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35th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARDS PRESENTED AT STAR-STUDDED GALA ON ABC

Regis Philbin Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Los Angeles, CA – June 20, 2008 The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards were presented at a black-tie gala at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre tonight and telecast live on the ABC Television  Network (8-10 p.m., ET; tape delay to the West Coast).  The two-hour star-studded telecast featured Regis Philbin being honored with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ (NATAS) Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 40 years in television, including 20 years as co-host of his nationally syndicated talk show, “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

The star-studded event was hosted by Sherri Shepherd, one of the sparkling co-hosts of ABC’s "The View" and Cameron Mathison, who portrays Ryan Lavery on ABC's "All My Children." The many notable presenters included Barbara Walters, creator/executive producer and co-host of “The View,” Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Susan Lucci of “All My Children,” Tyra Banks of the “The Tyra Banks Show,” and Montel Williams, who, after 17 years on-air, will end his syndicated talk show.

Additional presenters from several of the nominated drama series included: Jake Silbermann and Van Hansis (“As the World Turns”); Jack Wagner and Heather Tom (“The Bold and the Beautiful”); Alison Sweeney, Arianne Zucker and Nadia Bjorlin (“Days of Our Lives”); Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan and Cornelius Smith (“All My Children”); Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan (“Guiding Light”); Anthony Geary, Sarah Brown, Laura Wright, Kirsten Storms, Jason Cook and Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital”); Melody Thomas Scott, Doug Davidson and Don Diamont (“The Young and the Restless”); and Susan Haskell, Michael Easton, Kassie DePaiva, Farah Fath and John-Paul Lavoisier (“One Life to Live”).
 
Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards were presented for performances and programs in 13 categories: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Talk Show/ Informative,  Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Talk Show Host, Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Show, Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series.

On June 13, Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were presented primarily in the creative arts categories at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in Time-Warner’s Columbus Circle complex in New York City. 

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards are presented to daytime television programs broadcast between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The eligibility period for all awards was January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

A breakdown of all the Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards by broadcast and cable entities as tabulated by the independent certified public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP is as follows:

                                          JUNE 13     JUNE 20      TOTAL                                                                    JUNE 13     JUNE 20      TOTAL
ABC                                        10                4                 14              NICK JR.                                               2                  0                  2
CBS                                         8                 5                 13              CW TELEVISON NETWORK              1                  0                  1
SYNDICATED                         7                 4                 11              DISNEY CHANNEL                               1                  0                  1
PBS                                         10               0                 10              ESPN DESPORTES                             1                  0                  1
DISCOVERY KIDS                 3                 0                  3               I.AM CYCLOPS FORM                         1                  0                  1
FOOD NETWORK                  3                 0                  3               KABILLION                                            1                  0                  1                      
DISCOVERY CHANNEL2      0                 2                                   MTV                                                        1                   0                  1
KIDS WB!                                2                 0                  2               NBC                                                        1                  0                  1
NICKELODEON                      2                 0                  2

A complete list of the June 20th award recipients in all categories, a network-by-network tally and a list of programs with multiple winners, as tabulated by Deloitte & Touche LLP, is attached.  The final page includes a recap of programs with multiple awards, including awards from June 13th.  This information is also available at the NATAS website at www.emmyonline.org.

The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards is produced by White Cherry Entertainment for the third consecutive year.

Kmart is the exclusive retail partner of the 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.  American Airlines is the Official Airline of the 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.  Charles Fazzino is the Official Artist of the 35th Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.


