Daytime Emmy Awards: 'Days of Our

George Lucas lands his first Emmy for 'Clone Wars'; complete list of winners

NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

The win marked the first time since 1975 that the sudser has won the top prize at the Daytime Emmy fete — and only its second drama series nod in its nearly 50-year run on NBC. And to make it that much sweeter, the victory coincided with the birthday of “Days” exec producer Ken Corday (pictured above).

“Pinch me,” he said. “Today is a great day to celebrate.”

The Beverly Hilton was abuzz earlier in the kudofest as George Lucas picked up his first Emmy — and the second award ever in his long career — for “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at the 40th annual fete.


“We’ve pulled ourselves up from the outer reaches of daytime television,” Lucas said in accepting the kudo for the Cartoon Network animated series. He thanked “all the poor souls who toil over their computers” to make the show.

Lucas (pictured above with presenter Carrie Fisher) noted that the win was “the second award I’ve ever won,” coming on the heels earlier this year of an NAACP Image Award for his historical pic “Red Tails.”

The first award of the night went to Doug Davidson of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”


Kudo was an emotional way to start the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton as it marked the thesp’s first win after four nominations in the lead drama actor category. Davidson (pictured above) has been on the long-running CBS soap since 1978.

“Some of the presenters are younger than my tux,” he observed. Clearly overwhelmed, Davidson gave a shout-out to longtime “Y&R” star Jeanne Cooper, who died last month, and producer Bill Bell. He also cited the show’s loyal viewers. “They’re more than fans — they’ve been family to me,” he said.

CBS led the pack among networks overall with a total of 13 wins, followed by ABC and syndicated programs with three apiece, and Food Network and NBC with two each.

CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” scooped up a total of four trophies, including the nods for drama series writing and directing. Sudsers “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “Young and the Restless” grabbed two apiece.

“CBS Sunday Morning” was another surprise winner, prevailing in the morning program over high-wattage competition from the weekday editions of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today.” Kudo marked the program’s first Daytime Emmy win since its premiere in 1979.

Host Charles Osgood couldn’t resist referencing the recent behind-the-scenes drama in morning TV by noting that the “Sunday Morning” team is nothing but collegial. “We actually like each other — amazing!” he quipped.

Another unexpected winner was Ricki Lake for talkshow host — for her now-defunct attempt to revive her daytime yakker. Lake was not on hand to accept the award.

Heather Tom of “The Bold and the Beautiful” scored the lead drama actress award for the second year in a row. It marked her fifth Daytime Emmy win overall.

In the competitive entertainment talkshow heat, it was “Ellen DeGeneres Show” for its 7th win in the category.

“Ten years ago the idea of Ellen DeGeneres hosting a talkshow made a lot of people nervous,” said “Ellen” exec producer Mary Connolly. “We hope people realize 10 years later that there’s absolutely nothing to be nervous about.”

“Y&R” star Billy Miller won in the supporting actor category in a tie with Scott Clifton, who nabbed his first win for “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Miller also mentioned Cooper in his acceptance remarks, calling her a “grandmother” to everyone in daytime TV.

“General Hospital’s” Julie Marie Berman was another first-time winner, as supporting drama actress. Her castmate, Kristen Alderson, won for younger drama actress.

Chandler Massey of NBC’s”Days of Our Lives” won for younger drama actor.

CBS’ “The Price is Right” took the trophy for best game show — its sixth win in the category. Ben Bailey, host of Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab,” won his third statuette for game show host. Bailey noted the bittersweetness of the moment as the show is no longer in production, after 400 episodes.

“Sorry to bring a downer,” Bailey said. “Think how I feel.”


Syndie yakker “Dr. Oz” won in the information talk show category, beating out the frosh year of Katie Couric’s show and fellow syndie “The Doctors.” That kudo was presented by the hosts of CBS’ “The Talk” (pictured above). Aisha Tyler was fast on her feet when it turned out she was handed the envelope for a different category. Noticing the error, Tyler vamped: “Apparently ‘Homeland’ won for best informative talk show.”

Food Network programs “Best Thing I Ever Made” and “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” tied in the culinary program category.

Lidia Bastianich, host of PBS’ “LIdia’s Italy,” beat out higher profile competition for the culinary host trophy.

“Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady delivered a heartfelt tribute to his predecessor, Monty Hall, in presenting him with a lifetime achievement kudo. Hall thanked “all the television networks who put me on the air and the viewing public who kept me there.”

Corbin Bernsen paid tribute to his mother, “Y&R” star Cooper, as he introduced the “In Memoriam” segment. He dropped an F-bomb and the S-word in describing what his mother’s reaction would have been to being featured in the tribute seg. “That is my mother speaking, not me,” he added.

Betty White paid tribute to prolific gameshow producer Bob Stewart, creator of “The Price is Right,” “To Tell the Truth,” the “Pyramid” franchise and “Password.” White noted that it was Stewart’s invitation for her to appear on “Password” that led to her to meet “the love of my life,” host Allen Ludden.

