'General Hospital' Wins 4 Daytime Emmys

General Hospital
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Pictured: (L to R) Kristina Wagner, Kirsten Storms, John J. York, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Kimberly McCullough

The soap opera General Hospital was named Outstanding Drama at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony.

The show also earned the accolades for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, and Outstanding Younger Actress and Actor for Lexi Ainsworth and Bryan Craig.

The Young and the Restless co-stars Gina Tognoni and Steve Burton won for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor. Y&R was recognized with the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, as well.

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The Outstanding Lead Actor prize went to Scott Clifton of The Bold and the Beautiful and the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series statuette was presented to Kate Mansi from Days of Our Lives.

Jim O'Heir scored the award for Outstanding Guest Performer for his work on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Steve Harvey took home the honors for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host for Steve Harvey and Outstanding Game Show Host for Family Feud.

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse won for Outstanding Culinary Program, Jeopardy! was deemed Outstanding Game Show and Good Morning America was declared Outstanding Morning Program.

The Dr. Oz Show earned the title of Outstanding Informative Talk Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show won for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.

The Talk stars Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood shared the Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.

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Underwood and Mario Lopez hosted the gala in Southern California.

"What a fantastic evening to be celebrating the life and blood of daytime television in the magnificent Pasadena Civic Auditorium," said Bob Mauro, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "The National Academy is excited to be honoring these esteemed nominees and we are thrilled to be honoring the woman who the whole country fell in love with when she first appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Mary Hart. Mary's charm, wit, and intelligence made her the most trusted anchor in the genre of entertainment news. Tonight, we raise a glass to her long career and all the men and women who make daytime television one of the staples of the entertainment industry."

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.