April 30, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Apr 30, 2008
I just came back from THE VIEW, where the Emmy nominations were announced. To say there was dismay in the green room would be an understatement — we're used to surprises but the list this year is so weighted to CBS, there are glaring omissions. There are some very worthy nominees but instead of the usual few "Huhs?" sprinkled in the group there are a number of head scratchers. As wonderful as it is to see DAYS stars rewarded (finally!) with some noms, what happened to GH? Only the Lead Actor and Supporting Actor categories are solid (I will never get tired of seeing Peter Bergman, Tony Geary and David Canary's names on the ballot and yay for Brian Kerwin), but the others are wildly skewed. And that's a shame because the Emmy awards show is an opportunity to showcase the best daytime, and this year much of the best of daytime wasn't invited to the party. ABC, the network airing the show, is savvy enough to figure out a way to produce an entertaining couple of hours, but they'll have their work cut out for them.