Openly lesbian chat host Ellen DeGeneres' show garnered twice as many Daytime Emmy nominations Wednesday as talk show queen Oprah Winfrey's.

In the talk show category, The Ellen DeGeneres Show received eight nominations – the most for the category – followed by The View with five and The Oprah Winfrey Show with four.

In responding on her website to the nominations, DeGeneres joked: “A bunch of people who work on my show were nominated for Emmys this morning. I've always known they do a great job, but now whoever's in charge of Emmy nominations knows too. I'd congratulate each staff member by name if I knew 'em.”

DeGeneres isn't among those nominated for best TV talk-show host – a competition she's won four times – but that's because she withdrew her name.

“I didn't submit myself for 'Best Talk Show Host' Emmy this year,” she said. “I feel my steroid use gives me an unfair advantage.”

Ratings for DeGeneres' show spiked after she began moonlighting as a celebrity judge on Fox's talent show American Idol.

DeGeneres, who announced in 1997 she was gay on the cover of Time, married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008. She was ranked the most influential openly gay celebrity by gay glossy Out last month.

The 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas on June 27th.