Apparently NATAS voters felt Genoa City was the place to be this past TV season. CBS Daytime garnered 61 Daytime Emmy nominations this morning, largely on the strength of No. 1 sudser The Young and the Restless, which took home a whopping 28 single nominations.
Y&R's sister sudser, The Bold and the Beautiful also helped out significantly with 18 nominations. The Talk added an additional five nods to the tally. CBS Sunday Morning and Let's Make a Deal each had three nominations a piece, while The Price is Right snagged two.
In the Daytime Drama category, Y&R and B&B will face off against Days of Our Lives and One Life to Live. In the Outstanding Drama Series Writing category, B&B, DAYS and Y&R were all nominated. Daytime Drama Directing nods went to the directing teams of B&B, OLTL and Y&R.
Now for the acting categories. B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Heather Tom (Katie) will compete against DAYS' Eileen Davidson (Kristen) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole). Y&R's Peter Bergman (Jack), Doug Davidson (Paul), Christian LeBlanc (Michael) and Billy Miller (Billy) are up against General Hospital's Jason Thompson (Patrick) in the Outstanding Lead Actor race.
In the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Y&R's Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Amelia Heinle (Victoria) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) will battle GH's Kelly Sullivan (ex-Connie) and Jane Elliot (Tracy). GH's Bradford Anderson (ex-Spinelli) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) are up against DAYS' Eric Martsolf (Brady), B&B's Scott Clifton and Y&R's Steve Burton (Dylan).
Now for the kiddos! GH's Kristen Alderson (Kiki), OLTL's Kelley Missal (Dani) and Y&R's Hunter King (Summer) are in league with B&B's Kim Matula (Hope) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), as Outstanding Younger Actress nominees.
The Brothers Corinthos, Bryan Craig (Morgan) and Chad Duell (Michael), were both nominated for Outstanding Younger Actor; as were DAYS' Chandler Massey (ex-Will) and Y&R lads, Daniel Polo (ex-Jamie) and Max Ehrich (Fen).
For the complete list of nominees, click here!