The Daytime Emmy Prenomination list has been announced for the upcoming 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.
Check out the list below and see what you think.
But remember – it’s Pre-Nom, which they will whittle down to the final list.
As far as I’m concerned Bree Williamson (Jessica/OLTL) should be a shoo-in for Outstanding Supporting Actress because of her powerful scenes re: Nash’s death and also for her incredible portrayals of her multiple personalities Jess/Tess/Bess.
But the Supporting Actress Category is very strong this year.
Others deserving of recognition in the Supporting Category: Melissa Clair Egan (Annie/AMC), Alicia Minshew (Kendall/AMC) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane/GH).
In the Lead Actress Category, my pick would be either Laura Wright as Carly on GH or Debbi Morgan as Angie on AMC.
But there is at least one glaring omission in that category – Erika Slezak (Viki/OLTL) and I’m sure there are others that I can’t think of off the top of my head.
I also think that Kristin Alderson (Starr/OLTL) is a strong contender in the Younger Actress category for the pregnancy storyline and also for the way she showed a gamut of emotions toward Todd’s transgressions.
Kirsten Storms (Maxi/GH) also deserves a shot at this because of her consistently good portrayal and the way she masterfully takes us on a ride through Maxi’s character growth. Her scenes with Bradford Anderson (Spinelli/GH) have been a joy to watch and Anderson should also be a contender in the Supporting Actor category.
Also a favorite of mine in the Supporting Actor category: Vincent Irizarry for his portrayal of Dr. David Hayward on AMC, the doctor who is not exactly “the good Dr.”
For Outstanding Lead Actor, I have to go with two of my very favorites: Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan on OLTL and Michael Easton as John McBain on OLTL.
Both of them command my undivided attention when they are onscreen and they have been consistently good in endearing their characters to me.
Woods had some great scenes upon learning of the death of Bo’s father, Asa.
Also in the Outstanding Lead Actor category, I have to give kudos to Darnell Williams (Jesse/AMC) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach/AMC). I so enjoy watching them both and they have had some really good emotional scenes this past year that merit them being in the hunt.
A clear omission for Lead Actor is Trevor St. John (Todd/OLTL). He has had some superb scenes this past year and a huge front-burner storyline.
In the Outstanding Younger Actor category, I’d pick either Brandon Buddy (Cole/OLTL) or Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie, AMC).
Which of your favorites are listed and which of your favorites are missing?
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Debbi Morgan (Angie, AMC) – ABC
Bobbie Eakes (Kystle, AMC) – ABC
Maura West (Carly, ATWT) – CBS
Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda, ATWT) – CBS
Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B) – CBS
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B) – CBS
Renee Jones (Lexie, DOOL) – NBC
Lauren Koslow (Kate, DOOL) – NBC
Laura Wright (Carly, GH) – ABC
Sarah Brown (Claudia, GH) – ABC
Kim Zimmer (Reva, GL) – CBS
Gina Tognoni (Dinah, GL) – CBS
Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL) – ABC
Susan Haskell (Marty, OLTL) – ABC
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R) – CBS
Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) – CBS>br>
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Darnell Williams (Jesse, AMC) – ABC
Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) – ABC
Michael Park (Jack, ATWT) – CBS
Grayson McCouch (Dusty, ATWT) – CBS
John McCook (Eric, B&B) – CBS
Ronn Moss (Ridge, B&B) – CBS
Peter Reckell (Bo, DOOL) – NBC
Thaao Penghlis (Tony, DOOL) – NBC
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) – ABC
Anthony Geary (Luke, GH) – ABC
Robert Newman (Josh, GL) – CBS
Daniel Cosgrove (Bill, GL) – CBS
Michael Easton (John, OLTL) – ABC
Robert Woods (Bo, OLTL) – ABC
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R) – CBS
Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) – CBS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie, AMC) – ABC
Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC) – ABC
Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily, ATWT) – CBS
Julie Pinson (Janet, ATWT) – CBS
Alley Mills (Pam, B&B) – CBS
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B) – CBS
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DOOL) – NBC
Tamara Braun (Ava, DOOL) – NBC
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, GH) – ABC
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) – ABC
Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GL) – CBS
Marcy Rylan (Lizzie, GL) – CBS
Bree Williamson (Jessica, OLTL) – ABC
Kathy Brier (Marcie, OLTL) – ABC
Adrienne Frantz (Amber, Y&R) – CBS
Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R) – CBS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Vincent Irrizary (David, AMC) – ABC
Jacob Young (JR, AMC)- ABC
Van Hansis (Luke, ATWT) – CBS
Trent Dawson (Henry, ATWT) – CBS
Kyle Lowder (Rick, B&B) – CBS
William DeVry (Storm, B&B) – CBS
Jay Johnson (Philip, DOOL) – NBC
Stephen Nichols (Steve, DOOL) – NBC
Bruce Weitz (Anthony, GH) – ABC
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH) – ABC
Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy, GL) – CBS
Jeff Branson (Shayne, GL) – CBS
John-Paul Laviosier (Rex, OLTL) – ABC
Tuc Watkins (David, OLTL) – ABC
Michael Graziadei (Daniel, Y&R) – CBS
