Bringing home the statue.

It’s been a long, strange and overall entertaining year on daytime television, and this weekend is the time to hand out the awards to all the best from 2015 at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Here’s my picks for this year’s winners, but this is only my opinion. Tell us yours in the comments below!

Outstanding Drama Series:

“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of our Lives”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless”

If I’m being honest about what was absolutely the most entertaining show to watch in 2015, I have to give it to “Days.” Buoyed by the fact it was the show’s 50th Anniversary, they really pulled out all the stops with major storylines that were true to the history of the show and gave fans what they really wanted – a mysterious serial killer, epic love stories, major front-burner storylines for the show’s vets, the (brief) return of cast favorites like Bo (Peter Reckell) and Sami (Alison Sweeney), life or death situations like Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) in the boiler room, and some seriously entertaining psychos like Kristen (Eileen Davidson), Clyde (James Read), Xander (Paul Telfer) and Ben (Robert Scott Wilson). And when Jen (Melissa Reeves) walked in on Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and JJ (Casey Moss) in bed? Soap opera perfection.

Most likely to win: Days of our Lives

Outstanding Drama Writing Team:

“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless”

I’m giving this one to “GH” this year. After all, it probably wasn’t easy trying to write themselves out of the strange Anthony Geary storyline situation they had gotten themselves into in order to give him a respectful and proper sendoff. Yet, they managed it, along with offering up some compelling material for the rest of the cast as Jason’s (Billy Miller) identity was finally revealed, Anna (Finola Hughes) struggled with the loss of Duke (Ian Buchanan), Patrick (Jason Thompson) romanced Samantha (Kelly Monaco) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) struggled with their marriage. Lots of real-life drama and family struggles interspersed with the outrageous – exactly what the show excels at.

Most likely to win: Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team:

“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of our Lives”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless”

With so many balls and iconic characters in the air, the directors at “Days” had their hands full delivering the kind of soap opera worthy of 50 years on the air, and they totally succeeded. Capturing old chemistry is one thing for the actors to achieve, but capturing the essence of a show is all up to the directors, and 2015 was true to what fans love about classic “Days” while still managing to surprise with new characters who enhanced the progress of the show. Still, the show has never won in this category so it will be a longshot.

Most likely to win: Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Lead Actor:

“General Hospital’s” Tyler Christopher (Nik)
“General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary (Luke)
“The Young and the Restless'” Justin Hartley (Adam)
“The Young and the Restless'” Christian LeBlanc (Michael)
“The Young and the Restless'” Kristoff St. John (Neil)

I’m not only picking “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary because he retired from the show after such an iconic stint. I’m picking him to win because I truly think he deserves it. It’s possible they will give the nod to someone else – “Y&R’s” Kristoff St. John comes to mind – but watching Geary struggle with the resurfacing memories of killing his father while playing his father in the clip he’s nominated for was truly touching and reflective of his talent as an actor. And, the insane amount of knowledge Geary was able to bring to a character he has played for so long helped the audience follow him along his somewhat confusing mental and emotional journey. Great scenes from a great actor.

Most likely to win: “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary.

Outstanding Lead Actress:

“Days of our Lives'” Kassie DePaiva (Eve)
“Days of our Lives'” Mary Beth Evans (Kayla)
“General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes (Anna)
“General Hospital’s” Maura West (Ava)
“The Young and the Restless'” Tracey Bregman (Lauren)

Of all the nominees, I feel this year it has to go to Kassie DePaiva. A consummate pro, she suffered through a miserably minimal storyline on “Days” with class, and when they threw her an emotional loop by killing off her daughter Paige (True O’Brien), she just nailed it. Who didn’t weep with her when she was wailing over her little girl’s things, or explaining to Eduardo (A. Martinez) exactly what he had missed. Heck, even when she was getting it on with her daughter’s boyfriend she did it in a way that was emotionally open and a bit raw. And their chemistry wasn’t half bad either. She left us wanting more – like a showdown with her old buddy Ben – and isn’t that what an outstanding actress does?

