CBS and ABC both had reason to celebrate at Sunday’s Daytime Emmy Awards, as did the comparatively low-profile Food Network program “Valerie’s Home Cooking.” The Valerie Bertinelli food show joined a short list of multiple-award-winning programs by winning two trophies, joining a list with only “General Hospital” (five Emmys) and “The Young and the Restless” (three).
Among the networks, ABC and CBS each claimed five Daytime Emmys, while syndicated programming took home seven trophies. Food Network, Amazon Prime Video and NBC rounded out the multiple-trophy-winning outlets with two apiece.
CBS scored an important win with “CBS Sunday Morning,” which was named best morning program. The win ended a streak of two in a row for ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” won the evening’s big prize, being named outstanding drama series. The show also won in the writing and directing categories.
ABC’s “General Hospital” used a strong showing in the acting categories to lead the way with five Daytime Emmys. Maurice Benard won lead actor, both Vernee Watson and Max Gail won in the supporting categories, Hayley Erin won younger actress and Patricia Bethune won in the guest performer category, all for their work on the venerable daytime drama.
Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who is in a high-profile cancer fight, scored an emotional win as outstanding game show host.