AceShowbiz - Nominations for the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced. Continuing its domination, CBS leads the pack with a total of 62 nods. PBS trails with 50 noms, followed by ABC with 35, NBC with 20 and Nickelodeon with 18.
Show-wise, "General Hospital" tops other daytime series with 28 nominations. It eyes the coveted Outstanding Drama series title, up against last year's winner "The Young and the Restless" and other strong contenders including "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Days of Our Lives".
Additionally, "General Hospital" stars %cMaura West% and %cLaura Wright% are pitted against each other for the Lead Actress award. Other nominees in the category include %cPeggy McKay% ("Days of Our Lives"), %cAlison Sweeney% ("Days of Our Lives") and %cGina Tognoni% ("The Young and the Restless").
Lead Actor category sees a competition between "General Hospital" star %cAnthony Geary% and %cJason Thompson% as well as %cChristian LeBlanc% and %cBilly Miller% of "The Young and the Restless".
"The Bold and the Beautiful" also scores multiple nominations, with a total of 19, while "Days of Our Lives" earns a total of 16 nods.
Leading in talk show field is "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with 10 nods. It is up for the Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment prize. "Family Feud", "Jeopardy!" and "The Price Is Right", meanwhile, are nominated for Outstanding Game Show.
The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards will be held Sunday, April 26 on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank and air live on Pop starting at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT. %cAlex Trebek% and %cFlorence Henderson% are going to host the event. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony is set for April 24 at the Universal Hilton.
Below is the partial list of nominations, while the complete list can be found on the official site.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES