2020 daytime emmy best drama series prediction bb days gh yr

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The leading category for the annual daytime ceremony.

Late last month, we announced the 47th Daytime Emmy nominations, which included nominees for Best Drama Series. Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and Young and the Restless were all nominated in the category. Though The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) did not release Emmy submission reels this year, the Daytime Emmys posted highlights from some of the scenes each soap opera submitted. Going solely off those shared by NATAS, here are a few submitted 2019 scenes, along with a prediction, based on the highlights, of which soap will win from ABC, CBS and NBC… and don’t forget to watch the awards Friday June 26 at 8:00 PM on CBS via a remote special.

2019 submitted scenes

Bold and the Beautiful submitted scenes from its January 2 and 3 CBS episodes where Liam (Scott Clifton) chartered a helicopter to get to Hope (Annika Noelle) on Catalina Island. Hope went into labor and passed out just as Dr. Buckingham (Wayne Brady) delivered her baby, which he later said had died at birth.

Days of our Lives chose to submit its November 8 episode where Melissa Reeves’ Jennifer woke up from a coma one year later with Jack (Matthew Ashford) by her side. This was the NBC soap’s 54th anniversary episode where all of its storylines jumped one year ahead.

General Hospital submitted its December 23 episode where Michael Easton’s Finn became Ebenezer Scrooge during the ABC soap’s A Christmas Carol twist.

Young and the Restless picked a very special scene to submit – the April 24 episode where Jack (Peter Bergman) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) learned about Neil Winters’ (Kristoff St. John) death. The siblings reflected on memories of their beloved friend.

Winner prediction

Though all four soaps delivered great scenes, on different levels, I predict that Young and the Restless will take home the award for Outstanding Drama series. The loss of Kristoff St. John rocked daytime on February 3, 2019, and when the show incorporated the sadness into the character’s death a few months later it was like losing the actor all over again.

With that said, I would like to see Days of our Lives win. NBC did what no other soap has done with its Days of our Lives time jump and for that, it deserves much recognition for being able to blast its characters and storylines one year ahead.

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