51st Annual Daytime Emmys Nominations Announced & Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The nominations for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmys have been announced!  

The list of Daytime Emmy nominees has been announced.

Who is hosting?

Entertainment Tonight hosts Nischelle Turner and Kevin Frazier return for another year as hosts of the show.

When are the Daytime Emmys?

As SoapsSpoilers reported April 19, 2024, the awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2024, and will be once again held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The broadcast runs from 8-10 PM EST/delayed PT.

How to watch the Daytime Emmys?

Fans will still likely be able to watch the Daytime Emmys once again on CBS or Paramount+ to watch the ceremony. The Daytime Emmys have recognized outstanding achievements in TV since 1974 and just last year, General Hospital won the award for Outstanding Daytime Drama.

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CBS

Here they are, the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy nominations.

A few reminders of how the nomination process works: These nominations are based solely on the work the actors did from January 1 to December 31, 2023. Not 2024. 

Each actor puts themselves up to receive a nomination, and the newcomers can submit even one scene and still receive a nomination.

Changes to this year’s rule that the Daytime Emmys won’t include a category devoted to younger performers in a daytime drama.

Instead, they are required to enter themselves into lead, supporting, or guest categories. 

51st daytime emmy nomination announcements for the 2023 year
Daytime Emmys

Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and her husband, B&B and Y&R producer Edward J. Scott will be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In a statement, Addam Sharp, President and CEO of NATAS said, “We’ve long wanted to honor the legendary daytime duo of Melody Thomas Scott and her husband Edward J. Scott. With a combined 93  years of contributions to our community, they are true institutions in the world of Daytime television. In addition, Lidia Bastianich’s astounding success combines her love of cooking while simultaneously entertaining millions each day. It is an honor for us to say ‘grazie’ for the many fine meals borne from her TV kitchen and cookbook pages.”

In a dual statement, the Scotts said, “We are honored and humbled to receive this recognition from NATAS. Throughout our decades-long careers in front of and behind the cameras, we have had the opportunity to work not only with each other, but also with an incredibly talented pool of people who excel in their crafts and are passionate about the art we create in daytime television. We are grateful to have worked side by side with them and to be included with such esteemed recipients who have made their mark in our industry.”

Additional information, such as the host, will be announced at a later date.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is produced by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI).

Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS and David McKenzie is the executive producer from ATI.

“We eagerly anticipate our return in June as we once again partner with CBS to recognize the exceptional and talented individuals who make daytime television great,” Adam Sharp said in a statement, adding, “We’re thrilled to kick off our second half-century of the Daytime Emmys.”

Let us know your wishes for who you’d like to see win in the comments below and please note that The Bay and Neighbours participating this year.

The Bay nominated daytime emmy
ITV

Outstanding Drama

The Bay
Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
Neighbours
Young and the Restless

How did Neighbours make it to eligibility for the first time on these shores? When Amazon Freevee revived the show in 2023 after it had been cancelled in 2022, Amazon MGM Studios became the primary financier and distributor, making the show eligible for a U.S.A Daytime Emmy for the first time. The series now premieres simultaneously in the US and UK on Amazon Freevee, while continuing to air on Network 10 in Australia.

Neighbours daytime emmy nomination
Seven Network

Outstanding Drama Writing Team

The Bay
The Bold & The Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young & The Restless

Outstanding Drama Directing Team

The Bay
The Bold & The Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young & The Restless

Outstanding Lead Actor

Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, The Young & The Restless)
Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer, The Bold & The Beautiful)
Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester, The Bold & The Beautiful)
John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold & The Beautiful)
Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, Days of Our Lives)

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CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL)
Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Finola Hughes (Anna Devane, GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Annika Noelle (Hope Logan, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves, GENERAL HOSPITAL)

(ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Outstanding Supporting Actor

A Martinez (Nardo Ramos) The Bay
Mike Manning (Caleb McKinnon) The Bay
Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) Days of our Lives
Robert Gossett (Marshall Ashford) General Hospital
Bryton James (Devon Winters) Young and the Restless

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Paul Smith

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan) The Bold and the Beautiful
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton) Days of our Lives
Emily O’Brien (Gwen Rizczech) Days of our Lives
Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra)  Young and the Restless
Allison Lanier (Summer Newman) Young and Restless

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CBS

Outstanding Younger Performer

The Daytime Emmys has eliminated the younger performer category. Adam Sharp, President of NATAS says, “Programming is always changing, and NATAS continues to adapt its competition rules to reflect these shifts in the television landscape. We’re looking forward to gathering again at the 51st Daytime Emmys to celebrate all the nominees and the entertaining and enlightening programs they create.”

In 2023, Eden McCoy won the award for Outstanding Younger Performer. That’s the last time we’ll see this category. It was a highlight for us. If you miss this category, tell us in the comments who you would award a Daytime Emmy to if you were able within that younger group of actors.

Eden McCoy wins best younger performer
CBS

Outstanding Guest Performer

Ashley Jones (Dr. Bridget Forrester) The Bold and the Beautiful
Dick Van Dyke (Mystery Man/Timothy Robicheaux) Days of our Lives
Alley Mills (Heather Webber) General Hospital
Guy Pearce (Mike Young) Neighbours
Linden Ashby (Cameron Kirsten) Young and the Restless

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IMDB

Original Song

Shine (General Hospital)
Unexpected Truth (Unexpected)
We’re Home (Reconnecting Roots)

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ABC

Lighting Direction

General Hospital 
The Jennifer Hudson Show
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The View

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ABC

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video

The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade
The Kelly Clarkson Show

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NBC

Casting

African Queens: Njinga
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
Start Up
The Young and the Restless

Y&R logo
CBS

Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design

African Queens: Njinga
The Drew Barrymore Show
General Hospital
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The View
The Young and the Restless

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ABC

Costume Design/Styling

African Queens: Njinga
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Jennifer Hudson Show
Sherri

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CBS

Hairstyling and makeup

African Queens: Njinga
The Drew Barrymore Show
Sherri
The View
Young and the Restless

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CBS

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