Daytime Emmy Noms: Surprises, Snubs and Newcomers
The nominations for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with The Young and the Restless leading the pack with 26 nominations.
CBS' top-rated daytime drama will compete for best drama series with sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful; NBC's Days of Our Lives, last year's surprise winner; and One Life to Live, which airs only online.
Noteworthy this year is that only four series are nominated in that category. ABC's sole surviving soap, General Hospital, which was nominated last year, received a total of 16 noms (the third most overall) but was left out of the best drama series race this year. Just two year ago, General Hospital won the category.
Elsewhere, Netflix scored its first Daytime Emmy nominations ever with two mentions for TurboFAST, which was cited for best children's animated program and achievement in sound mixing -- animation.
Vying for four awards will be George Lucas' Star Wars: The Clone Wars for its last season on Cartoon Network (Netflix debuted a sixth and final season earlier this year). The series --- which last year earned Lucas his first Emmy ever, daytime or otherwise -- is up for special class animated program, among others.
Katie Couric, whose eponymous daytime talk show has been canceled, received a nomination for best talk show host. (Couric has since joined Yahoo as its global news anchor.)
Couric will compete with, among others, Barbara Walters (and her fellow co-hosts) in her final season on The View. Couric's show, however, didn't make the cut.
Bethenny Frankel's show, Bethenny, which also has been canceled, got a single nom, for best hairstyling.
Meanwhile, Josh Elliott, who left Good Morning America last month, nonetheless will be competing in the category of best morning program alongside his former colleagues. Elliott left ABC's top-rated morning show for a job at NBC Sports.
The 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards are set for June 22 at the Beverly Hilton. Read the full list of nominees here.