'Ellen,' 'Bold' Win Daytime Emmys
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earned Best Talk Show honors for the second straight year at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, while "The Bold and the Beautiful" won for Outstanding Drama for the third year in a row.
Dr. Mehmet Oz and "Live with Regis and Kelly" shared the award for Best Talk Show Hosts.
The cancellation of the two ABC soaps, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," remained an ongoing theme throughout the ceremony on Sunday. Onstage, "Children" co-star Debbi Morgan told her fans, "You will be forever missed," while "Young and the Restless" head writer Maria Bell implored soap fans to keep watching. "This is one of the most amazing art forms in America. Don't give up."
"AMC" superstar Susan Lucci, who presented the Outstanding Actress award, said daytime "is alive and well. Look at all the talent in this building tonight. We got fans on fire, thank you so much for being there for all of us."
Tributes also went to Oprah Winfrey, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek.
Here are the night's big winners:
Outstanding Drama: "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Outstanding Actor: Michael Park, "As the World Turns"
Outstanding Actress: Laura Wright, "General Hospital"
Supporting Actor: Jonathan Jackson, "General Hospital")
Supporting Actress: Heather Tom, "The Bold and the Beautiful")
Game and Audience Participation Show: "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune"
Talk Show Informative: "The Dr. Oz Show"
Soap Writing Team: "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Game Show Host: "Cash Cab's" Ben Bailey
Talk Show Host: Dr. Mehmet Oz ("The Dr. Oz Show"), Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa ("Live with Regis and Kelly")
Talk Show Entertainment: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Drama Series Directing: "Bold and the Beautiful" and "Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Younger Actress: Brittany Allen, "All My Children"
Outstanding Younger Actor: Scott Clifton, "Bold and the Beautiful"
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: "Judge Jeanine Pirro"