Jess Walton’s 44th Daytime Emmy reel image

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

"The Young and the Restless’" Jess Walton received her Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress based on her portrayal of Jill Foster Abbott. Read about the episodes, which aired January 5, July 27, and October 10 2016, in’s recaps. In the submitted scenes, Jill lashes out as Billy fights for his life, Jill confronts Phyllis about having sex with Billy and later Billy moves out after arguing with Jill.

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- Candace Young