Soap Operas Top Crowd of Daytime Emmy Nominations
The nominees for the Daytime Emmys have been announced, with soap operas The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and General Hospital landing the most nominations for the awards honoring the best in daytime television across a huge multitude of genres. While the Daytime Emmys aren’t followed as closely as the prime time awards, partially because they don’t draw as many celebrities, the show does honor a wide variety of popular programs.
The soap operas up for best drama series include The Young and the Restless, which garnered a staggering 26 nominations in total; The Bold and the Beautiful, which followed with 18 nods; Days of Our Lives, which received 14 nominations; and One Life to Live, which came away with seven nominations.
Of course, daytime television is more than just soap operas. In terms of kids’ shows, PBS’ Sesame Street leads the pack with 15 nominations, outstanding pre-school children’s series among them. All of the other shows nominated in the category come from Nickelodeon — Dino Dan, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and The Fresh Beat Band. For kids a little bit older, the shows up for outstanding children’s series include Animal Science, Game Changers with Kevin Frazier, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Tour, and Sea Rescue.
For those that love to see a good competition on television, there are categories honoring game shows and courtroom programs. The nominees for best game show include The American Bible Challenge, The Chase, Jeopardy!, Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right, and Wheel of Fortune. The shows up for best legal/courtroom program are Divorce Court, Judge Judy, Justice for All With Christina Perez, and The People’s Court.