Daytime Emmys: ‘General Hospital’ Takes Best Drama Series, Alex Trebek and Larry King Honored With Wins – Hollywood Reporter
Winners of the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were unveiled by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Friday.
The event was hosted for the fifth time by CBS’ The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood. “The content this year has been just stunning,” she said, taking the stage. “Tonight is going to be a party, and there’s going to be a lot to celebrate because TV is everywhere.”
Marla Adams was the first winner of the evening, for her supporting role in The Young and the Restless. Moments later, Max Gail won for his performance in General Hospital.
Later in the evening, General Hospital won the coveted best drama series award. The soap opera, created by Frank and Doris Hursley, first premiered in 1963 and is among the longest running on television.
Frank Valentini, Larry Carpenter, William Ludel, Gary Tomlin, Phideaux Xavier, Denise Van Cleave and Tina Keller won for their direction of General Hospital.
Hosted by the late Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! was awarded best game show. The longtime TV personality hosted the show for nearly 37 seasons and over 8,000 episodes across almost four decades, until his death from pancreatic cancer in November of 2020.
Trebek was posthumously awarded best game show host, an honor accepted by his children Matt and Emily. In their speech, they spoke of how Trebek regarded the Jeopardy! team as his family.
The In Memoriam segment saw Trebek remembered as someone who found the good in every situation, and for the “laughter, compassion and kindness” he brought to so many people.
Kathie Lee Gifford said of Regis Philbin, who hosted talk and game shows until his death in 2020 at age 88, “It was my absolutely joy to sit down next to someone you might remember.” She said, “I know we all miss him, I do. I’ll never be the same.” Adding a lighter touch, she added: “I know he’s slaying them in heaven right now.”
Martha Stewart remembered CNN host Larry King, who she met early on when he was a radio show host in Washington D.C., as a “great interviewer,” calling him “always fair” and “always interesting.” King won best informative talk show host, which was accepted by some of his children. At age 87, King died in January of this year.
In the lead actor categories, Maurice Benard and Jacqueline MacInnes won for General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Kelly Clarkson won best entertainment talk show, as well as also being honored for her hosting duty on the variety series.
Elsewhere during the night, best informative talk show went to Red Table Talk, hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith. Young actress Victoria Konefal won for her performance in Days of Our Lives, noting in her speech that artistry is the love her life.
Presenters during the broadcast include Drew Barrymore, Gloria Estefan, Giana De Laurentiis, Al Roker and Mario Lopez.
Prize recipients in craft categories, announced via the Daytime Emmys official Twitter account prior to the main two-hour broadcast on CBS, included The Baby-Sitters Club for costume design and styling, Dash & Lily for makeup, and General Hospital for casting.
The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized top achievements in daytime programming since 1974, presenting awards to individuals and programs airing between 2 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as categories that recognize syndicated and digital content.
In addition to Friday’s broadcast, a separate ceremony will take place on July 17 to recognize Daytime Children’s Programming and Animation, followed by Daytime Lifestyle Programming on July 18. Nominees for both will be revealed on June 28.
