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.