The 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards which was held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, June 20 witnessed its biggest nominee, CBS' soap opera "The Young and the Restless", won only three awards all at once. The series which grabbed 13 nods for a total of eight categories nabbed the awards for the categories of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for its star Jeanne Cooper, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Kristoff St. John, and the Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series.
Another big winner at the awards event was talk show host Ellen DeGeneres whose talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won her the Outstanding Talk Show Host award. In addition, the show also won the Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design, Outstanding Directing In A Talk Show/Morning Program, and the Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing categories.
The Outstanding Talk Show Host award was Ellen's fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy. Winning the nod, she bested the likes of Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa from "Live with Regis and Kelly" as well as Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd from "The View."
Tyra Banks, in the meantime, picked up the first ever Daytime Emmy for the category of Outstanding Talk Show/Informative for her "The Tyra Banks Show." TV personality and occasional actor Philbin was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Jimmy Kimmel.
The 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards was hosted by Sherri Shepherd, one of the co-hosts of ABC's "The View" and Cameron Mathison, who portrays Ryan Lavery on ABC's "All My Children." More information about the awards event and the complete list of the award winners can be seen at Emmyonline.org.