Most likely to win: “Days of our Lives'” Kassie DePaiva.

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Linsey Godfrey (Caroline)
“Days of our Lives'” Peggy McCay (Caroline)
“Days of our Lives'” Melissa Reeves (Jennifer)
“The Young and the Restless'” Lauralee Bell (Christine)
The Young and the Restless'” Jessica Collins (Avery)

Peggy McCay all the way! An amazing actress with years of storylines under her belt, the fear she portrayed while struggling with her own health problems and mortality on “Days” was very palpable and true-to-real life – even as visions and premonitions entered the equation. She has a love for her job that shines through brightly, and it only makes us love her character even more.

Most likely to win: “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Linsey Godfrey.

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jacob Young (Rick)
“General Hospital’s” Sean Blakemore (Shawn)
“General Hospital’s” Dominic Zamprogna (Dante)
“The Young and the Restless'” Steve Burton (Dylan)
“The Young and the Restless'” Bryton James (Devon)

The fact “Days’” Robert Scott Wilson isn’t among the nominees for his portrayal of unhinged Ben bothers me considering I think he took it all this year, hands down. A surprising standout when “All My Children” rebooted online, he’s one of the top young actors in the genre. It makes me wonder if he submitted a reel, and if so, what? No matter how it happened, it’s a glaring oversight. And as much as I would love to give it to “Y&Rs” Bryton James, my pick to win this year is for “B&B’s” Jacob Young. He made me hate him, then made me love him, and that’s not an easy skill to have. His battle with Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) over Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) and disdain for the employees at Forrester were despicable, then his acceptance of Maya (Karla Mosley) was amazing. That’s what I call range.

Most likely to win: “The Young and the Restless'” Bryton James.

Outstanding Younger Actress:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ashlyn Pearce (Aly)
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Reign Edwards (Nicole)
“Days of our Lives'” True O’Brien (Paige)
“General Hospital’s” Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma)
“The Young and the Restless'” Hunter King (Summer)

This is one of the few categories I can get behind pretty much every single nominee being the ultimate winner, for very different reasons. But, if I have to choose I want it to go to Ashlyn Pearce from “B&B.” I have a great respect for actors or actresses who know they are getting killed off a soap and instead of phoning it in turn in the kind of performance that makes you wonder why they are leaving in the first place. And her portrayal of Aly’s mental breakdown and descent was captivating, confusing and impossible to tear your eyes away from, right up until the very end.

Most likely to win: “General Hospital’s” Brooklyn Rae Silzer.

Outstanding Younger Actor:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Pierson Fode (Thomas)
“General Hospital’s” Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer)
“General Hospital’s” Bryan Craig (Morgan)
“General Hospital’s” Tequan Richmond (TJ)
“The Young and the Restless'” Max Ehrich (Fen)

“GH’s” Bryan Craig is another surprising standout that has come into his own over the past few years, and his struggle with bipolar disorder has been nothing short of captivating to watch. He has brought an unexpected rawness and honesty to the role I never saw coming, especially in 2015, and is so far beyond what I expected from him when he first arrived in Port Charles that it is hard to imagine anyone else walking away with the win – except maybe his talented pint-sized co-star Nicolas Bechtel who could very well sneak away with the victory.

Most likely to win: “General Hospital’s” Nicolas Bechtel.

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series:

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne)
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Obba Babatunde (Julius)
“Days of our Lives'” Adam Leadbeater (Dr. Malcolm)
“General Hospital’s” Dee Wallace (Patricia)
“The Young and the Restless'” Frank Runyeon (Angel)

Patricia Spencer, we barely knew you. But in Dee Wallace’s portrayal of Luke’s barely-mentioned sister we got some serious nuance and insight into not only her, but Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) and Luke through her. Instrumental in Luke’s journey of remembrance and acceptance of their traumatic childhood, the scene when she and Luke confront the truth in their old family home was compelling. It’s the kind of performance that gives guest stars a good name.

Most likely to win: “General Hospital’s” Dee Wallace.

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– Hollie Deese