NATAS Unveils 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms!


 




It's that time of year again, folks! NATAS has issued a press release detailing the pre-nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Check them out after the jump!

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

SHARON CASE, as Sharon Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JEANNE COOPER, as Katherine Chancellor
The Young and the Restless, CBS

SUSAN FLANNERY, as Stephanie Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane
General Hospital, ABC

PEGGY MCCAY, as Caroline Brady
Days of our Lives, NBC

KELLY MONACO, as Sam Morgan
General Hospital, ABC

MELODY THOMAS SCOTT, as Nikki Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MICHELLE STAFFORD, as Phyllis Summers Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

KELLY SULLIVAN, as Kate Howard
General Hospital, ABC

HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos Jacks
General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

MAURICE BENARD, as Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr.
General Hospital, ABC

PETER BERGMAN, as Jack Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

DOUG DAVIDSON, as Paul Williams
The Young and the Restless, CBS

DON DIAMONT, as Bill Spencer, Jr.,
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

ROGER HOWARTH, as Todd Manning
General Hospital, ABC

CHRISTIAN LEBLANC, as Michael Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

MICHAEL MUHNEY, as Adam Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

STEPHEN NICHOLS, as Tucker McCall
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JASON THOMPSON, as Patrick Drake
General Hospital, ABC
 

46 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Madithusa
    Madithusa

    Brandon Barash is not pre-nominated after his fantastic work regarding the (stupid) “my dad is in fact my grandpa and my mom was pregnant at 7″. He was celebrated in every soap related magazine and blog about it and only Bradford is pre-nominated for GH in the supporting category? Are you kidding me?

    What a joke… After the mess of the two last ceremonies I am certainly not going to watch this one…

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    dellygrim

    was oltl eligable for nomination, if so did they take part? i know the show was just barely on in 2012 but i think awards are given based on specific reels. if they were nominated and i missed it then nevermind.

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    alstonboy4315

    Once again, NO Florencia Lozano??? ARGHHHH!!!

    And why are Lindsey Morgan and Freddie Smith on this list? Not Emmy-worthy in the LEAST! If either wins, I shall revolt!

    Jason Thompson deserves some Emmy love, but he has practically no chance of besting Peter Bergman or Doug Davidson.

    As much as I detest Cartoon Connie Falcoloony, I must admit that Kelly Sullivan has that Golden girl by the tail…..she might as well write her acceptance speech now!

    Bryton James is 26, which means this is the last year he can submit himself as a YOUNGER actor, though he has no reason to submit himself since all Devon did last year was sass his pappy and show up to “support” Lame Lily and her silly marriage to Cane. He needs to stop submitting himself unless Y&R is gonna give him a REAL story.

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    Yoryla

    I have to say, it’s a pretty impressive list we have this year!

    However: Where in the world is Eileen Davidson? I can’t believe she didn’t submit anything. Even though she just came on in October, she still had nearly three months worth of material she could have used. Sad :(

    I agree that I can’t believe Brandon Barash did not get a pre-nom. Outrage!

    LOL @ Linsey Godrey and Lindsey Morgan on this list, haha.

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    stefanstavros

    Did Erika Slezak or Bob Woods even submit reels?? Kinda upset at no OLTL pre-noms….Apart from that, I’m rooting for Finola Hughes, Jason Thompson, Robin Mattson and Doug Davidson.

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    Scooter Smith

    These lists look damn good to me. The only thing I am sure of though, is that Finola is a lock to be nominated between her scenes this year, and the wealth of friendships across the soap community.

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    DanielAvery

    I really want to see Robin Mattson win. Yes, Heather may be nuttier than a fruitcake but man, does Mattson sell that character. Besides, just think of the rampage “Heather” would go on if she is denied!

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    soapbaby

    No Jane Elliott? Man, I wish she would have submitted herself for consideration as she was far and away my favorite actress the past year. Heather Tom for the win. She had the best material of the group of actresses and I’m sure will have the best reel. Susan Flannery is the only potential upset.

    Jason Thompson should have the Lead Actor category locked up.

    Robin Mattson should definitely take home the Supporting Actress Emmy.

    None of the actors nominated in the Supporting Actor category made an impression on me.

    Kate Mansi & Chandler Massey should win the Younger Actress and Actor Emmys.

    Far too many of the actors who submitted themselves for Emmy consideration are either laughably bad performers (Lindsay Morgan, Lindsay Godrey, Kristen Alderson) or do not have material to warrant consideration (Nancy Lee Grahn, Christian LeBlanc, Stephen Nichols, Jeanne Cooper.)

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    soapbaby

    I think Katherine Kelly Lang was very smart to submit her work for consideration in the Supporting Actress category. I think she’ll land on the final ballot and a potential upset.

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    nysam

    The adorable little girl who plays Robin and Patrick’s daughter, Emma deserves a nomination before Kristen Alderson and Lindsay Morgan!

