The Daytime Emmys aired last night, and though they saluted the best and the brightest of the soaps, talk shows and children's programming, well... they probably could have done it a little better (no montages for the now-canceled All My Children and One Life to Live? No theme music from the winners' respective shows as they approached the stage? No set that wasn't dark and hideous?) But, enough griping! Thanks to the presenters and winners, there were some of lovely moments, like Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison and Erika Slezak's thank-you speech to fans, Debbie Gibson keeping her cool with marmoset on her shoulder, Anderson Cooper hanging with Oscar the Grouch, and Bethenny Frankel's giggly introduction of the AOL Best Viral Video Award (huh?).
Here's a list of winners for some of the night's awards presented at the Beverly Hilton:
Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Culinary Program: Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction, Food Network
Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host: Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee, Food Network
Outstanding Morning Program: Today Show, NBC
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: LIVE! With Regis and Kelly
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Talk Show Host: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Anthony Geary, General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital, ABC
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless, CBS
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives, NBC
Clearly, the biggest winners of the night were Regis and Kelly (we wish they were present!) and General Hospital! What did you think of the telecast?