Yesterday morning the nominations for the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced. Our favorite lesbian talk show hosts received a slew of nods, with The Ellen DeGeneres Show raking in 12 nominations (including Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host) and The View garnering 10 nominations. New program Rachael Ray, starring the perky Food Network hostess, earned seven nominations, while The Tyra Banks Show, starring our favorite top model, got six (including the uber-important Hairstyling and Makeup categories).
All My Children, lately known for its highly questionable transgender story line, was largely shut out of the daytime drama awards (Lily Ramblin was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series, and the show received a few technical nominations).
A minor brouhaha emerged in the press as reporters noted that Live With Regis and Kelly wasn't nominated anywhere (egads!), until they figured out that the Emmy Awards are launching a new category for morning shows such as Today (NBC) and Good Morning America (ABC), and Live has decided to enter that category. Those nominations will be announced in mid-April. I know I'm holding my breath.
Here's a rundown of some of the noms (and my own random commentary):
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW — Woohoo! Props to the wardrobe department for all those ties!
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling
DR. PHIL — Seriously? Isn't Dr. Phil bald?!
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW — Just goes to show, you don't have to wear a lot of makeup to look great.
Outstanding Talk Show Host
DR. PHIL MCGRAW (DR. PHIL)
Outstanding Drama Series
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (CBS)
Outstanding Talk Show
Outstanding Lifestyle Program
BAREFOOT CONTESSA (FOOD) — The Barefoot Contessa is a culinary queen; her recipes are divine.
Outstanding Special Class Series
The 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on Friday, June 15, 2007 (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.