The 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented today at The Beverly Hilton, marking their return to Southern California after two years in Las Vegas.
The ceremony will resemble a Golden Globe-type setting, where nominees and their guests are seated at tables, said Malachy Wienges, chairman of the New York City-based National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which administers the Daytime Emmy Awards.
The National Academy operates independently of the North Hollywood-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which conducts the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Golden Globe awards are also held at The Beverly Hilton.
The ceremony will be shown live on cable’s HLN beginning at 5 p.m.
“We are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all of the genres that make daytime television part of our daily lives — daytime
dramas, children’s and animation programming, game shows, courtroom, talk, culinary and the morning shows,” Wienges said.
“All My Children,” which ended its nearly 42-year run on ABC Sept. 23, is among the nominees for outstanding drama series, along with ABC’s last remaining daytime drama, “General Hospital”; NBC’s last remaining daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” and CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”
The ceremony will include tributes to “All My Children,” and a second ABC daytime drama canceled last year, “One Life to Live.”
Discovery Channel’s canceled “Cash Cab” gets the chance to add to the Emmys it won as outstanding game or audience participation show in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The other nominees are “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” which shared the award last year, and a third syndicated series, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”; Nickelodeon’s “BrainSurge”; and CBS’ “Let’s Make a Deal.” “Cash Cab’s” Ben Bailey, named as outstanding game show host each of the past two years, is nominated again, competing against Meredith Viera of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” the 2005 and 2009 winner; Todd Newton of The Hub’s “Family Game Night”; and Wayne Brady of “Let’s Make a Deal.”
The syndicated “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is seeking its third consecutive victory as outstanding talk show-entertainment. The other nominees are the syndicated “Live with Regis and Kelly”; CBS’ “The Talk”; and ABC’s “The View.”
ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today” are the nominees for outstanding morning program.
The first-year series “Anderson” will try to knock off last year’s winner for outstanding talk show-information, “The Dr. Oz Show.” The other
nominee is “The Doctors,” the 2010 winner.
Bill Geddie, the executive producer of “The View,” will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a writer, producer and director in his more than 30-year television career. Barbara Walters, one of the hosts of “The View,” will present the award to Geddie.
The ceremony honors programs broadcast from 2 a.m.- 6 p.m. in 2011.