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The 2022 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on May 5, and The Young and the Restless are feeling the Academy’s love. The CBS soap opera came out the big winner with 18 nods, including one for Outstanding Drama Series. General Hospital came in second with 17 nominations. The Days of Our Lives spinoff Beyond Salem joins the four soap operas, scoring its first nod.

The June 24 ceremony promises to be full of surprises. Before the big day, take a look at this year’s nominations to prepare your predictions.

'The Young and the Restless' actors Mishael Morgan and Bryton James onstage at the Daytime Emmy Awards
Mishael Morgan left, and Bryton James I Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

‘The Young and the Restless’ star Mishael Morgan is nominated for Lead Actress

The Daytime Emmy nominations are always full of surprise nominees; this year is no exception. There are a few repeat nominees for the Lead Actor and Actress categories. The Young and the Restless stars Peter Bergman and Jason Thompson look to add more trophies to their shelves. Days of Our Lives actors Eric Martsolf and James Reynolds have a chance to become two-time winners. Meanwhile, John McCook hopes to take home the gold for The Bold and the Beautiful.

For the Actress side, The Young and the Restless star Mishael Morgan scored a leading actor nom after previously being nominated for Supporting Actress. She’ll have tough competition from General Hospital‘s Laura Wright and Cynthia Watros and Days of Our Lives stars Marci Miller and Arianne Zucker.

Supporting Actor and Actress categories have first-time nominees

The Supporting Actor and Actress categories feature some notable names. The Bold and the Beautiful star Kimberlin Brown scores her second nomination 29 years after her first nod. The Young and the Restless star Melissa Ordway and General Hospital‘s Kelly Thiebaud earned their first nominations. Rounding out the category is two-time winner Nancy Lee Grahn and Stacy Haiduk.

For the Actor side, The Young and the Restless star Bryton James will be competing with his former co-star Jordi Vilasuso. Meanwhile, General Hospital‘s Jame Patrick Stuart and Jeff Kober may give them some competition. Also, they can count out The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Aaron D. Spears, who was a surprise nominee.

The younger Performer category is a tough race

All the acting categories for the 2022 Daytime Emmys are a tough race, but the Younger Performer may be one too close to call. Former The Young and the Restless star Alyvia Alyn Lind scored her second nomination and is a favorite to take home the prize. However, she’ll have to beat out the General Hospital trio of Nicholas Chavez, William Lipton, and Sydney Mikayla. Also, Lindsay Arnold from Days of Our Lives put in a remarkable performance as Allie.


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As for Guest Performer, Ted King and Naomi Matsuda earned noms for their work on The Bold and the Beautiful. Meanwhile, General Hospital‘s Robert Gossett and Days of Our Lives Michael Lowry earned nods. Rounding out the category is The Young and the Restless’ Ptosha Storey.

There were a lot of shockers in the nominations, and there will be plenty more surprises come Emmy night. Who do you think will walk away a winner on June 24?