DRAMA PERFORMER PRE-NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARDS

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DRAMA PERFORMER PRE-NOMINATIONS
ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT
EMMY® AWARDS

New York – March 2, 2012 – 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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional
service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of
television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and
technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in
television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports,
Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public &
Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. Regional Emmy® Awards
are given by our 19 affiliated chapters that reach across the entire country.
NATAS also presents the Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in
the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Excellence
in Primetime Television is recognized by our sister organization, The Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). In addition to awards, NATAS has
extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television Awards
for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well
as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals
and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at
www.emmyonline.tv

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For More Information:
Paul Pillitteri, Director Communications, NATAS
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv