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Daytime Emmys: General Hospital Dominates Soap Opera Nominations, Alex Trebek Gets Posthumous Nod

Daytime Emmy Nominations 2021

Nominations for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, and ABC’s General Hospital dominated the soap opera pack with 21 total nods.

NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’ The Young and the Restless trailed with 11 nominations each, followed by The Bold and the Beautiful (with nine).

Also of note, the late Alex Trebek earned a posthumous nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host, for what would be his farewell run on Jeopardy. (Trebek has grabbed gold in this category seven previous times, as well as collected a Lifetime Achievement Award.) Similarly, the late Larry King earned his fourth career nomination  for Informative Talk Show Host.

As part of a new, two-year deal between CBS and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards will air Friday, June 25 at 8 pm on CBS (and stream on Paramount+).

Nominations in the major categories are listed below:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED DRAMA SERIES
The Bay (Popstar TV)
Beacon Hill (ReelWomensNetwork.com)
A House Divided (UMC)
Studio City (Amazon Prime)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R)
Genie Francis (Laura, GH)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Finola Hughes (Anna/Alex, GH)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B)

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Steve Burton (Jason, GH)
Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B)
Wally Kurth (Justin, Days)
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Marla Adams (Dina, Y&R)
Tamara Braun (Ava, Days)
Carolyn Hennesy (Dianee, GH)
Briana Henry (Jordan, GH)
Courtney Hope (Sally, B&B)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B)
Max Gail (Mike, GH)
Bryton James (Devon, Y&R)
Jeff Kober (Cyrus, GH)
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH)

YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Tahj Bellow (TJ, GH)
Victoria Konefal (Ciara, Days)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
Katelyn MacMullen (Willow, GH)
Sydney Mikayla (Trina, GH)

GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kim Delaney (Jackie, GH)
George DelHoyo (Orpheus, Days)
Briana Lane (Brooklynn, GH)
Cady McClain (Jennifer, Days)
Victoria Platt (Amanda, Days)

WRITING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW
Family Feud
Jeopardy!
Let’s Make a Deal
The Price Is Right
Wheel of Fortune

OUTSTANDING LEGAL/COURTROOM PROGRAM
Caught in Providence
Divorce Court
Judge Judy
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
The People’s Court

OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW
CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
Good Morning America (ABC)
Sunday Today With Willie Geist (NBC)
Today Show (NBC)

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW
The 3rd Hour of Today (NBC)
GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)
Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)
Tamron Hall (Syndicated)

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW
The Drew Barrymore Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Kelly Clarkson Show
Live With Kelly and Ryan
Today Show With Hoda & Jenna

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS PROGRAM
Access Hollywood
E!’s Daily Pop
Entertainment Tonight
Extra
Inside Edition

OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST
Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking
Giada De Laurentiis, Giada at Home 2.0
Edward Delling-Williams, Paris Bistro Cooking
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro
Sophia Roe, Counter Space
Michael Symon, Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST
Wayne Brady, Let’s Make a Deal
Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Alfonso Ribeiro, Catch 21
Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy!

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW HOST
Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan and Lili Estefan, Red Table Talk: The Estefans
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall
Taraji P. Henson and Tracie Jade, Peace of Mind With Taraji
Larry King, Larry King Now
Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray
Amy Robach, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and TJ Holmes, GMA3: What You Need to Know
Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Red Table Talk

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW HOST
Drew Barrymore, The Drew Barrymore Show
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show
Sean Evans, Hot Ones
Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show With Hoda & Jenna
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, Live With Kelly and Ryan