Nickelodeon set the cable pace with 40, while ABC's General Hospital received the most Daytime Emmy nods with 23, as the nominations for the 39th annual awards show were announced on the Today show Wednesday morning.
PBS's Sesame Street and CBS's The Young and the Restless each received 16 nods, with NBC's Days of Our Lives close behind with 15. Syndication's The Ellen DeGeneres Show earned 12 nominations while CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful and ABC's defunct All My Children and One Life to Live all saw 11 apiece.
ABC led the network totals with 56 nominations, followed by PBS with 51, syndication with 46, Nickelodeon with 40, CBS with 33, NBC with 24, The Hub with 14 and Food Network with 12.
The Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is still negotiating for a telecast partner, possibly HLN.
Below are the nominees in some of the top categories. A full list of nominees can be found at www.emmyonline.tv.
Outstanding Drama Series: All My Children (ABC), Days of Our Lives (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show: BrainSurge (Nickelodeon), Cash Cab (Discovery Channel), Jeopardy! (syndicated), Let's Make a Deal (CBS), Wheel of Fortune (syndicated), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (syndicated);
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: America's Court with Judge Ross (syndicated), Judge Joe Brown (syndicated), Last Shot with Judge Gunn (syndicated), We the People with Gloria Allred (syndicated);
Outstanding Morning program: Good Morning America (ABC), Today Show (NBC);
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated), Live with Regis and Kelly (syndicated), The Talk (CBS), The View (ABC); and
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: Anderson (syndicated), The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated), The Doctors (syndicated)