Ellen scopes eighth Daytime Emmy Award

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has won a coveted Daytime Emmy Award.

The ceremony was hosted by Kathy Griffin and took place at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles last night.

One of the most hotly anticipated prizes was for the Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment trophy, with Ellen triumphing and receiving her eighth gong. She beat out stiff competition from the likes of Live! With Kelly & Michael, Rachael Ray, The Talk and The View.

Other big winners included The Young and the Restless, which was named Outstanding Drama Series. Days of our Lives’ Eileen Davidson received the best drama actress prize, with The Young and the Restless’ Billy Miller picking up the male version of the award and another win for the soap.

Good Morning America was named best morning show, with Steve Harvey honored in the Outstanding Talk Show/ Informative category.

One surprise came in the Outstanding Talk Show Host group, with Dr Mehmet Oz and Katie Couric named joint winners.

This year the ceremony wasn’t aired on a major network or cable channel for the first time in years. Instead it was streamed online, allowing some of the presenters to have a little fun when handing out awards.

Sharon Osbourne in particular took full advantage of being able to use profanity while on stage, hurrying Entertainment Tonight’s executive producer Linda Bell Blue during her speech. The show was named joint best entertainment news program alongside Extra.

“It’s not being televised! Get on with it!” Sharon joked, “I feel like I’ve been here for five f**king hours.”

Host Kathy was also on good form, taking pot shots at many from the Kardashians to Mario Lopez.

41st Daytime Emmy Awards winners:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Culinary Series

The Mind of a Chef

Outstanding Game Show


Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Show

The People’s Court

Outstanding Morning Show

Good Morning America

Outstanding Talk Show/Information

Steve Harvey

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Outstanding Entertainment News Show (Tie)

Entertainment Tonight


Outstanding Special Class Special

The Young and the Restless: Jeanne Cooper Tribute

Outstanding Lead Actress Drama

Eileen Davidson, Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Lead Actor Drama

Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Supporting Actress Drama

Amelia Heinle, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Supporting Actor Drama

Eric Martsolf, Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Younger Actress Drama

Hunter King, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Actor Drama

Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Culinary Host

Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

Outstanding Game Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud

Outstanding Talk Show Host (Tie)

Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Katie Couric, Katie

Outstanding Drama Series/Writing Team

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series/Directing Team

One Life to Live

Outstanding Drama Series/Casting Dept.

General Hospital

Outstanding Drama Series/Original Song

Parachute, All My Children

Outstanding Drama Series/Costume Design (Tie)

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series/Hair Styling

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Drama Series/Makeup (Tie)

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

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