When Daytime Emmy nominations were announced Wednesday on The View
, the CBS sudsers led the pack with 29 nominations to ABC's 12 in the major soap-opera categories. After an annus horribilis of budget slashing and cast cuts, there was finally good news for Guiding Light
: TV's longest-running serial — which just turned 69 — will vie for best soap honors with As the World Turns
, General Hospital
and Young and the Restless
also scored the most acting nods, with a total of nine!
Speaking of suds thesps, many of the usual suspects were nominated, including Bold and Beautiful
matriarch Susan Flannery
tough guys Maurice Benard
and Anthony Geary
, and GL
diva Kim Zimmer
. But Emmy also honored some newbies, such as One Life to Live
's Renee Goldsberry
, whose recognition was long overdue.
SoapNet also deserves a shout-out for Soap Talk
's Lisa Rinna
and Ty Treadway
snagging an outstanding-talk-show-host nod, as well as that outstanding-special nod for SoapNet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets
, produced by my pal Matthew Wright
Sadly, NBC's Days of our Lives
were dissed again in the major categories, except for Days
' outstanding-directing nod.
For a complete list of the major Daytime Emmy nominees, click here
. And come back Friday for reactions from your fave soap stars!