‘The Talk,’ ‘General Hospital’ Among Daytime Emmy Winners

by Cate Lecuyer Marian  |  05.01.2017

ABC’s General Hospital scored the top spot for outstanding drama series, while The Talk picked up a surprise win for outstanding talk show hosts, beating Live with Kelly and The View, at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

The event was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, and hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood. The night began with a performance of Rent’s “Seasons of Love” sung by a choir of soap opera stars, as the whole ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook with close to 30,000 people tuning in.

The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m. - 6 p.m. during 2016.

RELATED: ‘The Young and the Restless’ Leads Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations

As the evening unfolded, The Ellen DeGeneres Show nabbed an Emmy for outstanding talk show/entertainment, on the 20th anniversary of DeGeneres’ coming out episode, and ABC’S Good Morning America claimed one of the top prizes for best morning program.

Meanwhile, Steve Harvey, who wasn’t in attendance, grabbed both outstanding game show host for Family Feud and outstanding talk show/informative host for Steve Harvey.

Scott Clifton of The Bold and the Beautiful scored a trophy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, making him the first actor to win in the younger actor, supporting actor and lead actor categories throughout his career.

Speaking of careers, Tim Allen presented longtime Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart with the lifetime achievement award, and she paid tribute to her mother who recently passed away, as she accepted the trophy.

Entertainment Tonight hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier dedicated their entertainment news program win to producer Bonnie Tiegel who died in January.

And Susan Lucci introduced a video honoring the late Agnes Nixon, creator of All My Children and One Life to Live.

Overall, CBS went home with seven Emmys and ABC with five. General Hospital grabbed four, The Young and the Restless three and The Bold and the Beautiful two.

View the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Gina Tognoni, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts: Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk, CBS

Outstanding Entertainment News Program: Entertainment Tonight, CBS

Outstanding Culinary Program: Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Amazon

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: Destinos

Outstanding Game Show Host: Steve Harvey, Family Feud, Syndicated

Outstanding Writing Team, Drama Series: The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Syndicated

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: The Dr. Oz Show, Syndicated

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Host: Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey, Syndicated

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kate Mansi, Days of Our Lives, NBC

Outstanding Directing Team, Drama Series: General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program: Gaby Natale, host, SuperLatina

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Jim O’Heir, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Game Show: Jeopardy!, Syndicated

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Lexi Ainsworth, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Morning Program: Good Morning America, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless, CBS

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