It truly must be an honor to simply be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, yet there is nothing like grabbing a hold of that gold statue and calling it your own. Annually, the Daytime Emmy Awards acknowledge the best of daytime programming, which includes recognizing the acting abilities of some of our favorite soap opera shows, actresses, and actors. Still, while many win the coveted award, there are those who play the role of ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’ – through multiple nominations, yet minimal wins. Below is a list of soap opera stars who have had the most Daytime Emmy nominations, with minimal wins to add to their resumes.
9. Melissa Claire Egan – Five Emmy Nominations, No Wins
Melissa Claire Egan joined the cast of The Young and the Restless (Y&R) in late 2011, and has been heating up daytime television screens as the con artist turned sweetheart, Chelsea Lawson. She’s also caught the eye of the Daytime Emmys, with five incredible nominations (in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) for Outstanding Supporting Actress. While her portrayal of Lawson has been top-notch, she has always somehow come up empty-handed on the awards night.