Congrats to Kelly Menighan Hensley, Heather Tom, Judi Evans, Gina Tognoni and Tracey Bregman. May be best supporting actress win but I wouldn't envy being in this category. Not when this was probably this year's most competitive category.
Before I continue I want to give a shout out to Judi Evans. I have loved your work since Another World and to see you nominated nearly 10 years after that great show ended is satisfying.
I am still in shock from this category. Not that any of these actress are undeserving, because each is a consummate actress. However, the fact that Kathy Brier or Catherine Hickland didn't receive a nomination for their work on One Life to Live is a crying shame. After losing the award to Genie Francis last year I sort of expected to see the Bold & Beautiful's Lesli Kay nominated, even if it was a sympathy nomination. I really wish there was some way to include both of Guiding Light's Gina Tognoni and Marcy Rylan in this category. Both had great a great year. Then we have General Hospital. Unlike some actresses who were obviously leads on their respective show Carolyn Hennesy is the definition of a supporting actress and while Rebecca Herbst's status as a supporting actress is questionable considering how much air time she receives the fact that she wasn't nominated for the scenes surrounding Emily's death is striking.
Looking at the prenominations list below and comparing it to the nominees above is there anyone who you feel is missing from this list or who should be on it instead of someone else?
Outstanding Supporting Actress Pre-Nominees:
AMC: Alicia Minshew and Sabine Singh
ATWT: Kelley Menighan Hensley, Colleen Zenk Pinter, and Marie Wilson
B&B: Jennifer Gareis, Lesli Kay, and Heather Tom
DAYS: Judi Evans, Martha Madison, and Mary-Beth Evans
GH: Rebecca Herbst, Carolyn Hennesy, and Kimberly McCullough
GL: Beth Chamberlin, Marcy Rylan, and Gina Tognoni
OLTL: Kathy Brier, Catherine Hickland, and Bree Williamson
Passions: Erin Cardillo and Melinda Sward
Y&R: Tracey E. Bregman, Judith Chapman, and Adrienne Frantz
Be sure to tune in for our Daytime Emmy Nominations podcast episode with should air on Thursday or Friday.