Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, ‘General Hospital’ Win Daytime Emmys

Other awards go to Dr. Oz, Craig Ferguson, “The Talk,” “The Chew” and “CBS Sunday Morning”

Last Updated: May 1, 2016 @ 7:46 PM

“General Hospital” was named the year’s best daytime drama series at the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but the most noteworthy award of the evening may have come in the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host category, where the newly tense relationship between splitting co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan was given a shiny parting gift.

Other program winners included “The Price is Right,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “The Chew,” “The Talk” and “Extra.”

In addition to Ripa and Strahan, individual winners included Craig Ferguson for the game show “Celebrity Name Game” and Dr. Mehmet Oz for “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Almost half of the categories were for daytime drama series. Although “The Young and the Restless” led the field by winning five Emmys at Friday night’s Daytime Emmys Creative Arts show, “General Hospital” matched that total on Sunday, with “Days of Our Lives” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” winning two each and “The Young and the Restless” restricted to a single award.

In the drama series acting categories, “Days of Our Lives” vet Mary Beth Evans won her second Daytime Emmy in three days, following an award on Friday night for the digital drama series “The Bay the Series.” Other acting winners were Tyler Christopher, Sean Blakemore and Bryan Craig for “General Hospital,” Jessica Collins for “The Young and the Restless,” Obba Babatunde for “The Bold and the Beautiful” and True O’Brien for “Days of Our Lives.”

The show was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles, but was not televised. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the New York-based organization that puts on the show, was not able to secure a TV deal this year, NATAS president Bob Mauro announced with what he said was “great disappointment” when the nominations were revealed in March.

“After months of negotiation to find show sponsorship,” he said, “the NATAS Executive Board has decided that the current climate for awards shows prohibits the possibility of a telecast this year.”

The winners:

PROGRAM CATEGORIES
Drama Series: “General Hospital”
Game Show: “The Price Is Right”
Morning Program: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Talk Show Informative: “The Chew”
Talk Show Entertainment: “The Talk”
Entertainment News Program: “Extra”

PERFORMER CATEGORIES
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Mary Beth Evans, “Days of Our Lives”
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Tyler Christopher, “General Hospital”
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Jessica Collins, “The Young and the Restless”
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Sean Blakemore, “General Hospital”
Younger Actress in a Drama Series: True O’Brien, “Days of Our Lives”
Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig, “General Hospital”
Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Obba Babatunde, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Game Show Host: Craig Ferguson, “Celebrity Name Game”
Informative Talk Show Host: Dr. Mehmet Oz, “The Dr. Oz Show”
Entertainment Talk Show Host: Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, “Live With Kelly and Michael”

OTHER DRAMA SERIES CATEGORIES
Drama Series Writing Team: “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Drama Series Directing Team: “General Hospital”

SPANISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES
Morning Program in Spanish: “Café CNN”
Entertainment Program in Spanish: “SuperLatina With Gaby Natale”
Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program: Gabriela Natala, “SuperLatina with Gab Natale”