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Do You Think Emmy Block Voting Is Still Going On?

After this years nominations many daytime fans are wondering whether or not block voting could explain some of these nominations. We know its been alleged in the past and that supposedly the system had been tweaked to reduce the likelihood of it happening in the future.

Do you believe that block voting is still going on?

Outstanding Supporting Actress Nominations

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.

Oustanding Supporting Actor Emmy Nominations

Congrats to Trent Dawson, Daniel Cosgrove, Brian Kerwin, Kristoff St. John and Greg Rikaart. Best of luck. This is going to be a tough category to predict.

This could be a tough category. I can't fault any of the actors nominated in this category because each is a true supporting actor. However, at first glance there seems to be some obvious omissions amongst the nominations. Where is One Life to Live's Tuc Watkins? Is John-Paul Lavoiser suffering from the same thing Trent Dawsom did for years, in that Rex is to much of a comedic character? Why isn't at least one of the three actors from General Hospital nominated?

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 Actor Pre-Nominees
AMC: Jeffrey Carlson, Jacob Young, and Billy J. Miller
ATWT: Trent Dawson, Grayson McCouch, and Austin Peck
B&B: William deVry, Patrick Duffy, and Dax Griffin
DAYS: Bryan Dattilo, Jay Kenneth Johnson, and Joseph Mascolo
GH: Bradford Anderson, Rick Hearst, and Sebastian Roche
GL: Murray Bartlett, Jordan Clarke, and Daniel Cosgrove
OLTL: Brian Kerwin, John-Paul Lavoisier, and Tuc Watkins
Passions: Christopher Maleki, Phillip Jeanmarie, and Eric Martsolf
Y&R: Greg Rikaart, Ted Shackelford, and Kristoff St. John

Be sure to tune in for our Daytime Emmy Nominations podcast episode with should air on Thursday or Friday.

Emmy Nomination Presenters & Sherri Shepherd

As the World Turns' Van Hansis & Guiding Light's Marcy Rylan

All My Children's Cameron Matheson & Rebecca Budig

Days of Our Lives' Bryan Dattilo & Alison Sweeney

One Life to Lives' John-Paul Lavoisier & Farah Fath

The View's Sherri Shepherd

Outstanding Younger Actress Emmy Nominations

Congrats to Jennifer Landon, Rachel Melvin, Vail Bloom, Emily O'Brien and Tammin Sursok on their Outstanding Younger Actress nominations. May the best actress win.

After months of anticipation we now have our five nominees for Younger Actress. I have to say, if it wasn't for the Supporting Actress category I would call this my most shocking category. Why isn't at least one of the three talented Guiding Light actress who made the prenominations a nominee? Why didn't a single ABC actress get a nomination?

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 Younger Actress Pre-Nominees
AMC: Melissa Claire Egan, Chrishell Stause, and Leven Rambin
ATWT: Jennifer Landon, Alexandra Chando, and Marnie Schulenburg
B&B: MacKenzie Mauzy
DAYS: Shelley Henig, Kristen Renton, and Rachel Melvin
GH: Julie Marie Berman and Kirsten Storms
GL: Mandy Bruno, Bonnie Dennison, and Caitlin Van Zandt
OLTL: Kristen Alderson, Farah Fath, and Brittany Underwood
Passions: Danica Stewart and Hannia Guillen
Y&R: Vail Bloom, Emily O'Brien, Tammin Sursok and Christel Khalil

Oustanding Younger Actor Emmy Nominations

Congrats to the Oustanding Younger Actor Nominees Van Hansis, Jesse Lee Soffer, Darin Brooks, Tom Pelphrey and Bryton McClure! May the best man win.

Now that we finally have our five nominees for the Younger Actor category lets discuss who didn't make it. This category sort of played out as I expected it with the exception of Darin Brooks and that like all the other Days of Our Lives nominations has nothing to do with Days of Our Lives' talent as much as the fact I didn't expect anyone from the show to get nominations. So much for me being able to predict nominations.

Looking at the Pre-Nominations 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 Younger Actor Pre-Nominees
ATWT: Van Hansis, Jake Siberman, and Jesse Lee Sofer
DAYS: Blake Berris, Darin Brooks, and Matthew Florida
GH: Dylan Cash and Josh Duhon
GL: Lawrence Saint-Victor, Tom Pelphrey, and John Driscoll
OLTL: Brandon Buddy, Edward Alderson, and Jason Tam
Passions: Adrian Bellani and Blair Redford
Y&R: Hunter Allen and Bryton McClure

Be sure to tune in for our Daytime Emmy Nominations podcast episode with should air on Thursday or Friday.