By Lynda Hirsch

March 25, 2017 3 min read

The 2017 daytime Emmys have been announced. There is some good news and some puzzling news. After almost 40 years acting in soaps, John Aniston (Victor, "Days of our Lives") has received his first nomination. When I first interviewed him in 1978, when he starred as Eddie Alleta on "Love of Life," he talked about his Greek heritage and his love of medicine, acting and his daughter Jennifer. He hoped that his daughter would not become an actress — sometimes father does not know best. Why is John McCook (Eric, "The Bold and the Beautiful") not nominated? His first front burner storyline in years showed cased his elegance, his acting chops and his ability to play it all. Rena Sofer, who plays his wife, is also MIA. This year she proved again she is not just a beautiful face but also a lush actress.

"Young and Restless" fans are concerned about the future of Colin and Jill. Tristan Rogers (Colin) tweeted that it appeared the couple may be off the canvas for good. Not so fast. Jess Walton (Jill) posted that the love story is not over; she is taking a break to await the birth of her third grandchild. We hope Walton is right. Elizabeth Hendrikson, (Chloe) who just went off contract, does appear to be going off the canvas for good. While there has been no confirmation from the show, "Daytime Confidental" has been reporting the news. Jamie Giddons may be right again if this week's "Y&R" with Chloe almost revealing she was responsible for the explosion that "killed" Adam plays out.

Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, "Days of Our Lives") up for a best acting Emmy reveals his character will air until August. Unlike Deimos, who could only be hated, David was a villain you truly loved to hate.

As for the daytime Emmy Tally, CBS ranks one with 77 and Amazon second with 50. Yes, Amazon. The Emmys are slated to take place in Pasadena on April 22. So far, no TV airing — as an Amizon Prime member I think they should offer the show.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: The Bold and the Beautiful;?Days of Our Lives;?General Hospital

2016 winner: The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, General Hospital); Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless); Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful); Jess Walton (Jill, The Young and the Restless); Laura Wright (Carly, General Hospital)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Peter Bergman (Jack, The Young and the Restless); Scott Clifton (Liam, The Bold and the Beautiful); Billy Flynn (Chad, Days of Our Lives); Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, Days of Our Lives); Kristoff St. John (Neil, The Young and the Restless)

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