“Days of Our Lives” Wins Top Prize at Daytime Emmys


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Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — Days of Our Lives earned a rare win at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday night.

For only the second time in the ceremony’s history, the NBC soap opera received the top prize, outstanding drama series.  Its only other victory in the category came nearly four decades ago.

The Price Is Right was named top game show; The Dr. Oz Show took the informative talk show category; and The Ellen DeGeneres Show won the award for entertainment talk show.

The Daytime Emmys presented lifetime achievement awards to Let’s Make a Deal host Monty Hall and the late game show creator Bob Stewart.

There were a couple of surprises during the HLN broadcast, aside from the announcement of the winners.  The presenters of the informative talk show category, the co-hosts of The Talk, were handed an envelope containing the winner of another category.  They were eventually given the correct envelope.

And Corbin Bernsen cursed on the air while saluting his late mother, The Young and the Restless star Jeanne Cooper, and introducing the “in memoriam” segment.

At the Daytime Emmys’ creative arts ceremony on Friday, former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash won three awards.  He resigned from Sesame Street last fall amid underage sex allegations.

You can browse a full list of winners at EmmyOnline.org.  Here’s a look at the major categories from Sunday’s ceremony:

Drama Series
Days of Our Lives

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Julie Marie Berman, General Hospital

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
(tie) Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless

Game Show
The Price is Right

Informative Talk Show
The Dr. Oz Show

Entertainment Talk Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Culinary Program
(tie) Best Thing I Ever Made and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Culinary Host
Linda Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy

Morning Program
CBS Sunday Morning

Original Song
“Good Afternoon” from Good Morning America

Special Class Animated Program

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Entertainment Talk Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Talk-Show Host
Ricki Lake, The Ricki Lake Show

Game-Show Host
Ben Bailey, Cash Cab

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