On May 1, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed its nominees for the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards via an official press release. Ellen DeGeneres, “Live with Kelly & Michael,” “Rachael Ray,” “The Talk” and “The View” all received nominations on Thursday for Outstanding Talk Show. The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will honor the best in daytime television that aired from Jan. 1-Dec. 1, 2013. This year’s awards gala is set to take place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award every year since 2004. DeGeneres took home the statuette in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. The show has a very good chance of winning again in 2014.
“Live with Kelly & Michael” has been doing very well in the ratings ever since Michael Strahan joined Kelly Ripa in 2012. Their chemistry was contagious and ratings surged 87% in all key demos. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hosts in 2011 and 2012. “Live” may be a ratings success, but it will have a hard time beating Ellen DeGeneres or “The View.”
Because this is Barbara Walter’s last year on “The View,” the daytime talk show has been very popular with viewers lately. As reported by Inside TV, all 11 co-hosts (including Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Rosie O’Donnell) will reunite for Barbara’s swan song and last show on May 15. Because of all the hoopla surrounding “The View,” it could potentially upset “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards.
“Rachael Ray” and “The Talk” also received nominations in 2014, but both have practically no chance at winning a Daytime Emmy this year.