Daniel Goddard and Genie Francis on The Young and the Restless
CBS soap The Young and the Restless
leads the pack for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards
with 23 nominations, the academy announced Wednesday. They are followed by ABC rival General Hospital
The award ceremony will be held June 16 in Beverly Hills, Calif., televised for the second year on the cable network HLN.
PBS' venerable children's show Sesame Street
and the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives
both earned 17 nominations.
The television academy said it will honor two game show pioneers with lifetime achievement awards: Monty Hall of Let's Make a Deal
and Bob Stewart of To Tell the Truth
A complete list of nominees can be viewed at www.emmyonline.tv