Daytime Emmy Awards Honor Talk Shows, Soap Operas
The Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by Robin Meade (Morning Express), A.J. Hammer (Showbiz Tonight) and Sam Champion (Good Morning America), aired last night on HLN and honored the best of daytime television – from talk shows to soap operas and game shows.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which had a leading 11 nominations, won for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show. Meanwhile, Dr. Oz won for Outstanding Informative Talk Show, beating out The Doctors, and Katie Couric’s show. Outstanding Talk Show Host went to Ricki Lake, whose program is now in syndication.
For the soap opera categories, the awards were spread out between those remaining on the air. Days of Our Lives took top honors, winning for Outstanding Daytime Drama. Doug Davidson (The Young and the Restless) took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Outstanding Younger Actor awards went to Kristen Alderson (General Hospital) and Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives). The Bold and the Beautiful, whose writing team won an award, also saw Heather Tom win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey won for Outstanding Game Show Host, ousting reigning winner Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. However, the award for Outstanding Game Show went to The Price is Right.
There was a tie for the award for Outstanding Culinary Program between two Food Network shows – Best Thing I Ever Made and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Lidia Bastianich came out on top in the Outstanding Culinary Host category for Lidia’s Italy, which airs on PBS.
George Lucas’ Star Wars: The Clone Wars won for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
See below for a full list of winners:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Game Show:
The Price is Right
Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Outstanding Talk Show-Informative:
The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Morning Program:
CBS Sunday Morning
Outstanding Culinary Program:
TIE -- The Best Thing I Ever Made and Trisha's Southern Kitchen
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
TIE -- Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful and Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Julie Marie Berman, General Hospital
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series:
Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series:
Kristen Alderson, General Hospital
Outstanding Game Show Host:
Ben Bailey, Cash Cab
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team:
The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Talk Show Host:
Ricki Lake, The Ricki Lake Show
Monty Hall, Let's Make a Deal
Outstanding Culinary Host:
Lidia Bastianich, Lidia's Italy
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team:
The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Outstanding Original Song:
"Good Afternoon" for Good Afternoon America
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