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Daytime Emmys: Ellen’s show gets 8 nods; Kate McKinnon, Sara Gilbert, Clinton Kelly also nominated

When Kate McKinnon won her first Primetime Emmy last fall for Saturday Night Live, she later confessed to being so overwhelmed she couldn’t remember giving her speech.

Now the out star has a chance to win a Daytime Emmy as well and maybe be more in the moment at the lower-profile affair.

Earlier today, Kate was among those nominated in the category of Outstanding Performance in an Animated Program.

McKinnon voices the role of Squeeks on the PBS program Nature Cat.

Her competition is past multi-Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Trollhunters), Danny Jacobs (All Hail King Julien), Andy Richter (All Hail King Julien) and Rick Zieff (The Tom & Jerry Show).

Also of LGBT interest: The Ellen DeGeneres Show earned eight nominations overall including one for Outstanding Entertainment talk Show.

Ellen has chosen to no longer competes in the talk show host category.

But the category’s out hosts include Sara Gilbert (co-host of The Talk) and Clinton Kelly (co-host of The Chew).

Nominated in the category of Special Class Special is the documentary Out of Iraq about how two men found love in the midst of war.

Its competition includes MTV Docs: Transformation. That documentary is about a group of transgender teens and young adults.

The Daytime Emmys will be presented on two separate nights: 28 April and 30 April at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

A full list of nominees can be found at



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