2011 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

Regis Philbin has the chance to go out a winner at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Philbin, who has announced he’s leaving “Live With Regis & Kelly” later this year, was nominated for a best talk show host Emmy on Wednesday. His long-running show, which has never won a Daytime Emmy, was nominated for best talk show on entertainment.

“GeneralHospital” led the way with 21 Daytime Emmy nominations.

The 38th annual awards show will be held June 19 at the Las Vegas Hilton. It will be televised on CBS.

“All My Children” was nominated for best daytime drama, along with “GeneralHospital,” ”The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” has won twice in a row in this narrowing category.

ABC’s “All My Children” earned 13 nominations and “One Life to Live” had 12. ABC has canceled both soap operas.

Two “All My Children” cast members, Alicia Minshew and Debbi Morgan, were nominated for best actress in a daytime drama. Other nominees were Colleen Zenk of “As the World Turns,” Susan Flannery of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Laura Wright of “General Hospital” and Michelle Stafford of “The Young and the Restless.”

Best actor nominees for soap operas were Ricky Paull Goldin of “All My Children,” Michael Park of “As the World Turns,” James Scott of “Days of Our Lives,” Maurice Benard of “GeneralHospital” and Christian Le Blanc of “The Young and the Restless.”

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said it was giving lifetime achievement awards to game show hosts Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” and Pat Sajak of “Wheel of Fortune,” syndicated TV’s two most dominant game shows. Neither man was nominated for best game show host this year, although both entered the competition.

Instead, Ben Bailey of Discovery’s “Cash Cab” has the chance for a second straight win in the category. Other nominees include Wayne Brady of “Let’s Make a Deal,” who will host the Daytime Emmy ceremony; Todd Newton of “Family Game Night” on the Hub, a new show on a new network; and Meredith Vieira of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

“Cash Cab” has the chance to make it four straight Emmys as best game show, with competition from “The Price Is Right,” ”Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!”

Besides Philbin and Ripa, nominees for best talk-show host are Mehmet Oz; Rachael Ray; “The Doctors” team of Travis Stork, Andrew Ordon, Jim Sears and Lisa Masterson; and “The View” round-table of Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Multiple past winners Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres do not enter their names in this category anymore.

The talk show category is now split into two. “Live With Regis and Kelly” is nominated in the entertainment category along with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” ”Rachael Ray” and “The View.” In the category of informative talk show, the nominees are all in the field of medicine: “Dr. Phil,” ”The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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