Plus, longtime 'Y&R' fave Lauralee Bell garners her first-ever acting nomination
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The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless will battle for daytime domination — or at least a daytime Emmy — opposite Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, it was announced today.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show will once again vie for the title of Outstanding Talk Show opposite The Real, The View, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Talk. And in an exciting first for Y&R fans, Lauralee Bell garnered her first-ever nomination in the Supporting Actress category for playing Christine Williams, despite starring on and off in daytime for a gazillion years. Too bad no one will see her tears on TV, should she earn the golden trophy: The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys won’t be on the small screen this year.

“After last year’s critically successful Daytime telecast, it is with great disappointment that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces that there will not be a broadcast of the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said President Bob Maurot. “After months of negotiations to find show sponsorship, the NATAS Executive Board has decided that the current climate for awards shows prohibits the possibility of a telecast this year.”

The awards ceremony will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles on May 1.

Here are some of the key categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Divorce Court

Hot Bench

Judge Judy

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

The People’s Court

Outstanding Game Show


Let’s Make A Deal

Monopoly Millionaires’ Club

The Price Is Right

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Outstanding Morning Program

CBS Sunday Morning

CBS This Morning

Good Morning America


Outstanding Talk Show/Informative

The Chew

The Dr. Oz Show

Larry King Now

The Doctors

The Kitchen

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Real

The View

The Wendy Williams Show

The Talk

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Tracey Bregman

Kassie de Pavia

Mary Beth Evans

Finola Hughes

Maura West

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Tyler Christopher

Anthony Geary

Justin Hartley

Christian LeBlanc

Kristoff St. John

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lauralee Bell

Jessica Collins

Linsey Godfrey

Peggy McCay

Melissa Reeves

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryton James

Shawn Blakemore

Steve Burton

Jacob Young

Dominic Zamprogna

The entire list of nominations can be found here.