The nominations for the 39th Annuals Daytime Emmy Awards were announced today. “General Hospital” was the most nominated Daytime Show, scoring 23 nominations, followed by “Sesame Street” and “The Young & the Restless” with 16.
The nominations for Outstanding Drama Series are “All My Children“, “Days of Our Lives“, “General Hospital” and “The Young & the Restless.” The Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment nominees are “The Ellen DeGeneres Show“, “Live With Regis and Kelly“, “The Talk” and “The View.” “Anderson“, “The Dr. Oz Show” , and “The Doctors” were nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Informative.
The acting nominations are as follows:
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
CRYSTAL CHAPPELL, as Dr. Carly Manning – Days of our Lives
DEBBI MORGAN, as Angie Hubbard All My Children
ERIKA SLEZAK, as Viki Lord One Life to Live
HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful
LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos Jax General Hospital
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
MAURICE BENARD, as Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. General Hospital
ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer General Hospital
JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful
DARNELL WILLIAMS, as Jesse Hubbard All My Children
ROBERT S. WOODS, as Bo Buchanan One Life to Live
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Annie Chandler All My Children, ABC
GENIE FRANCIS, as Genevieve Atkinson The Young and the Restless, CBS
NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis General Hospital
ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, as Chloe Mitchell The Young and the Restless
REBECCA HERBST, as Elizabeth Webber General Hospital
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BRADFORD ANDERSON, as Damien Spinelli General Hospital
MATTHEW ASHFORD, as Jack Deveraux Days of our Lives
SEAN BLAKEMORE, as Shawn Butler General Hospital
JONATHAN JACKSON, as Lucky Spencer General Hospital
JASON THOMPSON, as Patrick Drake General Hospital
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MOLLY BURNETT, as Melanie Layton Days of our Lives
SHELLEY HENNIG, as Stephanie Johnson Days of our Lives
CHRISTEL KHALIL, as Lily Winters The Young and the Restless
JACQUELINE WOOD, as Steffy Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
EDDIE ALDERSON, as Matthew Buchanan One Life To Live, ABC
CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos General Hospital, ABC
CHANDLER MASSEY, as Will Horton Days of our Lives, NBC
NATHAN PARSONS, as Ethan Lovett General Hospital, ABC
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
All My Children
Days of Our Lives
The Young and the Restless
Notable snubs include “The Bold & the Beautiful” for Best Drama Series after winning for the past three years and “One Life to Live“, which most critics agree was the best soap opera of 2011. OLTL also received fewer acting nominations than expected. It is surprising that AMC’s best known actress Susan Lucci was not recognized for her work in the show’s final year.
Interestingly, all three of the acting nominees from AMC, which is certainly the sentimental favorite this year, currently appear on Y&R.Traditional awards powerhouse Y&R had a poor showing in the acting categories, with frequent past winners and nominees Peter Bergman, Eric Braede, Christian LeBlanc, Michele Stafford and Billy Miller overlooked. Ironically, it was another Y&R actor, Michael Muhney, who lobbied for changes to the nomination process.
There were also some surprise nominees. Genie Francis‘s performance on Y&R had been heavily criticized. Her name recognition, and the Academy’s desire to make up for many years of snubs for her role as “General Hospital’s” iconic Laura Spencer. Sean Blakemore, a newcomer without a major storyline, was another unexpected choice.
Several nominated actors have left their shows. DOOL’s Crystal Chappell was written off last summer. Another DOOL nominee, Shelly Henning opted to leave in spring of 2011 and currently stars in “The Secret Circle.” The departure of a third, Matthew Ashford, was recently announced. GH’s Jonathan Jackson, who has won multiple Daytime Emmys, left the show and is currently starring in ABC’s primetime pilot “Nashville.” Nathan Parsons, who played his character’s brother, was written off.
GH’s domination of the Supporting Actor category is a reflection of new voting rules which no longer limit how many actors from a single show can be recognized in each category.
The award ceremony will take place June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Though there are rumors that HLN will broadcast the show, the Academy did not announce whether the show will be telecast.
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