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. GL 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, GH 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 and Passions 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!