The nominations for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmys came out today, with eight nominations each for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and comedian-laden The Electric Company, plus three nods for the soon-to-be-cancelled Bonnie Hunt Show. Awards will be handed out June 27 in Las Vegas, televised on CBS. You can view the full list of nominees here.
Also of note for the comedy community…
- Ben Bailey is up again for outstanding game show host for Emmy-winning Cash Cab, and he'll be facing Wayne Brady (new Let's Make a Deal) in addition to his usual suspect competition of Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek and not-so-usual Carnie Wilson (for new Newlywed Game on GSN).
- Jeff Foxworthy's Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader is also up for outstanding game show.
- Clean House, with Niecy Nash and Matt Iseman, is up for lifestyle program and special class special.
- Amy Poehler is up for outstanding performer in an animated program for Nickelodeon's The Mighty B!
- Bonnie Hunt is up for outstanding talk show host, against The View ladies, Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz and Regis and Kelly.
- And comedy nerds will recognize Jason Woliner's nomination for outstanding direction in a children's series (The Electric Company).