The annual Leading Ladies’ Luncheon honoring this year’s Daytime Emmy nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series took place on Saturday, June 11 and was hosted by last year’s winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (“Love glory and beauty”). The event is traditionally hosted by the winner of the previous year, whether or not they are nominated for the current year.
Taking place at LOAM DTLA, a popular restaurant inside the ACE Hotel in Los Angeles, the event brought together this year’s nominees including Marc Miller (“Days of our lives”), Cynthia Watros (“General Hospital”), Laura Wright (“General Hospital”) and Ariane Zucker (“Days of our lives”). Companion candidate Michael Morgan (“The Young and the Restless”) was unable to attend.
In an Instagram post, Wright said of the event, “Another AMAZING Leading Ladies Luncheon – thank you @jacquelinemwood_1 for hosting this special tradition and a big shout out to @loam.dtla for making it so memorable!!! Well done American Ladies!!!! See you on the 24th!!!” In a separate post highlighting the outfit she wore to lunch, Wright share, “I felt like a princess today.” She wore an outfit from the clothing brand Cleobella.
“Great day for a ladies lunch!” captioned Zucker in an Instagram Story showing off the outfit she wore from clothing company AFRM.
Miller brought his daughter, Willie, to the event. When she wasn’t being held by herself or her fellow nominees, the bundle of joy lay peacefully in her baby carrier.
Along with chat, fine wine, and a great meal, Wood provided each actress with a gift bag (contents unknown at press time). Each actress was also seen posing for photos with a bottle of Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin from Chemist Spirits surrounding their table.
Find out which of the actresses will win the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series when the ceremony airs live on CBS at 9:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT on friday june 24. The telecast will also be available to stream via Paramount+.