Ted Shackelford (Jeff, Y&R) – CBS
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Brianne Moncrief (Colby, AMC) – ABC
Shannon Kane (Natalia, AMC) – ABC
Marnie Schulenburg (Alison, ATWT) – CBS
Meredith Hagner (Liberty, ATWT) – CBS
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B) – CBS
Molly Burnett (Melanie, DOOL) – NBC
Rachel Melvin (Chelsea, DOOL) – NBC
Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) – ABC
Julie Berman (Lulu, GH) – ABC
Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee, GL) – CBS
Bonnie Dennison (Daisy, GL) – CBS
Kristen Alderson (Starr, OLTL) – ABC
Farah Fath (Gigi, OLTL) – ABC
Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R) – CBS
Emily O’Brien (Jana, Y&R) – CBS
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Daniel Kennedy (Pete, AMC) – ABC
Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie, AMC) – ABC
Billy Magnussen (Casey, ATWT) – CBS
Mick Hazen (Parker,ATWT) – CBS
Blake Berris (Nick, DAYS) – NBC
Darin Brooks (Max, DAYS) – NBC
EJ Bonilla (Rafe, GL) – CBS
Brandon Buddy (Cole, OLTL) – ABC
Edward Alderson (Matthew, OLTL) – ABC
Bryton McClure (Devon, Y&R) – CBS
Kevin Schmidt (Noah, Y&R) – CBS

I spent Saturday afternoon listening to four of daytime’s hottest stars dish about everything from things they hope for their characters to their most memorable or favorite scenes.
And, seasoned journalist that I am, captured it in my notes to share with you!
More good news: I had one-on-one interviews with them and will post those blogs later in the week.
Soap stars Cameron Mathison (Ryan, All My Children), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, General Hospital), Winsor Harmon (Thorne, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael, The Young and the Restless) appeared at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.
All four will be taking part in the 2nd voyage of the Soap Cruise, which departs out of Miami on Jan. 22, where fans get to mingle with 15 soap stars on a four-day cruise.
And I attended it with my good friend, fellow journalist and rabid soap fan Sharon Robb from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Two-hundred-plus fans joined us in a fun-filled two hour question and answer session and the fans (also rabid, but not literally) peppered the soap hunks with questions – no holds barred.
The guys ad-libbed everything and took their cues from the audience. It was great entertainment!
Christian ran around with the microphone from fan-to-fan and had the entire audience in stitches with his comments, while the others on stage engaged in repartee with him and the fans.
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They started off showing clips of each of the actors from their respective shows.
Cameron asked the audience how they liked Christian’s clip.
“How many Emmys do you have…like 14?” he asked Christian.
To which Christian responded in mock modesty…”Ca-a-mer-o-n-n-n. Stop talking about my Emmys! It’s embarrassing.”
When one fan asked Bradford to sing with her, he called her up onstage to sing solo – and the two finished the song together!
Here are some other highlights:
Question to Christian: Are you going to get your dad out of jail?
Answer: Christian said he’s “thrilled” to be working with Michael Gross, who plays his father, River, on Y&R. Gross is best known as Steven Keaton on the 80’s sitcom “Family Ties.”
“He’s in jail because the feds caught him and my step-father turned him in. You know how that can be,” Christian answered.
From the stage Winsor said, “Sounds like bad writing to me!”
“Win-sor!” Christian said. “It’s a half hour….Only a half hour, isn’t that sad?” referring to the fact that B&B is a half-hour compared to the other soaps’ hour format.
“Just because we get paid more to do less work,” Winsor retorted.
Actually, the two actors film their soaps across the hall from each other in the same studio and the two constantly joke around with each other.
One fan asked Bradford if he would visit the fans at 1 a.m. at the Disney World gates – like he did last year – when he brought fans food and soda while they camped out waiting for Super Soap Weekend to begin. SSW 2008 is this weekend, Nov. 15 and 16.
Because he will taking part in Street Jam this year, Bradford said he has to take better care of himself and not stay up all night.
“Last year, I went out and kind of slept with the crowd on the concrete,” Bradford said. “I won’t be able to do that this year. Number one, because I’d be too tired and number two they forbid me to do that again.”
A woman told Cameron that she loved watching him on “Dancing With The Stars” and that his Superman number was the best dance of the entire season.
Cameron said, “It is phenomenally difficult beyond anything that I could possibly say and add to that I was traveling 3,000 miles to work full-time in New York (filming AMC). It was just insane, but it was fun. Pretty intense.”
A fan asked Winsor if his character, Thorne, will get a love interest.
“We’re in the process of shooting stuff right now regarding where Thorne’s heading with the love interest,” Winsor said. “She’s somebody new on the canvas.”
Question: What are the most difficult scenes that you’ve had to do?
Bradford said the most challenging scenes for him were when Georgie was killed on GH and he found her body.
“It was a great challenge and allowed my character to evolve,” Bradford said. “But we lost a great actress and a great character.”
Well, that’s all for now.
Check back here and I’ll have more from Hard Rock interviews this week.
Coming up this weekend, LIVE FROM SUPER SOAP 2008.