2018 Daytime Emmy Nominations

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https://daytimeconfidential.com/2018/03/22/2018-daytime-emmy-nominations-announced

Note the actual ceremony will be held on April 29 (the technical Emmys will be held a few days before that). It will not be televised, but likely to be streamed on facebook live or some equivalent.

Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis, General Hospital (ABC)
Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Maura West, as Ava Jerome, General Hospital (ABC)
Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Michael Easton, as Hamilton Finn, General Hospital (ABC)
John McCook, as Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Billy Miller, as Jason Morgan/Drew, General Hospital (ABC)
James Reynolds, as Abe Carver, Days of our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Marla Adams, as Dina Mergeron, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Susan Seaforth Hayes, as Julie Williams, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Elizabeth Hendrickson, as Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Wally Kurth, as Ned Quartermaine, General Hospital (ABC)
Chandler Massey, as Will Horton, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Anthony Montgomery, as Dr Andre Maddox, General Hospital (ABC)
Greg Rikaart, as Kevin Fisher, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady, Days of our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Reign Edwards, as Nicole Avant Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome, General Hospital (ABC)
Cait Fairbanks, as Tessa Porter, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Rome Flynn, as Zende Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Casey Moss, as JJ Deveraux, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Hudson West, as Jake Webber, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Ryan Ashton, as Zach Sinnett, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Robb Derringer, as Scooter Nelson, Days of our Lives (NBC)
John Enos, as Roger, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Morgan Fairchild, as Anjelica, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry, General Hospital (ABC)

(other nominations are listed at the link above)
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I know it sounds so theatrical: "GH earns 26 nominations! Y&R and Days get 25 nominations each!" but when you consider there are only four network soaps left, and they still have this enormous list of awards to give....well, it would be scary if all four didn't rack up a ton of noms. So many of the technical awards have four nominees--all of the four eligible soaps! It's like that infamous segment of Oprah when she ran around to every audience member shouting "You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!" It's a far cry from the days of my youth when there were twelve to fourteen soaps fighting for those four nominations.

Some of the individual acting trophies do have good competitors, and of course there are always a few questionable nominations. Still, not much suspense can be built around the competitions when so many of the nominees are perennials who get nominated regardless of their workload in the year.

Any names that stick out? Who should we root for? Whose nomination made you laugh out loud?
 
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It's interesting that Chandler, who was back for all of two months at the end of the year submitted himself in the supporting actor category, while Casey Moss, who is only a couple of years younger than Chandler and had at least one front burner storyline this year submitted himself in the younger actor category. I really don't get the point of having those two categories if the cutoff for "younger actor" isn't going to be 20 years old.

Interesting to see Susan Seaforth Hayes nominated. I like her, but I would rather have seen Judi Evans in that category.
 

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I thought Judi would get a nomination, for sure. Susan Seaforth Hayes and her husband Bill will be receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Emmy ceremony, so even if she doesn't win her category, she won't go home empty handed.

I really don't get the point of having those two categories if the cutoff for "younger actor" isn't going to be 20 years old.

I would have made the cut-off closer to 15, or a point where the actors are playing children versus playing adults, if that makes sense, and I would limit it to one award where both male and female child actors compete for it. They currently need at least four actors in each category, and with so few soaps left, there might not be eight child actors to compete, much less eight child actors whose work should be judged as Emmy-worthy. So the criteria for eligibility have become more...flexible? in age rather than just limiting the participation.

In the early years of the Emmys, they would occasionally not give an award in a category (even announce "No award given") if they didn't have enough nominees, or if none of the submitted performances were considered "good enough" for an Emmy. Can you imagine the uproar if they got onstage during one of the acting categories and basically said "All the reels sucked, so we've decided not to give any of you the Best Actor Emmy!"??
 

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Maura West, please.
 

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It's too ridiculous to have 6 acting categories when there are only 4 soaps. And of course, all soaps get nominated for best show for the same reason. Reduce number of categories or cancel the Daytime Emmys.
 

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We live in the "Participation Trophy" generation, so why not have it extend to daytime soaps?

I get what you're saying, @Emelee, but you have to remember we're dealing with Hollywood people here. ANY excuse to give themselves awards will be taken advantage of, and the very idea of shrinking the awards (in response to the shrinking visibility) would make them shriek in horror. Face it: we know a Daytime Emmy doesn't have the prestige it once had, but those outside of daytime simply hear the word "Emmy" and equate it with Primetime Emmys, awarded to much larger groups of performers. The words "Emmy Winner" pretty much looks the same on their resume whether the award was earned from a field of fourteen soaps or a field of four, so the actors and others participating in the Emmys don't care very much if winning becomes more and more like shooting fish in a barrel.
 

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Days Of Our Lives won for outstanding drama series, did it deserve to win? I have never truly watched this soap.
 

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The major categories and winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of our Lives (NBC) WINNER
General Hospital (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless (CBS) WINNER
Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis, General Hospital (ABC)
Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Maura West, as Ava Jerome, General Hospital (ABC)
Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Michael Easton, as Hamilton Finn, General Hospital (ABC)
John McCook, as Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Billy Miller, as Jason Morgan/Drew, General Hospital (ABC)
James Reynolds, as Abe Carver, Days of our Lives (NBC) WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Marla Adams, as Dina Mergeron, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless (CBS) WINNER
Susan Seaforth Hayes, as Julie Williams, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Elizabeth Hendrickson, as Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Wally Kurth, as Ned Quartermaine, General Hospital (ABC)
Chandler Massey, as Will Horton, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Anthony Montgomery, as Dr Andre Maddox, General Hospital (ABC)
Greg Rikaart, as Kevin Fisher, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady, Days of our Lives (NBC) WINNER

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Reign Edwards, as Nicole Avant Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome, General Hospital (ABC)
Cait Fairbanks, as Tessa Porter, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson, General Hospital (ABC) WINNER

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Rome Flynn, as Zende Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) WINNER
Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Casey Moss, as JJ Deveraux, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Hudson West, as Jake Webber, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Ryan Ashton, as Zach Sinnett, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Robb Derringer, as Scooter Nelson, Days of our Lives (NBC)
John Enos, as Roger, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Morgan Fairchild, as Anjelica, Days of our Lives (NBC)
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry, General Hospital (ABC) WINNER

Days also won in the categories of Best Writing and Best Directing, which reinforces the idea that the show is firing on all cylinders lately. I've only casually watched it over the decades so I barely know the characters and/or basic relationships...but I do know these wins must be a major morale booster for Days, currently the lowest-rated of the four soaps.
 
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