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John Tartaglia and one of the Sprites
John Tartaglia and one of the Sprites Photo by Disney Channel

Nominations for the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced live on ABC's "The View" April 30. The awards, honoring excellence in television programming airing 2 AM-6 PM, will be presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood June 20. ABC will broadcast the awards live at 8 PM ET.

Legally Blonde: The Musical earned nominations for Outstanding Special Class Directing and Outstanding Special Class Special. The Oct. 13 broadcast and its subsequent airings were viewed by a total of 12.5 million viewers.

Avenue Q Tony nominee John Tartaglia — soon to be seen in the world premiere of Shrek The Musical — earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for "Johnny and the Sprites." The Disney Channel production was also acknowledged with nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design as well as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation.

Nominees for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program include Christopher Lloyd for "Cyberchase" on PBS and two-time Tony nominee Eartha Kitt for "Disney's The Emperor's New School" on the Disney Channel.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum veteran Whoopi Goldberg was nominated alongside her "View" co-hosts for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

For a full list of nominees visit

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