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Outstanding Lead Actress Nominations

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Congrats to Maura West, Crystal Chappell, Nicole Forester, Michelle Stafford and Jeanne Cooper. May the best lead actress win. You are in good company.

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ABC and Days of Our Live fans must be furious. For the second year in a row ABC's shows have been locked out of this category. Days of Our Lives hasn't had a Lead Actress nomination since Eileen Davidson's nomination ten years ago. In fact if you look at the nominees this year only one face has changed. Guiding Light's Nicole Forester filled the spot left vacant by Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer who wasn't nominated this year. If one looks at all of the Days of Our Lives nominations this year one would expect to see a nomination for Deidre Hall or Alison Sweeney.

If I'm not mistaken this was the first year General Hospital's Megan Ward made the prenominations list so it doesn't surprise me that she didn't get a nomination. However, I did sort of expect a nomination for Nancy Lee Grahn or Laura Wright. And what of Bold & Beautiful? You know things must be rough when Susan Flannery can't get a nomination though as one of daytime's most underrated actresses the fact that Katherine Kelly Lang didn't get a nomination doesn't surprise me. With two nominations for the Young and Restless I would have expected Melody Thomas Scott to pick up a nomination considering her character Nikki had quite the year going up against both Victor and Jack. Obviously I have no clue as to how the Emmy Academy votes.

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 Lead Actress Pre-Nominees

AMC: Bobbie Eakes and Susan Lucci

ATWT: Martha Byrne, Terri Colombino, and Maura West

B&B: Susan Flannery, Hunter Tylo, and Katherine Kelly Lang

DAYS: Deidre Hall and Alison Sweeney

GH: Nancy Lee Grahn, Megan Ward, and Laura Wright

GL: Crystal Chappell and Nicole Forrester

OLTL: Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, and Robin Strasser

Passions: Lindsay Hartley, McKenzie Westmore, and Tracey Ross

Y&R: Jeanne Cooper, Melody Thomas Scott, and Michelle Stafford