‘General Hospital’ Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations With 23

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Show evades cancellation, earns accolades as its network, ABC, scores 56 nominations

ABC's enduring "General Hospital" leads all shows in the Daytime Emmy Awards nominations announced Wednesday, while ABC leads all networks with 56.

The nominations — the complete list is here — added more validation to ABC's decision last month to continue the 49-year-old soap, the longest running that is still in production. Its fate was uncertain after the network canceled the decades-old "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" last year.

Also read: ABC Keeping 'General Hospital,' Canceling 'The Revolution'

Both "All My Children" and "General Hospital" were nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, along with NBC's "Days of Our Lives" and CBS's "The Young and the Restless."

The winner in the category for the last three years, NBC's "The Bold and The Beautiful," wasn't nominated.

"General Hospital" had been competing for increasingly tight daytime real estate with "The Revolution" and another new lifestyle show, "The Chew." ABC cut "The Revolution" last month.

After ABC, the most nominated networks were PBS (with 51), Nickelodeon, (40), CBS (33), and NBC (24). Syndicated shows received 46 nominations.

The most nominated shows after "General Hospital" were "Sesame Street" (16), "The Young and the Restless" (16), "Days of Our Lives" (15) and "The Ellen Degeneres Show" (12). "The Bold and The Beautiful" landed 11, along with the canceled "One Life to Live" and "All My Children."

Here are the nominees in the top categories:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

All My Children (ABC)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S ANIMATED PROGRAM

Curious George (PBS)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Peep & The Big Wide World (PBS)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)
Sid the Science Kid (PBS)
SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S SERIES

Biz Kid$ (PBS)
Born To Explore (ABC)
The Electric Company (PBS)
Everyday Health (Syndicated)
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild (Syndicated)

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM

Good Morning America (ABC)
Today (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/ENTERTAINMENT

The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Live With Regis and Kelly
The Talk
The View

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/INFORMATIVE

Anderson
The Dr. Oz Show
The Doctors

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

CRYSTAL CHAPPELL, as Dr. Carly Manning
Days of our Lives, NBC

DEBBIE MORGAN, as Angie Hubbard
All My Children, ABC

ERIKA SLEZAK, as Viki Lord
One Life to Live, ABC

HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos Jax
General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

MAURICE BERNARD, as Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr.
General Hospital, ABC

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital, ABC

JOHN MCCOOK, as Eric Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

DARNELL WILLIAMS, as Jesse Hubbard
All My Children, ABC

ROBERT S. WOODS, as Bo Buchanan
One Life to Live, ABC

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bill Geddie