By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kelly Clarkson won two Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night for her eponymous talk show.
The singer was honored as a host, beating daytime newcomer Drew Barrymore among others, and the show won the entertainment category.
“Peril!” won the award for best game show. Executive producer Mike Richards accepted the show’s set and dedicated the award to 37-year-old host Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer in November.
“He was more than just a game show host, he was a legend, an imposing figure,” Richards said in a pre-recorded remarks. “He thought ‘Jeopardy!’ was more than just a game show. He loved him because he represented facts, competition and celebration of intelligence. “
Trebek was recalled in a special tribute segment, starring Regis Philbin and Larry King. Among those who paid tribute to Trebek in recorded comments were U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I had the opportunity to speak to him a few years ago and he told me how proud he was to be Canadian,” Trudeau said. “I had to tell him that all Canadians are incredibly proud that he is one of us too.
Marla Adams and Max Gail won the Supporting Actor trophies.
Adams plays Dina Mergeron in CBS’s “The Young and the Restless”. The 82-year-old actor accepted at home with the Emmy statue on a table behind her.
Gail appeared on stage while socially estranged due to the coronavirus pandemic to accept his role as Mike Corbin on ABC’s “General Hospital”.
“Red Table Talk,” starring Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, won the informative talk show award.
Ina Garten of “Barefoot Contessa” won the award for best culinary entertainer. “CBS Sunday Morning,” hosted by Jane Pauley, took top honors on the morning show.
Sheryl Underwood of CBS’s “The Talk” chaired the show. She was one of the hosts last year, when the show took place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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