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2018 Daytime Emmy Nominations: General Hospital Scores 26 Noms, CBS Leads with 66

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Nominations for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced live today on CBS’ The Talk. ABC’s General Hospital leads with 26 total nominations, followed by NBC’s Days of our Lives with 25; CBS has the most network nominations with a total of 66.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2017 calendar year.

Following the broadcast, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the full list of nominees. The awards ceremony will take place on April 29, 2018 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA, hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood.  The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, April 27, 2018.

“The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to be presenting the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS. “With an outstanding roster of nominees and two wonderful hosts in Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood, we are looking forward to a great event honoring the best that Daytime television delivers everyday to its devoted audience.”

“The record-breaking number of entries and the incredible level of talent and craft reflected in this year’s nominees gives us all ample reasons to celebrate,” said David Michaels, SVP, and Executive Producer, Daytime Emmy Awards. “With David Parks joining us as an Executive Producer on the show, Gregg Gelfand directing and Bruce Ryan doing the set and Lighting Design by Tom Kenny along with a great production team, our 45th Anniversary show will be a spectacular gala which both looks ahead and looks back over 45 glorious years that will honor everything we’ve come to expect and love about Daytime television!”

To see who was pre-nominated click here.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Days of our Lives, NBC
  • General Hospital, ABC
  • The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM

  • The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • Days of our Lives, NBC
  • General Hospital, ABC
  • The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING DRAMA DIRECTING TEAM

  • Days of our Lives, NBC
  • General Hospital, ABC
  • The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

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  • Eileen Davidson as Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
  • Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis, General Hospital (ABC)
  • Marci Miller as Abigail DiMera, 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

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  • 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

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  • Marla Adams, as Dina Mergeron, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

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  • 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

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  • 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

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

  • The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Eastsiders, Netflix
  • Ladies of the Lake, Amazon
  • Tainted Dreams, Amazon
  • Venice The Series, venicetheseries.com
  • Zac & Mia, Verizon go90

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Mary Beth Evans, as Sara Garrett, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Vanessa Kelly, as Journee, Giants, YouTube.com
  • Lilly Melgar, as Janice Ramos, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Alicia Minshew, as Angelica Caruso, Tainted Dreams, Amazon
  • Anne Winters, as Mia Phillips, Zac & Mia, Verizon go90

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Kristos Andrews, as Pete Garrett, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • James Bland, as Malachi, Giants, YouTube.com
  • Richard Brooks, as Augustus Barringer, The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC
  • Van Hansis, as Thom, Eastsiders, Netflix
  • Kian Lawley, as Zac Meier, Zac & Mia, Verizon go90

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Molly Burnett, as Laura, Relationship Status, Verizon go90
  • Jade Harlow, as Lianna Ramos, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Terri Ivens, as Orchid, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Kira Reed Lorsch, as Jo Connors, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Alexis G. Zall, as Bec Meier, Zac & Mia, Verizon go90

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Brandon Beemer, as Evan Blackwell, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Stephen Guarino, as Quincy, Eastsiders, Netflix
  • John Halbach, as Ian, Eastsiders, Netflix
  • Eric Nelsen, as Daniel Garrett, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Derrell Whitt, as Will Campbell, The Bay The Series, Amazon

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Jennifer Bassey, as Beverly Newman, Anacostia, YouTube.com
  • Thomas Calabro, as Arthur Tobin, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Patrika Darbo, as Mickey Walker, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Chad Duell, as Adam Kenway, The Bay The Series, Amazon
  • Mike E. Winfield, as Jeremy, Conversations in L.A., conversationsinla.com

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