Battle of the divas! Daytime Emmy noms announced

May 9, 2012 at 2:03 p.m. ET

It's that time again. The Daytime Emmy Awards are bringing the drama. Today, the nominees for the best in soaps, talk and informative programming were revealed. And it looks like ABC and CBS came out on top.

Nancy Lee Grahn

Wednesday morning, the nominees were announced for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. To no one's surprise, ABC's General Hospital led the pack with 23 nods. That includes outstanding drama, as well as lead and supporting actors.

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Coming in second place is The Young and the Restless and Sesame Street, which each pulled 16 nominations.

This is the last year defunct soaps All My Children and One Life to Live were eligible for submission. Both shows were previously canceled with AMC ending last September, and OLTL in January.

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Surprisingly, Shelley Hennig, who currently plays Diana on The CW's The Secret Circle, scored a nomination for outstanding younger actress. Prior to joining the primetime drama, Hennig appeared as Stephanie Johnson on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives.

Here's the list of nominees for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama

  • All My Children
  • ?Days of Our Lives
  • ?General Hospital
  • ?The Young and the Restless?

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

  • All My Children
  • Days of Our Lives
  • ?General Hospital
  • ?The Young and the Restless?

Talk Show

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • ?Live With Regis & Kelly ?
  • The Talk?
  • The View

Talk Show / Informative

  • Anderson?
  • The Dr. Oz Show
  • ?The Doctors

Talk Show Host

  • ?Anderson Cooper, Anderson
  • ?Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show?
  • Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Live?
  • Rachael Ray, The Rachael Ray Show?
  • All of The Doctors

Lead Actor in a Drama

  • Maurice Benard, GH?
  • Anthony Geary, GH
  • ?John McCook, B&B
  • ?Darnell Williams, AMC?
  • Robert S. Woods, OLTL

Lead Actress in a Drama?

  • Crystal Chappell, Days?
  • Debbie Morgan, AMC?
  • Erika Slezak, OLTL
  • ?Heather Tom, B&B
  • ?Laura Wright, GH

Supporting Actor?

  • Bradford Anderson, GH?
  • Matthew Ashford, Days?
  • Sean Blakemore, GH
  • ?Jonathan Jackson, GH
  • ?Jason Thompson, GH

Supporting Actress?

  • Melissa Claire Egan, AMC
  • ?Genie Francis, Y&R?
  • Nancy Lee Grahn, GH
  • ?Elizabeth Hendrickson, Y&R
  • ?Rebecca Herbst, GH

Younger Actor

  • ?Eddie Alderson, OLTL?
  • Chad Duell, GH?
  • Chandler Massey, Days?
  • Nathan Parsons, GH

Younger Actress

  • Molly Burnett, Days?
  • Shelley Hennig, Days
  • ?Christel Khalil, Y&R?
  • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, B&B

The Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented June 23. Unfortunately, telecast information is still undetermined.

You can check out the technical nominees at emmyonlinetv.

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