Thursday, March 13, 2003
New York It's "all my nominations" for "All My Children," whose crop of 17 exceeds every other show on daytime TV.
Although it missed out in the major categories of best drama, actress and actor, the ABC soap led the pack when the Daytime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Wednesday.
Right behind, with 14 nominations, was CBS' "Guiding Light" and PBS' long-running children's show, "Sesame Street," with 13.
Among the networks, ABC snagged 59 nominations, with CBS notching 52 and PBS 47.
Major categories were announced live on "The View," which stirred up tension for the ABC chat show, which itself was bucking to be among the series acknowledged.
"If we are not nominated, this could be one of the most embarrassing moments on 'The View,'" Barbara Walters told her co-hosts. "And, on this show, that is saying a lot."
"The View" collected nominations in the categories of talk show and talk show host (for Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar and the now-departed Lisa Ling). It has never captured an Emmy.
Last year's winner for best drama, "One Life to Live," was shut out as nominations were claimed by "The Young and the Restless," "As the World Turns," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Port Charles."
Newcomers Dr. Phil McGraw and Wayne Brady were among those in the talk show host category, with their respective talk shows also getting nominations.
Last year's winner in the game or audience-participation category -- "Jeopardy!" -- was joined by "The Price is Right," "Hollywood Squares," "Wheel of Fortune" and "Win Ben Stein's Money."
For lead actor in a drama series, the nominees were Maurice Benard ("General Hospital"), Anthony Geary ("General Hospital"), Ricky Paull Goldin ("Guiding Light"), Grant Aleksander ("Guiding Light"), Thorsten Kaye ("Port Charles") and Doug Davidson ("The Young and the Restless").
Last year's winner for lead actress in a drama series, Susan Flannery of "The Bold and the Beautiful," was nominated along with Nancy Lee Grahn ("General Hospital"), Kim Zimmer ("Guiding Light"), Eileen Davidson ("The Young and the Restless") and Michelle Stafford ("The Young and the Restless").
"The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be given out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 16 at Radio City Music Hall, to be shown on ABC.