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The Disney/ABC Television Group received 68 nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards announced today in New York City. “General Hospital” is the most honored show with 23 nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Drama Series. Executive producer of “The View” and “The Barbara Walters Specials” Bill Geddie will receive the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as writer, producer and director over his more than 30-year television career. “The View” received its 13th nomination for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment. ABC News’ “Good Morning America” received its sixth consecutive nomination for Outstanding Morning Program; “GMA” has won the award in three out of five years since the category was created.

The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bill Geddie, executive producer of “The View.” Mr. Geddie, along with Barbara Walters, serves as executive producer of “The View,” ABC’s critically acclaimed live talk and entertainment program produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions. Mr. Geddie has also partnered with Ms. Walters for the past 25 years as executive producer of “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “The 10 Most Fascinating People,” which he also co-writes and directs. He and Ms. Walters joined creative forces over 15 years ago for “The View” and have watched their original idea of women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day evolve into one of Daytime’s most popular and talked-about programs.

Disney-ABC Domestic Television receives a total of four nominations. “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” is honored with two nods, including in the Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment category, as well as Outstanding Talk Show Host for Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, which marks the 21th nomination for both the show and its hosts. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” receives two nominations, including Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show and Outstanding Game Show Host for Meredith Vieira, who has won in this category twice before, in 2005 and 2009.

Joining “General Hospital” with a nod for Outstanding Drama Series is “All My Children” with its final nomination in the category. The Lead Actress and Actor categories comprise a distinguished list of previous winners. Emmy winner Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard on “All My Children”), six-time winner Erika Slezak (Viki Lord on “One Life to Live”) and last year’s winner, Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos on “General Hospital”), are each honored with nominations in the Lead Actress category. Emmy winner Maurice Benard (Michael ‘Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. on “General Hospital”), six-time winner Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer on “General Hospital”), two-time winner Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard on “All My Children”) and Emmy winner Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan on “One Life to Live”) each receive nominations in the Lead Actor category.

Emmy winner Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis on “General Hospital”) receives a nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, along with previous nominees Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber on “General Hospital”) and Melissa Claire Egan for her role as Annie Chandler on “All My Children.” Four-time Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital”) receives a nomination in the Supporting Actor category, along with third-time nominee Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli on “General Hospital”), Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler, “General Hospital”) and second-time nominee Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake on “General Hospital”).

Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos on “General Hospital”) receives his second consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Younger Actor category, along with first-time nominees Nathan Parsons (Ethan Lovett on “General Hospital”) and Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan on “One Life to Live”).

ABC receives three nominations for the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Live Action, Outstanding Special Class Directing and Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control.

Disney Channel receives six nominations, including four for its Disney Junior programming: “3rd & Bird!” – Outstanding Pre-school Children’s Series and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series; “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” – Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special; and “A Poem Is…” – Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program. Also nominated in the Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program category is Disney Channel’s “The Time I…(Dyslexia)” and “The Time I…(Shoes).”

Disney XD is honored with two nominations in the Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic category for “I’m in the Band Flipbook” and “Pair of Kings Flipbook.”

The complete list of Disney/ABC Television Group nominees includes:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN – ABC
GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S SERIES
BORN TO EXPLORE – ABC

OUTSTANDING GAME/AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE — SYN

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM
GOOD MORNING AMERICA – ABC

OUTSTANDING PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S SERIES
3RD & BIRD! – DISNEY CHANNEL

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EPISODIC
DISNEY XD: I’M IN THE BAND FLIPBOOK – DISNEY XD
DISNEY XD: PAIR OF KINGS FLIPBOOK – DISNEY XD
GENERAL HOSPITAL: “BRENDA WEDDING & KIDNAPPING” – ABC

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/ENTERTAINMENT
LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY – SYN
THE VIEW — ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
DEBBI MORGAN, AS ANGIE HUBBARD ON ALL MY CHILDREN – ABC
ERIKA SLEZAK, AS VIKI LORD ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC
LAURA WRIGHT, AS CARLY CORINTHOS JACKS ON GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
MAURICE BENARD, AS MICHAEL “SONNY “CORINTHOS, JR. ON GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
ANTHONY GEARY, AS LUKE SPENCER ON GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
DARNELL WILLIAMS, AS JESSE HUBBARD ON ALL MY CHILDREN – ABC
ROBERT S. WOODS, AS BO BUCHANAN ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE – ABC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, AS ANNIE CHANDLER ON ALL MY CHILDREN – ABC
NANCY LEE GRAHN, AS ALEXIS DAVIS ON GENERAL HOSITAL — ABC
REBECCA HERBST, AS ELIZABETH WEBBER ON GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BRADFORD ANDERSON, AS DAMIEN SPINELLI ON GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
SEAN BLAKEMORE, AS SHAWN BUTLER ON GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC
JONATHAN JACKSON, AS LUCKY SPENCER ON GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC
JASON THOMPSON, AS PATRICK DRAKE ON GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
EDDIE ALDERSON, AS MATTHEW BUCHANAN ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC
CHAD DUELL, AS MICHAEL CORINTHOS ON GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
NATHAN PARSONS, AS ETHAN LOVETT ON GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST
MEREDITH VIEIRA, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE – SYN

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST
REGIS PHILBIN AND KELLY RIPA, LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY — SYN

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR A CASTING DIRECTOR FOR A DRAMA SERIES
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE – ABC

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIVE & DIRECT-TO-TAPE SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA SERIES
GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A
DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE — ABC

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR A DRAMA SERIES
GENERAL HOSPITAL “DUST” — ABC
ONE LIFE TO LIVE “ONE LIFE”– ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL DIRECTION/ELECTRONIC CAMERA/VIDEO CONTROL FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN — ABC
GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A TALK SHOW/MORNING
THE VIEW — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DIRECTION
THE VIEW — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIVE & DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING
THE VIEW — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
THE VIEW – ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING – LIVE ACTION
DISNEY PARKS CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE — ABC

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS DIRECTING
DISNEY PARKS CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE — ABC

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL DIRECTION/ELECTRONIC CAMERA/VIDEO CONTROL
DISNEY PARKS CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE — ABC
THE VIEW – ABC

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A CHILDREN’S SERIES
3RD & BIRD! – DISNEY CHANNEL

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT DAYTIME
A POEM IS… – DISNEY CHANNEL
THE TIME I…(DYSLEXIA) – DISNEY CHANNEL
THE TIME I…(SHOES) – DISNEY CHANNEL

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION
GENERAL HOSPITAL — ABC

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR AN ANIMATED SERIES OR SPECIAL
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES – DISNEY CHANNEL

The Daytime Emmy Awards presentation will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards presentation will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

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