All four soap operas: "The Bold and the Beautiful", "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital", and "The Young and the Restless" were nominated for best show, writing, and direction, so nothing exciting to be seen here. Casting didn't have B&B, but the technical awards listed all four shows otherwise. In original song, Y&R had one entry, B&B had three (one song had Casey Kasprzyk name spelled wrong though), and Days had one. In Outstanding Stunt Coordination, Terry James will win, but we don't know if it will be for Days or Y&R. I wonder if that ever happened before a guaranteed winner as they are the only nominee.
When it comes to the show totals:
- B&B - 23 (last year they had 23 also)
- Days - 22 (last year they had 16)
- GH - 23 (last year they had 24)
- Y&R - 25 (last year they had 27)
The game show categories we had five shows and hosts nominated. Wayne Brady, Craig Ferguson, Steve Harvey, Pat Sajak, and Alex Trebek were nominated. Only Sajak's show of "Wheel of Fortune" wasn't nominated. The others' respective shows: "Let's Make a Deal", "Celebrity Name Game", "Family Feud", and "Jeopardy" were nominated along with "The Price is Right".
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
Last year's winner Mary Beth Evans was on the ballot (no one from Days was nominated this year), but didn't get a nomination, so we will have a different winner this year. That said everyone already is an Emmy winner, though some have won the award for another role.
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days)
Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, Days)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
Last year's winner Tyler Christopher (Nik, GH) wasn't on the prenomination ballot, so obviously we'll get another different winner in 2017. Scott Clifton didn't seem to have as much airtime as in previous years, though he is a lead on B&B. Billy Flynn is the only one who has never won a Daytime Emmy.
Stacy Haiduk (Patty, Y&R)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivian, B&B)
Kate Mansi (Abby, Days)
Kelly Sullivan (Sage, Y&R)
Last year's winner Jessica Collins is no longer on Y&R, and won for her write-off story in 2016. So again we'll have a new winner. Stacy was on for a short arc this past year, Kelly's character was killed off, Kate left by her own choice, and Anna Maria's was working off contract and has the possibility of getting a prime time gig. So we only have a 20% chance of a current cast member winning in Finola, which is rather surprising.
John Aniston (Victor, Days)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Chad Duell (Michael, GH)
Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe, GH)
James Reynolds (Abe, Days)
Last year's winner Sean Blakemore is no longer on GH, and not included. Steve is the only person who was in this category last year, though he left Y&R, so probably he won't be nominated again in 2018. The actors are actually supporting or were short-term, as while Chad airs regularly most of Michael's airtime isn't about him, which can be said for everyone except Steve's Dylan. There is diversity in both age and race, which didn't disappear with the final list.
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
Last year's winner was True O'Brien from Days, whose character of Paige was murdered by a serial killer, so we can't have a repeat winner. Reign and Hunter got nominations again. Chloe is new, Lexi's story was short but enough to make a reel, and Alyvia is the one child actress, though she's won awards for other acting work.
Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH)
Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)
James Lastovic (Joey, Days)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)
Anthony Turpel (RJ, B&B)
Last year's winner Bryan Craig is on the list, but he departed GH in 2016 including him only three people were final nominees in this category: Pierson & Tequan. James is a new nominee as is Anthony, a teen actor playing his own age.
The guest category nominees are:
Tobin Bell (Yo Ling, Days)
Don Harvey (Tom Baker, GH)
Monica Horan (Kieran Cannistra, B&B)
Nichelle Nichols (Lucinda, Y&R)
Jim O'Heir (Matt Cannistra, B&B)
Only Kieran and Matt didn't die or play evildoers on screen and recently appeared on B&B in another comedic appearance. We'll see what happens here, as I have no idea how this will go.
Congrats to the nominees, I hope we get to see the reels soon. The show will be April 30, and hopefully we'll be able to see it live streaming instead of having to depend on a Periscope feed.