Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced For The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, Highlight Hollywood News

New York – February 27, 2013 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

A ballot containing a full list of entrants in each of four performer categories was sent to registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained an unrevealed and randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category. The judges sent their ballots directly to Lutz & Carr, an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The Lead Actress category contains 11 pre-nominated performers due to a tie. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes now advance to the blue ribbon at-home screening round, scheduled to begin on March 27th, 2013, which will determine both nominees and recipients. This year due to the number of entrants in the Younger Actress and Younger Actor categories for Drama Series Performers age 25 or under, there was no pre-nomination round necessary, so the 9 entrants in each of those categories will advance to the Blue Ribbon round as entrants and are also revealed in this release.

 

 

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Pre-nominated performers in alphabetical order in four categories and Younger Actor and Actress entrants follow below:
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
SHARON CASE, as Sharon Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
JEANNE COOPER, as Katherine Chancellor The Young and the Restless, CBS
SUSAN FLANNERY, as Stephanie Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane General Hospital, ABC
PEGGY MCCAY, as Caroline Brady Days of our Lives, NBC
KELLY MONACO, as Sam Morgan General Hospital, ABC
MELODY THOMAS SCOTT, as Nikki Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
MICHELLE STAFFORD, as Phyllis Summers Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
KELLY SULLIVAN, as Kate Howard General Hospital, ABC
HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos Jax General Hospital, ABC

 

 

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
MAURICE BENARD, as Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. General Hospital, ABC
PETER BERGMAN, as Jack Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS
DOUG DAVIDSON, as Paul Williams The Young and the Restless, CBS
DON DIAMONT, as Bill Spencer, Jr., The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
ROGER HOWARTH, as Todd Manning General Hospital, ABC
CHRISTIAN LEBLANC, as Michael Baldwin The Young and the Restless, CBS
JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
MICHAEL MUHNEY, as Adam Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
STEPHEN NICHOLS, as Tucker McCall The Young and the Restless, CBS
JASON THOMPSON, as Patrick Drake General Hospital, ABC

 

 

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIE MARIE BERMAN, as Lulu Spencer General Hospital, ABC
JESSICA COLLINS, as Avery Bailey Clark The Young and the Restless, CBS
MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Chelsea Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis General Hospital, ABC
ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, as Chloe Mitchell The Young and the Restless, CBS
REBECCA HERBST, as Elizabeth Webber General Hospital, ABC
KATHERINE KELLY LANG, as Brooke Logan The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
LISA LOCICERO, as Olivia Falconeri General Hospital, ABC
ROBIN MATTSON, as Heather Webber General Hospital, ABC
ARIANNE ZUCKER, as Nicole Walker Days of our Lives, NBC

 

 

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BRADFORD ANDERSON, as Damien Spinelli General Hospital, ABC
JEFF BRANSON, as Ronan Malloy The Young and the Restless, CBS
SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Cooper aka William Spencer III The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
SHAWN CHRISTIAN, as Daniel Jonas Days of our Lives, NBC
BRYAN DATTILO, as Lucas Horton Days of our Lives, NBC
BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott The Young and the Restless, CBS
PETER PORTE, as Ricky Williams The Young and the Restless, CBS
JAMES REYNOLDS, as Abe Carver Days of our Lives, NBC
GREG RIKAART, as Kevin Fisher The Young and the Restless, CBS
GREG VAUGHAN, as Eric Brady Days of our Lives, NBC

 

 

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
KRISTEN ALDERSON, as Starr Manning General Hospital, ABC
CAMILA BANUS, as Gabi Hernandez Days of our Lives, NBC
LINSEY GODFREY, as Caroline Spencer Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
HUNTER KING, as Summer Newman The Young and the Restless, CBS
KATE MANSI, as Abigail Deveraux Days of our Lives, NBC
KIM MATULA, as Hope Logan The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
LINDSEY MORGAN, as Kristina Corinthos Davis General Hospital, ABC
HALEY PULLOS, as Molly Lansing Davis General Hospital, ABC
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD, as Steffy Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

 

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
CASEY DEIDRICK, as Chad DiMera Days of our Lives, NBC
CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos General Hospital, ABC
MAX EHRICH, as Fenmore Baldwin The Young and the Restless, CBS
ADAM GREGORY, as Thomas Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
BRYTON JAMES, as Devon Hamilton Winters The Young and the Restless, CBS
CHANDLER MASSEY, as Will Horton Days of our Lives, NBC
DANIEL POLO, as Jamie Vernon The Young and the Restless, CBS
TEQUAN RICHMOND, as TJ Ashford General Hospital, ABC
FREDDIE SMITH, as Sonny Kiriakis Days of our Lives, NBC
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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

 

 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. Regional Emmy® Awards are given by our 19 affiliated chapters that reach across the entire country. Excellence in Primetime Television is recognized by our sister organization, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). In addition to awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television Awards for Excellence  for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

 

 

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