 9/2
Olivia Rose Keegan, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2

BEST GUEST PERFORMER
Kate Mansi, “Days of Our Lives” — 17/5
Wayne Brady, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — 19/5
Patricia Bethune, “General Hospital” — 4/1
Thaao Penghlis, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, “Days of Our Lives” — 9/2

BEST WRITING TEAM
“Days of Our Lives” — 51/20
“General Hospital” — 3/1
“The Young and the Restless” — 3/1
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 71/20

BEST DIRECTING TEAM
“General Hospital” — 49/20
“Days of Our Lives” — 29/10
“The Young and the Restless” — 17/5
“The Bold and the Beautiful” — 69/20

BEST DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES
“Giants” — 71/20
“The Bay” — 18/5
“After Forever” — 9/2
“Youth and Consequences” — 9/2
“The New 30” — 9/2

BEST ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW
“A Little Help with Carol Burnett” — 10/3
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — 39/10
“The Talk” — 4/1
“The View” — 9/2
“The Real” — 9/2

BEST ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW HOST
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” — 10/3
Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julie Chen, “The Talk” — 19/5
Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, “The Real” — 9/2
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain,
Abby Huntsman, Sara Haines, “The View” — 9/2
Wendy Williams, “The Wendy Williams Show” — 9/2

BEST INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW
“Rachael Ray” — 7/2
“The Dr. Oz Show” — 19/5
“Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda” — 4/1
“Red Table Talk” — 9/2
“Access Live” — 9/2

BEST INFROMATIVE TALK SHOW HOST
Mehmet Oz, “The Dr. Oz Show” — 7/2
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, “Today Showw with Kathie Lee and Hoda” — 19/5
Rachael Ray, “Rachael Ray” — 4/1
Steve Harvey, “Steve” — 4/1
Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron, “Pickler and Ben” — 9/2

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Cast of The Band’s Visit, “Today Show” — 82/25
Lindsey Stirling, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” — 19/5
Ashley McBryde, “CBS This Morning” — 4/1
Adrienne Houghton and Israel Houghton, “The Real” — 9/2
Ben Rector, “Pickler and Ben” — 9/2

BEST GAME SHOW
“Jeopardy” — 82/25
“The Price is Right” — 39/10
“Family Feud” — 4/1
“Let’s Make a Deal” — 9/2
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” — 9/2

BEST GAME SHOW HOST
Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy” — 31/10
Wayne Brady, “Let’s Make a Deal” — 4/1
Pat Sajak, “Wheel of Fortune” — 9/2
John Michael Higgins, “America Says” — 9/2
Chris Harrison, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” — 9/2

BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
“Naturally, Danny Seo” — 17/5
“This Old House” — 18/5
“Ask This Old House” — 9/2
“Home Made Simple” — 9/2
“George to the Rescue” — 9/2

BEST CULINARY SHOW
“Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro” — 7/2
“Giada Entertains” — 9/2
“Lidia’s Kitchen” — 9/2
“Valerie’s Home Cookies” — 5/1
“Cook’s Country” — 13/2
“Eat. Race. Win.” — 13/2

BEST MORNING SHOW
“Good Morning America” — 49/20
“CBS Sunday Morning” — 3/1
“Today Show” — 16/5
“CBS This Morning” — 17/5

BEST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SHOW
“Entertainment Tonight” — 16/5
“Extra” — 39/10
“Access Hollywood” — 4/1
“Inside Edition” — 9/2
“Daily Mail TV” — 9/2

BEST LEGAL/COURTROOM SHOW
“Judge Judy” — 16/5
“Judge Mathis” — 39/10
“The People’s Court” — 4/1
“Couples Court with the Cutlers” — 9/2
“Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” — 9/2

BEST CHILDREN’S ANIMATED SERIES
“Disney Mickey Mouse” — 16/5
“Hilda” — 4/1
“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” — 4/1
“The Loud House” — 9/2
“Welcome to the Wayne” — 9/2

BEST ANIMATION PERFORMER
Chris Diamantopoulos, “Disney Mickey Mouse” — 37/10
Mark Hamill, “Kulipari: Dream Walker” — 4/1
Jay Baruchel, “Dragons: Race to the Edge” — 11/2
Bob Bergen, “Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production” — 11/2
Ruth Negga, “Angela’s Christmas” — 6/1
Marieve Herington, “Big City Greens” — 7/1

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 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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