As previously reported, the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced earlier today on "Good Morning America." While not all categories were released during the ABC broadcast, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has since revealed that CBS leads all broadcast and cable networks with a total of 50 nominations in multiple categories with PBS in second place with 44 and ABC third with 38.
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" has received a total of 15 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award nominations during calendar year 2012. With Susan Flannery departing the series after more than 25 years portraying matriarch Stephanie Forrester on the soap, the actress received her final nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Meanwhile, former co-star Katherine Kelly Lang received her first nomination in the 26 years she's portrayed Brooke Logan on the world's most popular daily drama series.