Barker, DeGeneres Win Daytime Emmys
Presenter Ellen DeGeneres shouted "Come On Down!" as Bob Barker, the 83-year-old former host of "The Price Is Right," won his 19th Dautime Emmy trophy on Friday night. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won 6 trophies keeping "The View" co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the recently departed Rosie O'Donnell winless.
"This proves that the judges had sympathy for an old man who doesn't have a job," joked Barker, who retired last week after 35 years on "The Price Is Right" and 50 years in television.
"I really am shocked; I thought Rosie brought a lot of new viewers to daytime television and it was interesting," Degeneres said adding she was planning to take a page from "The View" on her show.
"And I want to just start with something controversial right now to kick it off and I know this might not be popular and I don't care because that's what I'm doing," she said. "I just want to say it — I think Bob Barker is a quitter."
Barker laughed along with the rest of the audience.
PBS won a leading 13 Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards, including six for Sesame Street.
"Guiding Light," which came in with a leading 17 nominations, tied another CBS soap opera, "The Young and the Restless," for drama series honors.
CBS also swept the lead acting categories, with victories for Maura West of "As the World Turns" and Christian LeBlanc of "The Young and the Restless."
Here is now a full list of winners:
Drama series (tie): "Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless."
Lead actress in a drama series: Maura West, "As the World Turns."
Lead actor in a drama series: Christian LeBlanc, "The Young and the Restless."
Supporting actress in a drama series: Genie Francis, "General Hospital."
Supporting actor in a drama series: Rick Hearst, "General Hospital."
Younger actress in a drama series: Jennifer Landon, "As the World Turns."
Younger actor in a drama series: Bryton McClure, "The Young and the Restless."
Game show host: Bob Barker, "The Price Is Right."
Talk show: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Talk show host: Ellen DeGeneres.
Directing in a drama series: "As the World Turns."
Writing in a drama series: "Guiding Light."
Performer in a children's series (tie): Kevin Clash as Elmo, "Sesame Street," and Caroll Spinney as Oscar the Grouch, "Sesame Street."
Lifetime achievement: Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."