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ABC, 'General Hospital' Lead 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations


ABC leads with 56 nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. ‘General Hospital’ on top with 23 nominations.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards. The nominations were announced live this morning by Kathy Lee and Hoda on the “Today Show.”

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year.  This year’s gala will be held at the prestigious Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala, which honors the crafts behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 17th, 2012.

This year’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award for Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bill Geddie, Executive Producer of “The View,” for his contributions as writer, producer and director in his more than 30-year television career.

“Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS. “When he and Barbara Walters created “The View” 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Regarding the possibility of a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award telecast, Wienges noted that negotiations are continuing with several media outlets.

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

What do you think of the final nominees? Tell us your thoughts – good or bad. Who was snubbed? Who was robbed? Who was the most deserving?

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Series

Crystal Chappell (Dr. Carly Manning, Days of our Lives) – NBC
Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard, All My Children) – ABC
Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord, One Life to Live) – ABC
Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) – CBS
Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks, General Hospital) – ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Series

Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, General Hospital) – ABC
Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard, All My Children) – ABC
John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) – CBS
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) – ABC
Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan, One Life to Live) – ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Series

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless) – CBS
Genie Francis (Genevieve Atkinson, The Young and the Restless) – CBS
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler, All My Children) – ABC
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, General Hospital) – ABC
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, General Hospital) – ABC 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Series

Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli, General Hospital) – ABC
Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake, General Hospital) – ABC
Jonathan Jackson (Det. Lucky Spencer, General Hospital) – ABC
Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux, Days of our Lives) – NBC
Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler, General Hospital) – ABC

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Series

Christel Khalil (Lily Ashby, The Young and the Restless) – CBS
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) – CBS
Molly Burnett (Melanie Jonas, Days of our Lives) – NBC
Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson, Days of our Lives) – NBC

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Daytime Series

Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos III, General Hospital) – ABC
Chandler Massey (Will Horton, Days of our Lives) – NBC
Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan, One Life to Live) – ABC
Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett, General Hospital) – ABC

Outstanding Drama Series

All My Children, ABC
Julie Hanan Carruthers, Executive Producer
Hope Harmel Smith, Supervising Producer
Nadine Aronson, Producer

Days of our Lives, CBS
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producer
Gary Tomlin, Co-Executive Producer
Noel Maxam, Co-Executive Producer
Albert Alarr, Producer
M.K. Weir, Producer
Janet Spellman-Drucker, Senior Coordinating Producer
Tim Stevens, Senior Coordinating Producer

General Hospital, ABC
Jill Farren Phelps, Executive Producer
Robert Guza, Jr., Consulting Producer
Mary O’Leary; Michelle Henry; Mercer Barrows, Producers

The Young and the Restless, CBS
Maria Arena Bell, Executive Producer
Jay Gibson, Consulting Producer
Anthony Morina, John C. Fisher and Sally McDonald, Supervising Producers

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

All My Children, ABC
Head Writer: Lorraine Broderick
Head Writer: Dave Kreizman and Donna Swajeski
Writing Team: Agnes Nixon, Addie Walsh, Lisa K. Connor, Lucky Gold, Jeff Beldner, Chip Hayes, Rebecca Taylor, Joanna Cohen, Kate Hall, Barbara Esensten, James Harmon Brown, Dave Ryan, and Christopher Dunn

Days of Our Lives, NBC
Head Writer: Dena Higley
Head Writer: Marlene McPhereson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.
Co-Head Writer: Christopher Whitesell
Writing Team: David Cherill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughton, Christopher Dunn, Lacy Dyer, Jean Marie Ford, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Michelle Poteet Lisanti, Fran Myers, John Newman, Ryan Quan, Peter T. Rich, Roger Schroeder, Lisa Seidman, Elizabeth Snyder and Nancy Williams Watt

General Hospital, ABC
Head Writer: Robert Guza
Head Writer: Garin Wolf
Writing Team: David Goldschmid, Meg Bennett, Shelly Altman, Tracy Thomson, Michael Conforti, Michele Val Jean, Mary Sue Price, Susan Wald and Nathan Fissell

The Young and the Restless, CBS
Head Writer: Maria Arena Bell
Co-Head Writers: Hogan Sheffer and Scott Hamner
Writing Team: Paula Cwikly, Jay Gibson, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Sarah Smith, Beth Milstein, Amanda L. beall, Janice Ferri Esser, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sandra Weintraub and Teresa Zimmerman

Outstanding Achievement For A Casting Director For A Drama Series

Camille St. Cyr, Casting Director – The Young and the Restless, CBS
Mark Teschner, Casting Director – General Hospital, ABC
Marnie Daitta, Casting Director – Days of our Lives, NBC


General Hospital – 23 | The Young and the Restless – 16 | Days of Our Lives – 15 | All My Children – 11 | The Bold and the Beautiful – 11 | One Life to Live – 11

ABC earned a total of 56 nominations. CBS earned 33 and NBC earned 24.

A complete list of nominees, tabulated by the independent accounting firm Luz & Carr, is available at

Ryan White-Nobles
Ryan White-Nobles is Editor-in-Chief of TV Source Magazine. He's began covering entertainment and soap operas in 2005. In 2009 he co-launched Soap Opera Source, and led the TV Source rebrand in 2012. He's a natural #Heel who loves a spirited debate and probably watches too much TV. Follow him on Twitter at @SourceRyan to discuss all things TV, soaps, sports, wrestling and pop culture.

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