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Which Soap Will Win Big on Sunday Night? Daytime's Top Critics Handicap 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmys are only 24 hours away. Which soap stars and starlets will go home with golden, winged ladies? More pointedly, which ones will belly up to some SoCal bar tomorrow night, in a desperate bid to see if liquor can help them believe it truly is an honor just to be nominated?


Daytime television's top critics have been punditing (Is that a word?) all over the place! Veteran awards show expert Tom O'Neil was once again gracious enough to allow moi and several other soap peeps to do our things over at Gold Derby.

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Soap Opera Uncensored's Nelson Branco, Soap Central's Dan Kroll and I all feel The Young and the Restless will take Outstanding Drama Series for mowing down sweet Delia like a stray blade of grass. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan also believe it's Y&R's trophy to lose. Click here for more of Logan's picks!

Michael Fairman of Michael Fairman On Air, On Soaps, Roger Newcomb of We Love Soaps, Richard Simms of Soaps in Depth and Stephanie Sloane of Soap Opera Digest all think Days of Our Lives is gonna two-peat. O'Neil and fellow Gold Derby-ite Paul Sheehan agree with them.

Check out more punditry at Gold Derby!

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will stream live starting Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT at and Yahoo TV.