Star Wars The Clone Wars, Billy Eichner And Sesame Street's Kevin Clash Among Daytime Emmy Nominees
The Daytime Entertaiment Emmy Awards are a pretty mixed bag in terms of content and genre. While the primetime Emmys focus on comedy, drama, reality and miniseries, The Daytime Emmys range from morning shows to game shows, children's programming and soaps. The nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced and CBS came out on top in total nominations, with 50. PBS trailed behind with 44 nominations, and ABC earned 38. For CBS, it was The Young and the Restless that helped it hit the top spot, earning almost half of the network's nominations, with 23. For ABC, it was General Hospital, which secured 19 nominations.
While soaps account for a lot of the nominations - Days of Our Lives earned 17 and The Bold and the Beautiful earned 15 - other types of programming also held their own among the top nominated shows. Sesame Street earned 17 nominations, including one for Kevin Clash, who voiced Elmo in the long running children's program, up until last year when he resigned due to allegations of sexual conduct with minors. Clash is also listed among the executive producers and directors nominated for other categories for Sesame Street.
Among the other top nominated children's shows are R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (9 nominations), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (7 nominations) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (7 nominations). The latter mentioned series was cancelled by Cartoon Network earlier this year, and fans will likely be pleased to see it among the list of nominated series this year.
The hilariously loud and opinionated Billy Eichner was among the hosts nominated for Outstanding Game Show Host. He's joined by Cash Cab's Ben Bailey, Let's Make A Deal's Wayne Brady, Family Feud's Steve Harvey and Jeopardy's Alex Trebek.
Let's Make A Deal's Monty Hall and The Price is Right creator Bob Stewart will be honored this year with lifetime achievement awards.
You can view the full list of nominees here. The awards will be presented on June 16 and broadcast live on HLN.
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