Daytime Emmy Awards 2021: Who are the nominees?
28th May 2021

The Daytime Emmy Awards 2021 nominations have been unveiled.

The 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards show will take place on June 25.

What are the Daytime Emmy Awards?

The Daytime Emmys are an accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The award recognizes excellence in American daytime television programming.

The first ceremony was held in 1974.

When is the Daytime Emmy Awards Show 2021?

The 48th Daytime Emmy Award show will premiere on CBS on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8pm.

A host for the event has not been announced yet.

The show will also be available to stream on Paramount+.

Who are the nominees?

On Tuesday, May 25, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the awards. Here are some of the most highly anticipated awards of the night.

Outstanding Performance By a Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea Lawson- The Young and the Restless
  • Genie Francis as Laura Collins- General Hospital
  • Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis- General Hospital 
  • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane/Alex Marick- General Hospital
  • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester- The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Performance By a Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Steve Burton as Jason Morgan- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester- The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis- Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri- General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Performance By a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Marla Adams as Dina Mergeron- The Young and the Restless (CBS)
  • Tamara Braun as Ava Vitali- Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Carolyn Hennesy as Diane Miller- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Briana Henry as Jordan Ashford- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra- The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Performance By a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Darin Brooks as Wyatt Spencer- The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • Max Gail as Mike Corbin- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Bryton James as Devon Hamilton- The Young and the Restless (CBS)
  • Jeff Kober as Cyrus Renault- General Hospital (ABC)
  • James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine- General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

  • Drew Barrymore- The Drew Barrymore Show
  • Kelly Clarkson- The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • Sean Evans- Hot Ones | First We Feast
  • Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager- Today Show with Hoda and Jenna
  • Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest- LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • General Hospital (ABC)
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Game Show

  • Family Feud (SYNDICATED)
  • Jeopardy! (SYNDICATED)
  • Let’s Make a Deal (CBS)
  • The Price Is Right (CBS)
  • Wheel of Fortune (SYNDICATED)

Outstanding Morning Show

  • CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
  • Good Morning America (ABC)
  • Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist (NBC)
  • Today Show (NBC)

Outstanding Game Show Host

  • Wayne Brady- Let’s Make a Deal (CBS)
  • Steve Harvey- Family Feud (SYNDICATED)
  • Alfonso Ribeiro- Catch 21 (Game Show Network)
  • Pat Sajak- Wheel of Fortune (SYNDICATED)
  • Alex Trebek- Jeopardy! (SYNDICATED)

Outstanding Daytime Special Event

  • 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)
  • 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards (IFC)
  • David Blaine Ascension (YouTube Originals)
  • Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time (SYNDICATED)
  • Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space (Discovery and Science Channel)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

  • The 3rd Hour of TODAY (NBC)
  • GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)
  • Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
  • Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)
  • Tamron Hall (SYNDICATED)

Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series

  • Tahj Bellow as TJ Ashford- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady- Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Faith Newman- The Young and the Restless (CBS)
  • Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Sydney Mikayla as Trina Robinson- General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

  • Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton- General Hospital (ABC)
  • George DelHoyo as Orpheus- Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Briana Lane as Brooklynn Ashton- General Hospital (ABC)
  • Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton-Devereaux- Days of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Victoria Platt as Dr. Amanda Raynor- Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Culinary Host

  • Valerie Bertinelli- Valerie’s Home Cooking (Food Network)
  • Giada De Laurentiis- Giada at Home 2.0 (Food Network)
  • Edward Delling-Williams- Paris Bistro Cooking with Edward Delling-Williams (Recipe TV)
  • Ina Garten- Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro (Food Network)
  • Sophia Roe- Counter Space (Vice TV)
  • Michael Symon- Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out (Food Network)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • General Hospital (ABC)
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Drew Barrymore and Sean Evans are both first time nominees in their category.

All of the nominees in the Oustanding Actress category have been nominated several times before.

The only one yet to win is Melissa Claire Egan of The Young and The Restless.

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