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‘All My Children’ Leads in Daytime Emmy Noms

Mar 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s “All My Children” snagged 18 of the Daytime Emmy nominations announced Wednesday, making it the early frontrunner for the awards, which will be handed out May 20 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony to be aired live on CBS.

Garnering 13 nominations each were ABC’s “General Hospital,” CBS’s “Guiding Light” and PBS’s “Sesame Street.” CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” snagged 12 nominations. CBS’s “As the World Turns” received 11 nominations.

Also nominated 11 times each to lead the talk show pack were syndicated sophomore “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and ABC’s “The View,” which is in its eighth season.

Also racking up multiple nominations: ABC’s “One Life to Live” (nine); syndicated veteran “Jeopardy!” CBS’s “The Price Is Right” and PBS’s “Reading Rainbow” (six each); and the Disney Channel-ABC cartoon “Kim Possible” and syndicated veteran “Live With Regis and Kelly” (five each).

Wednesday also brought good news for Martha Stewart, who will be released Sunday after a five-month prison term and begin working with reality producer Mark Burnett on an “Apprentice” spinoff and a new daytime show. Her canceled syndicated show, “Martha Stewart Living,” which was dropped by stations after she was charged with lying during a federal investigation into stock transactions, earned three nominations: for direction, the show as a whole and Ms. Stewart’s hosting.

Daytime powerhouses “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Dr. Phil” earned four and three nominations, respectively.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to talk show host and game show creator Merv Griffin. The late TV chef Julia Child also will be remembered.

A complete list of nominations can be found at www.emmyonline.tv.