2012 Daytime Emmy Awards: ‘General Hospital,’ Regis Philbin win big

The Daytime Emmys were held Saturday.

For the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Saturday night, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences wanted to make sure that one of the biggest names in the history of television was not forgotten. In the wake of his departure from his longtime post in the morning, Regis Philbin and “Live! with Regis and Kelly” ended up winning a pair of the night’s top awards.

As for the daytime dramas, the dearly departed “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” ended up losing out to the remaining ABC series in “General Hospital.” Could this be another reason for the network to keep it around moving forward?

Check out the full list of winners below:

Drama seriesGeneral Hospital

Children’s animated program: Penguins of Madagascar

Culinary programBobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

Game/audience participation show: Jeopardy!

Legal/courtroom programLast Shot with Judge Gunn

Morning programToday Show

Talk show – EntertainmentLive with Regis and Kelly

Talk show – Informative: The Dr. Oz Show

Lead actress: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Lead actor: Anthony Geary, General Hospital

Supporting actress: Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital

Supporting actor: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital

Younger actress: Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless

Younger actor: Chandler Massy, Days of Our Lives

Game show host: Todd Newton, Family Game Night

Lifestyle/culinary host: Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Performer in a children’s series: Kevin Clash as Elmo, Sesame Street

Talk show host: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Live with Regis and Kelly

New approaches in daytime entertainment: Take This Lollipop (online).

What do you think about some of these winners? Check back soon for more on the Primetime Emmy Awards, who will announced their nominations in a ceremony next month.

Photo: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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