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Published:April 1st, 2007 12:01 EST
Predictions for the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards

Predictions for the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards

By Garrett Godwin

Upcoming blockbusters such as Spider-Man 3 and Transformers are not the only highly anticipated events going on this summer.  There is also the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards.  Stars are being nominated and honored for their work and achievements in soap operas, game shows, children's programs, and more.  Here is a complete list of the main soap opera nominees for this year's Emmys:

Outstanding Drama Series:

The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS) One Life to Live (ABC)

Guiding Light (CBS)

The Young & the Restless (CBS)

Who should win: One Life to Live writers have gotten back on track with the execution and resurrection of Todd Manning.  It also deserves to win due to bringing more romantic triangles into the mix such as Viki/Clint/Dorian and Nash/Jessica/Antonio -- all thanks to due Dena Higley (Days of Our Lives). Outstanding Lead Actress:

Crystal Chappelle (Olivia, GL)

Kim Zimmer (Reva, GL)

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)

Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R)

Maura West (Carly, As the World Turns)

Who should win: Stafford is the favorite because she has pulled double duty playing the fiery redhead that always walks the line between good and bad and the evil, baby-stealing psycho Sheila Carter.

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, General Hospital)

Genie Francis (Laura, GH) Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline, OLTL)

Heather Tom (Kelly, OLTL)

Lesli Kay (Felicia, B&B)

Gina Tognoni (Dinah, GL)

Who should win: Herbst has excelled in her role as a woman in love with two men, but is marrying one while carrying the other's child.  Her feelings and guilt over the lies she has told and secrets kept are well acted.  Though Francis' GH stint was brief, some believe that she should be in the Leading Actress category.  Her character has helped reunite the Spencer family while celebrating the 25th anniversary of Luke and Laura.  An Emmy win is long overdue for this beloved daytime icon.

Outstanding Lead Actor:

Anthony Geary (Luke, GH)

Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus, GL)

Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)

Michael Park (Jack, ATWT) Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R)

Who should win: Geary may go back-to-back for his role as Port Charles' legendary anti-hero, whose redemption is his eternal love, Laura.  Though deeply flawed, Luke would do anything for his loved ones, including spending a last few moments with his "angel", Laura.

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

Rick Hearst (Ric, GH) Trent Dawson (Henry, ATWT)

Dan Gauthier (Kevin, OLTL)

Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)

Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R)

Who should win: Gauthier is the choice for his performance as a man that has fallen off the wagon, using alcohol to dull the loss of his son and blaming his death on the woman he loves.

Outstanding Younger Actor:

Tom Pelphery (Jonathan, GL)

Van Hansis (Luke, ATWT)

James Stevenson (Jared, Passions)

Jesse Sofer (Will, ATWT)

Bryon McClure (Devon, Y&R)

Who should win: Pelphery is the favorite choice as Springfield's latest bad boy, but McClure is the pick because his character was not only on trial for murder, but he is also dealing with his hearing loss. Outstanding Younger Actress:

Julie Berman (Lulu, GH)

Jennifer Landon (Gwen, ATWT)

Leven Ramblin (Lily, All My Children)

Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy, GL)

Alexandra Chando (Maddie, ATWT)

Who should win: Berman is the right choice for this category due to her character's very sensitive storyline that had to be dealt with carefully.  She is becoming one of the rising stars in daytime.


Watch who will win the covet stature when the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airs June 15 on CBS.