Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations

The Daytime Emmys announced their pre-nominees last week. What this means is each show nominates two actors and actresses for each of the six acting categories, and then a panel watches the tapes submitted by each actor/actress and votes on who the nominees will be this year. The nominees will be announced on Mar. 14, and the Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 15.

This system was designed so that shows with large casts couldn’t dominate the nomination field. Every show gets two submissions for each category, and from there the panel can decide to mix it up depending on who they think are the best. Last year people were upset because “Guiding Light,” which has one of the smallest casts, dominated the list of nominees, but that’s just the way it works out sometimes. This year another show could dominate. You just never know who is going to impress the judges.

Here is a list of the pre-screen nominees from each show, meaning only these actors are eligible to win an Emmy this year:

AMC: Thorsten Kaye (Zach) and Michael E. Knight (Tad)
ATWT: Grayson McCouch (Dusty) and Michael Park (Jack)
B&B: John McCook (Eric) and Jack Wagner (Nick)
Days: Stephen Nichols (Steve) and Peter Reckell (Bo)
GH: Anthony Geary (Luke) and Steve Burton (Jason)
GL: Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus) and Ron Raines (Alan)
OLTL: Michael Easton (John) and Trevor St. John (Todd)
Passions: Galen Gering (Luis)
Y&R: Peter Bergman (Jack) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael)

AMC: Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall)
ATWT: Maura West (Carly) and Martha Byrne (Lily)
B&B: Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke)
Days: Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Alison Sweeney (Sami)
GH: Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and Laura Wright (Carly)
GL: Crystal Chappell (Olivia) and Kim Zimmer (Reva)
OLTL: Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and Bree Williamson (Jessica)
Passions: Lindsay Harley (Theresa) and Juliet Mills (Tabitha)
Y&R: Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Jeanne Cooper (Katherine)

AMC: Jeffrey Carlson (Zarf) and Jacob Young (JR)
ATWT: Trent Dawson (Henry) and Paul Leyden (Simon)
B&B: Winsor Harmon (Thorne) and Lorenzo Lamas (Hector)
Days: Bryan Dattillo (Lucas) and James Reynolds (Abe)
GH: Rick Hearst (Ric) and Jason Thompson (Patrick)
GL: Robert Bogue (AC) and Jordan Clarke (Billy)
OLTL: Dan Gauthier (Kevin) and Tuc Watkins (David)
Passions: Eric Martsolf (Ethan) and Ben Masters (Julian)
Y&R: Greg Rikaart (Kevin) and Kristoff St. John (Neil)

AMC: Cady McClain (Dixie) and Alexa Havins (Babe)
ATWT: Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily) and Marie Wilson (Meg)
B&B: Lesli Kay (Felicia) and Hunter Tylo (Taylor)
Days: Renee Jones (Lexie) and Julie Pinson (Billie)
GH: Genie Francis (Laura) and Rebecca Herbst (Liz)
GL: Beth Chamberlin (Beth) and Gina Tognoni (Dinah)
OLTL: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline) and Heather Tom (Kelly)
Passions: Cathy Jeneen Doe (Simone) and Emily Harper (Fancy)
Y&R: Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley)

AMC: Brent Weber (Sean) and Michael B. Jordan (Reggie)
ATWT: Van Hansis (Luke) and Jesse Soffer (Will)
B&B: Due to age restrictions in this category, no cast member was eligible
Days: Blake B. Berris (Nick) and Darin Brooks (Max)
GH: Dylan Cash (Michael) and Scott Clifton (Dillon)
GL: John Driscoll (Coop) and Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan)
OLTL: Eddie Alderson (Matthew) and John Paul Lavoisier (Rex)
Passions: James Stevenson (Jared)
Y&R: Bryton McClure (Devon) and Hunter Allan (Noah)

AMC: Leven Ramblin (Lily) and Eden Riegel (Bianca)
ATWT: Jennifer Landon (Gwen) and Alexandra Chando (Maddie)
B&B: Mackenzie Mauzy (Phoebe)
Days: Ashley Benson (Abby) and Rachel Melvin (Chelsea)
GH: Julie Berman (Lulu) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie)
GL: Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy) and Marcy Rylan (Lizzie)
OLTL: Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Melissa Gallo (Adriana)
Passions: Heidi Mueller (Kay) and Danica Stewart (Jessica)
Y&R: Christel Khalil (Lily) and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Abby)