43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Emmy season is officially in full swing, as the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards prepare for the big ceremony on Sunday May 1. Soaps.com has the pre-nominations list for actors who were able to submit work from up to two episodes (and no longer than four minutes) from their 2015 scenes.

Take note of this year’s daytime Emmy pre-nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor pre-nominees:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Thorsten Kaye (Ridge)

“Days of our Lives'” Billy Flynn (Chad)

“General Hospital’s” Maurice Benard (Sonny), Tyler Christopher (Nik) and Anthony Geary (Luke)

“The Young and the Restless'” Eric Braeden (Victor), Doug Davidson (Paul), Justin Hartley (Adam), Christian LeBlanc (Michael) and Kristoff St. John (Neil)

Outstanding Lead Actress pre-nominees:

“Days of our Lives'” Kassie DePaiva (Eve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Kate Mansi (Abby)

“General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes (Anna), Maura West (Ava) and Laura Wright (Carly)

“The Young and the Restless'” Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis)

Outstanding Supporting Actor pre-nominees:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Jacob Young (Rick)

“Days of our Lives'” Wally Kurth (Justin) and Christopher Sean (Paul)

“General Hospital’s” Sean Blakemore (Shawn) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante)

“The Young and the Restless'” Steve Burton (Dylan), Sean Carrigan (Ben), Bryton James (Devon) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin)

Outstanding Supporting Actress pre-nominees:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Linsey Godfrey (Caroline)

“Days of our Lives'” Molly Burnett (Melanie), Judy Evans (Adrienne), Peggy McCay (Caroline) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer)

“The Young and the Restless'” Lauralee Bell (Christine), Jessica Collins (Avery), Christel Khalil (Lily), Sofia Pernas (Marisa) and Kelly Sullivan (Sage)

Outstanding Younger Actor pre-nominees:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Rome Flynn (Zende) and Pierson Fode (Thomas)

“Days of our Lives'” Connor Kalopsis (Chase), James Lastovic (Joey), Jonathan McClendon (Chase), Casey Moss (JJ) and Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo)

“General Hospital’s” Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer), Bryan Craig (Morgan) and Tequan Richmond (TJ)

“The Young and the Restless'” Max Ehrich (Fen)

Outstanding Younger Actress pre-nominees:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Reign Edwards (Nicole) and Ashlyn Pearce (Aly)

“Days of our Lives'” Camila Banus (Gabi), Lauren Boles (Ciara), Vivian Jovanni (Ciara), Olivia Keegan (Claire) and True O’Brien (Paige)

“General Hospital’s” Hayley Erin (Kiki) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma)

“The Young and the Restless'” Kelli Goss (Courtney), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Hunter King (Summer) and Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith)

Pre-nominees will now submit work from two episodes (no longer than twenty minutes), giving actors more time to show off their characters and talent in the next round of voting. Stay tuned, as we’ll be back with the final nominations on Thursday March 24, which will include the Digital Drama Series and Guest Performer (only guest appearances for newly created characters in 2015 are eligible) categories. Learn more about who votes and the process by watching the video below, released by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Soaps.com will also update readers on whether or not the event will be televised and we’ll once again be on the red carpet to deliver scoops, photos, the winners and more in May.

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– Amy Mistretta