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Nickelodeon bags six Emmy nominations

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Children's channel Nickelodeon may suffer from a lack of visibility in India but abroad its shows are growing in popularity. More proof of this is provided in the fact that the network has snagged six daytime Emmy nominations for shows like Blues Clues and Little Bill.

The 29th edition of the Daytime Emmy Awards will be held at New York's famous Madison Square Garden on 17 May. The awards given out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, will be broadcast on CBS.

One of the nominations for Nickelodeon's Blues Clues was in the Pre- School Children's Series category. It goes up against PBS' Sesame Street. Little Bill has been nominated in the special class animated programme category.

In the Children's Series category, the Disney Channel, expected to launch in India soon, pops up with Even Stevens. Competition includes PBS' Reading Rainbow, Between the Lions and Zoom.

ABC's programme All My Children led the scorecard with 21 nominations. CBS took 55 nominations, while ABC and PBS had 49 each. The Showtime cable network and NBC got 17 and 11 nominations respectively. Syndicated programming combined for 38 nominations.

In the lead actress category Susan Flannery has been nominated for 'The Bold and the Beautiful' which continues to air on Star World. Her competition includes Susan Lucci and Finola Hughes for All My Children, Colleen Zenk Pinter and Martha Byrne for As the World Turns.

Lead Actor sees Jack Scalia and Vincent Irizarry for All My Children along with Robert Newman for Guiding Light the longest running soap on the tube.

For Best Talk Show the nominees are The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View and The Montel Williams Show.

The Game Show category sees Hollywood Squares which used to air on Star World going up against Jeopardy!, The Price Is Right and Win Ben Stein's Money.

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