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Big year.

This year, “Days of our Lives” has managed to capture a wide range of nominations across the acting categories.

Unlike last year’s male dominated year, this time it’s the women who take the lead. Crystal Chappell (Carly) received the nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance as the drug addled and desperate doctor. Meanwhile, Molly Burnett (Melanie) and Shelley Hennig (Stephanie) were each recognized in the Outstanding Younger Actress categories for their dramatic work as they moved from battling over Philip to fighting for Nathan.