View the winners list below.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES General Hospital ABC (WINNER) The Bold and the Beautiful CBS Days of Our Lives NBC The Young and the Restless CBS
OUTSTANDING LIMITED DRAMA SERIES Studio City Amazon Prime Video (WINNER) The Bay Popstar TV Beacon Hill reelwomensnetwork.com A House Divided UMC
OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW Jeopardy! SYNDICATED (WINNER) Family Feud SYNDICATED Let’s Make a Deal CBS The Price Is Right CBS Wheel of Fortune SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING LEGAL/COURTROOM PROGRAM The People’s Court SYNDICATED (WINNER) Judge Judy SYNDICATED Caught in Providence SYNDICATED Divorce Court FOX Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW CBS Sunday Morning CBS (WINNER) Good Morning America ABC Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist NBC Today Show NBC
OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW Red Table Talk Facebook Watch (WINNER) The 3rd Hour of TODAY NBC GMA3: What You Need to Know ABC Red Table Talk: The Estefans Facebook Watch Tamron Hall SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW The Kelly Clarkson Show SYNDICATED (WINNER) The Drew Barrymore Show SYNDICATED The Ellen DeGeneres Show SYNDICATED Live with Kelly and Ryan SYNDICATED Today Show with Hoda & Jenna NBC
OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS PROGRAM Entertainment Tonight SYNDICATED (WINNER) Access Hollywood SYNDICATED E!’s Daily Pop E! Entertainment Extra SYNDICATED Inside Edition SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING DAYTIME SPECIAL EVENT Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space Discovery and Science Channel (WINNER) 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards IFC David Blaine Ascension YouTube Originals Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING DAYTIME NON-FICTION SPECIAL Creators for Change on Girls’ Education with Michelle Obama YouTube Originals (WINNER) Call Your Mother Comedy Central I Am Patrick CBN The Manhattan Project – Electronic Field Trip Digital Release Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock vimeo.com Red Table Talk: Will Smith’s Red Table Takeover: Resolving Conflict Facebook Watch TIME’s Kid of the Year Nickelodeon
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester (WINNER) The Bold and the Beautiful CBS
Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea Lawson The Young and the Restless CBS
Genie Francis as Laura Collins General Hospital ABC
Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis General Hospital ABC
Finola Hughes as Anna Devane/Alex Marick General Hospital ABC
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos (WINNER) General Hospital ABC
Steve Burton as Jason Morgan General Hospital ABC
Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful CBS
Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis Days of Our Lives ABC
Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri General Hospital ABC
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Marla Adams as Dina Mergeron (WINNER) The Young and the Restless CBS
Tamara Braun as Ava Vitali Days of Our Lives NBC
Carolyn Hennesy as Diane Miller General Hospital ABC
Briana Henry as Jordan Ashford General Hospital ABC
Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra The Bold and the Beautiful CBS
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Max Gail as Mike Corbin (WINNER) General Hospital ABC
Darin Brooks as Wyatt Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful CBS
Bryton James as Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless CBS
Jeff Kober as Cyrus Renault General Hospital ABC
James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine General Hospital ABC
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady (WINNER) Days of Our Lives NBC
Tahj Bellow as TJ Ashford General Hospital ABC
Alyvia Alyn Lind as Faith Newman The Young and the Restless CBS
Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait General Hospital ABC
Sydney Mikayla as Trina Robinson General Hospital ABC
OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton-Devereaux (WINNER) Days of Our Lives NBC
Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton General Hospital ABC
George DelHoyo as Orpheus Days of Our Lives NBC
Briana Lane as Brooklynn Ashton General Hospital ABC
Victoria Platt as Dr. Amanda Raynor Days of Our Lives NBC
OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST Ina Garten Food Network (WINNER) Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro
Valerie Bertinelli Food Network Valerie’s Home Cooking
Giada De Laurentiis Food Network Giada at Home 2.0
Edward Delling-Williams Recipe TV Paris Bistro Cooking with Edward Delling-Williams
Sophia Roe VICE TV Counter Space
Michael Symon Food Network Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out
OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST Alex Trebek SYNDICATED (WINNER) Jeopardy!
