Guest star Daytime Emmy nominees
Credit: Image: CBS; Jill Johnson, Howard Wise/JPI

Guest stars left us wanting more.

We previously announced the 47th Daytime Emmy nominations, which included nominees for Best Guest Performance from Days of our Lives’ Chrishell Stause (Jordan Ridgeway), General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray), and The Young and the Restless’ Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Simon Black), Eva LaRue (Celeste Rosales), and Elissa Kapneck (Sasha). As a reminder, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) did not release the actor’s Emmy submission reels this year. However, the Daytime Emmys posted highlight clips from the scenes the actors did submit for Emmy consideration. Using those as a reference point, we predict who might take home the award when the Daytime Emmys air on CBS, via a remote ceremony, on June 26 at 8:00 PM.

2019 Submitted Scenes

Days of our Lives’ Chrishell Stause submitted scenes of Jordan confessing her secret son to Rafe. The clip of her in the hospital is from March 29, 2019.

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight is shown as Martin cross-examining Elizabeth during Franco/Drew’s competency hearing. The episode is from October 23, 2019.

The Young and the Restless’ Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s submission includes Simon holding Connor at gunpoint at the Grand Phoenix along with Adam and Chelsea from November 12, 2019. Meanwhile, Eva LaRue’s highlight clip is of Celeste confronting Kyle about his player past on July 24, 2019. Finally, Elissa Kapneck’s featured scene is of single mother Sasha explaining to Nikki, Victor, Nate, and Elena about her homeless situation on December 30, 2019.

Winner Prediction

Once again, all the nominations in the Guest Performer category are solid actors, but Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s brief portrayal of Simon Black is the winner for me. He infused much needed energy onto The Young and the Restless’ canvas during his stint as the villain who charmingly and smugly toyed with Chelsea before switching over to full on menace. He was fun to watch and portrayed a credible threat without going too far over the top. Parise made me want Simon Black to stick around Genoa City so I could learn more about him.

If not Parise, I’d like to see Knight or LaRue take home the Emmy. They both did a lot with a little, which again, made me want to know more about their characters. A sure sign of an Emmy worthy performance in my book.

Who do you think will/should win the Daytime Emmy for Best Guest Performer? Tell us after browsing the gallery filled with all of the nominees below and then sign up for’s newsletter to stay up to date on all the Daytime Emmy news.