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Sony Pictures Television Garners 48 Daytime Emmy® Award Nominations Including Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Talk Show/Informative and Outstanding Game Show

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The Young and the Restless Leads the Daytime Dramas with 26 Nominations while Days of our Lives Posts 14 Nominations

The Dr. Oz Show Garners Fifth Consecutive Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show/Informational and Outstanding Talk Show Host

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Both Earn Nominations for Outstanding Game Show

The Queen Latifah Show Earns Two Nominations in its Debut Season

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry's leading content providers, garnered 48 Daytime Emmy Award nominations today, with nods for Outstanding Drama Series for both Young and The Restless and Days of our Lives, the fifth consecutive nomination for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative for The Dr. Oz Show and for Dr. Oz himself as Outstanding Talk Show Host and nominations for Outstanding Game Show for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! among others.   

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The Dr. Oz Show, which will be entering into its sixth season in September, was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Informational for the fifth consecutive year. The Dr. Oz Show production team is led by executive producers Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro. This is also Dr. Mehmet Oz's fifth nomination as Outstanding Talk Show Host.  The show received a nomination as well for Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program.

The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television.  Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. 

Sony also received multiple daytime Emmy nominations for their perennial favorite soap operas – The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives, earning a total of 40 noms for the two shows, including a leading 26 nominations for Young and the Restless and 14 nominations for last year's Outstanding Drama Series, Days of our Lives.

Nominations for Y&R Include:

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Peter Bergman, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Doug Davidson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Christian LeBlanc, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Billy Miller, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Melissa Claire Egan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Amelia Heinle, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Elizabeth Hendrickson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Burton, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series
Hunter King, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS  

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series
Max Ehrich, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Daniel Polo, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Casting Director
Judy Blye Wilson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Special Class Special
Jeanne Cooper Tribute, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Technical Team

Multi Camera Editing

Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing

Music Direction & Composition

Original Song
"Make Me Remember" - THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
"While We Can" – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Costume Designer
Mary Iannelli, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Outstanding Lighting Direction
William Roberts & Ray Thompson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Hairstyling

Makeup

The Young and the Restless, now in its 41st year on air, has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 25 years.  The Young and the Restless remains as topical and revolutionary as it has been through 41 years (as of March 26, 2014), entertaining as well as educating its audience daily on a variety of topics, which have included alcoholism, smoking, breast cancer awareness, sexual harassment, date rape, illiteracy, HIV drug testing, domestic violence, drug addiction, Internet predators and foster care. Y&R has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including multiple NAACP Image Awards and Peoples' Choice Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama. Y&R has garnered 434 Daytime Emmy nominations and is the only daytime drama to have received 123 Daytime Emmy Awards. Three actors from the acclaimed series have received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame include Jeanne Cooper in 1995, Eric Braeden in 2007, and Kate Linder in 2008. The show is broadcast weekdays on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Jill Farren Phelps serves as Executive Producer with supervising producers John Fisher and Tony Morina and producer Mary O'LearyJosh Griffith and Shelly Altman are head writers with co-head writers Tracey Thomson.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in over 25 countries internationally. The show has garnered 36 Emmy Awards and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People's Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards.

Nominations for Days of our Lives include:

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Eileen Davidson, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Arianne Zucker, DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Eric Martsolf, DAYS OF OUR LIVES    

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series
Chandler Massey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Outstanding Casting Director
Marnie Saitta, DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Outstanding Technical Team

Multi Camera Editing

Music Direction & Composition

Original Song 
 "A Love That Never Ends" – DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Costume Designer
Jayne Marie Kehoe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Hairstyling

Makeup

Both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! earned nominations for Outstanding Game Show, with Wheel of Fortune earning an additional nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction.

Now in its 31st season, America's Game® Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.  It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.

Jeopardy!, America's Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are celebrating 30 years of "answers and questions." The top-rated quiz show in syndication, Jeopardy!, has become a pop culture phenomenon and holds the Guinness World Record for the most Emmy awards won by a TV game show (30 Emmys). In 2014, Jeopardy!, won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. Jeopardy!, is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp.

In its debut season, The Queen Latifah Show received two Daytime Emmy® Nominations; the first for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction and a second for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling.

The Queen Latifah Show is a syndicated daytime, entertainment talk-variety series that showcases Queen Latifah's extraordinary range of talents as a global entertainment icon. The show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, and is cleared on major station groups around the country, including the CBS Television Stations. Corin Nelson serves as Executive Producer.  

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms.  In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 16 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.

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