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The soap stars have submitted their Daytime Emmy reels from their 2018 scenes and here’s what we’re predicting…

Initially, when Soaps.com contacted The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to request the Daytime Emmy Awards reels so that we could begin our award prediction process as we do each year for the daytime soaps including Bold and the BeautifulDays of our LivesGeneral Hospital and The Young and the Restless, NATAS was unable to provide them. They responded, “In consideration of requests for confidentiality, consistency, fairness and respect to all parties submitting materials for the 2019 Daytime Emmy® Awards, NATAS will not be supplying reels this year.” A few short days later, the outrage from various journalists, they changed their minds and allowed only the journalists to receive the reels. Unfortunately, for our readers, we must keep them private.

It’s never easy for us to predict who will win an Emmy, and we want to be respectful of all nominees with whom we admire for putting themselves out there. But here are our predictions which are solely based on scrutinizing each video without considering what we’ve seen from the actors throughout 2018 with the exception of the Best Drama Series which we guessed at because there were no reels for that category. 

The Daytime Emmy reels were anywhere from 4 – 15 minutes in length. There were some compelling scenes and some very believable scenes which made the predictions a challenge. The runners up category runs in order from best performance to least.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera and Tyler Christopher as Stefan DiMera, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos, and Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain, and Young and the Restless’ Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott.

Prediction: Jon Lindstrom

Runners up:
Maurice Benard
Peter Bergman
Billy Flynn
Tyler Christopher

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom as Katie Logan, and Jacqueline Maura West on General Hospital as Ava JeromeMacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester, Days of our Lives’ Marci Miller as Abigail DiMera, General Hospital’s Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos and Maura West as Ava Jerome.

Prediction: Maura West

Runners up:
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Marci Miller
Heather Tom
Laura Wright

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Days of our Lives’ Eric Martsolf as Brady Black, and Greg Rikaart as max gail general hospitalLeo Stark, General Hospital’s Max Gail as Mike Corbin, and Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri, and Young and the Restless’ Bryton James as Devon Hamilton.

Prediction: Max Gail

Runners up:
Greg Rikaart
Eric Martsolf
Bryton James
Dominic Zamprogna

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Days of our Lives Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan, Martha Madison as Belle Black Brady, Linsey Godfrey as Sarah Horton, and General Hospital’s Vernee Watson, and Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland as Traci Abbott, and Mishael Morgan as Hilary Curtis.

Prediction: Mishael Morgan

Runners up:
Kassie DePaiva
Beth Maitland
Vernee Watson
Martha Madison
Linsey Godfrey

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Days of our Lives’ Kyler Pettis as Theo Carver, Lucas Adams as Tripp Dalton, and General Hospital’s William Lipton as Cameron Webber and Garren Stitt as Oscar Nero, and Young and the Restless’ Zach Tinker as Fenmore Baldwin.

Prediction: Lucas Adams

Runners up:
Zach Tinker
Kyler Pettis
William Lipton
Garren Stitt

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Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Days of our Lives’ Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady and Days’ chloe lanier 2019 younger actress general hospitalOlivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady. General Hospital’s Hayley Erin as Kiki Jerome, Chloe Lanier as Nelle Benson, and Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks.

Prediction: Chloe Lanier

Runners up:
Olivia Keegan
Victoria Konefal
Hayley Erin
Eden McCoy

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

The nominees are as follows: Bold and the Beautiful’s Wayne Brady as Dr. Reese Buckingham, kate mansi days of our livesDays of our Lives’ Thaao Penghlis as Andre DiMera, Kate Mansi as Abigail DiMera, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as Miguel Garcia and General Hospital’s Patricia Bethune as Nurse Mary Pat.

Prediction: Kate Mansi

Runners up:
Patricia Bethune
Thaao Penghlis
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
Wayne Brady

Outstanding Drama Series

Prediction: Days of our Lives will win this year’s Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama.

Runners up:
General Hospital
Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and the Restless

The Daytime Emmys will be streamed live on the official Daytime Emmys Facebook page May 5 free of charge. Soaps.com is going to be interviewing the stars from the red carpet, and we’ll have a presence on social media including Twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook while we live blog.