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General Hospital's Soapy Surprise & More: Five Things to Know About the Daytime Emmy Noms

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Port Charles is surely celebrating: General Hospital scored 23 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Wednesday, more than any other show.

The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives also fared well, earning 16 and 15 nods respectively. And family friendly programming didn't go unnoticed: Sesame Street alone pulled in 16 nominations.

But who else came out on top, and whose viewership is definitely not going unnoticed? Here are the five things you need to know about the daytime Emmy Nominations.

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1. Soap Opera Revenge: All My Children and One Life to Live were cancelled by ABC in 2011, but Emmy voters didn't forget them: Both programs earned 11 nods. All My Children will compete against Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless for Outstanding Drama Series.

2. Oprah's OWN: Her eponymous daytime talk show ended last May, but it nevertheless pulled in four nods. And even though her OWN network isn't exactly thriving, Super Soul Sunday earned a nomination for Outstanding Special Class Series.

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3. Swan Songs: Like Winfrey, Regis Philbin and Martha Stewart both either left or announced plans to leave their programs behind in 2011. Philbin, 80, is jointly nominated with Kelly Ripa for an Outstanding Talk Show Host Emmy, and Stewart's show is up for Outstanding Lifestyle Program.

4. Everyone Still Loves Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres show is up for 12 awards, including Outstanding Talk Show in Entertainment (as opposed to informative). The daytime show has already racked up 32 Emmy Awards. Guess all that dancing is paying off!

5. Very Important Kids: Who knew children's programming was held in such high regard? Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Penguins of Madagascar both earned 8 nods, while R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour earned 6. PBS was the second-most nominated network, largely in part to its shows for kids.

For the full list of nominees, check out www.emmys.tv. This year's Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be held June 23 in Beverly Hills.

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