NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” will seek its second consecutive outstanding drama series victory and fourth all-time at Sunday’s 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
The other nominees are ABC’s “General Hospital,” a 13-time winner, most recently in 2017, and CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a three-time winner, most recently in 2011, and “The Young and the Restless,” a nine-time winner, most recently in 2015.
The field consists of all the daytime dramas airing on the original three major broadcast networks.
The same four series have been nominated for five consecutive years. “The Young and the Restless” has been dominated for 10 consecutive years, “Days of Our Lives” for eight consecutive years and “The Bold and the Beautiful” for seven consecutive years.
Laura Wright of “General Hospital” was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for the third consecutive year and fourth time in five years. She won in 2011.
Marci Miller of “Days of Our Lives” and Maura West of “General Hospital” were both nominated for the second consecutive year.
The other nominees are “The Bold and the Beautiful” castmates Heather Tom, the winner in 2012 and 2013, and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood.
Last year’s winner, Eileen Davidson of “The Young and The Restless,” was not nominated.
Peter Bergman from “The Young and the Restless” is nominated for the third consecutive year for lead actor in a drama. He won in 1991, 1992 and 2002.
Maurice Benard of “General Hospital,” the 2003 winner, is nominated for the seventh time and first time since 2012. His castmate Jon Lindstrom was nominated for the second time.
Tyler Christopher was nominated for the second time. He won in 2016 for his portrayal of Nikolas Cassadine on “General Hospital.” Christopher’s “Days of Our Lives” castmate Billy Flynn was nominated for the second time in three years.
Last year’s winner, James Reynolds of “Days of Our Lives,” was not nominated.
Alex Trebek, who recently announced he is battling pancreatic cancer, was nominated for outstanding game show host for “Jeopardy!” for the third consecutive year and 27th time overall. He has won five times, most recently in 2008.
Trebek was also nominated three time as host of “Classic Concentration.”
Last year’s winner, Wayne Brady of CBS’ “Let’s Make a Deal,” is also among the nominees, as are Pat Sajak for “Wheel of Fortune,” an 18-time nominee and three-time winner, most recently in 1998, along with second-time nominee Chris Harrison of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and first-time nominee John Michael Higgins of GSN’s “America Says.”
Brady is also a nominee for outstanding guest performer in a drama series for his appearance on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
“The Price is Right” will seek its second consecutive victory and ninth all-time as outstanding game show, facing 16-time winner “Jeopardy!,” “Family Feud,” “Let’s Make a Deal” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”
Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley from “The Real” will seeking their second consecutive Emmy as outstanding entertainment talk show host, competing against Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest of “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan”; Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julie Chen of “The Talk”; Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman and Sara Haines of “The View” and Wendy Williams of “The Wendy Williams Show.”
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Steve Harvey of “Steve” is seeking his third consecutive victory as informative talk show host. The remainder of the field consists of Dr. Mehmet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show,” the 2016 winner; Rachael Ray of “Rachael Ray”; Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of “Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda”; and Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron of “Pickler and Ben.”
Retired Manhattan family court judge turned television judge Judy Sheindlin will receive a lifetime achievement award from “a very special surprise presenter,” organizers said.
“Extra” host Mario Lopez and Underwood will host the ceremony, which will be streamed on facebook.com/DaytimeEmmyAwards.
The awards honor programming broadcast from 2 a.m.-6 p.m. in 2018.
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