While soap fans are still left to wonder if the Daytime Emmy ceremony will be broadcats on television, the selection process must go on. The pre-nominees for this year's Daytime Emmys have been announced, and from this pool of nominees will come this year's Emmy winners.
The pre-nominating process underwent a few tweaks last year. Eight years ago, NATAS changed the way that Emmy nominees were chosen in order to prevent shows with larger casts from allocation their votes in a way that more of their shows performers from landing on the final Emmy ballot. Until two years ago, each soap held an in-house vote to select their pre-nominees. In essence, the top cast-selected vote getters in each of the acting categories were then placed into the Emmy pool from which nominees were chosen.
Last year, the pre-nomination process was opened up to all of the soaps. Each actor decided if they ultimately wanted to be up for Emmy consideration. Their name was then placed on a ballot showing their eligibility, a ballot that was then voted on by all eligible Emmy voters industry-wide. From those eligible names -- pre-pre-nominees, if you will -- the two performers in each category with the most voters were then named as the pre-nominees. In some cases there were ties and three names made the final cut.
Each pre-nominee now must choose one episode that best displays their work from the 2010 calendar year. Those reels will then be judged to determine the final Emmy nominees -- and the winners.
The nominees for the year's Daytime Emmys will be announced on May 11. The Daytime Emmy ceremony will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Hayward), Alicia Minshew (Kendall Slater), and Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard)
As the World Turns: Maura West (Carly Tenney) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan)
Days of our Lives: Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) and Alison Sweeney (Samantha Brady)
General Hospital: Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) and Laura Wright (Carly Jacks)
One Life to Live: Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer)
The Young and the Restless: Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin) and Michael E Knight (Tad Martin)
As the World Turns: Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery) and Michael Park (Jack Snyder)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Don Diamont (Bill Spencer, Jr.) and Jack Wagner (Nick Marone)
Days of our Lives: Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) and James Scott (EJ DiMera)
General Hospital: Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Steve Burton (Jason Morgan)
One Life to Live: Jerry ver Dorn (Clint Buchanan) and Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)
The Young and the Restless: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Christian J LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin)
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler) and Chrishell Stause (Amanda Martin)
As the World Turns: Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Lesli Kay (Molly Conlan), and Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer)
Days of our Lives: Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker)
General Hospital: Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer) and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis)
One Life to Live: Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord) and Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan)
The Young and the Restless: Tricia Cast (Nina Webster), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman), and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell)
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie Hubbard) and Jacob Young (JR Chandler)
As the World Turns: Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman) and Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid Oliver)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Patrick Duffy (Stephen Logan) and Rick Hearst (Whipple Jones, III)
Days of our Lives: Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) and Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip Kiriakis)
General Hospital: Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer) and Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake)
One Life to Live: Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks) and Mark Lawson (Brody Lovett)
The Young and the Restless: Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) and Billy Miller (Billy Abbott)
Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Brittany Allen (Marissa Chandler) and Natalie Hall (Colby Chandler)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Kim Matula (Hope Logan)
Days of our Lives: Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) and Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson)
General Hospital: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Corinthos Davis) and Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing Davis)
One Life to Live: Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde)
The Young and the Restless: Emily O'Brien (Jana Hawkes)
Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series Pre-Nominees
All My Children: Finn Wittrock (Damon Miller)
As the World Turns: Mick Hazen (Parker Munson Snyder)
The Bold and the Beautiful: Scott Clifton (Liam Cooper) and Zack Conroy (Oliver Jones)
Days of our Lives: Casey Deidrick (Chad Woods) and Chandler Massey (Will Horton)
General Hospital: Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) and Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett)
One Life to Live: Edward Alderson (Matthew Buchanan) and David A. Gregory (Robert Ford)
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