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article image'Young and the Restless' leads with 23 Daytime Emmy nominations

By Tim O'Brien     May 1, 2013 in Entertainment
It can be said that the heyday of soap operas are behind us. Those days when the shows were actually sponsored by soap companies, hence the name.
With the announcement of the nominations of the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards today (May 1), one could also notice that there are not that many still on the air. Thus, it would be hard not to get a nomination this time around. Or, for that many, quite a few of them.
On that note, for individual shows, "Young and the Restless" has 23; "General Hospital," 19; "Sesame Street" and "Days of Our Lives,' 17 each. For networks, CBS grabs 50 nominations; PBS, 44, ABC, 38 and NBC, 25.
The show will air on CNN's "Headline News," which may sound odd, and is, but it did help the channel last year, according to the release. “Last year, HLN’s first-ever presentation of the Daytime Emmy® Awards was the #1 most-watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history, and received terrific viewer feedback both on-air and online. Our audiences thanked us for tapping into that vital part of American pop culture,” said Scot Safon, Executive Vice President & General Manager, "HLN." For more, head here.
For a complete list, head here.
Partial list
Outstanding Drama Series
"The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
"Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
"General Hospital" (ABC)
"One Life to Live" (ABC)
"The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Susan Flannery as Stephanie Forrester - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady - "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
Michelle Stafford as Phyllis Summers Newman - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Heather Tom as Katie Logan Spencer - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Doug Davidson as Paul Williams - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Michael Muhney as Adam Newman - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Jason Thompson as Patrick Drake - "General Hospital" (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Julie Marie Berman as Lulu Spencer - "General Hospital" (ABC)
Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea Newman - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Jessica Collins as Avery Bailey Clark - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker - "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bradford Anderson as Damien Spinelli - "General Hospital" (ABC)
Jeff Branson as Ronan Malloy - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Scott Clifton as Liam Cooper aka William Spencer III - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Billy Miller as Billy Abbott - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Kristen Alderson as Starr Manning - "General Hospital" (ABC)
Hunter King as Summer Newman - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Lindsey Morgan as Kristina Corinthos Davis - "General Hospital" (ABC)
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Max Ehrich as Fenmore Baldwin - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Bryton James as Devon Hamilton Winters - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Chandler Massey as Will Horton - "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
Freddie Smith as Sonny Kiriakis - "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
Outstanding Children's Animated Program
"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (Nickelodeon)
"Penguins of Madagascar" (Nickelodeon)
"Robot and Monster" (Nickelodeon)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Nickelodeon)
"WordGirl" (PBS)
Outstanding Children's Series
"The Aquabats! Super Show!" (The HUB)
"Everyday Health" (Syndicated)
"RL Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series" (The HUB)
"SciGirls" (PBS)
Outstanding Culinary Program
"Best Thing I Ever Made" (Food Network)
"Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction" (Food Network)
"Giada At Home" (Food Network)
"Recipe Rehab" (Syndicated)
"Trisha's Southern Kitchen" (Food Network)
Outstanding Game Show
"Cash Cab" (Discovery Channel)
"Family Feud" (Syndicated)
"Jeopardy!" (Syndicated)
"Let's Make A Deal" (CBS)
"The Price Is Right" (CBS)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Syndicated)
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
"Judge Judy" (Syndicated)
"Last Shot with Judge Gunn" (Syndicated)
"The People's Court" (Syndicated)
Outstanding Morning Program
"CBS Sunday Morning" (CBS)
"Good Morning America" (ABC)
"The Today Show" (NBC)
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (Syndicated)
"Live! with Kelly and Michael" (Syndicated)
"The Talk" (CBS)
"The View" (ABC)
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
"The Doctors" (Syndicated)
"The Dr. Oz Show" (Syndicated)
"Katie" (ABC)
Outstanding Game Show Host
Ben Bailey - "Cash Cab" (Discovery Channel)
Wayne Brady - "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS)
Billy Eichner - "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" (Fuse)
Steve Harvey - "Family Feud" (Syndicated)
Alex Trebek - "Jeopardy!" (Syndicated)
Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program
Paige Davis - "Home Made Simple" (OWN)
Leeza Gibbons - "My Generation" (PBS)
Jack Hanna - "Jack Hanna's Into The Wild" (Syndicated)
Suzanne Somers - "The Suzanne Show" (Lifetime)
Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Kevin Clash as Elmo - "Sesame Street" (PBS)
Jeff Corwin - "Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin" (Syndicated)
Joey Mazzarino as Papa Bear, Murray Monster, Blogg and AM Carson Daly - "Sesame Street" (PBS)
David Rudman as Cookie Monster and Two-Headed Monster - "Sesame Street" (PBS)
When browsing the entire list, it all becomes very clear that there may be too many categories. With many award shows, this is the case. But, where to draw that line? That is for another story, but like the Grammys, there are a lot, to say the least.
Perhaps that is why the Oscars are king in the entertainment world. They only have so many and to add another category takes time. Winning an Oscar means more. Even adding up to 10 nominations in the Best Picture category took some guts. To add a stunt category would, too. But, they are still waiting.
Game Show legend Monty Hall and Producer Bob Stewart with be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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