NEW YORK, April 2 -- CBS's daytime drama 'The Young & the Restless' leads the nominees for the 24th annual Daytime Emmy Awards with 20 nods, while ABC's 'General Hospital' has 18. The nominations announced today (Wednesday) in New York also brought good news for Rosie O'Donnell, whose syndicated talk show is up for seven awards.
'The Young & the Restless' and 'General Hospital' are up for outstanding drama series against ABC's 'All My Children' and NBC's 'Days of Our Lives.' The game show contenders are 'Debt' on Lifetime, 'The Price Is Right' and 'Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House,' both on CBS, and 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune,' both syndicated. 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' is up for outstanding talk show against the now-defunct 'Donahue,' NBC's 'Leeza,' and the syndicated 'Oprah Winfrey Show' and 'Live With Regis & Kathie Lee.' Susan Lucci is being given a 17th chance to win as best daytime drama lead actress as Erica Kane on 'All My Children.' Lucci, who never has won, is up against Jensen Buchanan of 'Another World,' Genie Francis of 'General Hospital' and Jess Walton of 'The Young & the Restless.' The lead actor nominees are David Canary of 'All My Children,' Anthony Geary of 'General Hospital,' Justin Deas of 'Guiding Light,' and Peter Bergman and Eric Braeden of 'The Young & the Restless.' The 24th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented May 21 at Radio City Music Hall in ceremonies to be televised live on ABC.