Ellen DeGeneres won best talk show host for the fourth consecutive year, plus she took home the award for best talk show. There was also a first at this year’s Daytime Emmy’s, two soap operas tied for best dramatic series – “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless.” Bob Barker, who retired from “The Price is Right” took home the award for best game show host.
In Ellen’s acceptance speech for best talk show host, she praised Rosie O’Donnell who was not in attendance at the award show.
When she won the award for best talk show host, beating O’Donnell and the other co-hosts of “The View,” DeGeneres said the prize really belonged to O’Donnell, whose outspokenness shook up the program before she left this spring after a fight with a co-host and a failure to reach a new contract.
“I liked what she did. This was the year she should have won. I wanted to acknowledge Rosie because she has done a lot. … I don’t know who should replace her but I don’t think it should be Paris Hilton. That would not work,” she said.
The full list of winners, plus tons of photos (Ellen DeGeneres, Portia di Rossi, Nadja Borlin, Elmo, Lisa Rinna, Tyra Banks, Austin Peck, Teri Columbino, Rachel Ray, Ty Treadway, Betty White, Amanda Pays, Corbin Bernsen, Dr. Phil, Eva La Rue, Heather Tom, Jeanne Cooper, Melody Thomas Scott) from the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet, are after the jump.
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Drama series (tie): “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless.”
Lead actress in a drama series: Maura West, “As the World Turns.”
Lead actor in a drama series: Christian LeBlanc, “The Young and the Restless.”
Supporting actress in a drama series: Genie Francis, “General Hospital.”
Supporting actor in a drama series: Rick Hearst, “General Hospital.”
Younger actress in a drama series: Jennifer Landon, “As the World Turns.”
Younger actor in a drama series: Bryton McClure, “The Young and the Restless.”
Game show host: Bob Barker, “The Price Is Right.”
Talk show: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Talk show host: Ellen DeGeneres.
Directing in a drama series: “As the World Turns.”
Writing in a drama series: “Guiding Light.”
Performer in a children’s series (tie): Kevin Clash as Elmo, “Sesame Street,” and Caroll Spinney as Oscar the Grouch, “Sesame Street.”
Lifetime achievement: Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”