Dr Oz, Ellen & Regis Philbin Vie For 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards

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39th Daytime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

Your favorite talk show host was probably nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award today. The nominations included fan favorites like Dr Oz, as well as recently retired daytime legend Regis Philbin, for whom this is one last chance at Emmy glory.

While the stars of your favorite primetime shows are rewarded at their own awards ceremony, the hardworking daytime teams behind your favorite talk shows, soaps, children’s programs and game shows get their own recognition each summer.

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2012 Daytime Emmy Nominees

Daytime newcomer Anderson Cooper and retiree Regis Philbin will face off for Daytime Emmy Awards in June 2012.

Here are the talk show highlights from among the nominations, announced May 9 2012 on NBC’s Today Show. Award winners will be announced and statuettes will be handed out on June 23 2012.

Since 2008, the talk show category has been split, giving separate awards to top talkers in entertainment and informative categories.

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2012 Daytime Emmy Nominees – Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Live with Regis and Kelly
  • The Talk
  • The View

Rachael Ray won in ‘08 and ‘09 in this category. But Ellen is the reigning queen two years running. Will she make it a three-peat, or will Regis get some love for his swan song season?

2012 Daytime Emmy Nominees – Outstanding Informative Talk Show

  • Anderson
  • The Dr Oz Show
  • The Doctors

The Doctors won in 2012, while Dr Oz took home last year’s trophy. Will the Academy stick with medical experts, or is newbie Anderson Cooper going to get some notice, despite his unimpressive ratings?

2012 Daytime Emmy Nominees – Outstanding Talk Show Host

  • Anderson Cooper, Anderson
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr Oz Show
  • Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa, Live with Regis and Kelly
  • Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray
  • Dr. Lisa Masterson, Jillian Michaels, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Travis Stork and Wendy Walsh, The Doctors

Voters in this category love Dr Oz. He won in 2010, and tied last year with Regis & Kelly. But they’re hope for The Doctors ensemble; the academy recognized the panel from The View in 2009.

2012 Daytime Emmy Awards – Bill Geddie Lifetime Achievement

Barbara Walters’ right hand man, talk show veteran and The View executive producer Bill Geddie, will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the May 23 2012 awards ceremony.

Where To Watch The 39th Daytime Emmy Awards

As for a telecast of the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards, it’s expected to land at cable news channel HLN. After bouncing around over the last few years, its 2012 TV home has been up in the air. Though an official announcement has yet to be made, HLN is rumored to be the frontrunner.

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