Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The 2022 Daytime Emmy nominees for Supporting Actress showcase an elite group of talented women. Many famous soap opera names like Genie Francis and Heather Tom have won the prestigious award. This year, one lucky woman will be honored to become the next supporting actress.

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A Look at the 2022 Daytime Emmy Nominees for Supporting Actress

The 2022 Daytime Emmy for Actress in a Supporting Role category has some new faces. The young and the restless Star Melissa Ordway scored her first nod for her portrayal of Abby Newman. While fans have mixed feelings about her character, Ordway performed remarkably well.

According to Soap Central, Ordway’s Emmy reels consist of various emotional scenes. Ordway submitted the episode where Abby confronts Ben “Stitch” Rayburn (Sean Carrigan) about the kidnapping of Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes). Ordway’s performance of Abby learning of Chance Chancellor’s (Conner Floyd) death also made the cut.

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Love glory and beauty Star Kimberlin Brown scored her second Emmy nomination, 29 years late. Brown had a huge year with her character Sheila Carter returning to reveal she’s the mother of John “Finn” Finnegan (Tanner Novlan). She will have competition from days of our lives star Stacy Haiduk, who plays Salem’s favorite villain, Kristen DiMera.

general hospital the ladies Nancy Lee Grahn and Kelly Thiebaud complete the category. Grahn is looking to claim his third win in the category, while Thiebaud hopes his first nomination will lead to victory.

‘Days of Our Lives’ star Stacy Haiduk expected to win

This year’s supporting actress category had some terrific performances, and all the ladies should be proud of their work. When selecting a winner, the Academy has a tough decision. Haiduk had big shoes to fill replacing Eileen Davidson as Kristen, but she excels in the role.

Haiduk’s scene for her 2022 Daytime Emmy reel includes Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) breaking up with her at the police station. The actor unleashes tears and despair on Kristen as she begs Brady not to leave her, but his pleas are ignored. Haiduk’s ability to show Kristen’s vulnerability makes many believe she is a shoo-in to win.

‘General Hospital’ star Nancy Lee Grahn to win 2022 Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress

Grahn is one of the best actors in daytime television, and much of his success comes from general hospital. Last year, Grahn celebrated his 25th anniversary with the show with a standalone special. In the episode, Alexis has a therapy session with Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), where she discusses her life.

In a poignant scene, Alexis comforts the younger version she sees of herself. Grahn gave a moving performance in his special anniversary episode. She’s an Emmy darling, and this episode will snatch her a third Daytime Emmy.

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