ABC sudser “All My Children” scored 19 noms to lead all programs as the Daytime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning.
PBS led all networks with 56 mentions, six more than ABC. CBS earned 30, NBC 20. Nickelodeon was the top cabler with 13 noms, followed by Disney Channel and Food Network with 10 each.
Vanessa Williams has been set as host for the ceremony that will take place Aug. 30 at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles. For the first time, the kudocast will be broadcast on the CW.
“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” were all nominated for top drama series. For the first time since 1990, six-time Daytime Emmy winner “The Young and the Restless” was shut out in the category. Two years ago it won the drama prize, sharing it with “Guiding Light.”
In the talkshow (entertainment) category, “Live With Regis and Kelly,” “Rachael Ray” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” were nominated. On the informative talkshow side, “Dr. Phil,” “The Doctors” and “The Tyra Banks Show” were tabbed.
Nominated talkshow hosts were Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa; Ray; DeGeneres; and the women of “The View” — Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters.
“Cash Cab,” “Jeopardy!” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” were nominated as top gameshows.
Gameshow hosts nominated are Ben Bailey (“Cash Cab”), Howie Mandel (“Deal or No Deal”), Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy!”) and Meredith Vieira (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”), who won in 2005. Last year there were only three nominees — Pat Sajak (“Wheel of Fortune”), Bailey and Trebek, who won for the fifth time.
On the soaps front, Peter Bergman, who has won three times and has 15 nominations for his 20-year role as Jack Abbott on “The Young and the Restless,” didn’t make the cut for leading actor. Peter Reckell (“Days of Our Lives”) was nominated for the first time in the category and will compete with Thorsten Kaye (“All My Children”), Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”), Daniel Cosgrove (“Guiding Light”) and Christian LeBlanc (“The Young and the Restless”).
Lead actress nominees are Debbi Morgan (“All My Children”), Maura West (“As the World Turns”), Susan Haskell (“One Life to Live”), Susan Flannery (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Jeanne Cooper (“The Young and the Restless”).
Children’s programming staple “Sesame Street” will receive the lifetime achievement award for its 40 years of educational television.