NEW YORK (AP) – CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” led the pack with 26 Daytime Emmy nominations announced Thursday, including best daytime drama.
The 41st annual Daytime Emmys will be presented June 22 in Beverly Hills, California.
“The Young and the Restless” will compete against CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” for best soap, with The Online Network’s “One Life to Live,” which was resurrected online after being axed by ABC, as the final nominee.
As Barbara Walters’ retirement nears, the ABC legend learned she was nominated for best talk-show host at “The View.” She’s nominated with her team — Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd — and will compete against Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katie Couric, Rachael Ray and “The Talk” team of Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.
GSN’s “The American Bible Challenge” earned a nomination for best game show, with host Jeff Foxworthy nominated for best host. The religion-themed game will compete against stalwarts “Jeopardy!” ”The Price Is Right,” ”Wheel of Fortune” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” along with GSN’s “The Chase.”
Things will be uniquely competitive among the men at “The Young and the Restless” over the next month. Four of the show’s actors — Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, Christian LeBlanc and Billy Miller — were nominated for best actor. The one outlier in the category is Jason Thompson of “General Hospital.”
Nominees for best actress in a daytime drama were: Eileen Davidson and Arianne Zucker of “Days of Our Lives” and Katherine Kelly Lang and Heather Tom of “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
“The Bold and the Beautiful” was second with 18 nominations, followed by “General Hospital” with 16, “Sesame Street” with 15 and “Days of Our Lives” with 14.
CBS was the most-honored individual network with 61 nominations.
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