DeGeneres' show won last year's award for best talk show in its freshman season and will be competing in that category this year against "The View," "Live With Regis & Kelly," "Dr. Phil" and "Soap Talk."
"All My Children" will compete for best drama series, with its star Michael E. Knight nominated for best actor along with 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."
Oddly, the eight nominees for best actress didn't include anyone from "All My Children" or the seemingly perennial nominee Susan Lucci.
The best actress nominees were: 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."
"Martha Stewart Living" received three nominations. With her
release from prison scheduled for Sunday, Stewart will be able to attend
the awards ceremony, scheduled for May 20 at Radio City Music Hall
in New York. CBS will televise the 32nd annual awards.
"General Hospital" and "Guiding Light" both received 13 nominations, as did the venerable children's show "Sesame Street."
From the set of television's longest-running dramatic series, "Guiding Light" in New York City, The Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen revealed the nominees for the 32nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
This year's nominations were announced by six of daytime's stars, starting with talk show host Maury Povich and Judi Evans from "Days of our Lives."
Povich began with the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. And the nominees are:
Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder) - "As The World Turns," CBS
Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) - "The Bold And The Beautiful," CBS
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) - "General Hospital," ABC
Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne) - "Guiding Light," CBS
Erika Slezak (Victoria Davidson) - "One Live To Live," ABC
Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), "One Live To Live," ABC
Juliet Mills (Tabitha Lenix), "Passions" - NBC
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) "The Young And The Restless," CBS
Next, Evans read the nominees for Lead Actor in a drama series.
Michael E Knight (Tad Martin) - "All My Children," ABC
Roger Howarth (Paul Ryan) - "As The World Turns," CBS
Jack Wagner (Nick Marone) - "The Bold And The Beautiful," CBS
Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) - "General Hospital," ABC
Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), "Guiding Light," CBS
Christian J LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), "The Young And The Restless," CBS
Povich read the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama series, the nominees are:
Jeff Branson (Jonathan Lavery) - "All My Children," ABC
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) - "All My Children," ABC
Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) - "All My Children," ABC
Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) - "General Hospital," ABC
Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper) - "Guiding Light," CBS
Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) - "The Young And The Restless," CBS
Cameron Mathison of "All My Children" continued by reading the nominees in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series. They are:
Natalia Livingston (Emily Quartermaine) - "General Hospital," ABC
Robin Christopher (Skye Chandler Quartermaine) - "General Hospital," ABC
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) - "Guiding Light," CBS
Heather Tom (Kelly Cramer) - "One Live To Live," ABC
Ilene Kristen (Roxanne Balsom) - "One Live To Live," ABC
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) - "The Young And The Restless," CBS
Bree Williamson of "One Life To Live," read the nominees for Outstanding Performer in a children's series. They are:
Donovan Patton - "Blue's Clues," Nickelodeon.
Jeff Corwin - "Jeff Corwin Unleashed," Discovery Kids.
Kevin Clash, "Sesame Street"
Mathison followed with the nominees for Outstanding Talk Show Host. They are:
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw - "Dr. Phil."
Ellen DeGeneres - "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Regis Philbin And Kelly Ripa - "Live With Regis And Kelly."
Lisa Rinna - "Soaptalk"
Meredith Viera, Star Jones Reynolds, Joy Behar, Elizabeth Hassleback and Barbara Walters - "The View"
"Guiding Light's" Crystal Chappell read the nominees for Outstanding Talk Show. They are:
"Dr. Phil," syndicated.
"The Ellen DegGneres Show," syndicated.
"Live With Regis And Kelly,"
And the final category read was for Outstanding Drama Series by "As The World Turns" Jon Hensley. They are:
"All My Children," ABC
"As The World Turns," CBS
"General Hospital," ABC
"The Young And The Restless," CBS
The 32nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented from New York's famed Radio City Musical Hall on May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on CBS.