The Daytime Emmys air this weekend. Who will win? We'll have to wait until the show, but we have our picks. Read on and see which ones you think we got right -- and which ones we're way off about.
The Daytime Emmys are the middle child of awards shows: Sure, they're important — but no one pays attention to them like they do the oldest child (the Oscars) or the youngest (the MTV Movie Awards). Still, we're pretty pumped to watch the show this weekend on HLN, mostly because we get to see our favorite soap actors (RIP All My Children and One Life to Live) and daytime hosts (hello, Judge Judy!).
We've decided to dissect the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees and give our predictions on who is going to take home the awards. The problem? The Daytime Emmys has like 8,012 categories, so we're breaking it down into the biggest categories.
Outstanding Drama Series
All My Children (ABC) Days of Our Lives (NBC) General Hospital (ABC) The Young and the Restless (CBS)
We'd like to see All My Children win this award — what a way to go out, right? However, mainstay Days of Our Lives will probably win.
3rd & Bird Sesame Street Super WHY! The Wonder Pets Yo Gabba Gabba!
Sesame Street should and will win. Why? It's Sesame Street! Enough said.
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Live! With Regis and Kelly The Talk The View
This one is tough — the Emmy voters might want to reward Regis Philbin after his retirement. However, we think The Ellen DeGeneres Show deserves the award — no other show has dancing on a regular basis.
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
Anderson The Dr. Oz Show The Doctors
Anderson Cooper should win the Daytime Emmy for how adorable he is on his daytime talk show. Plus, Dr. Oz has just turned into one big infomercial for the latest "miracle" treatment or supplement. No, thanks.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Crystal Chappell, Days of Our Lives Debbi Morgan, All My Children Erika Slezak, One Life to Live Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful Laura Wright, General Hospital
It's a toss-up between Debbie Morgan and Erika Slezak for this award — it could go either way.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Maurice Benard, General Hospital Anthony Geary, General Hospital John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful Darnell Williams, as Jesse Hubbard on All My Children Robert S. Woods, as Bo Buchanan on One Life to Live
Maurice Benard should win the award for his longtime role as Sonny on General Hospital. Even if he doesn’t win, he gets our award for "Biggest Fox on Daytime Television." Yum.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Melissa Claire Egan, All My Children Genie Francis, The Young and the Restless Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital Elizabeth Hendrickson, The Young and the Restless Rebecca Herbst, General Hospital
We're going to go with Genie Francis for this one.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bradford Anderson, General Hospital Matthew Ashford, Days of Our Lives Sean Blakemore, General Hospital Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital Jason Thompson, General Hospital
We love Matthew Ashford for this award, mostly because he's one of the kookiest — and most endearing — actors on daytime.
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Molly Burnett, Days of Our Lives Shelley Hennig, Days of Our Lives Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, The Bold and the Beautiful
This one is tough to call, though we're going to go with Christel Khalil for the win.
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Eddie Alderson, One Life to Live Chad Duell, General Hospital Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives Nathan Parsons, General Hospital
Chandler Massey gets our pick in this category (can you tell I love Days?)