Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced

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New York – January 24, 2019 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.

“We are very proud to officially launch the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with this list of extremely talented actors and actresses” said Brent Stanton, Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards Administration. “We are also very excited that this year the pre-nomination round includes the very talented performers from the Digital Drama Series.”

“Following the success of last year’s show, we look forward to the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards being even bigger and better,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President, and Executive Producer, Daytime Emmy Awards. “Today’s list of talent bodes well for a spirited competition and a star-studded show”

The process used to determine the Pre-Nominated performers follows:

An online judging ballot containing all entrants in nine performer categories was sent to all registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips online containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category.  Please note that there are 11 Supporting Actresses in a Digital Drama due to exact ties in the voting.

Ballots were submitted directly to Lutz & Carr, Inc., an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on February 21, 2019, which will determine both nominees and recipients. Please note that this release also contains the names of the entrants for the Younger Actor and Actress categories in a Drama Series as well as Guest Performer in a Drama Series who will proceed directly to the Blue Ribbon Round.  Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Pre-nominated performers in alphabetical order follow below:

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sharon Case, as Sharon Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Eileen Davidson, as Ashley Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Amelia Heinle, as Victoria Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Finola Hughes, as Anna Devane
General Hospital, ABC

 

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Marci Miller, as Abigail Deveraux DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Michelle Stafford, as Nina Reeves
General Hospital, ABC

 

Heather Tom, as Katie Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Maura West, as Ava Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

 

Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

 

Peter Bergman, as Jack Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Eric Braeden, as Victor Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Tyler Christopher, as Stefan DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Scott Clifton, as Liam Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Billy Flynn, as Chad DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Drake Hogestyn, as John Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Jon Lindstrom, as Ryan/Kevin Collins
General Hospital, ABC

 

Stephen Nichols, as Steve “Patch” Johnson
Days of Our Lives, NBC


Jason Thompson
, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

 

Tamara Braun, as Dr. Kim Nero
General Hospital, ABC

 

Kassie DePaiva, as Eve Donovan
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Linsey Godfrey, as Sarah Horton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Martha Madison, as Belle Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Beth Maitland, as Traci Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Mishael Morgan, as Hilary Curtis
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Kirsten Storms, as Maxie Jones
General Hospital, ABC

 

Sal Stowers, as Lani Price
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry
General Hospital, ABC

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Max Gail, as Mike Corbin
General Hospital, ABC

 

Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Thad Luckinbill, as JT Hellstrom
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Wes Ramsey, as Peter August
General Hospital, ABC

 

Greg Rikaart, as Leo Stark
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Christopher Sean, as Paul Narita
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Aaron D. Spears, as Justin Barber
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Dominic Zamprogna, as Dante Falconeri
General Hospital, ABC

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Alyvia Alyn Lind, as Faith Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Kiara Barnes, as Zoe Buckingham
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Sasha Calle, as Lola Rosales
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

 

Cait Fairbanks, as Tessa Porter
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Camryn Hamm, as Shauna Nelson
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Olivia Rose Keegan, as Claire Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Victoria Konefal, as Ciara Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson
General Hospital, ABC

 

Eden McCoy, as Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital, ABC

 

Nia Sioux, as Emma Barber
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Lexi Stevenson, as Mattie Ashby
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lucas Adams, as Tripp Dalton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Adain Bradley, as Xander Avant
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Noah Alexander Gerry, as Charlie Ashby
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Tristan Lake Leabu, as Reed Hellstrom
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

William Lipton, as Cameron Webber
General Hospital, ABC

 

Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Garren Stitt, as Oscar Nero
General Hospital, ABC

 

Zach Tinker, as Fenmore Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, as Miguel Garcia
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat
General Hospital, ABC

 

Wayne Brady, as Dr. Reese Buckingham
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Daniel Hall, as Scott Grainger
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Monica Horan, as Kiernan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Cassandra James, as Dr. Terry Randolph
General Hospital, ABC

