The National Acadmeny of Television Arts & Sciences today announced their nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and a few Star Trek luminaries have been highlighted for their performances in last year’s daytime productions.

Classic Trek actress Nichelle Nichols was tapped as an Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series, for her September appearance as “Lucinda Winters” in CBS’s The Young and the Restless. Her guest spot coincided with the 11,000th aired episode of the series.

Deep Space Nine‘s resident Ferengi – actor Armin Shimerman – was noted for his guest role as “Max” in last Spring’s Digital Daytime Drama Series Red BirdShot on location in Colorado and Kansas, the web series is a tale centered around a mother seeking revenge against a man who killed her son in the 1860s.

Whoopi Goldberg – Star Trek: The Next Generation’s ageless bartender, Guinan – was nominated, along with her The View co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Raven Symone, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila, and Sunny Hostin (as a group) in the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host category.

*   *   *

Winners of the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards will be named at the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 30. All of the nominees can be viewed at the Emmys’ website.

  • David Dennis

    That was bittersweet both in the scene and in real life to see her acting a scene at the end of her career. Glad she got the nomination.

  • How lovely that Ms. Nichols got a nomination! I bet she didn’t expect that, this close to the end of her career.

  • SpaceCadet

    I didn’t even realize Nichelle was still acting! Good for her and congrats on the nomination!

  • Promoboy

    A beautiful lady, a proud role model & icon, and a terrific actress! Congrats to our Uhura.
    You won our hearts– all my hopes to winning that Emmy.