Daytime Emmy Awards: Ellen, General Hospital Lead Nominations

Nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, to air June 19 on CBS, were announced on Wednesday, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show came away as the most acknowledged talker, while General Hospital edged out The Young and the Restless as far as soap opera nods go.

Who exactly got nominated for what? Well….

All told, GH collected 21 nominations, including bids for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor/2003 winner Maurice Benard (“Sonny”) and Lead Actress Laura Wright (“Carly”).

Representing GH in the supporting races are Jonathan Jackson (“Lucky,” a three-time winner in the Young Actor category), Jason Thompson (“Patrick”) and Nancy Lee Grahn (“Alexis,” who last grabbed gold in ’89 as Santa Barbara‘s Julia). Lexi Ainsworth (“Kristina”) and Chad Duell (“Michael”) placed in the younger categories.

Y&R was close behind GH with 20 total nominations, including Outstanding Drama, Lead Actor/three-time winner Christian Le Blanc (“Michael”) and Lead Actress/two-time Emmy winner Michelle Stafford (“Phyllis”). Also up for Emmys are supporting stars Tricia Cast (“Nina,” who last nod/win came in ’92, for Younger Actress), Doug Davidson (“Paul,” a nominee last year) and Billy Miller (“Billy”). Emily O’Brien (“Jana”) will compete for Outstanding Younger Actress.

Recently canceled All My Children netted 13 nods (including lead contenders Alicia “Kendall” Minshew, Debbi “Angie” Morgan and Ricky Paull “Jake” Goldin), while the also-axed One Life to Live‘s dozen nominations include supporting bids for Bree Williamson (“Jessica” et al) and Brian Kerwin (“Charlie”).

(For a complete list of soap opera nominations, check in with our good friends at Soaps In Depth.)

As for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, its 12 nominations include Outstanding Talk Show (where it’s up against Regis & Kelly, Rachael Ray and The View), direction, set design, and makeup. Ellen doesn’t submit herself for the hosting category, so Dr. Oz, Regis & Kelly, Rachael Ray, The Doctors and the ladies of The View will compete in the Outstanding Talk Show Host race.

A list of nominations for every single Daytime Emmy category can be found at the award show’s website, EmmyOnline.tv.

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