June 25, 2012 - Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which recognizes excellence in television, a slew of awards honoring the best in talk, entertainment and children’s shows were handed out to “Made in NY” productions at two ceremonies – the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards on June 23 and the Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards on June 17.
“Live with Regis and Kelly” was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show (entertainment) while its co-hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa were named Outstanding Talk Show Hosts.
NBC’s “Today Show” took home the Emmy for Outstanding Morning Program and Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program. “The Dr. Oz Show,” which airs locally on Fox, won the Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show (informative).
In addition to Kevin Clash winning the Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series for his role as Elmo, “Sesame Street” was a big winner at the Creative Daytime Emmys. The long-running series won Emmys for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series, Directing in a Children’s Series, Writing in a Children’s Series, Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing, Achievement in Sound Editing (live action), Achievement in Sound Mixing (live action) and Achievement in Technical Direction/Electric Camera/Video Control.
PBS’ “The Electric Company” was awarded Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Series and Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing.
“The Nate Berkus Show” won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design. Gary Halvorson, director of the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was honored with the Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Directing. The team at “One Life to Live” won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bill Geddie, by Barbara Walters. Geddie is the long-time executive producer of “The View” and the “Barbara Walters Specials.”
For a complete list of Daytime Emmy winners, visit emmyonline.com.