Ellen DeGeneres nominated for 12 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards


Ellen DeGeneres has been nominated for 12 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

The talk show host's 'The Ellen DeGeneres' show will go up against 'Live With Regis and Kelly', 'The View' and 'The Talk' – which features Sharon Osbourne on its panel – for the Outstanding Talk Show award at the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23.

Ellen's 12 nods gives her the highest number of nods for a chat show this year, with Oprah Winfrey's self-titled series up for four accolades including Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show.

ABC soap opera 'General Hospital' earned the biggest number of nominations with 23, and kids TV series 'Sesame Street' managed 16 nods for prizes such as Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series.

'The View' producer Bill Geddie will be handed a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event for his 30-year service to the TV industry as a producer, writer and director.

Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said in a statement: "Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry.

"When he and Barbara Walters created 'The View' 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award."

List of nominations for the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama Series

'All My Children' (ABC)
'Days of Our Lives' (NBC)
'General Hospital' (ABC)
'The Young and the Restless' (CBS)

Outstanding Children's Animated Program
'Curious George' (PBS)
'Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness' (Nickelodeon)
'Peep & The Big Wide World' (PBS)
'Penguins of Madagascar' (Nickelodeon)
'Sid the Science Kid' (PBS)
'SpongeBob SquarePants' (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Children's Series
'Biz Kid$' (PBS)
'Born To Explore' (ABC)
'The Electric Company' (PBS)
'Everyday Health' (Syndicated)
'Jack Hanna's Into the Wild' (Syndicated)
Outstanding Commercial

Just Dance 3 / 'Jersey Shore' (MTV)
MiO / 'The Seven' (MTV)

Outstanding Culinary Program
'Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction' (Food Network)
'Giada At Home' (Food Network)
'Guy's Big Bite' (Food Network)
'Sandwich King' (Food Network)

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
'BrainSurge' (Nickelodeon)
'Cash Cab' (Discovery Channel)
'Jeopardy!' (SYNDICATED)
'Let's Make A Deal' (CBS)
'Wheel of Fortune' (SYNDICATED)
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' (SYNDICATED)

Outstanding Legal/ Courtroom Program
'America's Court With Judge Ross'
'Judge Joe Brown'
'Last Shot With Judge Gunn'
'We the People With Gloria Allred'

Outstanding Lifestyle Program
'Chop Cut Rebuild'
'The Martha Stewart Show'
'My Generation'
'Rough Cut'

Outstanding Morning Program
'Good Morning America'

Daytime Entertainment: New Approaches

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'Take This Lollipop'
'The Clarence Update - The Bold and the Beautiful'

Daytime Children's: New Approaches
'Design Squad'
'Fizzy's Lunch Lab'
'Noah Comprende'

Outstanding Preschool Children's Series

'3rd & Bird!'
'Sesame Street'
'Super WHY!'
'The Wonder Pets!'
'Yo Gabba Gabba!'

Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Episodic
'Disney XD: I'm in the Band Flipbook'
'Disney XD: Pair of Kings Flipbook'
'Dr. Phil: 'The Anthonys' campaign'
'General Hospital: 'Brenda Wedding' and 'Kidnapping'
'TODAY: 'The Royal Wedding'

Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Promises'
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show: You Never Know'
'PBS Be More - Marker Moments'
'PBS Kids 'What If?'

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
'Fanboy and Chum Chum'
'Transformers: Prime'

Outstanding Special Class Series
'Ask This Old House'
'Pop Up Video'
'Quiet Campus'
'Sanjay Gupta, MD'
'Super Soul Sunday'

Outstanding Special Class Special

'30 Years From Here'
'Joni Show'
'President Obama's 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge'
'Style Exposed: Baring It All'
'Style Exposed: Sperm Donor'
'Thanksgiving Live!'

Outstanding Morning Program
'Good Morning America' (ABC)
'Today' (NBC)

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
'Live With Regis and Kelly'
'The Talk'
'The View'