"Matthew Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine" Nominated For Daytime Emmy Award

The heartwrenching doc was directed by Shepard's friend Michele Josue.

The nominees for the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, and the Logo documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine has been nominated in the "Outstanding Special Class Special" category.

Directed by Michele Josue, a friend of Matthew's, the documentary aired on Logo in July and recounted the life and death of the 21-year-old college student, who was brutally murdered in 1995.

Shepard's death sparked a national conversation and raised awareness about anti-gay hate crimes around the world. The tireless advocacy of his parents, Dennis and Judy Shepard, led to the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.

It added gender identity, sexual orientation and disability to the list of criteria for federal hate-crime statutes.

Another LGBT-focused work, EastSiders, was nominated for "Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series" and "Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series," for lead actor Van Hansis.

The show, which follows two LGBT couples living in Los Angeles, stars Mad Men's Kit Williamson and former As the World Turns actor Van Hansis. (EastSiders' first season also debuted on Logo.)

The Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli, starring out humorist Mo Rocca, received a nomination for Outstanding Culinary Program.

And while Ellen DeGeneres took herself out of the running for Outstanding Talk Show Host some years back, the Ellen DeGeneres Show scored ten more nominations this year.

In all, DeGeneres and the show have nabbed 38 Emmys since its debut in 2003.

Check out the major nominees below, and click here for the full list. The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held May 1.

Outstanding Morning Program

CBS Sunday Morning

CBS This Morning

Good Morning America

Today Show

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative

The Chew

Dr. Oz

Larry King Now

The Doctors

The Kitchen

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

The Chew co-hosts

Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Larry King, Larry King Now

Peter Salgo, Second Opinion

Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Wendy Williams Show

The Talk

The Real

The View

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Live! with Kelly and Michael

The Talk co-hosts

Wendy Williams, The Wendy Williams Show

The Real co-hosts

The View co-hosts

Outstanding Game Show


Let's Make a Deal

Monopoly Millionaire's Club

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The Price Is Right

Outstanding Game Show Host

Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game

Steve Harvey, Family Feud

Brook Burns, The Chase

Billy Gardell, Monopoly Millionaires' Club

Wayne Brady, Let's Make a Deal

Oustanding Legal Program

Divorce Court

Hot Bench

Judge Judy

Lauren Lake's Paternity Court

The People's Court

Outstanding Culinary Program

America's Test Kitchen

Cook's Country

Giada in Italy

Mexico One Plate at a Time

Pati's Mexican Table

Patricia Heaton Parties

The Mind of a Chef (PBS)

My Grandmother's Ravioli (Cooking Channel)

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Tracey E. Bregman, The Young and the Restless

Kassie Depaiva, Days of Our Lives

Mary Beth Evans, Days of Our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Maura West, General Hospital

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Tyler Christopher, General Hospital

Anthony Geary, General Hospital

Justin Hartley, The Young and the Restless

Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless

Kristoff St. John, The Young and the Restless

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

LauraLee Bell, The Young and the Restless

Jessica Collins, The Young and the Restless

Linsey Godfrey, The Bold and the Beautiful

Peggy McCay, Days of Our Lives

Melissa Reeves, Days of Our Lives

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Sean Blackmore, General Hospital

Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Jacob Young, The Bold and the Beautiful

Dominic Zamprogna, General Hospital

Younger Actress in a Drama Series

Reign Edwards, The Bold and the Beautiful

Hunter King, The Young and the Restless

True O'Brien, Days of Our Lives

Ashlyn Pearce, The Bold and the Beautiful

Brooklyn Rae Silzer, General Hospital

Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Nicolas Becthel, General Hospital

Bryan Craig, General Hospital

Max Ehrich, The Young and the Restless

Pierson Fode, The Bold and the Beautiful

Tequan Richmond, General Hospital

Outstanding Digital Drama Series


The Bay The Series

East Los High