Daytime Emmy Awards Will Air on HLN; Wayne Brady, Michael Feinstein, Darnell Williams Among 2012 Nominees

By Michael Gioia
May 25, 2012

The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented June 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Wayne Brady, who was seen on Broadway in Chicago, is among the 2012 nominees.



The Daytime Emmys, which recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television, will air on the HLN network beginning at 8 PM ET. CBS, which aired the Emmys the previous two years, declined to make room on its schedule for the 2012 telecast.

Bill Geddie, executive producer of ABC's "The View," will be presented with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a writer, producer and director.

Brady, who was also seen in the Hollywood Bowl production of Rent, received a nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host of "Let's Make a Deal." Among the nominees for Outstanding Talk Show Host are Anderson Cooper, who voiced the Narrator in the recent rival of How to Succeed, and Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa ("Live! With Regis and Kelly").

Other stage actors who received nominations include Bradford Anderson (Celebration reading) and Anthony Geary (Big Art Labs' Into the Woods) for "General Hospital"; Matthew Ashford (Music Circus' I Do! I Do!) for "Days of Our Lives"; John McCook (West Side Story) and Heather Tom (Prymate) for "The Bold and the Beautiful"; and Darnell Williams (Angels in America) for "All My Children."

Additionally, Michael Feinstein (All About Me) and Bill Schermerhorn were nominated for their song "Jolly Dream Pirates," which was featured on the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Schermerhorn and Doug Katsaros (Altar Boyz) were nominated for "(Won't You) Join Our Parade," which was also performed at the Parade.

For more information and a complete list of nominations, visit EmmyOnline.tv.