It’s the second biggest day of the year for the people who make TV in the daytime, and I had a front-row seat – in The View break room – to watch this year’s live announcements of the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on the show.

After the broadcast, I learned that Sherri Shepherd, the newest host to join The View team, is willing to do just about anything to help her co-hosts finally bring home an Outstanding Talk Show Host statue. “Maybe we got to strip or pose naked or something, go sell drugs on some island, [be in] some prison, do something like a movie-of-the-week drama, I don’t know what, what else do you need?” she joked.

Sherri is honored to be part of the team that also scored a nod in the Outstanding Talk Show, Entertainment category. “Coming from where I came from, being in the break room with all my girlfriends and looking at this stuff on TV and dreaming about, ‘Wow, what if,’ it seemed like such a big, unattainable dream,” she shared with me. “To be a part of that dream right now, it’s indescribable.”

Tyra Banks made a guest appearance on The View to discuss her chances of getting a nod in the category of Talk Show, Informative. “So many people told me my show wouldn’t last for a month,” Tyra told The View co-hosts, adding her show was airing its 500th episode today.

 

Obviously, she’s done something right. The Tyra Banks Show will go head-to-head in the category against A Place of Our Own/Los Ninos en Su Casa on PBS and the syndicated Dr Phil series.

For more nominations, visit www.emmyonline.org/daytime/.

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