PBS leads Daytime Emmys nominations

'General Hospital' garners most individual nods

“General Hospital,” the last soap standing at ABC, leads the pack of nominees for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, with 21 bids.

Overall, PBS nabbed the most noms of any net with a total of 57, followed by ABC with 56.

CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” was a close second to “General Hospital” with 20 mentions.

The other two ABC soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” nabbed 13 and 12 nominations, respectively. (“AMC” will end in September; “OLTL” is skedded to go off the air in January 2012.) CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” scored 14 noms.

The top-nommed yakker was “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” with 12; “The View” was its nearest competition with six.

Nominees in the talkshow/entertaintment category included “Ellen DeGeneres,” ABC’s “Live With Regis and Kelly” and “The View” and syndie “Rachael Ray.”

The talkshow/informative nominees comprised an all-medical crew: syndicated shows “The Dr. Oz Show,” “Dr. Phil” and “The Doctors” were among those nominated.

Stars from both categories will compete against each other in the talkshow host race: Ray and “Dr. Oz” host Mehmet Oz are on the ballot, and “Regis and Kelly” twosome Regis Philbin (now entering his last year on the program) and Kelly Ripa shared a nom, as did the hosts of “The Doctors” and “The View.”

The gameshow category recognized Discovery’s “Cash Cab,” syndie mainstays “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” (which had a memorable run with computerized contestant Watson) and CBS’ “The Price Is Right.” “Cab” was the only gameshow nommed for both show and host (Ben Bailwy); the other host nominees are Wayne Brady of CBS’ “Let’s Make a Deal,” outgoing “Today” anchor Meredith Vieira for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and Todd Newton for newcomer kidnet the Hub’s “Family Game Night.”

Among other kids’ shows, “Sesame Street” led the pack with 16 bids, ahead of Nickelodeon/DreamWorks partnership ”The Penguins of Madagascar” and another PBS skein, ”The Electric Company.”

NBC’s “Today” was the only one of the network news division morning shows to receive multiple nominations, with six.

See the complete list of this year’s Daytime Emmy nominees. (PDF)