The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on Wednesday’s edition of “The Talk.” All went well until one of that gabfest’s co-hosts, Sara Gilbert, garbled the names of three of the ladies who moderate “The View” – Jedediah Bila, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin. Both shows are nominated for Best Talk Show (Entertainment) while the panels contend for Best Talk Show Hosts (Entertainment).
On Thursday’s installment of “The View,” moderator Whoopi Goldberg took Gilbert to task. As she wryly observed, “We’re thrilled that you guys announced us. We love that, and we just wanted to say, ‘Hey, here’s how you do our names,’ ’cause maybe our names or some of our names are a little more difficult.” Goldberg had her fellow panelists introduce themselves so that everyone could hear the correct pronunciations. Long-time “View” vet Joy Behar made merry by calling herself Angelina Jolie.
There is a long-standing rivalry between the two shows. “The View,” which is celebrating its 20th season on ABC won the now-defunct Best Talk Show category in 2003 when it tied “The Wayne Brady Show.” It has yet to win this new category introduced in 2008 despite five bids. Conversely, it took until season three of CBS’ “The Talk” for it to break into this race in 2012. It finally won on its fifth bid last year over, among others, “The View.”
As for the hosting prize, the 2009 panel on “The View” (Behar, Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters) took home the Daytime Emmy for Best Talk Show Host. That was replaced in 2014 with separate awards for entertainment and informative talk show hosts. That is the one that both sets of ladies are vying for this year.
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