The first round of daytime’s soap opera results are in.

Last November, first reported news that this year’s 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony would take place on Sunday April 29 at the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 East Green Street in Pasadena, California. Though Daytime Emmys Senior VP/Executive Producer David Michaels stated that fans will be able to watch the ceremony, there are no details as to where just yet. However, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the pre-nominations, which were based on work submitted by the actors for their 2017 storylines. Actors were allowed to submit two episodes, with scenes no longer than four minutes.

“We are excited to officially launch the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with this list of extremely talented actors and actresses. Our 45th Anniversary show promises to be a star-studded gala filled with lots of surprises,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President of the Daytime Emmy Awards and Executive Producer.

Soap opera daytime Emmy pre-nominations go as follows…

Outstanding Lead Actor pre-nominees:
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Scott Clifton (Liam) and John McCook (Eric)
“Days of our Lives'” Billy Flynn (Chad), Galen Gering (Rafe), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Stephen Nichols (Steve) and James Reynolds (Abe)
“General Hospital’s” Michael Easton (Finn) and Billy Miller (Jason/Drew)
“The Young and the Restless'” Peter Bergman (Jack)

Outstanding Lead Actress pre-nominees:
“Days of our Lives'” Judi Evans (Adrienne /Bonnie), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Marci Miller (Abigail)
“General Hospital’s” Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Maura West (Ava) and Laura Wright (Carly)
“The Young and the Restless'” Sharon Case (Sharon), 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)
“Days of our Lives'” Chandler Massey (Will) and Greg Vaughan (Eric)
“General Hospital’s” Steve Burton (Jason/Patient 6), Chad Duell (Michael), Wally Kurth (Ned), Anthony Montgomery (Andre) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin)
“The Young and the Restless'” Bryton James (Devon) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin)

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Outstanding Supporting Actress pre-nominees:
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy)
“Days of our Lives'” Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Eileen Davidson (Susan), Susan Hayes (Julie) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole)
“General Hospital’s” Lisa LoCicero (Olivia)
“The Young and the Restless'” Marla Adams (Dina), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) and Mishael Morgan (Hilary)

Outstanding Younger Actor pre-nominees:
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Rome Flynn (Zende), Pierson Fode (Thomas) and Anthony Turpel (RJ)
“Days of our Lives'” Lucas Adams (Tripp), James Lastovic (Joey) and Casey Moss (JJ)
“General Hospital’s” Garren Stitt (Oscar) and Hudson West (Jake)
“The Young and the Restless'” Noah Alexander Gerry (Charlie) and Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed)

Outstanding Younger Actress pre-nominees:
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Reign Edwards (Nicole) and Courtney Grosbeck (Coco)
“Days of our Lives'” Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire), Victoria Konefal (Ciara) and Paige Searcy (Jade)
“General Hospital’s” Hayley Erin (Kiki), Chloe Lanier (Nelle) and Eden McCoy (Josslyn)
“The Young and the Restless'” Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) and Lexie Stevenson (Mattie)

For the final round of voting, all other actors can submit up to four episodes, no more than twenty minutes total. will be back on Wednesday March 21 to deliver the final nominations, which will be announced live on “The Talk” at 2:00 PM and will have nominees competing to bring home a gold statue on Emmy night.

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– Amy Mistretta