Here is a complete list of winners:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives                                                                                            NBC

Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Lisa de Cazotte, Greg MengCo-Executive Producers
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer

OUTSTANDING CULINARY PROGRAM

Best Thing I Ever Made                                                                                 Food Network

David Hoffman, Tom Rogan,
Lauren Lexton, Eddie Saenz, Executive Producers
Lisa Hockly, Co-Executive Producer
Joan Rantz, Supervising Producer
Erin McCormack, Julia Sir, Producers
Deb Jackson, Line Producer

and

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen                                                                            Food Network

Ellen Rakieten, Pete McPartland, Jr., Executive Producers
Meghan Hoffman Baehr, Ayesha Rokadia,
Danielle Fiorito, Gary Green, Producers
Francesco Giuseppe Pace, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW 

The Price Is Right                                                                                          CBS

Mike Richards, Executive Producer
Evelyn Warfel, Co-Executive Producer
Adam Sandler, Producer
Stan Blits, Sue MacIntyre, Co-Producers
Vanessa Voss, Prize Producer
Tracy Verna Soiseth, Consulting Producer
Ryan Polito, Michael Dimich, Directors

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM 

CBS Sunday Morning                                                                                 CBS

Rand Morrison, Executive Producer
Estelle Popkin, Senior Broadcast Producer
Gavin Boyle, Jason Sacca, Amy Rosner, Senior Producers
Mary Lou Teel, Anthony Laudato, Mary Raffalli, Alan Golds,
Amiel Weisfogel, Edward Forgotson, Jon Carras, Reid Orvedahl,
Kay M. Lim, David Rothman, Amol Mhatre,
John R. D’Amelio, Peter Goodman, Douglas W. Smith, Producers
Cathy Lewis, Editorial Producer
Ramon Parkins, Entertainment Producer
Kim Skeen, Producer/Washington
David Small, Joseph Frandino, Carol A. Ross, Lauren Barnello,
Ed Givnish, Maria Nicoletti, Editors/Producers
Robin Sanders, Planning Producer
Charles Osgood, Anchor
Bill Geist, Lee Cowan, Maurice Rocca, Rita Braver, Serena Altschul,
Sharyl Attkisson, Anthony Mason, Smith Tracy,
George Pozderec, Martha Teichner, Correspondents
Addison Green, Meteorologist
Ben Stein, Nancy Giles, Faith Salie, William Flanagan, Contributing Commentators
David Edelstein, Film Critic

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS ANIMATED PROGRAM

Star Wars: The Clone Wars                                                                        Cartoon Network 

George Lucas, Executive Producer
Cary Silver, Producer
Athena Portillo, Line Producer
Dave Filoni, Supervising Director

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/ENTERTAINMENT 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show                                                                        SYNDICATED

Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly,
Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Executive Producers
Derek Westervelt, Kevin A. Leman II,
Jonathan Norman, Co-Executive Producers
Melissa Geiger Schrift, Supervising Producer
Ross Williams, Coordinating Producer
Kara Hogan Leonardo, Matt Wright, Senior Producers
Lori Blackman, Alissa Cote, Jason Gelles, Claudia Gharibian, Paul Horne, Corey Palent, Liz Patrick, Lauren Pomerantz, Ryan Raddatz,
Amy Rhodes, Gil Rief, Hilary Robe, Ellen Rocamora, Beth Sherman, Bridgette Theriault, Adam Yenser, Andy Zenor, Christopher Cucci, Producers
Nicole Collins, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW INFORMATIVE 

The Dr. Oz Show                                                                                            SYNDICATED

Mindy Borman, Amy Chiaro, Executive Producers
Laurie J. Rich, Co-Executive Producer
Eric Beesemyer, Senior Supervising Producer
Dr. Mehmet Oz, Cali Alpert, Beryl Holness, Stacy Rader,
Matthew J. Strauss, Susan Wagner, Michele Wasserman,
Andrea D’Ambrosio, Supervising Producers
Andrea Chessler, Cathy Daniel, Annie DiGregorio, Kirk Fernandes, John Filimon, Lauren Bright Pacheco, Nicole Giambrone, Brooke Jacobsen, Lindsey Kotler, Allison Markowitz, Chris Molen, Margaret Pergler,
Stefanie Schwartz, Greg Tufaro, Lisa Semel, Christine Smith, Scott Starr, Laura Swalm, Ann Varney, James Avenell, Lauren Rivera, Producers
Jon Coniglio, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                 CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Doug Davidson, as Paul Williams
The Young and the Restless                                                                CBS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

JULIE MARIE BERMAN, as Lulu Spencer
General Hospital                                                                                  ABC

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Cooper aka William Spencer III
The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                      CBS

and

BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless                                                                     CBS

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Kristen Alderson, as Starr Manning
General Hospital                                                                                        ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

CHANDLER MASSEY, as Will Horton
Days of our Lives                                                                                        NBC

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST

BEN BAILEYas Host
Cash Cab                                                                                                     Discovery Channel

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST

RICKI LAKE, as Host
The Ricki Lake Show                                                                                SYNDICATED

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM

The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                         CBS       

Michael Stich, Cynthia J. Popp, Deveney Kelly, David Shaughnessy, Jennifer oward, Directors
Catherine Sedwick, Clyde Kaplan, Jennifer Scott Christenson,
Steven A. Wacker, Associate Directors
Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winther-Huston, Stage Managers
Lori Staffier, Production Associate

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM

The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                           CBS 


Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer
Kay Alden, Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writers
Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir, Shannon Bradley, Michele Val Jean, Writers


OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG 

GOOD AFTERNOON”                                                                               
Good Afternoon America                                                                              ABC

Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman,
Phillip Sweet, Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Alan Ives, Composers & Lyricists

 

OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST

LIDIA BASTIANICHas Host
Lidia’s Italy                                                                                                    PBS

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