ELLEN DeGeneres has been nominated for 12 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.
The talk show host's 'The Ellen DeGeneres' show will go up against 'Live With Regis and Kelly', 'The View' and 'The Talk' - which features Sharon Osbourne on its panel - for the Outstanding Talk Show award at the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23.
Ellen's 12 nods gives her the highest number of nods for a chat show this year, with Oprah Winfrey's self-titled series up for four accolades including Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show.
ABC soap opera 'General Hospital' earned the biggest number of nominations with 23, and kids TV series 'Sesame Street' managed 16 nods for prizes such as Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series.
'The View' producer Bill Geddie will be handed a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event for his 30-year service to the TV industry as a producer, writer and director.
Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said in a statement: ''Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry.
''When he and Barbara Walters created 'The View' 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.''
List of some of the nominations for the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
- 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
- 'Live With Regis and Kelly'
- 'The Talk'
- 'The View'
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
- 'The Dr. Oz Show'
- 'The Doctors'
Outstanding Morning Program
- 'Good Morning America'
Outstanding Talk Show Host
- Anderson Cooper, 'Anderson'
- Dr. Mehmet Oz, 'The Dr. Oz Show'
- Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, 'Live With Regis and Kelly'
- Rachael Ray, 'Rachael Ray'
- Dr. Lisa Masterson, Jillian Michales, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Travis Stork, and Wendy Walsh, 'The Doctors'
Outstanding Drama Series
- 'All My Children' (ABC)
- 'Days of Our Lives' (NBC)
- 'General Hospital' (ABC)
- 'The Young and the Restless' (CBS)
Outstanding Children's Animated Program
- 'Curious George' (PBS)
- 'Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness' (Nickelodeon)
- 'Peep & The Big Wide World' (PBS)
- 'Penguins of Madagascar' (Nickelodeon)
- 'Sid the Science Kid' (PBS)
- 'SpongeBob SquarePants' (Nickelodeon)
Outstanding Culinary Program
- 'Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction' (Food Network)
- 'Giada At Home' (Food Network)
- 'Guy's Big Bite' (Food Network)
- 'Sandwich King' (Food Network)
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
- 'BrainSurge' (Nickelodeon)
- 'Cash Cab' (Discovery Channel)
- 'Jeopardy!' (SYNDICATED)
- 'Let's Make A Deal' (CBS)
- 'Wheel of Fortune' (SYNDICATED)
- 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' (SYNDICATED)
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
- 'America's Court With Judge Ross'
- 'Judge Joe Brown'
- 'Last Shot With Judge Gunn'
- 'We the People With Gloria Allred'
Outstanding Lifestyle Program
- 'Chop Cut Rebuild'
- 'The Martha Stewart Show'
- 'My Generation'
- 'Rough Cut'
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