With Hollywood royalty scoring nods, the annual awards celebrate television's best

Kelly1Facebook/The Kelly Clarkson ShowOne of the great Daytime Emmy ironies of recent years was that even though the bulk of the nominees came from linear television, the ceremony couldn’t be seen there.

It was streamed instead by several websites, but this year, it’s back on TV. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences signed a two-year deal to return the event to CBS—its broadcast home for many years previous—starting with the 48th annual edition this Friday night.

Some aspects are surprises, such as (other than for sound mixing) the absence of ABC’s The View, last year’s winner for Outstanding Informative Talk Show. Others aren’t so surprising, as with the Outstanding Drama Series category being filled by... all four ongoing broadcast-network daytime dramas (ABC’s General Hospital leads them with 17 nominations). And among names satisfying to see are Alex Trebek and Larry King, both nominated posthumously (for, respectively, the syndicated game show Jeopardy! and the multiple-outlet talk program Larry King Now).

Notable newcomers among the Daytime Emmy contenders include the syndicated Drew Barrymore Show—whose host also landed her own bid—and ABC’s GMA3: What You Need to Know, which supplanted Strahan, Sara & Keke as a supposedly temporary weekday offering tied largely to information on the coronavirus pandemic, but eventually became a permanent replacement. Its hosting trio of Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes and Dr. Jennifer Ashton are also Daytime Emmy-nominated.

Here are a list of the nominees in a number of key categories...

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

  • The Drew Barrymore Show (syndicated)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • The Kelly Clarkson Show (syndicated)
  • Live With Kelly and Ryan (syndicated)
  • Today With Hoda & Jenna (NBC)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

  • Today’s 3rd Hour (NBC)
  • GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)
  • Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
  • Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)
  • Tamron Hall (syndicated)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • Days of our Lives (NBC)
  • General Hospital (ABC)
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Morning Show

  • CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
  • Good Morning America (ABC)
  • Sunday Today With Willie Geist (NBC)
  • Today (NBC)

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards air Friday, June 25th at 8 p.m. on Global & CBS