Heather Tom On Emmy Nom

Digest caught up with Lead Actress nominee Heather Tom (Katie, B&B) bright and early this morning, shortly after she received a text from the B&B publicist about her nomination. "Everyone is in Italy except for me! I just woke up and was getting ready to go to a yoga class," chuckles the actress, who snagged the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last year. "It's very exciting," she adds. "I kind of debated whether I wanted to go into the [Outstanding Lead Actress] category this year but I'm glad I did. I've been doing daytime for 22 years and it's time. What the heck, I'll play with the big girls!" Tom is a three-time Emmy winner. In addition to last year, she won in 1993 and 1999 in the Outstanding Younger Actress category for Y&R's Victoria.