 

Kelly Kruger, as Mackenzie Browning
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 

Kate Mansi, as Abigail Deveraux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Thaao Penghlis, as Andre DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

 

Jeremy Ray Valdez, as Detective Alex Sanchez
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

James Read, as Gregory Chase
General Hospital, ABC

 

Hunter Tylo, as Dr. Taylor Hayes
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

Danny Woodburn, as Ken
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Nikko Austen Smith, as Jilly Mitchell
Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC

 

Vanessa Baden Kelly, as Journee
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Ji Bak, as Molly
Only Children, Vimeo.com

 

Ashley Clements, as Sona
Sona, Legendary Digital Networks

 

Jade Harlow, as Lianna Ramos
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Liana Liberato, as McKenna Brady
Light as a Feather, Hulu

 

Shanti Lowry, as Yolanda Rodriguez
Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

 

Haley Ramm, as Violet Simmons
Light as a Feather, Hulu

 

Alesha Reneé, as Calysta Jeffries
The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC

 

Liz Vassey, as Dr. Gillian Hunt
Riley Parra, Tello Films

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Mitchell Anderson, as Jason Addams
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

 

Kristos Andrews, as Pete Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

James Bland, as Malachi
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Richard Brooks, as Augustus Barringer
The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC

 

Richard Brooks, as Magnus Mitchell
Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC

 

Yuri Lowenthal, as Max Levodolinsky
Orbital Redux, Project Alpha

 

Kevin Spirtas, as Brian Stone
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

 

Tim Wardell, as Mohammed
Only Children, Vimeo.com

 

Brian White, as Jimmy Blue
Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

 

Wayne Wilcox, as Ray
Only Children, Vimeo.com

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

 

Marion Akpan, as Nancy Stephenson
Anacostia, YouTube.com

 

Crystal Lee Brown, as Tamera
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Erin Cherry, as Brenda
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

 

Celeste Fianna, as Tamara Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Cady Huffman, as Lisa
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

 

Joy McElveen, as Mellori
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Carolyn Ratteray, as Caitlin Priest
Riley Parra, Tello Films

 

Irene Roseen, as Maeve Fielding
The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC

 

Victoria Rowell, as Jacqueline Mitchell
Jacqueline and Jilly, UMC

 

Karrueche Tran, as Vivian Johnson-Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Brianne Tju, as Alex Portnoy
Light as a Feather, Hulu

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Matthew Ashford, as Steve Jensen
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Ameer Baraka, as Darius
Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

 

Brandon Beemer, as Evan Blackwell
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Carl Gilliard, as Dr. Munroe
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Wil Lash, as Scott Taylor
Anacostia, YouTube.com

 

Tremayne Norris, as Carlos Daniels
Anacostia, YouTube.com

 

Marc Anthony Samuel, as Mark Levodolinsky
Orbital Redux, Project Alpha

 

Sean Samuels, as Ade
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Terrence Terrell, as Kwasi Asamoah
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Alex Wyse, as Cooper
Only Children, Vimeo.com

 

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Denise Boutte, as Jasmine
Bronx SIU, UMC/Prime Video

 

Lou Diamond Phillips, as Martin
Conversations in L.A., Prime Video

 

Sean Patrick Flanery, as Ty Garrett
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Anita Gillette, as Frannie
After Forever, Prime Video & Binge Networks

 

A. Martinez, as Nardo Ramos
The Bay The Series, Prime Video

 

Amy Pietz, as Mrs. Shannon Pierce
Conversations in L.A., Prime Video

 

J. August Richards, as Andrew Prescott
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Eric Roberts, as Alexander Fortnoy
New Dogs, Old Tricks, Prime Video

 

Kelsey Scott, as Sadiyah Siobahn
Giants, YouTube.com

 

Marina Sirtis, as Gail Finney
Riley Parra, Tello Films

 

 

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