LOS ANGELES (June 20) – Ellen Degeneres won a fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy on Friday night, and she has no plans to stop there.
DeGeneres picked up the outstanding talk show host honor while “Rachael Ray” cooked up a surprising win in the outstanding talk show category during the 35th annual Daytime Emmy ceremony at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. Rookie “Rachael Ray” beat veteran talk show winners “The View” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
As host, DeGeneres again bested Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa from “Live with Regis and Kelly” as well as Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd from “The View.” It’s the 10th consecutive loss in the host category for “The View” ladies. Philbin has only won the talk show host category once in the 20 years he’s hosted “Live.”
Would DeGeneres consider pulling an Oprah Winfrey and refrain from submitting herself for lauds in the future?
“I’m not going to take my name out,” DeGeneres deadpanned backstage. “Oprah has made so many bad choices. Look at her career.”