The National Academy of Arts and Sciences Announces Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards!

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Oh yes, it’s that time of year again!!! On Jan. 25, 2018 the world was made privy to that of the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations upon their announcement by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences all in rousing anticipation of the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards!

All contenders were selected via a virtual ballot encompassing four performer genre classifications which consisted of Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress, after which qualified registered showbiz associates judged their performances. All entrants were listed at random irrespective of show title, and performances were assessed via online clips displaying each contestant’s work.

Independent Accounting Firm Lutz & Carr was charged with tabulating all votes. Subsequently all candidates will move on to the Blue Ribbon Round commencing Feb. 22 wherein nominees and winners will be selected. It is important to note that all thespians listed in the Younger Actor and Actress category below, will automatically proceed to the Blue Ribbon round. Certified selections will officially be announced on Wednesday, March 21st.

According to Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of the Daytime Emmy Awards David Michaels, “We are excited to officially launch the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with this list of extremely talented actors and actresses. Our 45th Anniversary show promises to be a star-studded gala filled with lots of surprises!”

The following are the nominees for Lead actress in a Drama Series: Sharon Case, as Sharon Newman on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Melissa Claire Egan, as Chelsea Newman on CBS’

The Young and the Restless, Judi Evans, as Adrienne Kiriakis/Bonnie Lockhart on NBC’s

Days of Our Lives, Mary Beth Evans, as Kayla Johnson on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital, Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Kelly Monaco, as Sam McCall on ABC’s General Hospital, Gina Tognoni, as Phyllis Summers on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Maura West, as Ava Jerome on ABC’s General Hospital, Laura Wright, and as Carly Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital.

Included in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series Category: Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Scott Clifton, as Liam Spencer on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Michael Easton, as Hamilton Finn on ABC’s General Hospital, Billy Flynn, as Chad DiMera on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Galen Gering, as Rafe Hernandez on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, John McCook, as Eric Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Billy Miller, as Jason Morgan/Drew on ABC’s

General Hospital, Stephen Nichols, as Steve “Patch” Johnson on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, and James Reynolds, as Abe Carver on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

Pertaining to the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, we have the following: Marla Adams, as Dina Mergeron on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Nadia Bjorlin, as Chloe Lane on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Eileen Davidson, as Susan Banks/Kristen DiMera/Sister Mary Moira on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Susan Hayes, as Julie Williams on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Elizabeth Hendrickson, as Chloe Mitchell on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Lisa LoCicero, as Olivia Falconeri on ABC’s General Hospital, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester Spencer on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and Arianne Zucker, as Nicole Walker on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

Comprising Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, look no further than the following prime suspects: Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Steve Burton, as Jason Morgan/Patient 6 on ABC’s General Hospital, Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Wally Kurth, as Ned Quartermaine on ABC’s General Hospital, Chandler Massey, as Will Horton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Anthony Montgomery, as Dr. Andre Maddox on ABC’s General Hospital, Greg Rikaart, as Kevin Baldwin on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, James Patrick Stuart, as Valentin Cassadine on ABC’s General Hospital, and Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

Included in the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Reign Edwards, as Nicole Avant Forrester in CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome on ABC’s General Hospital, Cait Fairbanks, as Tessa Porter on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Courtney Grosbeck, as Coco Spectra on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Victoria Konefal, as Ciara Brady on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson on ABC’s General Hospital, Eden McCoy, as Josslyn Jacks on ABC’s General Hospital, Paige Searcy, as Jade Michaels on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, and Lexie Stevenson, as Mattie Ashby on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

And last but certainly not least, look no further than the following list to find your 2018 nominees for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Rome Flynn, as Zende Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Pierson Fode, as Thomas Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Noah Alexander Gerry, as Charlie Ashby on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, James Lastovic, as Joey Johnson on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Casey Moss, as JJ Deveraux on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero on ABC’s General Hospital, Anthony Turpel, as Ridge Forrester Jr “RJ” on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, and Hudson West, as Jake Webber on ABC’s General Hospital.

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