Alex Trebek, ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ among 2019 Daytime Emmy winners

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(LOS ANGELES) — The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood. Big winners included daytime soap The Young and the Restless for Outstanding Drama Series, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Jeopardy! emcee Alex Trebek for Outstanding Game Show Host.

Trebek’s win came in the wake of his announcement in March that he has stage four pancreatic cancer. Accepting the award, Trebek, who’s hosted the syndicated show for more than 30 years, admitted worrying about how the sympathy vote would impact his win.

“I’m not a big fan of sympathy votes. We should be judged on the merits of our work,” he explained. “However, last year, I had just had major surgery to remove two life-threatening blood clots. You think that would elicit a certain amount of sympathy. But I didn’t win, so maybe I’ve been worrying about the wrong thing.”

“So I’ll do what Sally Field did [at the Oscars],” he continued. “You guys like me, and you value my work. I tell you if that’s the case, I can live with that.”

Trebek, 78, has suffered a number of health issues during his Jeopardy! tenure. He suffered a mild heart attack in 2012 and underwent knee surgery in 2015.

Other winners from Sunday’s ceremony included Ellen DeGeneres, for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, and Rachel Ray, for Outstanding Informative Talk Show. Family Feud took home the award for Outstanding Game Show.

The Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards winners were announced on Friday. Here’s the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Entertainment News Program
DailyMailTV, syndicated

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos — General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
After Forever, Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, Live with Kelly and Ryan, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester — The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Morning Program
CBS Sunday Morning, CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry — General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb — Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, NBC

Outstanding Game Show
Family Feud, syndicated

Outstanding Game Show Host
Alex Trebek — Jeopardy!, syndicated

Outstanding Culinary Host
Valerie Bertinelli — Valerie’s Home Cooking, Food Network

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Max Gail, as Mike Corbin — General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Culinary Program
Valerie’s Home Cooking, Food Network

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, syndicated

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome — General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat — General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a SpaDestinosnish Language Program
Alejandra Oraa, co-host — , CNN en Español

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish
Despierta America, Univision

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish
Six Dreams, Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Informative Talk Show
Rachael Ray, syndicated

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver — Days of Our Lives, NBC

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