Drama Performer Pre-Nominations revealed for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Photo Courtesy of NATAS

Photo Courtesy of NATAS

On January 27th the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences fanned the flames of suspense surrounding the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with its gloriously anticipated announcement of the Drama Performer Pre-nominations!

The manner of voting encompassed an online ballot sent to all registered and eligible colleagues doubling as judges. Each ballot featured all entrants in each of the four following categories:  Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress.  The list of performers was organized in complete arbitrary fashion irrespective of show affiliation and title with a clip of each player in action to ensure not only as thorough and astute a representation but a most entertaining assessment session to boot!

After voting was complete, ballots were presented to independent accounting firm Lutz & Carr to determine the outcome. The candidates who were awarded the highest number of votes will now proceed to the Blue Ribbon Screening Round! Set to commence on February 22, 2016, this round will determine nominees and recipients alike! In other exciting news, the list of contenders for the Younger Actor and Actresses who automatically move on to the Blue Ribbon Round are included!  All official nominations will be disclosed on Thursday March 24!

For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series the Pre-nominees are:  Tracey E. Bregman as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin on The Young and the Restless on CBS, Eileen Davidson as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, Kassie Depaiva as Eve Larson on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Melissa Claire Egan aka Chelsea Newman on The Young and the Restless, Mary Beth Evans for the role of Kayla Brady on Days of Our Lives, Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on ABC’s General Hospital, Kate Mansi as Abigail Devereux on Day of Our Lives, Gina Tognoni for he role as Phyllis Newman Abbott on The Young and the Restless, Maura West as Ava Jerome on General Hospital, Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos on General Hospital.

For Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series the Pre-nominees are: Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, Eric Braeden as Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless, Tyler Christopher as Nikolas Cassadine of General Hospital fame, Doug Davidson as Paul Williams on The Young and the Restless, Billy Flynn regarding his role as Chad DiMera on Days of Our Lives, Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer on General Hospital, Justin Hartley as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Christian LeBlanc as Michael Baldwin on The Young and the Restless and Kristoff St. John as Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless.

For Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series the Pre-nominees are: Lauralee Bell as Christine Williams for her work on The Young and the Restless, Molly Burnett as Melanie Jonas on Days of Our Lives, Jessica Collins as Avery Bailey Clark on The Young and the Restless, Judi Evans as Adrienne Kiriakis on Days of our Lives, Linsey Godfrey as Caroline Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful, Christel Khalil as Lily Winters Ashby on The Young and the Restless, Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady on Days of our Lives, Sofia Pernas as Marisa Sierras on The Young and the Restless, Melissa Reeves as Jennifer Horton on Days of our Lives and Kelly Sullivan as Sage Warner on The Young and the Restless.

For Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series the Pre-nominees are: Sean Blakemore as Shawn Butler on General Hospital, Darin Brooks as Wyatt Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful, Steve Burton as Dylan McAvory on The Young and the Restless, Sean Carrigan as Ben “Stitch” Rayburn on The Young and the Restless, Bryton James as Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless, Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives, Greg Rikaart as Kevin Fisher on The Young and the Restless, Christopher Sean as Paul Narita on Days of Our Lives, Jacob Young as Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, and Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri on General Hospital.

For Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series the Pre-nominees are: Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, Lauren Boles as Ciara Brady on Days of Our Lives, Ashleigh Brewer as Ivy Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, Reign Edwards as Nicole Avant on The Bold and the Beautiful, Hayley Erin as Kiki Jerome on General Hospital, Kelli Goss as Courtney Sloan on The Young and the Restless, Camryn Grimes as Mariah Copeland on The Young and the Restless, Vivian Jovanni as Ciara Brady on Days of Our Lives, Olivia Keegan as Claire Brady on Days of Our Lives, Hunter King as Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Faith Newman on The Young and the Restless, True O’Brien as Paige Larson on Days of Our Lives, Ashlyn Pearce as Aly Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, and Brooklyn Rae Silzer as Emma Drake on General Hospital.

For Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series the Pre-nominees are:  Nicolas Bechtel as Spencer Cassadine on General Hospital, Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos on General Hospital, Max Ehrich as Fenmore Baldwin on The Young and the Restless, Rome Flynn as Zende Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, Pierson Fode as Thomas Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, Connor Kalopsis as Chase Jennings on Days of Our Lives, James Lastovic as Joey Johnson on Days of Our Lives, Jonathan McClendon as Chase Jennings on Days of Our Lives, Casey Moss as JJ Devereaux on Days of Our Lives, Terrell Ransom Jr. as Theo Carver on Days of Our Lives, and Tequan Richmond as TJ Ashford on General Hospital.

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Jennifer K. Hugus

About Jennifer K. Hugus

Jennifer K. Hugus was born at a very young age. At an even earlier age, she just knew she would one day write for the LA Beat! Having grown up in Massachusetts, France, and Denmark, she is a noted fan of Asian Cuisine. She studied ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet Theatre and acting at U.S.C. in their prestigious BFA drama program. She also makes her own jewelry out of paints and canvas when she isn’t working on writing absurdist plays and comparatively mainstream screenplays. Jennifer would like to be a KID when she grows up!
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