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Inside the Emmy-Nominated Actresses Lunch!

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A long-standing daytime television tradition got a bit of an update ahead of the June 7, 2024, Daytime Emmy Awards! Each year, shortly before the ceremony, the reigning Outstanding Lead Actress from the previous year hosts a special gathering for all of the current year’s Lead Actress nominees. On June 1, The Bold & The Beautiful star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) invited the 2024 Lead Actress nominees to lunch at The Rooftop by JG at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills — and extended the invitation to all of the female Daytime Emmy nominees!

In attendance for the delicious meal at the rooftop restaurant were Lead Actress nominees Tamara Braun (Ava, Days of Our Lives), Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Annika Noelle (Hope, B&B), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young & The Restless), and Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH). Additionally, Supporting Actress contenders Jennifer Gareis (Donna, B&B), Courtney Hope (Sally, Y&R), Allison Lanier (Summer, Y&R), and Emily O’Brien (Gwen, DAYS) joined in on the fun, as did Guest Performers Ashley Jones (Bridget, B&B) and Alley Mills (Heather, GH). Unfortunately, Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, Days) was unable to be there.

The merriment continued later on at a pre-Emmys party hosted by Gareis, but the real celebrating will take place on Friday, June 7, when this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards are handed out. (Also indicating who will host the 2025 luncheon!) In the meantime, scroll through the gallery below to see some of the fun shots from the beautiful afternoon!

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