Originally created 03/03/05

'All My Children' earns leading Daytime Emmys nods



NEW YORK - ABC's "All My Children" earned a leading 18 Daytime Emmy nominations Wednesday, while "The View" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" both had 11 in talk show categories.

DeGeneres' show won last year's award for best talk show - in its freshman season - and will be competing in that category this year against "The View," "Live With Regis & Kelly," "Dr. Phil" and "Soap Talk."

"All My Children" will compete for best drama series, with its star Michael E. Knight nominated for best actor along with Roger Howarth of "As the World Turns," Jack Wagner of "The Bold and the Beautiful," Steve Burton of "General Hospital," Grant Aleksander of "Guiding Light" and Christian Jules LeBlanc of "The Young and the Restless."

Oddly, the eight nominees for best actress didn't include anyone from "All My Children" or seemingly perennial nominee Susan Lucci.

The best actress nominees were: Martha Byrne, "As the World Turns"; Susan Flannery, "The Bold and the Beautiful"; Nancy Lee Grahn, "General Hospital"; Kim Zimmer, "Guiding Light"; Erika Slezak and Kassie DePaiva, "One Life to Live"; Juliet Mills, "Passions"; and Michelle Stafford, "The Young and the Restless."

"Martha Stewart Living" received three nominations. With her release from prison scheduled for Sunday, she'll be able to attend the awards ceremony, scheduled for May 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. CBS will televise the 32nd annual awards.

"General Hospital" and "Guiding Light" both received 13 nominations, as did the venerable children's show "Sesame Street."

The hosts of all the nominated talk shows also earned nominations for best talk show host.

Nominees for major Daytime Emmys announced Wednesday:

Drama series: "The Young and the Restless," CBS; "As the World Turns," CBS; "General Hospital," ABC; "All My Children," ABC.

Game or audience participation show: "Jeopardy!" syndicated; "The Price is Right," CBS; "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," syndicated.

Talk show: "Dr. Phil," syndicated; "Live With Regis & Kelly," syndicated; "The View," ABC; "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," syndicated; "Soap Talk," Soapnet.

Lead actress in a drama series: Nancy Lee Grahn, "General Hospital," ABC; Kim Zimmer, "Guiding Light," CBS; Michelle Stafford, "The Young and the Restless," CBS; Martha Byrne, "As the World Turns," CBS; Erika Slezak, "One Life to Live," ABC; Kassie KePaiva, "One Life to Live," ABC; Juliet Mills, "Passions," NBC; Susan Flannery, "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS.

Lead actor in a drama series: Grant Aleksander, "Guiding Light," CBS; Roger Howarth, "As the World Turns," CBS; Michael E. Knight, "All My Children," ABC; Jack Wagner, "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS; Steve Burton, "General Hospital," ABC; Christian Jules LeBlanc, "The Young and the Restless," CBS.

Supporting actress in a drama series: Ilene Kristen, "One Life to Live," ABC; Heather Tom, "One Life to Live," ABC; Natalia Livingston, "General Hospital," ABC; Robin Christopher, "General Hospital," ABC; Crystal Chappell, "Guiding Light," CBS; Jeanne Cooper, "The Young and the Restless," CBS.

Supporting actor in a drama series: Rick Hearst, "General Hospital," ABC; Jeff Branson, "All My Children," ABC; Cameron Mathison, "All My Children," ABC; Tyler Christopher, "General Hospital," ABC; Justin Deas, "Guiding Light," CBS; Greg Rikaart, "The Young and the Restless," CBS.

Younger actress in a drama series: Eden Riegel, "All My Children," ABC; Alexa Havins, "All My Children," ABC; Jennifer Ferin, "As the World Turns," CBS; Adrianne Leon, "General Hospital," ABC; Crystal Hunt, "Guiding Light," CBS.

Younger actor in a drama series: David Lago, "The Young and the Restless," CBS; Scott Clifton, "General Hospital," ABC; Jacob Young, "All My Children," ABC; Tom Pelphrey, "Guiding Light," CBS; Michael Graziadei, "The Young and the Restless," CBS.

Game show host: Alex Trebek, "Jeopardy!" syndicated; Bob Barker, "The Price is Right," CBS; Meredith Vieira, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," syndicated.

Talk show host: Dr. Phil McGraw, "Dr. Phil," syndicated; Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, "Live with Regis & Kelly," syndicated; Barbara Walters, Star Jones, Meredith Veira, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, "The View," ABC; Ellen DeGeneres, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," syndicated; Lisa Rinna, Ty Treadway, "Soap Talk," Soapnet.

Service show: "Great Hotels," Travel Channel; "Martha Stewart Living," syndicated; "This Old House," PBS; "30 Minute Meals," Food Network; "Barefoot Contessa," Food Network.

Service show host: Bobby Flay, "Boy Meets Grill," Food Network; Emeril LaGasse," "Essence of Emeril," Food Network; Martha Stewart, "Martha Stewart Living," syndicated; Michael Chiarello, "Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello," Food Network; Bob Vila, "Bob Vila's Home Again," syndicated.

Children's animated program: "Arthur," PBS; "Dora the Explorer," Nickelodeon; "Kim Possible," Disney Channel; Peep and the Big Wide World," TLC; "Toddworld," TLC.

Children's series: "Zoom," PBS; "Jeff Corwin Unleashed," Discovery Kids; "Endurance Hawaii," NBC; "Postcards From Buster," PBS; "Reading Rainbow," PBS.

Preschool children's series: "Blue's Clues," Nickelodeon; "Sesame Street," PBS; "Hi-5," TLC, "Paz," TLC.