'General Hospital,' 'Young and the Restless' lead Daytime Emmy nominees
"GH" got 18 nominations when the contenders were announced Wednesday morning (May 12), leading all shows. "The Young and the Restless" was close behind with 16. Both are up for best drama series, along with "All My Children" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Sarah Brown ("General Hospital"), Crystal Chappell ("Guiding Light"), Bobbie Eakes ("All My Children"), Michelle Stafford ("The Young and the Restless") and Maura West ("As the World Turns") are the nominees for lead actress in a drama series. The lead actor nominees are "Y&R" castmates Peter Bergman and Doug Davidson, Jon Lindstrom and Michael Park of "As the World Turns" and James Scott of "Days of Our Lives."
"Ellen" will be competing against last year's winner "Rachael Ray" and "Live with Regis and Kelly" for outstanding talk show/entertainment. The talk show/informative nominees are an all-doctor lineup of "Dr. Phil," "The Doctors" and "Dr. Oz."
Although her show is nominated again, DeGeneres did not submit herself for nomination as best talk show host. She jokes on Twitter that "I feel my steroid use gives me an unfair advantage."
The nominees for outstanding talk show host are Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Rachael Ray, Bonnie Hunt, Dr. Mehmet Oz and last year's winners from "The View" -- Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters.
"All My Children" creator Agnes Nixon will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 37th Daytime Emmys, which will air June 27 on CBS. ( See the full list of nominees.)
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