Jailed Martha Stewart Nabs Emmy Nods
Stewart, 63, who is almost finished serving her five-month prison term for obstruction of justice, was nominated as best host in the service show category. The show itself also got nods in the outstanding service show category and for directing.
The domestic expert – who will be under house arrest during the Daytime Emmys ceremony, which will air May 20 on CBS – can ask federal probation officials for permission to attend the glitzy event at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
The popular soap All My Children led the pack of nominees, earning 18 nods, followed by General Hospital, Guiding Light and the kids' show Sesame Street, which all received 13.
In the talk competition, both The View and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won the category last year, came in with 11 nods. Their rivals this year are Live With Regis & Kelly, Dr. Phil and Soap Talk, the Associated Press reports.
Though All My Children failed to gain a single nomination for any of its actresses, including Susan Lucci, it will compete for best drama series, as well as best actor, with its star Michael E. Knight up against Roger Howarth of As the World Turns, Jack Wagner of The Bold and the Beautiful, Steve Burton of General Hospital, Grant Aleksander of Guiding Light and Christian Jules LeBlanc of The Young and the Restless.
For best actress, nominations went to: Martha Byrne, As the World Turns; Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful; Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital; Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light; Erika Slezak and Kassie DePaiva, One Life to Live; Juliet Mills, Passions; and Michelle Stafford, The Young and the Restless.