Spring is almost here, which means so are the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The official nominations for the award show will not be unveiled until May 1st, 2014. However, Soap opera Digest has published the list of prenominations in the soap opera acting categories for the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Doug Davidson, who plays Paul Williams on The Young and the Restless is the reigning lead actor in a drama series after his win last year on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. This year Doug Davidson has received another prenomination for lead actor, along with: Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R), Roger Howarth (Franco, GH), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R), John McCook (Eric, B&B), Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R), James Scott (EJ, DAYS) and Shawn Christian (Daniel, DAYS).
It would be especially interesting if Billy Miller took home a Daytime Emmy seeing as how he is no longer starring on The Young and the Restless. Fans were not happy when the role of Billy was recently recast as David Tom.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Last year Heather Tom took home the Daytime Emmy for Lead Actress, for her role as Katie on Bold And The Beautiful. Tom also received another prenomination for Lead Actress this year. The other prenominations for Lead Actress include: Sharon Case (Sharon, Y&R), Jessica Collins (Avery, Y&R), Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DAYS), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Kelly Monaco (Sam, GH), Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R), Maura West (Ava, GH), Laura Wright (Carly GH) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS).
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Scott Clifton and Billy Miller both took home both took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor during the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards. The prenominations for outstanding supporting actor for the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards include: Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH), Blake Berris (Nick, DAYS), Sean Blakemore (Shawn, GH), Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B), Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R), Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B), William deVry (Julian, GH), Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R), Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH).
Younger Actor And Actress In A Drama Series
The adults aren’t the only ones that were stirring up drama in our favorite soap operas, the kids and teens were just as fun to watch. Here are your prenominations for Younger Actor and Younger Actress for the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards: Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey, OLTL), Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH), Chad Duell (Michael, GH), Max Ehrich (Fenmore, Y&R), Adam Gregory (Thomas, B&B), Chandler Massey (Will, DAYS), Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS), Eric Nelsen (AJ, AMC), Daniel Polo (Jamie, Y&R) and Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS), Kirsten Alderson (Kiki, GH), Camila Banus (Gabi, DAYS), Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R), Hunter King (Summer, Y&R), Kate Mansi (Abigail, DAYS), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), Kelley Missal (Dani, OLTL), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly, B&B) and Denyse Tontz (Miranda, AMC).
Did your favorite soap opera characters get a prenomination for the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards? Who are you rooting for this year? Is there an actor or actress that you think should have received a prenomination, but didn’t? Share your thoughts on the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards in the comment sections below.