And the race is officially on!  This morning the nominations were announced for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations which determine which daytime drama performers are officially in the running for Emmy gold.  Next step, the final round of judging which gets underway on March 27, 2012. Here is how it worked:   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.

And now for this years Pre-Nominees…

 

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,

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

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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.

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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

 

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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

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Congratulations to all the Pre-Nominees!

Are you excited to see Lexi’s name on the list?

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