It is always a pleasure to note when the Daytime Emmy Awards are being handed out. Why? Because they are handed out at night. Shouldn't they be handed out during the daytime and on a weekday, when their viewers are watching?
No matter, this show has sunk in popularity so much that it is regulated to the Headline News. How is that for breaking with a format? Sure, HLN has a Showbiz Tonight report, but still.
"What an exciting night for the Daytime television community," said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS, in a releases statement. "Daytime television is well and prospering as witnessed by this overwhelming turnout honoring the best that television can be. Working with our production and broadcast partners, LocoDistro and the HLN Network, we've delivered an evening that truly honors the outstanding work that happens day in and day out across all the genres that make up the Daytime viewer experience."
It was a night for "General Hospital" to be happy and a tribute to those shows that are no longer with us. Perhaps it was not so happy after all. And then there is Regis. He was saluted and it makes one wonder why he is still not on his show. He is the person who has spent more hours on TV than any other person in world history.
Here are the winners (For a complete list of nominees, head here).
BEST MORNING SHOW
"Today Show," NBC
BEST DRAMA SERIES
"General Hospital," ABC
BEST TALK SHOW (ENTERTAINMENT)
"Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated
BEST TALK SHOW (INFORMATIVE)
X - "The Dr. Oz Show," Syndicated
BEST TALK SHOW HOST
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, "Live with Regis and Kelly"
Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer, "General Hospital," ABC
Heather Tom as Katie Logan Spencer "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer, "General Hospital," ABC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis, "General Hospital," ABC
BEST YOUNGER ACTOR
Chandler Massey as Will Horton, "Days of Our Lives," NBC
BEST YOUNGER ACTRESS
Christel Khalil as Lily Winters, "The Young and the Restless," CBS
BEST DIRECTING TEAM
"General Hospital," ABC
BEST WRITING TEAM
"Days of Our Lives," NBC
BEST GAME/AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW
BEST GAME SHOW HOST
Todd Newton, "Family Game Night," The Hub
BEST LEGAL/COURTROOM SHOW
"Last Shot with Judge Gunn," Syndicated
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
BEST CULINARY SHOW
"Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction," Food Network
BEST LIFESTYLE/CULINARY HOST
Sandra Lee, "Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee," Food Network