After scoring 26 Daytime Emmy nominations, more than any other show, will the #1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, sweep the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys?
The series earned nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Writing Team and Directing, among many. Other top nominations include Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack), who is the most nominated male actor in daytime with a record 19 nominations, as well as Doug Davidson (Paul), Christian LeBlanc (Michael) and Billy Miller (Billy). Daytime veteran Amelia Heinle earned her first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Joining her in the category are co-stars Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea). Steve Burton (Dylan), Hunter Haley King (Summer), Max Ehrich (Fen) and Daniel Polo (Jamie) earned nominations in Outstanding Supporting Actor, Outstanding Younger Actress and Outstanding Younger Actor, respectively.
In all, it was a successful year for the long-running series, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. No one was more pleased with the nominations for the cast and crew than the soaps’ executive producer Jill Farren Phelps. TVSource Magazine reached out to The Young and the Restless for comment on the series’ 26 nominations. “All of us at ‘The Young and the Restless’ are so delighted by the Emmy news today. On the heels of our 3 year renewal and 25 years as the #1 daytime drama, 26 nominations is the icing on the cake,” said Phelps. “There’s a very talented team at Y&R, and I couldn’t be happier for and prouder of this remarkable cast and crew.”
With nearly 30 years as an executive producer under her belt, Phelps has amassed an astounding 14 Daytime Emmy nominations, winning the award for Outstanding Drama Series on seven occasions. Will she take home the statuette for a record eighth time?
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