Saturday 21 April 2018

DeGeneres a winner at Daytime Emmys

Ellen DeGeneres' show won another Daytime Emmy
Ellen DeGeneres' show won another Daytime Emmy

Ellen DeGeneres was among the winners at the Daytime Emmys in LA.

The star's much-loved programme earned its seventh trophy as outstanding talk show entertainment at the glitzy bash.

Days Of Our Lives won drama series honours for just the second time in 40 years. The soap opera, which began in 1965, beat out defending champion General Hospital and former three-time winner The Bold And The Beautiful, among others.

Doug Davidson of The Young And The Restless and Heather Tom of The Bold And The Beautiful won lead acting honours.

The ladies of The Talk presented outstanding talk show informative and when Aisha Tyler opened the envelope she quickly realised 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," Aisha said before being handed the correct envelope from the wings. She then announced The Dr Oz Show as the winner.

Ricki Lake, whose daytime comeback has been cancelled, won outstanding talk show host.

The show paid tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winners Monty Hall and the late Bob Stewart.

Now 91, Monty hosted the popular Let's Make A Deal game show starting in the 1960s. "When we started the show, I just hoped for 13 weeks and we passed 50 years," he said on the red carpet about the show, which still airs today.

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