Sheryl Underwood, co-host of CBS’ The Talk, hosted the Daytime Emmys for the fifth time.
Red Table Talk won outstanding informative talk show, beating, among others, Red Table Talk: The Estefans. Jada Pinkett Smith co-hosts Red Table Talk with her daughter, “Whip My Hair” hitmaker Willow Smith, and her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Gloria Estefan co-hosts Red Table Talk: The Estefans with her daughters Emily and Lili Estefan. Both shows air on Facebook Watch.
CBS Sunday Morning, which frequently runs profiles of top music artists, won outstanding morning show. The show’s host, Jane Pauley, formerly co-hosted NBC’s Today show, one of the other nominees in this category.
The Daytime Emmys included tributes to three TV legends who died in the past year: Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and Larry King. First lady Dr. Jill Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were surprise guests in the tribute to Trebek (who was born in Canada). Robin Roberts and actor Ken Jeong also participated in the Trebek tribute. Kathie Lee Gifford saluted her longtime colleague Philbin. Martha Stewart remembered King, whose long-running talk show on CNN featured countless music stars “for the full hour,” to use King’s well-worn phrase.
Trebek and King also won posthumous competitive awards. Trebek won outstanding game show host for Jeopardy! His children Matt and Emily accepted the award. King won outstanding informative talk show host for Larry King Now. His sons Chance and Cannon accepted the award.
The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in daytime programming since 1974. The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m., as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content.
Awards for daytime children’s programming, animation, and daytime lifestyle programming will be presented in separate ceremonies in July.
Here’s a partial list of winners from the 48th annual Daytime Emmys:
Outstanding game show: Jeopardy!, syndicated
Outstanding morning show: CBS Sunday Morning, CBS
Outstanding informative talk show: Red Table Talk, Facebook Watch
Outstanding entertainment talk show: The Kelly Clarkson Show, syndicated
Outstanding entertainment news program: Entertainment Tonight, syndicated
Outstanding daytime non-fiction special: Creators for Change on Girls’ Education with
Michelle Obama, YouTube Originals
Outstanding game show host: Alex Trebek, Jeopardy!, syndicated
Outstanding informative talk show host: Larry King, Larry King Now, Ora TV
Outstanding entertainment talk show host: Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, syndicated
Outstanding music direction and composition for a daytime program: The Letter for the King, Brandon Campbell, composer, Netflix
Outstanding original song: “Unsaid Emily,” Julie and the Phantoms, Michelle Lewis & Dan Petty, composers & lyricists, Netflix