Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

Courtesy: ABC

General Hospital and The Young and the Restless led the pack with Daytime Emmy nominations, when the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced this year’s contenders on May 11.  Both shows found themselves in the coveted outstanding drama series category, along with The Bold and the Beautiful and the recently canceled All My Children.

Lead actor nominations went to Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, All My Children), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, The Young and the Restless), Michael Park (ex-Jack, As the World Turns) and James Scott (EJ, Days of Our Lives).

Lead actress nods were garnered by Susan Flannery (Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful), Alicia Minshew (Kendall, All My Children), Debbi Morgan (Angie, All My Children), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Laura Wright (Carly, General Hospital) and Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara, As the World Turns).

Supporting actor nominees included Doug Davidson (Paul, The Young and the Restless), Jonathan Jackson (Lucky, General Hospital), Brian Kerwin (Charlie, One Life to Live), Billy Miller (Billy, The Young and the Restless), and Jason Thompson (Patrick, General Hospital), while Tricia Cast (Nina, The Young and the Restless), Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Annie, All My Children), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, General Hospital), Julie Pinson (ex-Janet, As the World Turns), Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Bree Williamson (Jessica, One Life To Live) will vie for supporting actress.

Outstanding younger actor and actress nods went to Scott Clifton (Liam, The Bold and the Beautiful), Chad Duell (Michael, General Hospital) and Chandler Massey (Will, Days of Our Lives), as well as Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, General Hospital), Brittany Allen (ex-Marissa, All My Children) and Emily O’Brien (ex-Jana, The Young and the Restless).

In the category of outstanding talk show/entertainment, The Ellen Degeneres Show will compete against Live With Regis and Kelly, Rachel Ray and The View, while The Dr. Oz Show, Doctor Phil and The Doctors will vie for outstanding talk show/informative.

The 38th Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS on June 19 from the Las Vegas Hilton. Wayne Brady will host the show.

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