Daytime Emmy nominations unveiled

PBS is in the lead with 56, followed by ABC

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 36th annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards. PBS is the most recognized network, with 56 nominations.

Other multiple-nominated networks are ABC, with 50, followed by syndicated programming (49), CBS (30), NBC (20), Nickelodeon (13), and Disney Channel and Food Network, tied with 10 each. ABC's "All My Children" leads the pack of individual show nominations, with a whopping 19. Next is PBS's veteran "Sesame Street "at 15, followed by NBC's "Days of Our Lives" (13), syndicated "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (12), ABC's "One Life to Live" (11) and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" (10).

Freshman syndicated product recognized includes "Family Court with Judge Penny" from Program Partners for outstanding legal courtroom program, "The Doctors" from CBS Television Distribution in the category of outstanding talk show/informative and Howie Mandel as host of NBC Universal's daytime version of "Deal or No Deal."

Notably missing was ABC's "The View" for outstanding talk show/entertainment despite a hosting nod for the five women. And considering Sony Pictures Television's "Judge Hatchett" ended production last year, competing in the category of legal courtshow program is just plain odd.

Hosted by "Ugly Betty" star Vanessa Williams, The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be telecast live from the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 30. Here is a sampling of the top categories.

A list of nominees is on the next page.

Nominees for the 36th annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards:

Drama series
All My Children (ABC)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Game/Audience participation program
Cash Cab (Discovery Channel)
Jeopardy! (syndication)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (syndication)

Legal courtroom program
Cristina's Court (syndication)
Family Court with Judge Penny (syndication)
Judge Hatchett (syndication)
Judge Judy (syndication)
The People's Court (syndication)

Talk show/Entertainment
Live With Regis & Kelly (syndication)
Rachael Ray (syndication)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndication)

Talk show/Informative
Dr. Phil (syndication)
The Doctors (syndication)
The Tyra Banks Show (Syndication)

Children's series
Adventure Camp (Discovery Kids)
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (PBS)
From the Top at Carnegie Hall (PBS)
Postcards From Buster (PBS)

Culinary program
Barefoot Contessa (Food Network)
Giada at Home (Food Network)
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie (PBS)
Grill It! With Bobby Flay (Food Network)
Simply Ming (PBS)

Lifestyle program
Clean House (The Style Network)
Made (MTV)
Peter Perfect (The Style Network)
The Martha Stewart Show (syndication)
This Old House (PBS)

Game show host
Ben Bailey (Cash Cab, Discovery Channel)
Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal, syndication)
Alex Trebek (Jeopardy, syndication)
Meredith Vieira (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, syndication)

Talk show host
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa (Live With Regis & Kelly, syndication)
Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show, syndication)
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndication)
Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters (The View, ABC)