ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress.
Nominations were announced Tuesday for the 42nd annual awards. The ceremony will be held on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank, Calif., on April 26, televised on the Pop network.
The other top soap operas, "The Young and the Restless" (25 nominations); "The Bold and the Beautiful" (19 nominations) and "Days of Our Lives" (16 nominations) were the other shows with the most potential trophies.
"Sesame Street" earned 13 nominations and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" had 10.
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" and NBC's "Days of Our Lives" joined "General Hospital among the nominees for best soap opera.
Best actress nominees for daytime drama were Peggy McCay and Alison Sweeney of "Days of Our Lives," Maura West and Laura Wright of "General Hospital" and Gina Tognoni of "The Young and the Restless."
Best actor nominees for a soap were Anthony Geary and Jason Thompson of "General Hospital" and Christian LeBlanc and Billy Miller of "The Young and the Restless."
Nominees for supporting actress are Linsey Godfrey of "The Bold and the Beautiful," Amelia Heinle and Elizabeth Hendrickson of "The Young and the Restless" and Finola Hughes and Lisa Locicero of "General Hospital."
Supporting actor nominees are Scott Clifton and Jacob Young of "The Bold and the Beautiful," Chad Duell of "General Hospital," and Kristoff St. John of "The Young and the Restless."
Nominees for best game show were "Family Feud" (syndicated), "Jeopardy!" (syndicated) and "The Price is Right" (CBS).