Shrinking soaps vie for Daytime Emmy Awards

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's survival of the fittest among shrinking 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 honors 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 at 8 p.m. EDT on HLN from the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.

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