Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” win Daytime Emmy honors


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Trebek won best game show host and “Jeopardy!” claimed game show honors at the virtual Daytime Emmys on Friday night.

At 79, Trebek continues to preside over the popular quiz show while battling pancreatic cancer. In March, he announced he had survived one year of treatment. Taping of the show has since been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic. Trebek won game show host honors last year.

Singer Kelly Clarkson won best entertainment talk show host for the first season of her eponymous show.

Tamara Braun of “General Hospital” and Bryton James of “The Young and the Restless” earned supporting acting drama honors.

Braun triumphed over “Days of Our Lives” star Susan Seaforth Hayes, who at 76 is the only cast member to appear in the series in all of the nearly 55 years that it has been on the air.

Among others were “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for entertainment talk show, and “The View” for informative talk show. NBC’s “Today” won morning show honors.

Olivia Rose Keegan of “Days of Our Lives” won for younger actor or actress in a drama series.

The women of “The Talk” – Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond – presided over the two-hour telecast on CBS. The 47th annual awards were back on a broadcast network for the first time since 2011 after being relegated to cable or streaming in recent years.

It was also the first virtual Daytime Emmys, with nominees, presenters and hosts checking in remotely instead of gathering at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where the show was to be held June 12.

Presenters and guests were set to include Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott of “The Young and the Restless,” Kelsey Grammer, Cookie Monster, Maurice Bernard of “General Hospital” and talk show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and Michael Strahan.

ABC’s “General Hospital” had a leading 23 nominations, including best daytime drama, lead actress nods for Finola Hughes and Maura West, and lead actor nods for Steve Burton and Jon Lindstrom.

Other top nominees were NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” with 22 bids, and the CBS dramas “The Young and the Restless” with 21 and “The Bold and the Beautiful” with 13.

This image released by Jeopardy! shows Alex Trebek, host of the game show “Jeopardy!” The program won outstanding game show at the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. (Jeopardy! via AP)