Daytime Emmys in Rerun Mode
Tony Danza must be crushed. Ditto Tyra Banks.
Both talk-show hosts were dissed by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which rounded up the usual suspects Wednesday for nominations for the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmys.
CBS sudser The Young and the Restless fared the best, racking up a leading 18 nominations overall, including the big kahuna for Outstanding Drama Series. The show also dominated in the younger actor categories but was completely shut out among the leading ranks.
Perennial favorite Ellen DeGeneres managed to dance her way to the top of the heap yet again, nabbing 11 nominations–the same as last year and just one nod shy of two years prior–including Outstanding Talk Show, Talk Show Host, Writing, and scores of technical nods, ranging from main title design to multiple camera editing.
The nominees were announced live on ABC’s The View and, naturally, Barbara Walters and her gaggle represented. The femme-fuelled chatfest garnered 10 nominations, going up against DeGeneres for most of them, including Outstanding Talk Show and Talk Show Host awards.
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, along with Soapnet’s Ty Treadway and Lisa Rinna, are also up for host-with-most honors; Dr. Phil McGraw didn’t make the cut in the hosting department but his eponymous program is up for Outstanding Talk Show.
There will be less competition in the game show ranks. Bob Barker and the Wheel of Fortune tandem of Pat Sajak and Vanna White were among those overlooked in the Outstanding Game Show and Game Show Host categories. There were only two nominees in each category this year: Meredith Vieira and her Who Wants to Be a Millionaire vs. Alex Trebek and Jeopardy!
Meanwhile, Martha Stewart’s new post-prison daytime effort warranted six nominations, including Best Service Show and Service Show Host, pitting her against the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Rachel Ray and Suze Orman.
Finally, no Daytime Emmy story would be complete without noting reigning afternoon queen Oprah Winfrey. Although she long ago removed herself and her show from the major talk-show categories, it was still honored with eight technical nominations.
The Daytime Emmys will air Apr. 28 on ABC, and after 32 years in New York, the ceremony will be held for the first time in Los Angeles, at the Kodak Theater.
Here’s a breakdown of the major categories:
As the World Turns (CBS)
General Hospital (ABC)
Guiding Light (CBS)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Lead Actress, Drama Series:
Bobbie Eakes, All My Children
Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful
Kelly Monaco, General Hospital
Beth Ehlers, Guiding Light
Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light
Lead Actor, Drama Series:
Thorsten Kate, All My Children
Anthony Geary, General Hospital
Maurice Benard, General Hospital
Robert Newman, Guiding Light
Ron Raines, Guiding Light
Supporting Actress, Drama Series:
Jennifer Ferrin, As the World Turns
Crystal Chappelle, Guiding Light
Gina Tognoni, Guiding Light
Renee Goldsberry, One Life to Live
Tracey E. Bregman, The Young and the Restless
Supporting Actor, Drama Series:
Trent Dawson, As the World Turns
Grayson McCouch, As the World Turns
Tyler Christopher, General Hospital
Jordan Clarke, Guiding Light
Greg Rikaart, The Young and the Restless
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Live with Regis & Kelly
Talk Show Host:
Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Live with Regis & Kelly
Ty Treadway, Lisa Rinna, Soapnet
Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones Reynolds, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, The View
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Game Show Host:
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy!
Meredith Vieira, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray (Food Network)
Essence of Emeril with Emeril Lagasse (Food Network)
Suze Orman: For the Young, Fabulous & Brroke (PBS)
This Old House (PBS)
Service Show Host:
Rachael Ray, 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray
Emeril Lagasse, Essence of Emeril with Emeril Lagasse
Martha Stewart, Martha
Suze Orman, Suze Orman: For the Young, Broke & Fabulous
Between the Lions (PBS)
Endurance: Tehachapi (NBC)
Postcards from Buster (PBS)
Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (NBC)
Preschool Children’s Series:
Blue’s Room (Nickelodeon)
HI-5 (Discovery Kids)
Paz (Discovery Kids)
Sesame Street (PBS)
Daytime Emmys in Rerun Mode