TV's few remaining soap operas face off at Daytime Emmy Awards

Beth Harris, The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It's survival of the fittest among the shrinking number of soap operas at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Sunday's ceremony pits the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks against one that found new life on the Internet.

Top-rated "The Young and the Restless" takes on last year's winner "General Hospital," ''Days of Our Lives," ''The Bold and the Beautiful" and online refugee "One Life to Live" for best daytime drama honours at the 40th annual ceremony.

Among daytime talk shows, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has a leading 11 nominations.

"Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion, along with HLN network's A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade, host the ceremony airing live Sunday night from the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.