ABC And 'General Hospital' Top Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

2012 Daytime Emmy AwardsThe nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. ABC received 56 nominations, ahead of PBS (51), syndication (46), Nickelodeon (40), CBS (33), and NBC (24). General Hospital‘s 23 nominations topped Sesame Street (16), The Young And The Restless (16), Days Of Our Lives (15), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show(12). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman Malachy Wienges says that negotiations are still taking place to have the June 23 awards telecast. The awards are presented by NATAS in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Here are the nominees in the main categories:

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Outstanding Drama Series

  • All My Children (ABC)
  • Days Of Our Lives (NBC)
  • General Hospital (ABC)
  • The Young And The Restless (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
  • Crystal Chappell, as Dr. Carly Manning Days Of Our Lives (NBC)
  • Debbie Morgan, as Angie Hubbard All My Children (ABC)
  • Erika Slezak, as Viki Lord One Life To Live (ABC)
  • HEather Tom, as Katie Logan Spencer The Bold And The Beautiful (CBS)
  • Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos Jax General Hospital (ABC)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
  • Maurice Bernard, as Michael “Sonny” Cointhos, Jr. General Hospital (ABC)
  • Anthony Geary, as Luke Spencer General Hospital (ABC)
  • John McCook, as Eric Forrester The Bold And The Beautiful (CBS)
  • Darnell Williams, as Jesse Hubbard All My Children (ABC)
  • Robert S. Woods, as Bo Buchanan One Life To Live (ABC)
Outstanding Talk Show — Entertainment
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)
  • Live With Regis And Kelly (Syndicated)
  • The Talk (CBS)
  • The View (ABC)
Outstanding Talk Show — Informative
  • Anderson (Syndicated)
  • The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated)
  • The Doctors (Syndicated)
Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Bill Geddie
The full list of nominees is available here.
  1. Lead Actor: Darnell Williams
    Lead Actress: Debbi Morgan

    Time for Emmy to make history, for a change.

    No one comes close. 2012 Emmy’s for Darnell and Debbi. The very best of 2011, for sure.

  2. Wouldn’t it be ironic if “All My Children” won for Outstanding Daytime Drama and cast members from that show or “One Life To Live” swept the acting awards??

    1. Extreme Heat, you took the words right out of my mouth. John was only in blink & you will miss him scenes. Also, Heather Thom was no more than a supporting actress in that debacle of force feeding us vapid Hope & cartoon character villainess Steffi. B&B is just tripe.

  3. How was “Judge Judy” not nominated? LOL.

    After being associated with Laura Spencer for three decades, there’s something strange about Genie Francis being nominated for playing another character.

    Hmmm. Can Jonathan Jackson win a fifth Emmy for his last season as Lucky Spencer?

  4. If there are 4 nominees for Oustanding Drama Series next year, I wonder what they will be?

  5. Who cares? Aren’t there only like 2 soap operas left anyways? They should just cancel the Daytime Emmys and announce the soap opera winners during the Creative Arts Emmys.

    Since the Daytime Emmys are airing on HLN (this is my controlling my laughter), clearly nobody cares anymore.

    1. Sadly, the Daytime Emmys are joke. Who cares? ABC dumped two of the three soaps they had and General Hospital, the leading Emmy winner, was on the verge of cancellation. What does that say about these pointless awards? Not much.

  6. I think that daytime Emmy’s should include Spanish soaps. There are only 2 English soaps left what will they do next year?

    1. Last count there were 4. But why not aim for a larger audience? Add subtitles & sell them to other countries.

  7. One Life to Live was the Best Show of the year. Erica Slezak the Best Actress. Jerry ver Dorn, Best Supporting Actor. Ilene Kristin the Best Supporting Actress. Austin Williams the Best Younger Actor. Darnell Williams should take the Best Actor Award. Young and the Restless & General Hospital for Best Show is a joke. But the biggest joke is Genie Francis for Supporting Actress.

  8. How about because it’s called the Daytime Emmys not the Soap Awards. Talks shows, game shows, informative programming, children’s programming, etc all have categories. I know the Soaps were the major draw but the times they are a changing

  9. How Maurice Bernard is nominated year after year for stuttering, stammering, and creating the most oddly placed pauses in the creation of dialogue truly mystifies me.

    Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli, General Hospital)
    Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux, Days of our Lives)
    Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler, General Hospital)
    Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, General Hospital)
    Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital) ”

    Seriously? 4 out of 5 spots went to 1 show? Are you telling me that there were no good supporting actors on the other 4 shows?

      1. All My Children got a nomination, so there are 4 other shows that didn’t get one.

  11. Emmy should look to making history.. Darnell & Debbie are the come back couple which brought excitement back to AMC….

  12. Love Soaps genre they are important to me. Best in Daytime should be honored. Hope GH runs away with awards. Need to save GH!!

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