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Daytime Emmy nods go on view

The View was nominated for Daytime Emmys, which was only fitting, since the ABC chat show broadcast the announcements live Wednesday.

"If we are not nominated, this could be one of the most embarrassing moments on The View," Barbara Walters told her co-hosts. "And, on this show, that is saying a lot."

No cause for red faces. The View snagged nominations in the categories of talk show and talk show host (for Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar and the now-departed Lisa Ling). It has never captured an Emmy.

Last year's winner for best drama, One Life to Live, was shut out, but nominations were claimed by The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful and Port Charles.

Newcomers Dr. Phil McGraw and Wayne Brady were among those in the talk show host category, with their respective series also claiming talk show nominations.

Jeopardy!, last year's winner, was joined in the game or audience participation category by The Price is Right, Hollywood Squares, Wheel of Fortune and Win Ben Stein's Money.

For lead actor in a drama series, the nominees were Maurice Benard, General Hospital, Anthony Geary, General Hospital, Ricky Paull Goldin, Guiding Light, Grant Aleksander, Guiding Light, Thorsten Kaye, Port Charles, and Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless.

The Bold and the Beautiful's Susan Flannery, who took last year's award for lead actress in a drama series, was nominated along with Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital, Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light, Eileen Davidson, The Young and the Restless, and Michelle Stafford, The Young and the Restless.

And why was the oft-nominated Susan Lucci missing from that roster?

The All My Children diva wasn't among those on the "prenomination list," according to Soap Opera Weekly executive editor Carolyn Hinsey, appearing on The View to give expert analysis. Lucci's presence on the soap was limited last year, Hinsey explained.

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 16 in a Radio City Music Hall ceremony to be televised by ABC.