NATAS narrows the field of potential nominees through online balloting. The top 10 vote-getters in each category will advance to the next round of judging for nominations, set for Feb. 20 by blue-ribbon panels of NATAS members.
The nominations will be announced March 22 on CBS’ daytime series “The Talk.”
Here are the finalists in each category:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Kristian Alfonso, as Hope Williams Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC
Sharon Case, as Sharon McAvoy, The Young and the Restless, CBS
Melissa Claire Egan, as Chelsea Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS
Mary Beth Evans, as Kayla Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC
Nancy Lee Grahn, as Alexis Davis, General Hospital, ABC
Jen Lilley, as Theresa Donovan Black, Days of Our Lives, NBC
Gina Tognoni, as
I was in NY for CBS press day (summer prime time shows) and then at the Atx festival (all TV all the time!), and then this week The Young and the Restless was preempted three times. Meanwhile, the showrunner was fired, word is characters are on their way out...sheesh!
So, forgive me for my absences and if I miss anything that went down this week, because in case you didn't know, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup, and a parade with over 300k people filling the streets gets priority in my hometown!
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Until Friday, I fully believed Hillary was about to succumb to a coma again like the other patients in the drug trial. She is
Backstage, a parade of enthusiastic winners provided just as much entertainment.
Ferguson took home the game show host win for his syndicated “Celebrity Name Game” series. When asked what fuels his success, his self-deprecating side took over: “I think I’m a panicky person that seeks approval,” Ferguson said.
He added that he was grateful for the award, which he took as a vote of confidence in his future after signing off from CBS’ “Late Late Show” in December. “There comes a point where you have to move on and do something else, and that’s why I’m so excited about getting this,” he said. “It makes me feel encouraged. There may be a future for me,
RelatedCBS, General Hospital Lead Daytime Emmy Nominations
CBS led the networks with 24 total wins, including 17 collected at Saturday’s Creative Arts ceremony; syndicated programming followed with 10 wins.
Among soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful, buoyed by eight Creative Arts wins, dominated by grabbing 10 total statuettes. General Hospital and The Young and the Restless followed with six each, while Days of Our Lives racked up four.
The venerable Betty White
The two popular shows tied to win outstanding drama series. Other top winners include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” winning the talkshow/entertainment category again, along with Craig Ferguson for best gameshow host and Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for best talkshow hosts/entertainment.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences found a new broadcasting home in the cabler Pop, which aired the event live, as opposed to last year’s webcast-only show. Tyra Branks hosted.
See a full list of winners below.
Outstanding Drama Series
Days of Our Lives (NBC) (Winner- Tie)
The Young and the Restless (CBS) (Winner – Tie)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
General Hospital (ABC)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Maura West as Ava Jerome, General Hospital (ABC
"General Hospital" lead the pack in nominations -- the long-running soap was up for 28 awards. Find out who the big winners of the night were below!
Outstanding Drama Series
"Days of Our Lives" - Winner (Tie)
The Young and the Restless" - Winner (Tie)
"The Bold and the Beautiful"
Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" - Winner
"Live! With Kelly and Michael"
"The Wendy Williams Show"
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan "Live! With Kelly and Michael" - Winner
Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, "The Talk"
Wendy Williams, "The Wendy Williams Show
Registered and eligible peer judges selected their top 10 performers in each of four categories – lead actor and actress and supporting actor and actress – after viewing clips of each performer in each category. Due to exact ties in voting, there are 11 pre-nominations in the Lead Actor and Supporting Actress category.
Pre-nominees with the highest numbers of votes will move onto the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on Feb. 24, which will determine final nominees and winners. All pre-nominees for younger actor and younger actress automatically move into the blue screening round.
The awards, hosted by Kathy Griffin, also honored The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won its eighth trophy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, as well as Steve Harvey, who was a winner for Best Game Show Host (Family Feud) and Outstanding Informative Talk Show (The Steve Harvey Show).
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