Daytime Emmys: Ellen Degeneres Show earns 7th trophy, Davidson best actor
EVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Doug Davidson of "The Young and the Restless" and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful" won lead acting honors at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
Davidson earned his first career trophy for a role he's played since 1978. Tom, who previously was on "Y&R," repeated her win from last year.
Davidson had been nominated seven times in various categories for playing Detective Paul Williams on the CBS soap before winning.
"It suddenly occurs to me that the presenters are younger than my tux," he said. "I would like to thank the viewers. They have been more than fans, they've been like family to me. They've supported my character in some very difficult times."
Tom plays Katie Logan on "B&B." Last year, she became the first person to win Daytime Emmys in the younger, supporting and lead categories.
The show had its unexpected moments, including Corbin Bernsen uttering two expletives during the in memoriam tribute that included his late mother Jeanne Cooper of "The Young and the Restless."
The ladies of "The Talk" presented outstanding talk show informative and when Aisha Tyler opened the envelope she quickly realized it was the wrong one.
"Oh, this is interesting," she said. "This winner is not in this category."
The audience in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton gasped at the error.
"There better be a cocktail waiting on my table," Tyler said before being handed the correct envelope from the wings.
Tyler then announced "The Dr. Oz Show" as the winner.
"I was having heart palpitations, real ones," Dr. Mehmet Oz said onstage.
In another surprise, there was a tie for supporting actor in a drama series. Scott Clifton of "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Billy Miller of "The Young and the Restless" both won.
Julie Marie Berman of "General Hospital" won supporting actress honors.
Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab" picked up his third win as outstanding game show host, beating out five-time winner Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" among others.
"Cash Cab" is no longer in production after eight years of shows that took place in a cab as Bailey plied the streets of New York.
"I've got some great hood ornaments for the cab I now have in my garage," he said.
The ceremony pitted the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks against one that found new life on the Internet.
Top-rated "The Young and the Restless" took on last year's winner "General Hospital," ''Days of Our Lives," ''The Bold and the Beautiful" and online refugee "One Life to Live" for best daytime drama honors.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earned its seventh trophy as outstanding talk show entertainment.
"Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion, along with HLN network's A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade, hosted the show on HLN.
The 40th anniversary of the Daytime Emmys was recognized with a past, present and future theme woven throughout the show.
Reflecting the current era of dwindling daytime audiences, network budget-cutting and the cancellation of some soaps, the awards show was aired by cable news channel HLN, having lost its longtime home on the broadcast networks last year.
The Daytime Emmys moved back to Southern California last year after being in Las Vegas for two years, and its ratings, like many of the daytime shows it celebrates, have bounced up and down in recent years. Last year, HLN scored its highest numbers ever for a scheduled non-news broadcast when it aired the awards for the first time.
In an effort to liven up the proceedings, the night's biggest winners were chatted up on stage by celebrities right after their acceptance speeches.
CBS and PBS came into the night tied with a leading 13 creative arts Daytime Emmys from last Friday's ceremony honoring technical and other behind-the-scenes achievements.
Kevin Clash, who played the Elmo character on "Sesame Street" before resigning last November, won three trophies, including outstanding performer in a children's series.
Clash left the PBS show amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys. His attorney has said that related lawsuits filed against Clash are without merit. He played Elmo for 28 years and has a total of 26 Daytime Emmy awards.
Overall this season, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" had a leading 24 nominations, while ABC's "General Hospital" was next with 19.
"One Life to Live," along with the venerable "All My Children," ran for more than 40 years on ABC until both were canceled. Each has since been revived online with much of their casts intact, leaving just four soaps still airing on the broadcast networks compared to a dozen in 1991.
"General Hospital" is celebrating its 50th anniversary, while "The Young and the Restless" recently marked 40 years on the air.
The show paid tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winners Monty Hall and the late Bob Stewart.
Now 91, Hall hosted the popular "Let's Make a Deal" game show starting in the 1960s. He helped make the phrase "Door No. 1, Door No. 2 or Door No. 3" part of the pop culture vernacular. Wayne Brady, who currently hosts a revived version of the show on CBS, presented Hall with his award.
Stewart, who died last year, created such game shows as "The Price is Right," ''To Tell the Truth," ''Password" and "The $10,000 Pyramid." Betty White, enjoying a career revival at 91, honored Stewart.
Jess Walton of "The Young and the Restless" joined Bernsen for the in memoriam segment. He dropped the expletives that went out over the air when talking about his late mother.
List Of Winners:
Winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday:
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
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."
Younger actor in a drama series: Chandler Massey, "Days of Our Lives."
Younger actress in a drama series: Kristen Alderson, "General Hospital."
Entertainment talk show: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Drama series directing team: "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Drama series writing team: "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Talk-show host: Ricki Lake, "The Ricki Lake Show."
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