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39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards: Complete List of Pre-Nominations for Drama Performer

Here’s the press release issued today, March 2, 2012, by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences containing the full list of drama performer pre-nominations for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences (ATAS), today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for
the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
This year a new initiative was used to determine the Drama Performer
Pre-nominees in response to changes requested in the pre-nomination voting
process by the daytime drama performer community. A ballot containing a full
list of entrants in each of the six performer categories was sent to registered,
eligible peer judges. The ballot contained an unrevealed and randomized order
of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were
required to view clips containing the work of each performer entry before
selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category. The judges sent their
ballots directly to Lutz & Carr, an independent accounting firm, who tabulated
the results. The Lead Actor contains 11 pre-nominated performers due to a tie in
this category. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes
now advance to the blue ribbon at-home screening round, scheduled to begin on
March 27th, 2012, which will determine both nominees and winners.

Pre-nominated performers in alphabetical order in six categories follow below:

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

CRYSTAL CHAPPELL, as Dr. Carly Manning
Days of our Lives, NBC
JEANNE COOPER, as Katherine Chancellor
The Young and the Restless, CBS
KASSIE DEPAIVA, as Blair Cramer
One Life to Live, ABC
SUSAN FLANNERY, as Stephanie Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
DEBBI MORGAN, as Angie Hubbard
All My Children, ABC
ERIKA SLEZAK, as Viki Lord
One Life to Live, ABC
MICHELLE STAFFORD, as Phyllis Summers Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS
MELODY THOMAS SCOTT, as Nikki Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS
HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos Jax
General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

MAURICE BENARD, as Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr.
General Hospital, ABC
STEVE BURTON, as Jason Morgan
General Hospital, ABC
DON DIAMONT, as Bill Spencer, Jr.,
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital, ABC
VINCENT IRIZARRY, as David Hayward
All My Children, ABC
JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
MICHAEL MUHNEY, as Adam Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS
STEPHEN NICHOLS, as Tucker McCall
The Young and the Restless, CBS
JERRY VERDORN, as Clint Buchanan
One Life to Live, ABC
DARNELL WILLIAMS, as Jesse Hubbard
All My Children, ABC
ROBERT S. WOODS, as Bo Buchanan
One Life to Live, ABC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

JULIE MARIE BERMAN, as Lulu Spencer
General Hospital, ABC
NADIA BJORLIN, as Chloe Lane
Days of our Lives, NBC
MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Annie Chandler
All My Children, ABC
GENIE FRANCIS, as Genevieve Atkinson
The Young and the Restless, CBS
NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis
General Hospital, ABC
ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, as Chloe Mitchell
The Young and the Restless, CBS
REBECCA HERBST, as Elizabeth Webber
General Hospital, ABC
DEBBI MORGAN, as Harmony Hamilton
The Young and the Restless, CBS
GINA TOGNONI, as Kelly Cramer
One Life to Live, ABC
ARIANNE ZUCKER, as Nicole Walker
Days of our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

BRADFORD ANDERSON, as Damien Spinelli
General Hospital, ABC
MATTHEW ASHFORD, as Jack Deveraux
Days of our Lives, NBC
SEAN BLAKEMORE, as Shawn Butler
General Hospital, ABC
SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Cooper aka William Spencer III
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
JONATHAN JACKSON, as Lucky Spencer
General Hospital, ABC
MICHAEL E. KNIGHT, as Tad Martin
All My Children, ABC
BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS
GREG RIKAART, as Kevin Fisher
The Young and the Restless, CBS
JASON THOMPSON, as Patrick Drake
General Hospital, ABC
JOHN WESLEY SHIPP, as Eddie Ford
One Life To Live, ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

LEXI AINSWORTH, as Kristina Corinthos Davis
General Hospital, ABC
CAMILA BANUS, as Gabi Hernandez
Days of our Lives, NBC
MOLLY BURNETT, as Melanie Layton
Days of our Lives, NBC
NATALIE HALL, as Colby Chandler
All My Children, ABC
SHELLEY HENNIG, as Stephanie Johnson
Days of our Lives, NBC
CHRISTEL KHALIL, as Lily Winters
The Young and the Restless, CBS
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD, as Steffy Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
KATE MANSI, as Abigail Deveraux
Days of our Lives, NBC
KIM MATULA, as Hope Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
HALEY PULLOS, as Molly Lansing Davis
General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

EDDIE ALDERSON, as Matthew Buchanan
One Life To Live, ABC
CASEY DEIDRICK, as Chad DiMera
Days of our Lives, NBC
CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC
ADAM GREGORY, as Thomas Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
DAVID A. GREGORY, as Robert Ford
One Life To Live, ABC
BRYTON JAMES, as Devon Hamilton Winters
The Young and the Restless, CBS
CHANDLER MASSEY, as Will Horton
Days of our Lives, NBC
NATHAN PARSONS, as Ethan Lovett
General Hospital, ABC
KEVIN SCHMIDT, as Noah Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS
AUSTIN WILLIAMS, as Shane Morasco
One Life To Live, ABC