    The younger catergory really should be for performers under 18 or at the most 21. When was the last time someone actually won that was a kid like Jonathan Jackson and Kimberly McCullough did back in the day?

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    I really think Robin Mattson could be the spoiler of the group and I don’t even watch GH all that much but from what I’ve seen, every scene she’s been in, she’s been the one that is most likely to drive the action of the scene.
    Wouldn’t at all be surprised if she took it.

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    twen_angst

    i get it. they only had four soaps to choose from this year, so inevitably questionable people will make the cut – but, seriously, lindsey morgan (kristina – watch the scenes where joe scully is holding her hostage – they’re laughable)? she mustn’t make the final ballot, otherwise she’ll think she can act!

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    cord2012

    [quote=nysam]The adorable little girl who plays Robin and Patrick’s daughter, Emma deserves a nomination before Kristen Alderson and Lindsay Morgan!

    The younger catergory really should be for performers under 18 or at the most 21. When was the last time someone actually won that was a kid like Jonathan Jackson and Kimberly McCullough did back in the day?[/quote]

    If they changed the age, there would be virtually no one to submit! All of the pre-noms for the younger categories are already automatic because there are so few eligible to submit.

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    sassysdreams

    I don’t consider Kelly Sullivan a lead. She should have been in supporting. And Jason Thompson is also not a lead and should have been in supporting where he would stand a real chance of winning. Two glaring omissions for me are Anthony Geary for lead and Jane Elliot for supporting!!! Both deserve to win in their categories in my opinion, so its a shame they did not submit themselves!!!!!

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    Jeff

    Can anyone explain the obsession with Bradford Anderson getting nominated for anything? John J. York was amazing when Robin died and when Felicia returned and being there for Maxie, or even Brandon Barash, but enough with Bradford.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    some of these nominations are just bizarre, not just in terms of the categories that the actors chose to submit themselves in but in some cases for the utter lack of story that some of these people had. I mean LW is a phenomenal actress and im sure there was some epi – maybe the epi with the truth about johnny coming out – that was good but in terms of what she had from the full year standpoint it wasnt much. I love FH too but I would say the same, at least compared to say KeSul who had two personalities all year and KeMo who had all the rape/baby fall out. These characters were pretty much tortured this year so the actresses had plenty of material. I would say the same thing about Becky herbst, nancy lee grahn and Lisa L. – not the material that jane elliot had, and certainly not story compared to Robin M or JMB.

    And yea, I think of jt as someone that was a lead but really hasnt been since KimM has left. If he had put in for supporting I think he would have been a lock. BA – another great actor who just didnt have the material this year.

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    Jeff

    @sassydreams, you are so right about all of it, except, I don’t think Tony Geary did much this year, and he’s won and been nominated so many times. Not that he isn’t awesome, but in comparison to himself in previous years, there wasn’t much meat to his story.

    In addition, Lindsay Morgan getting nominated is also a joke! Let me shriek at the top of my lungs and call that acting. Also grateful the girl who plays Sabrina didn’t get nominated.

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    1titanman

    Where did this list come from? LINSEY GODFREY? ADAM GREGORY? BRYTON JAMES? If my memory correct all three had drive-by story-huh?

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    sassysdreams

    Jeff – Thanks Jeff. I felt that Tony Geary had some really wonderful performances in 2012 but he chose not to submit himself for consideration. Probably because he has been nominated and won so many times and he wanted to give other actors a chance to experience the same honor. His scenes with Jane Elliot and while being held in the shed by Heather were outstanding!

    And I totally agree about LM!!

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    LoveVillians

    Jane Elliot deserved a nomination and so did Brandon. KKL should not be in the supporting category. She was on almost every day. For this reason, I think she should be disqualified. How dare her submit for supporting? Is she that full of herself. She can’t win in the lead, so she will put herself in the supporting. I think for the younger the little girl who played Emma should have been nominated. JMW has the best acting out of the actress. KM is horrible – if you watch her acting style, it is not Emmy winning. I like Susan Flannery but her last scenes were not Emmy winning and maybe that was partly the writings fault, but the scenes didn’t move a lot of viewers. Y&R have the best male actors between Jack, Adam and Michael – they all deserve an Emmy. Heather Tom is a great actress, but she hasn’t had any Emmy winning scene. I don’t like Kelly Sullivan’s Kate, but she is a great actress and has had many Emmy winning scenes.

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    snags

    Peggy McKay (DAYS) for Lead Actress? I love Ma Brady, but even with the Alzheimer’s story, I don’t think it is enough to drive story or to be considered “Lead” material. Just my two cents. And really surprised James Scott didn’t make the cut for Lead Actor. Happy for Bryan Dattilo, good actor overall, however Shawn Christian did not need to be on the list. Same for Camilla Banus, but that’s the perk of being young on the show, you have a chance to be nominated…period. And I like Greg Vaughan since his early acting days, but he didn’t do enough on Days to warrant anything…yet!

