Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners

Ellen DeGeneres, winner of the awards for favorite animated movie voice, favorite daytime TV host, and favorite comedic collaboration, speaks on stage at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. Pictured in the background are DeGeneres' previous People's Choice awards, making her the most decorated People's Choice Award winner in the show's history. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom “Ellen.”

DeGeneres’ talk show was honored at Sunday’s live-streamed ceremony hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood.

“General Hospital” was honored as best daytime drama, with top acting awards going to Scott Clifton for “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Gina Tognoni for “The Young and the Restless.”

Steve Harvey missed the ceremony but was a double winner. He was named best game show host for “Family Feud” and best host of an informative talk show for “Steve Harvey.”

“Entertainment Tonight” was honored as best entertainment news program, and former “ET” anchor Mary Hart accepted a lifetime achievement award.

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