Daytime Emmy Awards: ABC’s ‘General Hospital’ leads with 26 nominations

ABC’s “General Hospital” tops the list of nominees for the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The veteran soap garnered 26 bids, followed closely by fellow daytime serials “Days of Our Lives” (NBC) and “The Young and the Restless” (CBS) with 25 apiece. Those three shows and CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” round out the nominees for daytime drama series.

CBS and syndicated programming tied for the No. 1 ranking among networks with 66 mentions apiece. Netflix weighed in with 51 bids.

CBS landed two shows in the category of best morning show: “CBS Sunday Morning” and “CBS This Morning.” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today” are also contenders.

"General Hospital" through the years:

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GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 27, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN BERADINO
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 27, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) EMILY MCLAUGHLIN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 27, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL AMES
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 27, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHARON DEBORD
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 27, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PETER HANSEN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: April 1, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN BERADINO
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: April 1, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN BERADINO
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 27, 1969. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN BERADINO;EMILY MCLAUGHLIN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: March 19, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) FRONT ROW: JOHN BERADINO;SHELBY HIATT;RAY GIRARDIN;SHARON DEBORD BACK ROW: RACHEL AMES;PAUL SAVIOR;CRAIG HUEBING;EMILY MCLAUGHLIN;MARTIN WEST;PETER HANSEN;ELIZABETH MACRAE
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: March 19, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) FRONT ROW: JOHN BERADINO;SHELBY HIATT;RAY GIRARDIN;SHARON DEBORD BACK ROW: RACHEL AMES;PAUL SAVIOR;CRAIG HUEBING;EMILY MCLAUGHLIN;MARTIN WEST;PETER HANSEN;ELIZABETH MACRAE
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: March 25, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) MARTIN WEST;UNKNOWN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: March 30, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHARON DEBORD
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: March 30, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHARON DEBORD
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: November 29, 1977. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)FRONT ROW (L-R): UNKNOWN;RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON;JOHN BERADINO. SECOND ROW (L-R): EMILY MCLAUGHLIN;RACHEL AMES;GENIE FRANCIS;UNKNOWN;AUGUSTA DABNEY;BROOKE BUNDY;MARY O'BRIENTHIRD ROW (L-R): CRAIG HUEBING;MICHAEL GREGORY;UNKNOWN;STEVE CARLSON;JANICE HEIDEN;STUART DAMON;KIN SHRINER
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: January 17, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHELLY JUTTNER;DANIEL J. TRAVANTI;JONATHAN BANKS;DR. IRENE C. KASSORLA;DEBORAH WINTERS;LINDEN CHILES;JOAN HOTCHKIS;MARYANN MOBLEY
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: August 23, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) KIN SHRINER;GENIE FRANCIS
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: July 23, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY GEARY;GENIE FRANCIS
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: July 9, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DOUG SHEEHAN;ROBIN MATTSON;LOUISE HOVEN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: September 14, 1980. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY GEARY;GENIE FRANCIS
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: July 24, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHARON WYATT
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: July 24, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) TRISTAN ROGERS;ANTHONY GEARY;GENIE FRANCIS
GENERAL HOSPITAL - (4/6/82) (Photo by Erik Hein/ABC via Getty Images)DEMI MOORE, JANINE TURNER
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: October 21, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY GEARY;GENIE FRANCIS;UNKNOWN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - (4/16/82) (Photo by Erik Hein/ABC via Getty Images)ANTHONY GEARY, DEMI MOORE
GENERAL HOSPITAL - (7/12/82) (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)EMMA SAMMS, ANTHONY GEARY, TRISTAN ROGERS, DEMI MOORE
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Airdate: July 19, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: ANTHONY GEARY;EMMA SAMMS;UNKNOWN
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: May 27, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SUSAN BROWN;EMMA SAMMS;TODD DAVIS;UNKNOWN;STEVE BOND
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: May 27, 1983. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SHERILYN WOLTER;BRIAN PATRICK CLARKE
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: January 30, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BRIAN PATRICK CLARKE
APR 24 1986, APR 25 1986; Colorado College freshmen Melissa Aberett, 19, (left) and Sarah Hoyt, 18, couldn't let Tuesday but not at the expense of their soap opera. So they brought their television out on the roof of the dormatory and had the best of both worlds. By the way, they had to watch One Life to Live and and General hospital.; (Photo By Brian Brainerd/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: October 24, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY GEARY;GENIE FRANCIS
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Shoot Date: October 10, 1984. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) KRISTINA WAGNER (AS KRISTINA MALANDRO);JACK WAGNER
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) in a scene that airs the week of June 14, 2010 on ABC Daytime's 'General Hospital.' 'General Hospital' airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. GH010 (Photo by Greg Zabilski/ABC via Getty Images) TYLER CHRISTOPHER, REBECCA HERBST
GENERAL HOSPITAL - Brandon Barash (Johnny) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) in a scene that airs the week of June 14, 2010 on ABC Daytime's 'General Hospital.' 'General Hospital' airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. GH010 (Photo by Greg Zabilski/ABC via Getty Images) BRANDON BARASH, LISA LOCICERO
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The race for entertainment talk show is paced by familiar faces: syndicated series “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Real” and CBS’ “The Talk” and ABC’s “The View.” With the exception of Ellen DeGeneres, the hosts of those shows were also nominated for talk show host along with “Harry’s” Harry Connick Jr.

Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood will host the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, set for April 29 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented at the same venue on April 27.

A complete list of this year’s Daytime Emmy nominees can be found on the website of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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