    And I REALLY hope Susan Flannery wins as it’s her LAST chance to win and she really did an awesome job with Stephanie’s death. She’s one of the last grand dames of daytime, a true loss to the daytime community. There isn’t another actress like her. Just my two cents.

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    ChrisGa

    Hmm…While I don’t think the list is as egregious as past pre-nom lists have been, there are some definite head-scratchers.

    First, Peggy McKay in Lead is pretty ridiculous(if memory serves, in the past she’s pushed her way through to several Daytime and Primetime Emmy nods because she seems to get into the politics of it all); the Caroline Alzheimer’s story was well done and she was fantastic but she should’ve submitted in Supporting. That said, I like alot of the DAYS picks–Chandler’s a given but glad to see Casey Diedrick, Kate Mansi and Freddie Smith in there too–but I do think Renee Jones should have been submitted for Suppporting and I’m thoroughly shocked that Eileen Davidson was left off.

    Regarding Y&R, glad to see my beloved stud Peter Porte’s name on that list as well as Michael Muhney, Melody Thomas Scott, Melissa Claire Egan, Hunter King and especially Max Ehrich(and speaking of newbies, where’s Robert Adamson? Best of all the young newcomers not to mention one of the best recasts in recent memory). As for who else was on the list, I don’t think Christian LeBlanc(at least not for last year), Greg Rikaart or Bryton James should be on there at all. And I still don’t get all the love for Daniel Polo as Jamie; I know I’m completely alone in that opinion but I don’t think he’s anything beyond serviceable.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    Jason Thompson should have put himself in the best supporting actor category. He would have a better chance of winning and he deserves an Emmy for his work during Robin’s death. I’m sure it will be Peter Bergman who will win as Best Actor for his pill-addiction storyline. I really like Roger Howarth but I think they will go with Peter’s more dramatic scenes. I bet all the actors are happy Tony Geary’s name isn’t on the list. He didn’t have much of a story line this past year (wonder how he feels about that. The next one to leave GH?!!!) So glad to see Finola Hughes name and I hope she’s nominated but I think it will be go to Thom’s again.

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    GaryJr

    What’s nuttier than Peggy McKay as LEAD actress on Days??? CAMILA BANUS, as Gabi Hernandez for YOUNGER actress! If she’s nominated for anything it should be for WORST YOUNGER actresses in television history. WTH?

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    pferrando

    Here are my Y and R picks….since a lot of the year was during MAB’s last year, I don’t think some should even be on the list.
    But these did some great work….

    Actress
    Sharon C
    Melody TS

    Actor
    Doug D
    C LeBlanc
    Michael M

    S Actress
    Jessica C

    S Actor
    Peter P

    Younger Actress
    (Sorry none)

    Younger Actor
    Daniel P

    I think the front runners should be Case, Davidson, and Porte. All delivered.

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    beans4metoo

    Jason Thompson deserves the win. He had me bawling over Robin’s death. Can anyone at Daytime Confidential explain how they choose Lead vs. Supporting and what categories to fit whom into? How is Scott Clifton in supporting when the entire show revolves around his character and Jacqueline Woods and Kimberly Matula who act hand in hand with his story and are about the same age are in the “younger” category?

    And sassy, I have to respectfully disagree with you. I totally would put Kelly Sullivan in Lead. A major portion of the show revolved around her split personality storyline this year. As far as Jason Thompson, normally I would say he MAY be in supporting because he is usually in a joint storyline with Kimberly McCullough but I agree with him as lead this year because he probably submitted the drug addiction storyline and Robin’s death in which he was the lead b/c Kimberly wasn’t on the show anymore.

    So my question to anyone who may know it is this: Does lead vs. supporting pertain to whether the “actor” is considered a vet/length of time on show/how big a part the character is on canvas or does it pertain to what role they played in their stories that year such as did they “support” the main storyline players vs. did the storyline revolve mainly around their character? B/c the nominations totally contradict themselves to me. If you are going by the first guideline ie the “actor” being a vet/huge character on the show then Katherine Kelly Lang should be lead but if you are going by the second guideline ie what role did they play in their storyline that year then she would be supporting as her main story that year was supporting Susan Flannery in Stephanie’s cancer storyline. Similarly, you could take Scott Clifton, if going by the first guideline he would be more supporting as he is younger, less seasoned, not a veteran and not quite in the ranks of your Don Diamont, Tony Geary. Yet if going by the second guideline ie what part he played in the storyline for the year, he would be lead because the show revolved around his character and the Hope/Liam/Steffy storyline all year long. I’m just completely confused about these categories and how the nomination/winning decisions are made.

