Hit U.S. soap opera The Young And The Restless looks set to dominate the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards after landing a whopping 23 nominations.

The show will compete against The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and One Life to Live for the title of Outstanding Drama Series, and it also received nods for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series thanks to Michelle Stafford, Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, and Michael Muhney.

The remainder of the mentions were for prizes in supporting acting and technical achievement, such as directing and editing, as well as for outstanding work completed by a young star.

Meanwhile, country singers Little Big Town landed a nomination for Outstanding Original Song for their recording Good Afternoon (Good Afternoon America), as did Sheryl Crow for her contribution to U.S. journalist Katie Couric's talk show, This Day (Katie).

In the category of Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment, comedian Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) will go head-to-head with the hosts of The Talk, which stars Sharon Osbourne and Sara Gilbert, and The View, which includes Whoopi Goldberg.

Other nominees included singer Trisha Yearwood for Outstanding Culinary Program (Trisha's Southern Kitchen), actor Wayne Brady for Outstanding Game Show Host (Let's Make a Deal), and embattled former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash for Outstanding Children's Program Performer (Sesame Street). Clash resigned from the show in November (12) after two accusers came forward with underage sex claims.

The winners will be announced during a special ceremony in Los Angeles on 16 June (13).

The main categories are as follows:

Outstanding Drama Series:

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Susan Flannery (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Peggy MCCay (Days of Our Lives)

Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless)

Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Peter Bergman (The Young and the Restless)

Doug Davidson (The Young and the Restless)

Michael Muhney (The Young and the Restless)

Jason Thompson (General Hospital)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Julie Marie Berman (General Hospital)

Melissa Claire Egan (The Young and the Restless)

Jessica Collins (The Young and the Restless)

Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Arianne Zucker (Days of Our Lives)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Bradford Anderson (General Hospital)

Jeff Branson (The Young and the Restless)

Scott Clifton (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless)

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series:

Kristen Alderson (General Hospital)

Hunter King (The Young and the Restless)

Jacqueline MACinnes Wood (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Lindsey Morgan (General Hospital)

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series:

Max Ehrich (The Young and the Restless)

Bryton James (The Young and the Restless)

Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives)

Freddie Smith (Days of Our Lives)

Outstanding Children's Series:

The Aquabats! Super Show!

Everyday Health

R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series


Outstanding Children's Program Performer:

Kevin Clash - Sesame Street

Jeff Corwin - Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin

Joey Mazzarino - Sesame Street

David Rudman - Sesame Street

Outstanding Culinary Program:

Best Thing I Ever Made

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

Giada At Home

Recipe Rehab

Trisha's Southern Kitchen

Outstanding Game Show:

Cash Cab

Family Feud


Let's Make a Deal

The Price Is Right

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Outstanding Game Show Host:

Ben Bailey - Cash Cab

Wayne Brady - Let's Make a Deal

Billy Eichner - Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street

Steve Harvey - Family Feud

Alex Trebek - Jeopardy!

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Live! With Kelly and Michael

The Talk

The View

Outstanding Original Song:

Good Afternoon America - Good Afternoon by Little Big Town

Katie - This Day by Sheryl Crow