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Merv Griffin gets lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmies

MUMBAI: The National Television Academy in the US has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The ceremony will air on US broadcaster CBS on 20 May 2005 from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall

 



ABC received 53 nominations. CBS got 47 nominations. This year’s lifetime achievement award will be presented to Merv Griffin, host of the Emmy Award-winning The Merv Griffin Show and creator of popular game shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. Griffin has received a total of 32 Daytime Emmy nominations and 10 wins throughout his career. In addition the National Television Academy will honour Julia Child posthumously. She is America’s first celebrity chef, who has hosted numerous shows including Cooking with Master Chefs.

All My Children received 18 nominations. Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is a risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands. The show kicked off in 1970. The longest running soap on television Guiding Light which started in 1952 got 13 nominations along with General Hospital and the pre school series Sesame Street..

 

 

The Daytime Emmy Awards are presented to daytime television programmes that are aired between 2 am and 6 pm. The eligibility period for all awards was 1 January 2004 to 31 December, 2004. The show will be produced by Dick Clark Productions which also does the Golden Globes

 

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