CBS and "Young and the Restless" lead Emmy nominees

Thu May 1, 2008 8:22am EDT
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By Paul J. Gough

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS and "The Young & the Restless" led the nominations Wednesday for the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

CBS netted 56 nominations, collecting 17 for "Restless," which was among the contenders for best daytime drama. PBS received 50 nominations, including 13 for "Sesame Street." Two other programs, "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live," also received 13 nods, while "As the World Turns" received 12.

The Daytime Emmys will be awarded June 20 during a ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ABC, which received 39 nominations, will broadcast.

ABC's chatfest "The View" picked up seven nominations, including best talk show/entertainment. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," with eight nominations, has won that category every year since 2004.

But this year's split of the talk show category into two awards could shake things up. "Ellen," "Rachael Ray" and "View" are vying in talk show/entertainment category; talk show/informative nominees are for PBS' "A Place of Our Own"; "Dr. Phil" and "The Tyra Banks Show."

One talk show host guaranteed to walk away with an award is Regis Philbin, who will be honored with a lifetime achievement award. Philbin and his co-host, Kelly Ripa, were nominated as outstanding talk show hosts as well as Ellen DeGeneres and the co-hosts of "The View."

Competing alongside "Restless" for best daytime drama are ABC's "General Hospital," CBS' "Guiding Light," and ABC's "One Life to Live."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Ellen DeGeneres holds her two awards for outstanding talk show host for her program "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and for outstanding talk show at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood, California, June 15, 2007. DeGeneres was nominated for a Daytime Emmy again this year. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>