Bryton James, Courtney Hope, and Thorsten Kaye are among this year's Daytime Emmy nominees.

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By Nate Millado

Like a long-lost lover risen from the dead, the Daytime Emmys were back on CBS! Which soap won the coveted winged trophy for Best Drama? Spoiler alert: Most nominated General Hospital (21) topped long-running Days of Our Lives, highest-rated The Young and the Restless, and the world's most watched The Bold and the Beautiful. Watch rounds up some of this year's deserving nominees, including perennial favorites like Bryton James and first-timers like Courtney Hope!

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards aired Friday, June 25, at 8/7c on CBS. Stream on Paramount+.

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Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Lead Actress)

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood won her second Emmy at the the 48th Annual Daytime Emmys! How did B&B's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood tackle Steffy's powerful Emmy-nominated addiction storyline—while being pregnant in real life? "It's amazing what women can do with our bodies," she told Hallmark in an interview. "I was very present ... but I was very protective and mindful of [my pregnancy]." While Wood acknowledges it was "very intense," she realizes it's "important to tell" and is constantly flooded with messages from families dealing with addiction and recovery. "It still gets me emotional."

Thorsten Kaye (Lead Actor)

Daytime vet Thorsten Kaye scored yet another nomination playing Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful, but has yet to take home the hardware. "It's great," Kaye tells Soap Hub. "It's [your fellow actors] watching and thinking you should be in the top five. It's a good place to be." Ever the gent, Kaye is thrilled for his co-stars, too. "Jacqui [MacInnes Wood, Lead Actress] should be nominated every year; she's just an amazing human being," he says. "People forget how funny, witty, and smart Darin [Brooks, Supporting Actor nominee] is. He definitely deserves it. He shows up, is prepared, and comes up with something that maybe you didn't expect."

Marla Adams (Supporting Actress)

"Dina [Mergeron] was such a bitch, but she had a heart of gold." — Emmy winner Marla Adams on her Y&R alter ego, a role she's played since 1983

"It has been a privilege," Adams told Soap Opera Digest. "I've been on Broadway, in movies, and major television shows, but nothing has been more humbling for me than this Alzheimer's story. I don't know how to say thank you enough about all the graciousness that I've been awarded and afforded by everyone at Y&R and the fans."

Melissa Claire Egan (Lead Actress)

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Melissa Claire Egan of the CBS series The Young and the Restless

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"Honored to be on this list. I love my job, this show, this cast, this crew. Very grateful!" — Melissa Claire Egan, post on social media

Chelsea went on quite a rollercoaster on The Young and the Restless—and her reel reflects that. Egan revealed that she submitted the following scenes: When Nick broke up with Chelsea, when she overheard Adam confess that he was still in love with Sharon, when she was drugged, kidnapped, and locked in a room, and a moving monologue about the sounds of a happy household.

Bryton James (Supporting Actor)

Y&R's Bryton James, who plays Devon, has racked up a whopping nine Emmy nominations—his most recent win was just last year—but he acknowledges to Soap Opera Central that "it gets better and better, each one. The more that they're adding up, it's kind of unbelievable, to be honest—as is the fact that I've been able to be a part of a show that is this great for this long. But to be recognized by my peers and by the people that I admire and respect so much, it never gets old. It's an honor every time." Watch his Emmy-nominated scene here!

Darin Brooks (Supporting Actor)

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Darin Brooks of The Bold and the Beautiful

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"I'm over the moon. I've been on [The Bold and the Beautiful] for over eight years. I wanted to check this box for myself, for Brad [Bell, BB's executive producer/head writer]. I wanted to be in this category at least once during my time on BB. I'm so happy, so proud." —Darin Brooks, B&B's Wyatt, who previously won an Outstanding Younger Actor Daytime Emmy for Days of Our Lives.

Courtney Hope (Supporting Actress)

"SO EXCITED and HONORED to be on this list with these amazing women! Thanks @daytimeemmys for the love! 🥰🥂🍾! Congrats to all the other nominees and my @youngandrestlesscbs and @boldandbeautifulcbs families!! 🥰🥰❤️🙏🏼" —Courtney Hope, posted on Instagram

While Sally Spectra has since traded Los Angeles for Genoa City, Hope scored her very first Daytime Emmy nom for her work on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Alyvia Alyn Lind (Younger Performer)

"It's icing on a really delicious chocolate cake!" —Alyvia Alyn Lind, who played Faith on Y&R for nearly a decade!

For her Emmy reel, Lind picked scenes that depicted the issues Faith had to overcome: bullying, underage drinking and driving, and her mom fighting cancer. "All of her struggles are so true to life, and I feel fortunate to be able to portray a teenager who is put in a position to have to battle her own demons," she told Soap Central.

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It takes a special kind of person to move towards danger rather than away from it. These people deserve our endless gratitude: doctors and nurses—whose bravery was especially visible during the COVID-19 pandemic—and the first responders in our country's police and fire departments who show their heroism every day. It's the perfect time to tune in to Paramount+ to celebrate their fictional and fearless counterparts.

