Soap operas and TV hosts were honored at the Daytime Emmys, which awarded the statue for outstanding actor to Michael Park of the canceled CBS soap "As the World Turns," reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
The cancellation of some soaps was the target of a joke from host Wayne Brady, who noted, "“Oprah retired, Regis retired. ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ Erica Kane, forced retirement,” the story says. The audience, however, didn’t find the joke funny and booed Brady, who retorted, "Don’t boo me. I didn’t write this crap.”
The funniest moment came when "Cash Cab" host Ben Bailey was late to accept an Emmy for hosting the Discovery show, the story says. “I couldn’t get a cab. What can I say?” he said. “If I am being totally honest, I was just urinating backstage and I heard my name.”
Susan Lucci, who plays Erica Kane on "All My Children," presented the outstanding actress award, saying daytime TV “is alive and well. Look at all the talent in this building tonight. We got fans on fire–thank you so much for being there for all of us.”
Click here to see a complete list of winners of the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.