Alison Sweeney Celebrates First Daytime Emmy Nom, Practices Concession Face

by Raphael Chestang 4:52 PM PDT, April 24, 2015
Playing Alison Sweeney Celebrates First Daytime Emmy Nom, Practices Concession Face

Alison Sweeney has been driving the action on Days of Our Lives for more than two decades, but she's only now receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination.

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With so much buildup, fans are keeping their fingers crossed for Sweeney to take home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, but the reality is that there's a chance it could go to someone else. Facing up to this reality, Alison showed ET what facial expression she plans to give if her name isn't called to the stage.

The actress played out the hypothetical situation, saying, "'Oh my gosh! I knew it was going to be her. That is so amazing!'"

Her nomination is made more meaningful by her exit from the show nearly a year ago. Alison, 38, practically grew up on the popular soap opera, as she was just 16 when she became the show's "mean teen."

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"I parked in the same parking space for 22 years!" Alison said. "I have never had to know where to be by 8 o'clock in the morning since I was in kindergarten."

She may be down one job, but Alison is still keeping busy. The Biggest Loser host and mother of two is co-starring alongside ET's Cameron Mathison in Hallmark Channel's Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder and she's producing Radio Hype.

"I felt I had other dreams, and my kids are growing up so fast," Alison said. "And then also just feeling like, 'Well, I have that chance. I have other dreams and goals and producing movies is one of them.'"

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The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airs Sunday, April 26 on Pop.