The preliminaries.

Updated on May 31:

Your preliminary votes have been tallied and now it’s time to vote your favorites in the Final Vote in Soaps.com’s 2011 Fifth Annual Sudzies Awards! Please click the link to do so today.

Previously Reported on May 17:

Soaps.com readers have already perused the list of the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations, which means it’s time for our own annual Sudzies Awards. This is a special year, being the fifth year we’ve held the Sudzies where Soaps.com visitors can nominate talented soap opera actors from 2010.

Preliminary voting begins today, Tuesday May 17 and will run through until Tuesday May 31, 2011. Visitors can vote in the preliminary polls once. Final voting will commence Wednesday June 1, 2011 and continue until Wednesday June 8, where readers will choose a finalist in each category for each soap opera. We’ll announce the winners here in the “Latest News” section, Thursday June 9, 2011.

Follow the links below for each of your ‘stories’ and enter the character and actor’s name you feel has earned a nomination. We have duplicated the Daytime Emmy categories and added a twist this year to entertain.