The often overlooked and under-rated world of daytime television honoured its own on June 23rd with the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Broadcast for the first time on HLN, the awards honoured the best in daytime drama, information, talk, game shows and children’s programming.
As with many major award shows, special tributes were paid to recently departed members of the industry as well as recently ended long-running dramas All My Children and One Life To Live. Going into the show, General Hospital lead the field with 23 nominations and came away the big winner with 5 Emmys.
Other major winners were:
Outstanding Drama Series – General Hospital
Outstanding Lead Actor – Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer on General Hospital
Outstanding Lead Actress – Heather Tom as Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis on General Hospital
Outstanding Younger Actor – Chandler Massey as Will Horton on Days of our Lives
Outstanding Younger Actress – Christel Khalil as Lily Ashby on The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show – Live with Regis and Kelly
Outstanding Informative Talk Show – The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Talk Show Host – Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on Live with Regis and Kelly
Outstanding Culinary/Lifestyle Host – Sandra Lee on Semi-Homemade Cooking
Outstanding Morning Program – The Today Show
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show – Jeopardy!
Outstanding Game Show Host – Todd Newton on Family Game Night
Outstanding Animated Program – Bret Haaland, Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, Nick Filippi, Chris Neuhahn, Ant Ward and Andrew Huebner (The Penguins of Madagascar)
for the full list of winners visit the EmmysOnline