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40th Daytime Emmy soap opera contenders revealed

Which stars are in the running for this year's awards?

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Feb 12, 2013 7:02PM

With voting for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards under way, lists of preliminary contenders have been leaked. MSN TV has the goods on which soap opera actors have submitted themselves in the Drama Performer categories of Lead Actress, Lead Actor and Supporting Actor.


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This is the first round in the Drama Performer race. As previously reported, each daytime actor interested in joining the Daytime Emmy race was allowed to submit a single-scene clip of up to three minutes. Judging for this round began on Jan. 30, with 10 Daytime Emmy pre-nominees to be announced per category on Feb. 27. Blue ribbon judging runs from March 27 through April 22, with the final Daytime Emmy nominees to be announced on May 1.


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Lead Actress

* Reported by Soap Opera Uncensored 

Deidre Hall, "Days of our Lives"

Finola Hughes, "General Hospital"

Heather Tom, "Bold And The Beautiful"

Jeanne Cooper, "The Young and the Restless" 

Kassie DePaiva, "One Life to Live"

Kelly Monaco, "General Hospital"

Kelly Sullivan, "General Hospital"

Laura Wright, "General Hospital"

Melody Thomas Scott, "The Young and the Restless" 

Michelle Stafford, "The Young and the Restless"

Peggy McKay, "Days of our Lives"

Sharon Case, "The Young and the Restless"


Lead Actor

* Tweeted by Michael Muhney

Christian LeBlanc, "The Young and the Restless"

Don Diamont, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

Galen Gering, "Days of Our Lives"

Jason Thompson, "General Hospital"

John McCook, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

Joseph Mascolo, "The Young and the Restless"

Maurice Benard, "General Hospital"

Michael Muhney, "The Young and the Restless"

Peter Bergman, "The Young and the Restless"

Roger Howarth, "One Life to Live"

Ronn Moss, "The Bold and the Beautiful"


Supporting Actor

* Tweeted by Michael Muhney

Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless"

Blake Berris, "Days of our Lives"

Bradford Anderson, "General Hospital"

Brandon Barash, "General Hospital"

Brian Datillo, "Days of Our Lives" 

Dominic Zamprogna, "General Hospital"

Eric Valdez, "General Hospital"

Greg Rikaart, "The Young and the Restless"

Greg Vaughan, "Days of Our Lives"

Jacob Young, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

James Reynolds, "Days of Our Lives"

Jeff Branson, "The Young and the Restless"

John York, "General Hospital"

Peter Porte, "The Young and the Restless"

Robert Adamson, "The Young and the Restless"

Scott Clifton, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

Sean Kanan, "General Hospital"

Shawn Christian, "Days of Our Lives"

Want more information about the Drama Performer contenders? OnAir Soaps has the rundown on which scenes the Lead Actress contenders submitted here, while Soap Opera Uncensored has the full rundown on submissions for all four actor categories listed in the new issue, on sale here


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Younger Actor and Actress hopefuls who threw their names in the hat automatically qualify for the blue ribbon round, as there's less competition in those categories. 

Check back to see whether the Supporting Actress list has surfaced. 

The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys will likely take place late spring/early summer 2013. Stay tuned for updates. 

Feb 13, 2013 1:12PM
Sad to see Doug Davidson's (Y&R, Paul Williams) name missing from the list of nominees.
Feb 13, 2013 11:15AM
You mean people still watch soap operas???
Feb 13, 2013 8:01AM
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