“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” received its eighth trophy as outstanding entertainment talk show at the awards ceremony Sunday in Beverly Hills.
The “Steve Harvey” show was honored as outstanding informative talk show, while Harvey won as best game show host for “Family Feud.”
Mario Lopez introducing both best game show host and best talk show host, which ended in a tie, and had none of the three in the room to accept the award. On the game show side, a long-time associate of winner Steve Harvey who accepted the award on his behalf said in a gracious speech that Harvey was vacationing in Bali because he didn’t believe he would win. On the talk show side, Katie Couric (Katie) tied with Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz). Couric was getting married!
The ceremony, which aired on the cable news channel HLN last year and in 2012 after losing its longtime home on the broadcast networks, this year settled for streaming the proceedings online. The change in fortune reflects the dwindling daytime audience and programming shifts.
Kathy Griffin hosted Sunday’s ceremony and got a little blue! And some speeches went very long – no commercial breaks to worry about.