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    noway

    Picks and Commentary

    Who would I like to win Outstanding Lead Actress?

    Sharon Case

    Who is going to win—Susan Flannery

    Lead Actor- If they don’t pick Doug Davidson-it will be a crime, and then the process is just what MM says it is. He will have been on this show 35 years, and when he has a storyline has always delivered.
    Peter Bergman did a wonderful job as always.
    Don Diamont always fun to watch, and delivers no matter how ridiculous the story or scene.
    Michael Muhney-fun to watch.

    Supporting Actress-how about no one, but they might give it to Squints for Stephanie’s death.

    Supporting Actor-Peter Porte

    If they even think about giving it to Scotty Clifton for the constant I can’t make up my mind, mouth open, drooling, fly catching Liam then we all now the “awards” are a total joke.
    The following is the best interpretation of Liam on screen:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj1PL8yHx9A

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    Yoryla

    [quote=beans4metoo]
    So my question to anyone who may know it is this: Does lead vs. supporting pertain to whether the “actor” is considered a vet/length of time on show/how big a part the character is on canvas or does it pertain to what role they played in their stories that year such as did they “support” the main storyline players vs. did the storyline revolve mainly around their character? B/c the nominations totally contradict themselves to me. If you are going by the first guideline ie the “actor” being a vet/huge character on the show then Katherine Kelly Lang should be lead but if you are going by the second guideline ie what role did they play in their storyline that year then she would be supporting as her main story that year was supporting Susan Flannery in Stephanie’s cancer storyline. Similarly, you could take Scott Clifton, if going by the first guideline he would be more supporting as he is younger, less seasoned, not a veteran and not quite in the ranks of your Don Diamont, Tony Geary. Yet if going by the second guideline ie what part he played in the storyline for the year, he would be lead because the show revolved around his character and the Hope/Liam/Steffy storyline all year long. I’m just completely confused about these categories and how the nomination/winning decisions are made.[/quote]

    beans4metoo, I don’t work at Daytime Confidential, but I do know this much:

    It is the actor who chooses themselves, to which category they put themselves up for. A lead vs. supporting is not based on who is a vet/long-time character or how big their part on the canvas is. It is about the storyline in question. So it is exactly like you said about Jason Thompson – in that particular storyline he was a lead. He was driving the story. Once Robin was gone, he was the one who grieved and got hooked on pills.

    In that same way, Peggy McCay was the lead in the Alzheimer storyline, even though the storyline itself only lasted for about two to three weeks. And thus, Peggy can submit herself in lead.

    As far as KKL goes, she could have put herself in lead, but this was a calculated move. She has put herself up in Lead for years on end, and never gotten a nomination. So she is trying her hand in supporting.

    The age limit for the Younger actor category is 25 years old (at the time of when the storyline happened). So Scott Clifton, as he is older than 25 cannot submit to that category anymore. However, what I don’t know is, does it mean that people under 25 cannot submit to anything other than the Younger category? And imo you’re right, Scott Clifton could have and should have submitted himself in Lead. That’s what he is. The show basically revolved around him, Hope & Steffy for the whole of 2012. I do not know what the rationale was behind that decision.

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    EZBaby

    As a long time viewer of B&B I was happy to see so many peeps from the show named, but then I realized SOME should not be anywhere near this list at all! Linsey freakin-Godfrey is so terrible it physically hurts me to sit thru her scenes. Adam Gregory has improved but he’s not ready for the Emmy nom-No way sir,you may quickly take a seat (right next to Linsey).I will applaude Kim Matula for stepping up her chops this past year but I think Jacqui MacInnes-Wood is just such a natural with amazing talent that takes crap-writing and masters the h*ll out it and does it with such ease.

    I didn’t get why KKL chose to be in Supporting? That makes no sense, but then I guess she might realize there’s no possible way to overtake acting legends like Susan Flannery or the younger and much more-talented Heather Tom so she had to do what she “had to do?”

    Scott Clifton I can see is talented, but his character SUCKS AND it might overshadow his talent! Don Diamont- yes! He had great stuff this year and I love when he ad-libs for Bill. Yes to John McCook for the Stephanie dying stuff. Wish them luck for next round but some should have sat this out.

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    beans4metoo

    Yoryla- Thanks for the info. That clears it up a bit for me as to how it SHOULD be but I still think the nominations contradict themselves. It seems like the same actors are up for lead every year whether they had a lead storyline or not, just because they are veterans. Which is sad because there are many talented actors/actresses whom are never recognized.

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    pumpkin

    I just scanned the list. Seems to me like everyone is on it. Seems like there are more now than when there were more soaps. Ridiculous. I think it takes away from the honor.

    It is more prestigious to have fewer nominees in the end. Even the Academy is out of control with too many nods now.

    Simply stated, very few people left off. Probably those not on it, did not submit their work. It is like grade school. No one loses anymore.

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