Now that the soap bubble has burst for "Guiding Light" on CBS, it won't be nominated for best drama series when the Daytime Emmy bids are released on Thursday, according to Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada. He believes that contest will consist of four of these five contenders: "All My Children," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless."
Ideally, Katherine Kelly Lang ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and Judith Chapman ("General Hospital") should be nommed at the Daytime Emmys for best actress, but Nelson believes they'll be skunked by five of these seven gals: Debbi Morgan ("All My Children"), Maura West ("As the World Turns"), Elizabeth Hubbard ("One Life to Live"), Susan Flannery ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Kim Zimmer ("Guiding Light"), Susan Haskell ("One Life to Live") and Jeanne Cooper ("The Young and the Restless").
Nominees in some major Daytime Emmy categories will be unveiled during the fourth hour of the "Today" show on NBC (9-10 a.m. EST). The rest will be trumpeted at 6 p.m. during a party at the Hearst Tower in New York City, hosted by "Guiding Light" stars Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer plus the casts of "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets." See more of Nelson's predix here. Check out the predictions of our forum posters here.