The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced last week, and though fan reactions may have varied, the nominees all seemed to be feeling pretty warm and fuzzy.
Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Judi Evans (Bonnie Lockhart/Adrienne Johnson on "Days of Our Lives") told us, "I'm absolutely blown away. When I got the phone call, I was like, 'You must have gotten the wrong name!' I still feel like I'm walking in a cloud. I feel very honored and grateful."
Nicole Forester (Cassie Layne Winslow on "Guiding Light") was equally elated: "I am so excited about this nomination! I just feel so touched by it and so grateful that people actually took the time to look at my work and seem to have liked it! Also, it's a cliche, but absolutely true, that I am honored to be in the company of the women in this category."
The thrill of an Emmy nod never gets old, no matter how many times you have gotten "the call," as Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Heather Tom can attest. Tom received her 10th Daytime Emmy nomination (she's won twice) and is the only actor from "The Bold and the Beautiful" to receive a nomination this year. "I could not be more proud and touched," she says. "This category is filled with tremendously talented women, many of whom every year deserve to be nominated, and I feel very lucky and honored to be included."
The Big Night
For nominees, it can seem like they barely have time to bask in the post-nomination glow before the pre-ceremony stress begins.
Nicole says she's just trying to enjoy the moment -- but it's not easy, what with all the hoopla preceding the event. "I feel like someone who's just gotten engaged and then is overwhelmed with questions about 'The Big Day' ... 'What will your gown be like?' 'Where will you honeymoon?' 'How many bridesmaids?' 'When will you start having kids?' All I want to do is enjoy the being-engaged part! I'm in no rush to actually get to 'the altar' -- especially since the groom can choose to say 'I do' to one of four other women!"
With the ink on nomination cards barely dry, honorees haven't had much time to tackle those really important decisions -- you know, like what to wear. But you can bet they will be thinking about those details a lot in the next few weeks. Heather already has one choice made: She always goes with Martin Katz diamonds. Her dress selection, though, is still up in the air. She'll probably wear either Chanel or Zac Posen, but she also loves Carlos Miele, so that's still a possibility.
Oh, and you heard it here first: Heather may unveil a new look at the ceremony. Watch for something new with her hair.
Who do you think will be the best-dressed at this year's awards?