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​Beth Hall

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Beth Hall as Wendy

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While the emotionally vulnerable Wendy Harris (Beth Hall) has wept her way through many an episode of Mom, she has never faltered as a nurse. As Hall has said, "When she's's the one place she has confidence."

Watch episodes of Mom streaming on Paramount+.

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda In MASH

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Alan Alda won five Emmys for his work on M*A*S*H, in which he played Chief Surgeon Dr. "Hawkeye" Pierce, a doctor who embodied compassion, resilience, and the ability to find humor even amid horror.

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber treats an alien patient in the sick bay on Star Trek: Discovery

Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber

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Star Trek: Discovery

As the ship's chief medical doctor on Star Trek: Discovery, Hugh Culber(Wilson Cruz) tends to his shipmates with intelligence and kindness—and the perspective that comes with a second chance at life.

Watch all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery streaming on Paramount+.

Pernell Roberts

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Pernell Roberts as Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre

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Trapper John, M.D.

First portrayed by Wayne Rogers on M*A*S*H, Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre was one of television's most beloved surgeons. As played by Pernell Roberts on Trapper John, M.D. from 1979-1986, he was a man who inspired unwavering confidence.

Folake Olowofoyeku

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Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola

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Bob ♥ Abishola

When it comes to those in her care, Folake Olowofoyeku's nurse Abishola (Bob ♥ Abishola) shows her soft spot. Witness her singing a Nigerian lullaby to Bob—and thus winning his affections—when he is hospitalized.

Watch Bob ♥ Abishola on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Dick Van Dyke

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Dick Van Dyke

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Diagnosis: Murder

Not only was Diagnosis: Murder's Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) a brilliant doctor, he was also handy at solving mysteries. One detective who relied on his savvy included his son, played by Van Dyke's actual son, Barry.

Sean Dominic

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Sean Dominic from The Young and the Restless

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The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless' Dr. Nate Hastings(Sean Dominic) is a second-generation physician and Genoa City's most respected care-taker.

Watch The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Rob Morrow

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Rob Morrow in Northern Exposure

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Northern Exposure

Neurotic Queens native Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) may have rued living in Alaska, but as Northern Exposure's physician he had the intelligence and skills to tend—tenderly—to the town.

Jane Seymour

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Jane Seymour In Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Jane Seymour starred for six seasons on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, transforming the frontier doctor into an inspiring example of steely feminism. Watch her tackle an epidemic in Season One's second episode.

Jeremy Ray Valdez

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Jeremy Ray Valdez as Detective Alex Sanchez on The Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful

As Detective Alex Sanchez on The Bold and the Beautiful, Jeremy Ray Valdez solves the soap's myriad crimes with aplomb.

Watch The Bold and the Beautiful weekdays on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Kathy Baker

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Kathy Baker as Dr. Jill Brock

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Picket Fences

Kathy Baker won three Emmys and a Golden Globe for her role as Dr. Jill Brock on Picket Fences. Married to the town's Sheriff, Brock's care-taking qualities extended beyond her family to the patients who needed her most.

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore stands in full tactical LAPD SWAT gear on a beach

Shemar Moore as Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson in S.W.A.T.

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S.W.A.T.'s Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is a natural leader of his unit, as well as a champion for the law—and the underdog.

Watch S.W.A.T. Wednesdays at 10pm/9pm (Central) on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti leans against a medical administrative folder carousel in her role in Chicago Hope

Christine Lahti in Chicago Hope

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Chicago Hope

Christine Lahti won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role as Dr. Kate Austin on Chicago Hope. Patients' hearts couldn't have been in better hands than this cardiac surgeon's.

Zeeko Zaki

Actor Zeeko Zaki wears an FBI windbreaker while holding up a cell phone

Actor Zeeko Zaki portrays Special Agent Omar Adom "O.A." Zidan on FBI

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Zaki has won hearts playing Special Agent Omar Adom "O.A." Zidan, a West Point grad who served two tours in Iraq before joining the F.B.I. A practicing Muslim, he is passionate about his heritage—and keeping America safe.

Originally appeared in Watch magazine in the July/August 2020 issue.

Watch FBI Tuesdays at 9pm/8pm(Central) on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

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By Deanna Barnert

Actor Richard Burgi has had quite the career since he got his start on Another World in the late '80s, landed recurring roles on former sudsers such as One Life to Life and CBS' As the World Turns, and then caused trouble on Days of Our Lives.

Whether you recognize him from his early soap days, his run as a Desperate Housewives hubby, his years solving crime as The Sentinel or his many other primetime stints, you know that this handsome actor can bring the charm… and also play deliciously dirty!

From the way fierce and possibly dangerous businessman has been described, those talents should come in handy when Ashland arrives in Genoa City on March 11!

Watch spoke to Richard Burgi about his new character, his new co-stars, and what he likes to get into when he's not bringing the drama.

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