(LOS ANGELES) — The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood. Big winners included daytime soap The Young and the Restless for Outstanding Drama Series, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Jeopardy! emcee Alex Trebek for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Trebek’s win came in the wake of his announcement in March that he has stage four pancreatic cancer. Accepting the award, Trebek, who’ss hosted the syndicated show for more than 30 years, admitted worrying about how the sympathy vote would impact his win.
“I’m not a big fan of sympathy votes. We should be judged on the merits of our work,” he explained. “However, last year, I had just had major surgery to remove two life-threatening blood clots. You think that would elicit a certain amount of sympathy. But I didn’t win, so maybe I’ve been worrying about the wrong thing.”
“So I’ll do what Sally Field did [at the Oscars],” he continued. “You guys like me, and you value my work. I tell you if that’s the case, I can live with that.”
Trebek, 78, has suffered a number of health issues during his Jeopardy! tenure. He suffered a mild heart attack in 2012 and underwent knee surgery in 2015.
Other winners from Sunday’s ceremony included Ellen DeGeneres, for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, and Rachel Ray, for Outstanding Informative Talk Show. Family Feud took home the award for Outstanding Game Show.
The Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards winners were announced on Friday. Here’s the complete list of winners:
Outstanding Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless, CBS
Outstanding Entertainment News ProgramDailyMailTV, syndicated
Outstanding Entertainment Talk ShowThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesMaurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos — General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama SeriesAfter Forever, Amazon Prime Video
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostKelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, Live with Kelly and Ryan, ABC
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesJacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester — The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Outstanding Morning ProgramCBS Sunday Morning, CBS
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesVernee Watson, as Stella Henry — General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Informative Talk Show HostKathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb — Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, NBC
Outstanding Game ShowFamily Feud, syndicated
Outstanding Game Show HostAlex Trebek — Jeopardy!, syndicated
Outstanding Culinary HostValerie Bertinelli — Valerie’s Home Cooking, Food Network
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMax Gail, as Mike Corbin — General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Culinary ProgramValerie’s Home Cooking, Food Network
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramLauren Lake’s Paternity Court, syndicatedOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesHayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome — General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesPatricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat — General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless, CBS
Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless, CBS
Outstanding Daytime Talent in a SpaDestinosnish Language ProgramAlejandra Oraa, co-host — , CNN en Español
Outstanding Morning Program in SpanishDespierta America, Univision
Outstanding Entertainment Program in SpanishSix Dreams, Amazon Prime Video
Outstanding Informative Talk ShowRachael Ray, syndicated
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama SeriesKyler Pettis, as Theo Carver — Days of Our Lives, NBC
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