Pre-Nominees Announced For The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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Steven Bergman; Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

The pre-nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced — and stars like Eric Braeden (Victor, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) are in the running!

An online judging ballot containing all entrants in each of four performer categories was sent to all registered, eligible peer judges. Judges were required to view clips online containing the work of each performer before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category.

Did your favorites make the list? Who do you think were snubbed? And who do you think will make the final nominations? Sound off in the comments! And for more Emmy news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

LEAD ACTRESS
Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R)
Kassie DePaiva (Eve, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R)
Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Kate Mansi (Abigail, DAYS)
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Maura West (Ava, GH)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)

LEAD ACTOR
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R)
Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH)
Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R)
Billy Flynn (Chad, DAYS)
Anthony Geary (Luke, GH)
Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R)
Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL)
Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R)
Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS)
Jessica Collins (Avery, Y&R)
Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS)
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B)
Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R)
Peggy McCay (Caroline, DAYS)
Sofia Pernas (Marisa, Y&R)
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, DAYS)
Kelly Sullivan (Sage, Y&R)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sean Blakemore (Shawn, GH)
Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Sean Carrigan (Stitch, Y&R)
Bryton James (Devon, Y&R)
Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS)
Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R)
Christopher Sean (Paul, DAYS)
Jacob Young (Rick, B&B)
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH)

YOUNGER ACTRESS
Camila Banus (Gabi, DAYS)
Lauren Boles (Ciara, DAYS)
Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy, B&B)
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH)
Kelli Goss (Courtney, Y&R)
Camryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R)
Vivian Jovanni (Ciara, DAYS)
Olivia Keegan (Clare, DAYS)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Alivia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
True O’Brien (Paige, DAYS)
Ashlyn Pearce (Aly, B&B)
Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma, GH)

YOUNGER ACTOR
Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH)
Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH)
Max Ehrich (Fenmore, Y&R)
Rome Flynn (Zende, B&B)
Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)
Connor Kalopsis (Chase, DAYS)
James Lastovic (Joey, DAYS)
Jonathan McClendon (Chase, DAYS)
Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS)
Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo, DAYS)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)

The full list of nominations will be announced Thursday, Mar. 24, and the actual award ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 1, with the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards taking place on Friday, Apr. 29.