Wayne Brady CBS Let’s Make a Deal
Steve Harvey SYNDICATED Family Feud
Alfonso Ribeiro Game Show Network Catch 21
Pat Sajak SYNDICATED Wheel of Fortune
OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW HOST Larry King Ora TV (WINNER) Larry King Now
Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan, Lili Estefan Facebook Watch Red Table Talk: The Estefans
Tamron Hall SYNDICATED Tamron Hall
Taraji P. Henson, Tracie Jade Facebook Watch Peace of Mind with Taraji
Rachael Ray SYNDICATED Rachael Ray
Amy Robach, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, TJ Holmes ABC GMA3: What You Need to Know
Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris Red Table Talk Facebook Watch
OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW HOST
Kelly Clarkson SYNDICATED (WINNER) The Kelly Clarkson Show
Drew Barrymore SYNDICATED The Drew Barrymore Show
Sean Evans First We Feast (Complex Networks) Hot Ones
Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager NBC Today Show with Hoda & Jenna
Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest SYNDICATED Live with Kelly and Ryan
OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES The Young and the Restless CBS (WINNER) The Bold and the Beautiful CBS General Hospital ABC
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES General Hospital ABC (WINNER) The Bold and the Beautiful CBS Days of Our Lives NBC The Young and the Restless CBS
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A DAYTIME PROGRAM The Letter for the King Netflix (WINNER) Dash & Lily Netflix Endlings Hulu Ghostwriter Apple TV+ I Am Patrick CBN
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG “Unsaid Emily” Netflix (WINNER) Julie and the Phantoms
“Cabana Boy Troy” SYNDICATED The Kelly Clarkson Show
“I Got the Music” Netflix Julie and the Phantoms
“More Than a Vow” CBS The Young and the Restless
“The Other Side of Hollywood” Netflix Julie and the Phantoms
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM Studio City Amazon Prime Video (WINNER) The Bold and the Beautiful CBS Endlings Hulu Ghostwriter Apple TV+ Trinkets Netflix The Young and the Restless CBS
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION Odd Squad PBS (WINNER) The Ellen DeGeneres Show SYNDICATED The Kelly Clarkson Show SYNDICATED Sesame Street HBO The Talk CBS
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM General Hospital ABC (WINNER) The Bold and the Beautiful CBS Days of Our Lives NBC The Young and the Restless CBS
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM Sesame Street HBO (WINNER) Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love Netflix CBS This Morning CBS Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space Discovery and Science Channel The Talk CBS Wheel of Fortune SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM Julie and the Phantoms (Netflix) (WINNER) Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love Netflix The Gaze Facebook Watch, YouTube
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING AND EDITING FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM The Letter for the King Netflix (WINNER) Endlings Hulu Ghostwriter Apple TV+ Trinkets Netflix
OUTSTANDING LIVE AND DIRECT-TO-TAPE SOUND MIXING The Kelly Clarkson Show SYNDICATED (WINNER) Family Feud SYNDICATED Let’s Make a Deal CBS Tamron Hall SYNDICATED The View ABC
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM General Hospital ABC (WINNER) Dash & Lily Netflix Days of Our Lives NBC Julie and the Phantoms Netflix Trinkets Netflix
OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM Endlings Hulu (WINNER) Dash & Lily Netflix Ghostwriter Apple TV+ The Letter for the King Netflix Trinkets Netflix #WASHED Amazon Prime Video
OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN Odd Squad PBS (WINNER) Craftopia HBO Max The Kelly Clarkson Show SYNDICATED The New Legends of Monkey Netflix Weird But True National Geographic Kids
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM Julie and the Phantoms Netflix (WINNER) Alexa & Katie Netflix Dash & Lily Netflix Days of Our Lives NBC Trinkets Netflix
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING The Baby-Sitters Club Netflix (WINNER) The Healing Powers of Dude Netflix Helpsters Apple TV+ Odd Squad PBS
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM The Letter for the King Netflix (WINNER) Dash & Lily Netflix Ghostwriter Apple TV+ Julie and the Phantoms Netflix Trinkets Netflix
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING The Real SYNDICATED (WINNER) The Big Fib Disney+ Red Table Talk Facebook Watch The Talk CBS The Wendy Williams Show SYNDICATED
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA OR DAYTIME FICTION PROGRAM Dash & Lily Netflix (WINNER) Julie and the Phantoms Netflix The Letter for the King Netflix Trinkets Netflix The Young and the Restless CBS
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP The Real SYNDICATED (WINNER) All That Nickelodeon Red Table Talk Facebook Watch The Talk CBS The Wendy Williams Show SYNDICATED