Wednesday, November 21

Y&R's Dapper leads nominees for 14th Annual Awards

Y&R hottie Marco Dapper landed seven nominations to lead the pack in the 14th Annual Award nominations, announced Wednesday at 79 nominations were announced covering 16 categories.

It is the first time a Y&R actor has held the yearly nominations lead.

One of Dapper's nods came in the top category — Best Hunk along with B&B's Scott Clifton & Adam Gregory and DAYS' Shawn Christian & Eric Martsolf. Gregory, Christian, and Martsolf have six previous Best Hunk nominations between them, but none has ever won the top prize.

Christian, Gregory and Martsolf each received five nods, as did DAYS' Chandler Massey. Clifton got four total nominations.

A total of 33 soap hunks received nominations this year. With 28 nominations, DAYS led all shows for the first time in four years, though it was CBS that led the networks with 32 nominations. NBC scored 29 nods, with ABC at 18.

Other points of interest:
  • With his five nominations this year, DAYS' Eric Martsolf passes B&B's Don Diamont for the second-most total nominations all-time with 33. Diamont's two 2012 nominations give him a lifetime total of 32. (AMC's Cameron Mathison remains in first place with 38.)
  • The Best Voice nomination for Y&R's Daniel Goddard ties the Aussie actor with GH's Tyler Christopher for an unfortunate record: most nominations without any wins.
  • After having won the award for Most Missed Soap Hunk the past two years, DAYS' just-debuted Greg Vaughan turned his one week of eligibility this year into a nomination for Best Face, the 18th nomination of his career.
  • The good news for GH's Erik Valdez and DAYS' Schuyler Yancey is that both were nominated as Hunkiest Newcomer. The bad news is that both have already received walking papers from their respective shows. A third nominee, GH's Nathin Butler, was killed off earlier this fall.
  • With four of the five nominees in the Best Face category, DAYS becomes the first soap to accomplish that feat since OLTL landed four hunks in the Best Arms race in 2010.
  • GH's Drew Cheetwood, who has recurred on the soap since 2006, finally stripped down in 2012, and his first Award nomination followed (Best Arms).

The entire list of nominations is available online. A complete year-by-year history of the awards is also available online.

As always, voting begins December 1 at

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