Friday, June 14, 2024

Daytime Emmys: Wendy Williams Nominated for Best Talk Show Host Despite Living in a Sober Home, She’s Only the Individual vs. Teams Like “The View” and “The Talk”


The Daytime Emmy Awards nominations are out. “Days of our Lives” scored a huge 27 nominations in all categories, from Best Soap to writing, directing, etc. They picked up 15 acting nominations, which is also unprecedented. Ironically, many of those actors have left the show. “Days of our Lives.” from NBC and Sony Television, operates on a shoestring. They sweat it out every year to see if they’re renewed. But headwriter Ron Carlivati brought them back from the brink of cancellation. Good job!

Other unusual Daytime nominees are in categories like animation, where Oscar nominee Ruth Negga got a nod.

Wendy Williams, who this week admitted she’s living in a sober house and bravely battling personal demons, was nominated for Best Talk Show Host. She’s the only individual host, pitting her against “The View,” The Talk,” “Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest,” and “The Real.”

There are dozens of categories. There’s something for everyone! Too bad everyone can’t win. But “Barney Miller” star Max Gail is a shoo-in to win Best Supporting Actor for his Alzheimer’s story on “General Hospital.” And Beth Maitland, from “The Young and the Restless,” should win Best Supporting Actress. The rest is a cliffhanger!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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