"All My Children," about to be thrown under the bus by ABC, got a passel of nominations this morning for the 38th annual Daytime Emmys, to be broadcast live on CBS June 19.
These Emmys will be particularly noteworthy, coming as they do, on the eve of destruction for the daytime soap industry. Why, at this rate, in a few years there won't be any nominees outstanding daytime drama series, or for lead actresses or actors in daytime dramas.
Seriously, it's that bad for the soap industry.
Interestingly, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak will get lifetime Emmys for outstanding achievement. Good for them! And deserved, but . . . ummm . . . are "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" technically daytime shows?
To the noms!
OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS); "The Young and the Restless" (CBS); "All My Children" (ABC); "General Hospital" (ABC)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Susan Flannery, as Stephanie Forrester "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS); Michelle Stafford, as Phyllis Summers "The Young and the Restless" (CBS); Colleen Zenk, as Barbara Ryan "As the World Turns" (CBS); Alicia Minshew, as Kendall Slater "All My Children" (ABC); Debbi Morgan as Angie Hubbard "All My Children" (ABC); Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos Jacks "General Hospital" (ABC)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Christian LeBlanc, as Michael Baldwin "The Young and the Restless" (CBS); Michael Park, as Jack Snyder "As the World Turns" (CBS); Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos "General Hospital" (ABC); Ricky Paull Goldin, as Jake Martin "All My Children" (ABC); James Scott, as EJ DiMera "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW -- ENTERTAINMENT "Rachael Ray" Syndicated; "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Syndicated; "Live with Regis and Kelly"; Syndicated "The View" ABC
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW – INFORMATIVE "Dr. Phil" Syndicated; "The Doctors" Syndicated; "The Dr. Oz Show" Syndicated
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST Rachael Ray – "Rachael Ray" Syndicated Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson – "The Doctors" Syndicated Dr. Mehmet Oz – "The Dr. Oz Show" Syndicated Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa – "Live With Regis and Kelly" Syndicated Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg – "The View"
ABC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Pat Sajak & Alex Trebek