"Days Of Our Lives" has been nominated for several of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards top categories including Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. Despite having new writers, actors, and actresses leaving or being recast, the show never missed a beat and remained in the running with other popular soaps including "The Bold and The Beautiful," "The Young and The Restless," and "General Hospital."

All four shows faced off for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Emmy in 2016 and this year, "DOOL" fans are hoping for a big win when the Emmy's are awarded on April 30.

'DOOL' gets some big nominations!

In addition to the nomination for Outstanding Daytime Drama, all four shows have also been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team as well as Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team. With the recent change of the "Days Of Our Lives" head writer position, it is unclear which writer will be credited with the nomination.

Which cast members were nominated?

Fans of "Days Of Our Lives" love Billy Flynn! The actor who portrays Chad has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He is up against another "DOOL" actor, Vincent Irizarry who plays Deimos.

Other nominees for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards include:

  • Peter Bergman (Jack, "The Young and The Restless")
  • Kristoff St. John (Neil, "The Young and The Restless")
  • Scott Clifton (Liam, "The Bold and The Beautiful")

Another fan favorite is Kate Mansi, who recently left "Days of Our Lives." She played Abigail in the popular soap and the role has since been recast by actress Marci Miller.

Kate was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series this year along with:

  • Kelly Sullivan (Sage, "The Young and The Restless")
  • Stacy Haiduk (Patty, "The Young and The Restless")
  • Finola Hughes (Anna, "General Hospital")
  • Anna Marie Horsford (Vivian, "The Bold and The Beautiful")

The award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has some hefty competition between four soaps, including "Days of Our Lives" star John Aniston.

  • John Aniston (Victor, "Days of Our Lives")
  • Chad Duell (Michael, "General Hospital")
  • Steve Burton (Dylan, "The Young and The Restless")
  • Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Joe/Carlos, "General Hospital")

The nominees for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series include:

  • Tobin Bell (Yo Ling, "Days of Our Lives")
  • Jim O'Heir (Matt, "The Bold and The Beautiful")
  • Monica Horan (Kieran, "The Bold and The Beautiful")
  • Nichelle Nichols (Lucinda, "The Young and The Restless")
  • Don Harvey (Tom, "General Hospital")

The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, April 30.