ABC’s General Hospital earned 18 Daytime Emmy nominations today while The Young and the Restless scored 16 in anticipation of the 37th annual kudofest set to air live on CBS from Las Vegas on June 27. Both ABC’s GH and CBS’ Restless will vie for the outstanding drama series opposite CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s All My Children, which received 11 and 10 nominations, respectively. The canceled CBS drama As the World Turns earned 13 nominations, while ABC’s One Life to Live snagged 13. NBC’s Days of Our Lives earned nine.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show got eight nominations, including one for outstanding talk show, while The View scored five and The Oprah Winfrey Show, four. Veteran soap writer Agnes Nixon, who created the series All My Children and One Life to Live, will be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here are some of the major categories:
Outstanding lead actress: Crystal Chappell as Olivia Spencer (Guiding Light); Michelle Stafford as Phyllis Newman (Y&R); Maura West as Carly Tenney (ATWT), Sarah Brown as Claudia Zacchara Corinthos (GH), Bobbie Eakes as Krystal Carey (AMC).
Outstanding lead actor: Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott (Y&R); Jon Lindstrom as Craig Montgomery (ATWT); Michael Park as Jack Snyder (ATWT); Doug Davidson as Paul Williams (Y&R); James Scott as EJ Dimera (Days).
Outstanding talk show, entertainment: Rachel Ray, Live with Regis & Kelly, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Outstanding talk show, informative: Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors.
Outstanding talk show host: Rachael Ray, Bonnie Hunt, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, and the women of The View.
Outstanding morning program: Good Morning America (ABC), Today Show (NBC), and CNN/American Morning.