DRAMA PERFORMER PRE-NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 42nd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS

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New York – February 4, 2015 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with The Television Academy (ATAS), today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.

The process used to determine those chosen as Pre-Nominated performers follows:

An online judging ballot containing all entrants in each of four performer categories (Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress) was sent to all registered, eligible peer judges.  The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips online containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category. Please note that there are 11 Lead Actors and 11 Supporting Actresses due to exact ties in the voting.

Ballots were submitted directly to Lutz & Carr, an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on February 24, 2015, which will determine both nominees and recipients. Please note that this release also contains the names of the Entrants for Younger Actor and Actress, who will proceed directly to the Blue Ribbon Round. All nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 31st.

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

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

TRACEY E. BREGMAN, as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JESSICA COLLINS, as Avery Bailey Clark
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Chelsea Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

KATHERINE KELLY LANG, as Brooke Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

PEGGY MCCAY, as Caroline Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

ALISON SWEENEY, as Sami Brady DiMera
Days of Our Lives, NBC

GINA TOGNONI, as Phyllis Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

MAURA WEST, as Ava Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

 PETER BERGMAN, as Jack Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ERIC BRAEDEN, as Victor Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TYLER CHRISTOPHER, as Nikolas Cassadine
General Hospital, ABC

DANIEL COSGROVE, as Aiden Jennings
Days of Our Lives, NBC

DOUG DAVIDSON, as Paul Williams
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital, ABC

JUSTIN HARTLEY, as Adam Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

CHRISTIAN LEBLANC, as Michael Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JASON THOMPSON, as Dr Patrick Drake
General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

 LINSEY GODFREY, as Caroline Spencer Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis
General Hospital, ABC

AMELIA HEINLE, as Victoria Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, as Chloe Fisher
The Young and the Restless, CBS

FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane
General Hospital, ABC

LISA LOCICERO, as Olivia Falconeri
General Hospital, ABC

KIM MATULA, as Hope Logan
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

CADY MCCLAIN, as Kelly Andrews
The Young and the Restless, CBS

MICHELLE STAFFORD, as Nina Clay
General Hospital, ABC

CHRISHELL STAUSE, as Jordan Ridgeway
Days of Our Lives, NBC

KELLY SULLIVAN, as Sage Warner
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

 BLAKE BERRIS, as Nick Fallon
Days of Our Lives, NBC

DARIN BROOKS, as Wyatt Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

STEVE BURTON, as Dylan McAvoy
The Young and the Restless, CBS

SEAN CARRIGAN, as Ben “Stitch” Rayburn
The Young and the Restless, CBS

SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

BRYTON JAMES, as Devon Hamilton
The Young and the Restless, CBS

ERIC MARTSOLF, as Brady Black
Days of Our Lives, NBC

KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, as Neil Winters
The Young and the Restless, CBS

JACOB YOUNG, as Rick Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

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OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Kristen Alderson, as Kiki Jerome
General Hospital, ABC

 CAMILA BANUS, as Gabi Hernandez
Days of Our Lives, NBC

LAUREN BOLES, as Ciara Brady
Days of Our Lives, NBC

ASHLEIGH BREWER, as Ivy Forrester
The Bold and The Beautiful, CBS

 CAMRYN GRIMES, as Mariah Copeland
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 Hunter King, as Summer Newman
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TRUE O’BRIEN, as Paige Larson
Days of Our Lives, MBC

 ASHLYN PEARCE, as Aly Forrester,
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

BRYAN CRAIG, as Morgan Corinthos
General Hospital, ABC

Max Ehrich, as Fenmore Baldwin
The Young and the Restless, CBS

 CONNOR KALOPSIS, as Chase Jennings
Days of Our Lives, NBC

CASEY MOSS, as JJ Devereaux
Days of Our Lives, NBC

MAX PAGE, as Reed Hellstrom
The Young and the Restless, CBS

TERRELL RANSOM JR., as Theo Carver
Days of Our Lives, NBC

TEQUAN RICHMOND, as TJ Ashford
General Hospital, ABC

Freddie Smith, as Sonny Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives, NBC

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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. NATAS membership consists of over 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award 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