With the news that the Daytime Emmys will take place later this year, the main nominees will now be announced on May 14 during the fourth hour of the "Today Show!" All other nominees for the smaller categories will be announced the evening of May 14 during a reception at the Hearst Building in New York City. Stay tuned then, as Soaps.com will bring you the nominees the second they're released!
Previously Reported on March 2:
The Daytime Emmy Pre-noms are in!
Every year we wait patiently to see which one of our favorite shows, and soap opera actors, are nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Well, Soaps.com readers, by now we all know the drill, and though we have to wait a bit longer for the official nominees, which will be announced in April, we are happy to bring you the Daytime Emmy Awards for this year!
First, what are pre-noms?
We’ve had a few emails asking just what the pre-noms are, so for those who aren’t exactly certain how things work, behind the scenes, we’ll provide a brief note below on how things work!
If an actor wants to put in their name to be nominated for a daytime Emmy, they’ll first decide to which category they belong. Lead actor? Lead actress? After they’ve decided, each show puts all these names into a pool, and they decide internally, on who will be chosen for the nominations.
Incidentally, an actor could have worked once, to be nominated by his peers, or she could have worked on a hundred episodes. There is no criterion set as to how often they would have to work in order to put up their name for an Emmy.
On to the pre-noms:
Outstanding Lead Actor Pre-Nominees:
All My Children's Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard) and Thorsten Kaye (Zack Slater)
As The World Turns' Michael Park (Jack Snyder) and Grayson McCouch (Dusty Donovan)
The Bold and the Beautiful's John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester)
Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) and Thaao Penghlis (Anthony Dimeria)
General Hospital's Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer)
Guiding Light's Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) and Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis)
One Life to Live's Michael Easton (John McBain) and Robert Woods (Bo Buchanan)
The Young and the Restless's Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin)
Outstanding Lead Actress Pre-Nominees:
All My Children's Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard) and Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin)
As The World Turns' Maura West (Carly Tenney) and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh)
The Bold and the Beautiful's Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan)
Days of Our Lives' Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) and Renee Jones (Lexi Carver)
General Hospital's Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) and Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara)
Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer (Reva Lewis) and Gina Tognoni (Dina Marler)
One Life to Live's Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Susan Haskell (Marty Thornhart)
The Young and the Restless's Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and Judith Chapman (Gloria Bardwell)
Outstanding Supporting Actor Pre-Nominees:
All My Children's Vincent Irrizary (David Hayward) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler)
As The World Turns' Van Hansis (Luke Snyder) and Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman)
The Bold and the Beautiful's Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester) and William DeVry (Storm Logan)
Days of Our Lives' Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) and Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson)
General Hospital's Bruce Weitz (Anthony Zacharra) and Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli)
Guiding Light's Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau) and Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis)
One Life to Live's John-Paul Laviosier (Rex Balsom) and Tuc Watkins (David Vickers)
The Young and the Restless's Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti) and Ted Shackelford (Jeff Bardwell)
Outstanding Supporting Actress Pre-Nominees:
All My Children's Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery) and Alicia Mishew (Kendall Slater)
As The World Turns' Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily Stewart) and Julie Pinson (Janet Snyder)
The Bold and the Beautiful's Alley Mills (Pam Douglas) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan)
Days of Our Lives' Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) and Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali)
General Hospital's Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller)
Guiding Light's Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) and Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding)
One Life to Live's Bree Williamson (Jessica Brennan) and Kathy Brier (Marcie McBain)
The Young and the Restless's Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore) and Amelia Heinle (Victoria Hellstrom)
Outstanding Younger Actress Pre-Nominees
All My Children's Brianne Moncrief (Colby Chandler) and Shannon Kane (Natalia Hubbard)
As The World Turns' Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart) and Meredith Hagner (Liberty Ciccone)
The Bold and the Beautiful's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester)
Days of Our Lives' Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) and Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady)
General Hospital's Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer)
Guiding Light's Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe) and Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Lemay)
One Life to Live's Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco)
The Young and the Restless's Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) and Emily O'Brien (Jana Fisher)
Outstanding Younger Actor Pre-Nominees:
All My Children's Daniel Kennedy (Pete Cortlandt) and Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie Hubbard)
As The World Turns' Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes) and Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder)
Days of Our Lives' Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) and Darin Brooks (Max Brady)
Guiding Light's EJ Bonilla (Rafe Rivera)
One Life to Live's Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart) and Edward Alderson (Matthew, Buchanan)
The Young and the Restless's Bryton McClure (Devon Winters) and Kevin Schmidt (Noah Newman)
That's a pretty impressive daytime Emmy Pre-nom list! Soaps.com wants to send all of the pre-nominees a big congratulations and all the best in the next round to come! We'll be sure to bring you the official nominations list the second it's released, which will be in late April! Until then, let the Emmy excitement begin - and take a look back at last year's winners while you wait!