CBS soap The Young and the Restless leads the pack for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards with 23 nominations, the academy announced Wednesday. They are followed by ABC rival General Hospital with 19.
The award ceremony will be held June 16 in Beverly Hills, Calif., televised for the second year on the cable network HLN.
PBS’ venerable children’s show Sesame Street and the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives both earned 17 nominations.
The television academy said it will honor two game show pioneers with lifetime achievement awards: Monty Hall of Let’s Make a Deal and Bob Stewart of To Tell the Truth and Password.
A complete list of nominees can be viewed at www.emmyonline.tv.