The nominations for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced yesterday. The awards honor achievements in acting, writing, directing, and hosting for many daytime programs. As usual, this year’s list included quite a few surprises. In the talk show categories, Drew Barrymore is nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Meanwhile, in the acting categories, “General Hospital” Lead Actor nominee Maurice Benard looks to add another trophy to his case. In the Lead Actress category, “The Young and the Restless” multi-nominee Melissa Claire Egan aims to finally snag the coveted award.
This year’s nominations included a lot of incredible talent. However, there were a few notable names missing, some of which were deserving of a nom. From actors to talk show hosts, these are a few names that won’t be called during the upcoming June 25th broadcast.
For over 26 years, Sharon Case has portrayed “The Young and the Restless” heroine Sharon Newman. Case did win a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She would go on to receive two more Supporting Actress nominations for her work with the last nod coming in 2004.
Since then Case hasn’t received any more Daytime Emmy nominations. Many fans felt she was a shoo-in to receive one this year after her Y&R character was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, Case’s name was missing from the Supporting and Lead Actress categories.
Mark Grossman had some big shoes to fill when he was cast as Adam Newman on “The Young and the Restless” in May 2019. The role of Adam was previously played by Michael Muhney and Justin Hartley. Like his predecessors, Grossman has excelled in the role.
Grossman has earned high praise from fans and soap opera journalists, who feel he shows Adam’s vulnerable side. During his freshman year with the series, Grossman earned a Daytime Emmy nom for Supporting Actor. Given the juicy storylines Grossman had throughout 2020 -2021, he failed to snag another Emmy nod.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” snagged four acting nods this year. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Thorsten Kaye will compete in their lead acting categories, while Darin Brooks and Courtney Hope hope to score victories for their supporting roles. However, one name that B&B fans were shocked to find missing is Matthew Atkinson.
Since joining the show as Thomas Forrester, Atkinson has put in amazing work as the troubled son of Ridge Forrester and Taylor Hayes. Last year, B&B fans saw how phenomenal Atkinson was as Thomas became infatuated with a Hope Logan like mannequin. Although the storyline was panned upon its introduction, Atkinson turned it around as his character struggled with reality in the midst of hallucinations.
Atkinson received lots of praise for his work in Thomas’ redemption storyline. But the academy didn’t seem too keen on his performance.
Since its debut in 1997, “The View” has been the recipient of many major Daytime Emmy nominations and several wins. Their past wins include Emmys in Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. During last year’s ceremony, the ABC show took home the Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show.
As for them repeating a win, well it’s not going to be possible. This year “The View” failed to score Talk Show and Talk Show Host nominations. This marks the first time in 23 years that the show hasn’t been nominated in the top categories.
Like “The View,” its CBS counterpart “The Talk” failed to score any Daytime Emmy nods. The series was missing from the list of Talk Show and Talk Show Host nominations. The CBS gabfest has been a popular, award-winning show since its debut in 2010.
However, throughout the years, the show has undergone many hosting changes. Earlier this year, it was part of a controversy due to co-host Sharon Osbourne. On the March 10th broadcast, Osbourne and co-host Sheryl Underwood got into a heated debate over Osbourne defending Piers Morgan for racist remarks about Meghan Markle.
Following Osbourne and Underwood’s exchange, allegations surfaced that behind-the-scenes Osbourne used racial and other insensitive remarks with other co-hosts. After an investigation, Osbourne departed the show.