Puppeteer Kevin Clash has received his final nomination for his work as Elmo on "Sesame Street."
Clash -- who stepped down from "Sesame Street" last year amid allegations of having had sexual relations with underage partners -- received a Daytime Emmy nomination for best performer in a children's series.
Fellow nominees in that derby include two other "Sesame Street" puppeteers -- David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino -- as well as Jeff Corwin, who hosts the syndicated "Ocean Mysteries."
The three puppeteers account for three of "Sesame Street's" 17 nominations and three of PBS' 44 Emmy noms. PBS is second only to CBS (50) and ahead of ABC (38), Nickelodeon (36) and NBC (25).
Jim Bell and Ann Curry are among those listed in NBC's "Today" show nomination for best morning program; "Today" will compete against its ABC counterpart, "Good Morning America," which has been thumping "Today" in the ratings -- leading to Bell's departure as exec producer and Curry's exit as co-anchor/morning TV sweetheart.
The infotainment program "CBS This Morning" is not nominated in this category. On the other hand, it was not submitted for Daytime Emmy consideration. "CBS Sunday Morning" was, and is the third nominee in that race.
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless," ABC's "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" and NBC's "Days of Our Lives" all were nominated for best soap. "Y&R" is this year's most nominated show (23), followed by "General Hospital" (19).
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is the sentimental fave in the race for best game-show host (Sony is reported to be mulling who will replace the longtimer), competing against "Let's Make a Deal's" Wayne Brady, "Family Feud's" Steve Harvey, "Cash Cab's" Ben Bailey and "Billy on the Street's" Billy Eichner.
And Katie Couric's new syndicated talker is up for best talk show/informative; she'll compete against "The Doctors" and "Dr. Oz."
In the non-informative talk show race, "The View," "The Talk," "Live! With Kelly and Michael" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will duke it out.
The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented June 16 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel and carried live on HLN.