The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Sunday May 1st. The biggest award of the night is always which soap opera will win for Outstanding Drama Series. This year all four daytime dramas have made it to the final round.
In the rules for the Drama Series category each hour-long drama submits two episodes. However, because B&B is only a half hour, they can submit four episodes for contention, which gives them roughly the same amount of total airtime for judging.
Below we can reveal the episode numbers and airdates and main storyline points contained within their submissions. Read on to find out what your favorite soaps chose to represent themselves in the competion.
The Bold and the Beautiful: episodes#7079 & #7080 airdates 5/18 and 5/19/2015, and episodes #7138 & #7139 airdates: 8/10 & 8/11/2015
Unlike the hour soaps, because B&B is only a half hour, they can submit four episodes for contention which gives them roughly the same amount of total airtime for judging. For their first submission, B&B chose the episode where Maya discloses her truth to Rick … that she is transgender. Waiting for him to walk out on her, he does the opposite and tells her he loves her. Meanwhile, Bill is ready to make a tabloid spectacle out of finding out Maya was born a man. In their second submission, it’s Maya’s wedding day to Rick, and Julius and Maya have it out in front of the wedding party in what was to be the happiest day of her life, as Maya’s father refuses to accept Maya for who she is.
Days of our Lives: episodes #12733 airdate: 12/08/2015, and #12712 airdate: 11/5/2015
For their daytime drama submissions, Days of our Lives chose the episode where after Abigail’s harrowing experience with serial killer Ben, she is face-to-face with him at the Salem police station in the interrogation room, desperately trying to find out where he took her newborn son. Ben, who has been arrested, has clearly had a break from reality at this point. Abby tells the police the reason Ben killed so many loved ones in Salem. Meanwhile, Hope has kidnapped Dr. Malcolm in hopes of getting information on who is responsible for Bo’s capture which led him to his ultimate death. In the second episode: it’s the Salem bicentennial celebration at the Martin mansion, and following Aiden and Hope’s wedding. Caroline is in the hospital pleading with Kayla to realize that she did receive a call from Bo. Meanwhile, Bo and Steve finally make it back to Salem, only to find out that Hope just married Aiden. Meanwhile, as Hope and Aiden spend the night together as newlyweds, and as the bicentennial celebration fireworks bring everyone closer together, Aiden is planning on murdering his bride.
General Hospital: episodes #13274 airdate: 4/01/2015, and #13458 airdate: 12/22/2015
For their daytime drama series submissions, General Hospital went with the black and white, to color 52nd anniversary episode which reveals the truth of Luke Spencer’s childhood. Luke comes to the long-buried truth that he is responsible for the deaths of his mother Lena, and his despicable father Tim Spencer. For their second reel, GH chose the Nutcracker gala drama which featured several stories including: Nikolas and Jason’s fight in which Nikolas goes over the balcony, Patrick finally seeing Robin and rescuing her from Jerry Jaks, Sabrina telling Michael that Carlos is her baby’s father, and Sam revealing to Jason she broke her engagement off with Patrick, and Elizabeth realizing she lost the man she loved due to her deception.
The Young and the Restless: episodes #10768 airedate: 10/05/2015, and #10769 airdate: 10/06/2015
In their submission with back-to-back episodes, Y&R chose the fallout of the Adam reveal with Chelsea telling Billy and Victoria. … Gabriel Bingham is Adam. Meanwhile, Phyllis is telling Victor and Jack that Gabriel is Adam, as news spreads in Genoa City that Adam is indeed alive. However, Jack has known for quite some time! At the Underground, Sage admits her part in her scheme with Gabriel/Adam cover-up to Nick. Adam then had a confrontation with Billy, and then Victor shows up and punches Adam. In the pickup episode: Adam and Victor finally have their long-awaited moment that has been brewing for over a year. At Delia’s roadside memorial, Billy talks to his beloved daughter about Adam and that he swears to make him pay. Victoria arrives and assures Billy there will be justice.
So, who do you think should be named this year’s Outstanding Drama Series? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!