2020 Daytime Emmys | Stars react to their nominations
Posted Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:41:21 PM
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Soap Central spoke to some of this year's Daytime Emmy nominees just moments after they learned they'd been nominated for daytime's top honors.

In any year, it truly is an honor just to be nominated. This year, though, with so many things not resembling the normal that we know, it seems that being nominated for a Daytime Emmy is extra special. Soap Central caught up to some of this year's nominees to get their reactions, find out how they learned of their nominations, and learn what they submitted.

Check out our interviews with some of this year's Daytime Emmy nominees below. Simply click on the links to read your favorite stars' reactions to their nominations and please check back often, as we'll be chatting with more nominees as this year's ceremony approaches. For your convenience, the interviews are arranged alphabetically by the performer's last name.

May 21, 2020
Daytime Emmy nominee Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital) opens up about how it feels to receive his eighth Emmy nomination, which scenes he submitted this year, and what he thinks is the silver lining of the production shutdown.
May 27, 2020
Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley, Days of our Lives; ex-Shirley Spectra, The Bold and the Beautiful) chats receiving an Emmy nomination for her serious work in Studio City and opens up about the ups and downs of working in Hollywood.
May 22, 2020
The Young and the Restless' Mark Grossman (Adam Newman) opens up about receiving his first ever Daytime Emmy nomination and reveals what it's like to work alongside some of the CBS soap opera's biggest stars.
June 2, 2020
Days of our Lives' Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) opens up about her sixth Emmy nomination, her earliest moments with Bill Hayes (Doug Williams), and the special escape that soaps provide during troubling times.
May 25, 2020
Bryton James (Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless) opens up about his Emmy nomination, his new Bildbord matchmaking app for fans, living with Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson), and more.
June 2, 2020
Days of our Lives' Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady) reacts to her Daytime Emmy nomination and opens up about what fans can expect with Claire leaving Bayview and returning to Salem.
May 25, 2020
Find out how The Young and the Restless' Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) feels about receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination -- her very first in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
May 28, 2020
Elissa Kapneck dropped into The Young and the Restless for just a couple of emotional Christmas episodes, but they had such a dramatic impact, she's now up for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work as Sasha, a down-on-her-luck mother who almost abandoned her baby.
May 22, 2020
Soap legend Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray, General Hospital; ex-Tad Martin, All My Children) opens up about his Emmy nomination, reuniting with his AMC cast mates in EW's Pine Valley special, and what he's been up to in quarantine (hint: there's some Korean language involved!).
June 2, 2020
Days of our Lives' Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) opens up about his Daytime Emmy nomination, the unique way he approaches scenes, and how it feels to be the guy in the middle of one of Salem's most beloved supercouples.
May 26, 2020
Beloved actress Eva LaRue (Celeste Rosales, The Young and the Restless; ex-Maria Santos, All My Children) opens up about her Daytime Emmy nomination, her emotional AMC reunion, and how fans helped her cope with the death of her ex-husband, John Callahan.
May 22, 2020
Find out how General Hospital actress Katelyn MacMullen (Willow Tait) feels about her first ever Daytime Emmy nomination -- the thing that might finally get her out of her pajamas!
May 29, 2020
Chandler Massey (Will Horton, Days of our Lives) opens up about his Emmy nomination, how he feels about the end of WilSon, and the one thing coming that he thought he'd NEVER do.
May 29, 2020
Jeffrey Vincent Parise blew Genoa City to smithereens when he came to The Young and the Restless as bad guy Simon Black. He blew viewers away, as well: he's up for a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on the show.
June 4, 2020
Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera/Andre DiMera, Days of our Lives) opens up about his Emmy nomination, the special nuances that keep the DiMera family viable, and representing immigrants on an American television series.
May 21, 2020
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine, General Hospital; ex-Will Cortlandt, All My Children) opens up about his Emmy nomination and claims that everything he knows about acting he learned from fellow nominee Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray, GH; ex-Tad Martin, AMC) -- but that won't stop him from some evil Zoom hijinks during the ceremony!
June 1, 2020
Find out how Paul Telfer feels about receiving his very first Daytime Emmy nomination, what he loves most about playing Days of our Lives' Xander, and why he thinks a roll of toilet paper might come in handy on awards night.
May 26, 2020
Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless; ex-Patrick Drake, General Hospital) opens up about his Daytime Emmy nomination and the upcoming virtual ceremony -- which he jokes he may or not make, depending on how quickly he can boost his non-existent computer skills!
May 21, 2020
Gregory Zarian (ex-Julius, General Hospital; ex-Brent, Days of our Lives) opens up about the hard work he's done to go from clueless soap opera newbie to a talented Daytime Emmy nominee with a role on Westworld, one of HBO's biggest series.
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