Daytime Emmys: ‘General Hospital’ Takes Best Drama, ‘Kelly Clarkson’ Named Best Talk Show – Full Winners List

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ABC’s General Hospital — already the winningest sudser in daytime history – was named Outstanding Daytime Drama on Friday while The Kelly Clarkson Show took home the prize for Outstanding Talk Show at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The ceremony aired live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.

Jeopardy! won Best Game Show with new hosts Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, while Mishael Morgan made history by becoming the first Black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama for her work on The Young and the Restless. 

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The in-person ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium opened with a not-so-subtle reference to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. After host Kevin Frazier referenced how well his co-host Nischelle Turner looked in her blue gown, she replied, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.” The comment was met with huge applause.

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Later, Drew Carey paid tribute to 50 years of The Price is Right. And Susan Lucci received a standing ovation after she took the stage to remember her late husband/manager Helmet Huber and introduce the In Memoriam segment. It included a performance by Michael Bolton, who sang his 1983 hit “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You.”

Suzanne Rogers of Days of Our Lives presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime daytime star John Aniston. The presentation included a video clip from his daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who talked about how her dad started acting in TV in 1962 before joining Days of Our Lives in 1985. He’s played Victor Kiriakis ever since.

The veteran actor was not present. “We are like a family to him,” said Rogers, who accepted the Daytime Emmy on Aniston’s behalf.

Longtime daytime actor John McCook finally won his first Emmy for starring in The Bold and the Beautiful. He had special thanks for CBS and how its keeping the Daytime Emmys on the air. “It means so much to us,” he said.

Turner ended the show with another nod to Friday’s big headlines. “Women’s rights are human rights,” she said.

The syndicated Kelly Clarkson won the most Daytime Emmys overall this year with seven, followed by ABC’s General Hospital with five.

The Daytime Emmys recognize outstanding achievement in television programming and crafts in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, and legal/courtroom programs. The first set of trophies were distributed June 18 at the 49th Annual Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards.

Here are Friday night’s winners, followed by wins by show and network.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud (Syndicated)

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy! (Syndicated)

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight (Syndicated)

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host:

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall (Syndicated)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts (Disney+)

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital (ABC)

Daytime Emmys Wins By Program

(2 or more wins)

The Kelly Clarkson Show – 7
General Hospital – 5
Penguin Town – 3
The Young and the Restless – 3
The Bold and the Beautiful – 2
The Drew Barrymore Show – 2
Entertainment Tonight – 2
Shelter Me: Soul Awakened – 2
You vs. Wild: Out Cold – 2

Daytime Emmys Wins By Network

(2 or more wins)

Syndicated – 16
Netflix – 9
ABC – 5
CBS – 5
PBS – 3
NBC – 2

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