2012 Daytime Emmys: The Winners

June 25, 2012 By:
2012 Daytime Emmys: The Winners

It’s the Emmys where “Modern Family” doesn’t sweep every category.

The Daytime Emmys pay homage to morning shows, Regis Philbin and soap operas. It’s like the earnest kid sister to the Primetime Emmys, or as I like to call them, the “real” Emmys.

Long-standing quiz show “Jeopardy!” took home the award for best game show. Unfortunately, the show’s host Alex Trebek suffered a heart attack over the weekend. Thankfully, Mr. Trebek is doing just fine.

“General Hospital” took home five awards, solidifying its place as the top daytime soap.

“Live With Regis and Kelly” won for best entertainment talk show and both Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa were named best talk-show host, despite Regis leaving the show last November. Kelly has yet to name a new co-host.

“Dr. Oz” took home the award for most informative talk show, which makes sense since nearly everything sold at health food stores has a sign posted that reads, “As seen on Dr. Oz.”

Daytime Emmy Winners:

Drama series: "General Hospital."
Lead actress in a drama series: Heather Tom, "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Lead actor in a drama series: Anthony Geary, "General Hospital."
Supporting actress in a drama series: Nancy Lee Grahn, "General Hospital."
Supporting actor in a drama series: Jonathan Jackson, "General Hospital."
Younger actor in a drama series: Chandler Massey, "Days of Our Lives."
Younger actress in a drama series: Christel Khalil, "The Young and the Restless."
Drama series directing team: "General Hospital."
Drama series writing team: "Days Of Our Lives."
Game show: "Jeopardy!"
Game show host: Todd Newton, "Family Game Night."
Informative talk show: "Dr. Oz."
Entertainment talk show: "Live with Regis and Kelly."
Talk-show host: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, "Live with Regis and Kelly."
Morning show: "Today."
Culinary program: "Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction."
Culinary/lifestyle host: Sandra Lee, "Semi-Homemade Cooking."
Children's animated program: "Penguins of Madagascar."
Performer in a children's program: Kevin Clash (as Elmo), "Sesame Street."
Legal/courtroom program: "Last Shot with Judge Gunn."
New approaches in daytime entertainment: "Take This Lollipop" (online).