Purple Star Goldsberry and O'Donnell Will Go for Daytime Emmy Gold

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Reneé Elise Goldsberry — part of the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple — and Rosie O'Donnell are among the nominees for the 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

The nominations were announced March 14 for the ceremony that will take place June 15 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. CBS-TV will broadcast the annual event live from 9-11 PM ET. Goldsberry played the role of Nettie in The Color Purple. The actress — who also appeared on Broadway as Nala in The Lion King — was Emmy-nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for her work on ABC's "One Life to Live." She will vie against co-star Heather Tom (Prymate).

Broadway producer (Taboo), star (Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical) and cheerleader O'Donnell was nominated with her "View" co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck for Outstanding Talk Show Host. They will compete against Dr. Phil McGraw, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Ray, Tyra Banks — for their respective self-titled shows — and "Soap Talk" co-hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway.

For a full list of nominees, visit emmyonline.org.

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