Hundreds of Gold Derby users predicted the nominees and winners in seven Daytime Emmys acting categories, and when the nominees were finally unveiled on Wednesday, March 20, our official racetrack odds correctly picked 20 out of 36 contenders (56% accuracy). We were right 21 times if you count Kassie DePaiva (“Days of Our Lives
”), who ranked sixth in our nomination predictions for Best Supporting Actress, where there ended up being six nominees due to a tie. So who were the 16 contenders who surprised us? Scroll down for the complete list.
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The biggest surprises can be summed up in four words: “Days of Our Lives
.” Overall, our odds indicated that the NBC
soap would earn 6 acting nominations, but instead it got 15! That includes four performers we were so underestimating that we all but dismissed them with 100/1 odds: Tyler Christopher
(Best Actor), Linsey Godfrey