Here are the Daytime Emmy nominations. Kelly Ripa, Rosie O'Donnell, and of course, Susan Lucci are some of the soaps' biggest hopefuls
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You know it’s nearly spring when the robins appear, the crocuses bloom, and Susan Lucci gets a Daytime Emmy nomination. Lucci, whose role as Erica Kane on ”All My Children” had earned her 20 nominations and 1 win, picked up her 21st nod as the Daytime Emmy nominations were announced Wednesday.

Other notable names on the list include Kelly Ripa, nominated as both a supporting actress on ”AMC” and as cohost of ”Live with Regis and Kelly.” (Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, was also nominated for his supporting role on ”AMC.”) As a daytime hosts, Ripa and Regis Philbin are up against Rosie O’Donnell, who’s won this category and best talk show four years running, as well as Montel Williams and the team of Barbara Walters et al from ”The View.”

”AMC” was the most nominated show, with 21 nods, followed by ”As the World Turns” (17) and “Guiding Light” (14). Among the networks, CBS earned the most nominations (55), with ABC and PBS tying for second with 49. Syndicators earned 38 nominations, followed by Showtime (17), NBC (11), the Disney Channel (8), the WB (7), and Nickelodeon (6).

Surprise omissions included ”AMC”’s David Canary, who plays two roles on the soap; Kim Zimmer, left off despite the nomination of ”GL” partner Robert Newman, and Ashley Olsen, whose twin Mary-Kate was nominated (Best Performer in a Children’s Series) for her nearly identical work on ABC Family’s ”So Little Time.” Actually, the Olsen twins seem to be pleased that someone over age 16 can tell them apart. ”They don’t have any problem if people perceive them differently from time to time, because they’re different people and they consider themselves different,” an Olsen spokesman told the New York Post.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on CBS on May 17. Here are the highlights among the nominations.

Drama series
”All My Children”
”The Young and the Restless”
”As the World Turns”
”One Life to Live”

Lead actress in a drama series
Susan Lucci, ”All My Children”
Martha Byrne, ”As the World Turns”
Susan Flannery, ”The Bold and the Beautiful”
Finola Hughes, ”All My Children”
Colleen Zenk Pinter, ”As the World Turns”

Lead actor in a drama series
Peter Bergman, ”The Young & the Restless”
Jack Scalia, ”All My Children”
Vincent Irizarry, ”All My Children”
Hunt Block, ”As the World Turns”
Robert Newman, ”Guiding Light”

Supporting actress in a drama series
Maura West, ”As the World Turns”
Kelly Ripa, ”All My Children”
Kelley Hensley, ”As the World Turns”
Beth Ehlers, ”Guiding Light”
Crystal Chappell, ”Guiding Light”

Supporting actor in a drama series
Josh Duhamel, ”All My Children”
Benjamin Hendrickson, ”As the World Turns”
Mark Consuelos, ”All My Children”
Cameron Mathison, ”All My Children”
Paul Leyden, ”As the World Turns”

Talk show
”The Rosie O’Donnell Show”
”Live With Regis and Kelly”
”The View”
”The Montel Williams Show”

Talk show host
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, ”Live with Regis and Kelly”
Rosie O’Donnell, ”The Rosie O’Donnell Show,”
Barbara Walters, Star Jones, Meredith Viera, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, ”The View”
Montel Williams, ”The Montel Williams Show”

Game show host
Alex Trebek, ”Jeopardy!”
Bob Barker, ”The Price is Right”
Ben Stein and Nancy Pimental, ”Win Ben Stein’s Money”
Pat Sajak, ”Wheel of Fortune”

Game or audience participation show
”The Price is Right”
”Hollywood Squares”
”Win Ben Stein’s Money”

Service show
”Martha Stewart Living”
”This Old House”
”Essence of Emeril”
”The Christopher Lowell Show”
”Wolfgang Puck”

All My Children
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