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Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey Among Winners at 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

May 1, 2017 (6:34 am) GMT
Also named winners at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were 'Good Morning America', 'The Talk', 'General Hospital', Kate Mansi and Scott Clifton.
Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey Among Winners at 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

Hosted by ("Extra") and Sheryl Underwood (""), the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards was held on Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. In the award-giving event, "" successfully won for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, while , who didn't attend the event, nabbed double awards.

The -hosted daytime show won the award, 20 years after the host came out as a gay on the sitcom "Ellen." Of Ellen's decision to come out on TV, "Ellen" executive producer Mary Connelly said, "She did it because it was the right thing to do." Ellen was absent, thus Mary accepted the award on behalf of her.

Steve was also among the top winners of Sunday's event. The comedian was named Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host for his Syndicated show "Steve Harvey". In addition, he won Outstanding Game Show Host for his hosting duties on "Family Feud", defeating Wayne Brady ("Let's Make a Deal"), ("Celebrity Name Game"), Pat Sajak ("Wheel of Fortune") and Alex Trebek (Jeopardy).

ABC's "", meanwhile, claimed the Emmy for Outstanding Morning Program, one of the night's top prizes. "The Talk" brought home a trophy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts. That was such a surprise win which was reflected during their emotional and touching acceptance speech.

Scott Clifton walked away with a trophy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on CBS' "". He became the first winner to win what presenter Jane Pauley dubbed "the trifecta": lead, supporting, and younger actor.

"Entertainment Tonight" joined that night's winners as it was honored with Outstanding Entertainment News Program, while former "ET" anchor Mary Hart accepted a lifetime achievement award at the live-streamed event.

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