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45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominees

Photo Credit: NATAS

It’s that time of year again for the US daytime soaps! The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.

“We are excited to officially launch the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with this list of extremely talented actors and actresses. Our 45th Anniversary show promises to be a star-studded gala filled with lots of surprises,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President of the Daytime Emmy Awards and Executive Producer.

There are 11 Lead Actresses due to exact ties in the voting.

The candidates below who received the highest number of votes now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on February 22, 2018, which will determine both nominees and recipients. Nominees for the Younger Actor and Actor categories proceed directly to the Blue Ribbon round and are the final nominees.

Final nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, live on “The Talk” on CBS.

Pre-nominated performers in alphabetical order in six categories follow below:

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Sharon Case, as Sharon Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Melissa Claire Egan, as Chelsea Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Judi Evans, as Adrienne Kiriakis/Bonnie Lockhart, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Mary Beth Evans, as Kayla Johnson, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis, General Hospital, ABC
  • Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Kelly Monaco, as Sam McCall, General Hospital, ABC
  • Gina Tognoni, as Phyllis Summers, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • 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
  • Scott Clifton, as Liam Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Michael Easton, as Hamilton Finn, General Hospital, ABC
  • Billy Flynn, as Chad DiMera, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Galen Gering, as Rafe Hernandez, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • John McCook, as Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Billy Miller, as Jason Morgan/Drew, General Hospital, ABC
  • Stephen Nichols, as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • 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
  • Nadia Bjorlin, as Chloe Lane, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Eileen Davidson, as Susan Banks/Kristen DiMera/Sister Mary Moira, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Susan Hayes, as Julie Williams, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson, as Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Lisa LoCicero, as Olivia Falconeri, General Hospital, ABC
  • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Arianne Zucker, as Nicole Walker, Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

  • Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Steve Burton, as Jason Morgan/Patient 6, General Hospital, ABC
  • Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC
  • Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • 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 Baldwin, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • James Patrick Stuart, as Valentin Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC
  • 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
  • Courtney Grosbeck, as Coco Spectra, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Victoria Konefal, as Ciara Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson, General Hospital, ABC
  • Eden McCoy, as Josslyn Jacks, General Hospital, ABC
  • Paige Searcy, as Jade Michaels, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Lexie Stevenson, as Mattie Ashby, The Young and the Restless, CBS

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
  • Pierson Fode, as Thomas Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Noah Alexander Gerry, as Charlie Ashby, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • James Lastovic, as Joey Johnson
    Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • Casey Moss, as JJ Deveraux, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero, General Hospital, ABC
  • Anthony Turpel, as Ridge Forrester Jr “RJ”, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Hudson West, as Jake Webber, General Hospital, ABC

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