About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial ReportingExcellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.   Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

 

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Contact:    Paul Pillitteri             ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv                      212-484-9414
                 
For photography of Emmy® Awards ceremonies, go to www.bryan-brown.com

Marc Bryan-Brown      marc@bryan-brown.com                      917-744-0700            

 

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

ONE LIFE TO LIVE
ABC
RICHARD MANFREDI, DIRECTOR
LARRY CARPENTER, DIRECTOR
BRUCE COOPERMAN, DIRECTOR
GARY DONATELLI, DIRECTOR
DANIELLE FARALDO, DIRECTOR
JILL MITWELL, DIRECTOR
FRANK VALENTINI, DIRECTOR
PAUL GLASS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ANTHONY WILKINSON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
MARY RYAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
TERESA ANNE CICALA, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
TRACY CASPER LANG, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ALAN NEEDLEMAN, STAGE MANAGER
KEITH GREER, STAGE MANAGER
BRENDAN HIGGINS, STAGE MANAGER
KEVIN BRUSH, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE
NATHALIE RODRIGUEZ, PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
CBS
JEANNE COOPER, AS KATHERINE CHANCELLOR

 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

GENERAL HOSPITAL
ABC
ANTHONY GEARY, AS LUKE SPENCER


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

GUIDING LIGHT
CBS
GINA TOGNONI, AS DINAH MARLER

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
CBS
KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, AS NEIL WINTERS

 

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series

AS THE WORLD TURNS
CBS
JENNIFER LANDON, AS GWEN MUNSON

 

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series

GUIDING LIGHT
CBS
TOM PELPHREY, AS JONATHAN RANDALL

 

Outstanding Talk Show Host

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
SYNDICATED
ELLEN DEGENERES, HOST


Outstanding Drama Series

GENERAL HOSPITAL
ABC
JILL FARREN PHELPS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
MARY O'LEARY, PRODUCER
MICHELLE HENRY, PRODUCER
MERCER BARROWS, PRODUCER
ROBERT GUZA, JR, CONSULTING PRODUCER

 

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment

RACHAEL RAY
SYNDICATED
JANET ANNINO, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JOSEPH FREED, SENIOR SUPERVISING PRODUCER
MARILYN ZIELINSKI, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
SHANE FARLEY, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
EMILY RIEGER, COORDINATING PRODUCER
SARAH GOLDSMITH, COORDINATING PRODUCER
MEREDITH WEINTRAUB, SENIOR PRODUCER
ROBIN HOMMEL, SENIOR PRODUCER
ANDREW GOLDMAN, PRODUCER
CHAD CARTER, PRODUCER
STEVE CUNNIFF, PRODUCER
ASHLEY PHILLIPS, PRODUCER
TOMMY CRUDUP, PRODUCER
SHANT PETROSSIAN, PRODUCER
JENNIFER GIVNER, PRODUCER
NANCY VADEN, PRODUCER
STEPHANIE GHOLAM, PRODUCER
JENNIFER SOCHKO, LINE PRODUCER


Outstanding Talk Show/Informative

THE TYRA BANKS SHOW
SYNDICATED
BENNY MEDINA, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TYRA BANKS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JOHN REDMANN, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
ALEX DUDA, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
RACHEL MISKOWIEC, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
STUART ALPERT, SENIOR SUPERVISING PRODUCER
LAUREN BLINCOE, SENIOR SUPERVISING PRODUCER
PATRICIA CHILDRESS, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
MEREDITH PAIGE, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
BECKY COHEN-FORTUNE, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
SHANE KIRCHOFF, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
HEATHER GRAY, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
ANNE GRABOSKI-RADECKI, SENIOR PRODUCER
PAUL STARKE, SENIOR PRODUCER
JACQUELINE WICKERT, SR. COORDINATING PRODUCER
KAREEN GUNNING, COORDINATING PRODUCER
ANTOINETTE CLARKE, PRODUCER
JOANNA PARIDES, PRODUCER
ERIN ELLIOTT, PRODUCER
MELISSA KEY, PRODUCER
AYANNA BASCOMBE, PRODUCER
DAN STERCHELE, PRODUCER
RAY NOIA, LINE PRODUCER
ROBERT WILLRICH, LINE PRODUCER
BROOKE SMILER, SEGMENT PRODUCER
SHANA CLESTER, SEGMENT PRODUCER
LAWRENCE ALITOWSKI, SEGMENT PRODUCER
VANESSA NIZZO-GROSS, SEGMENT PRODUCER
KRISTIN CRAIG, SEGMENT PRODUCER
CHRIS MAY, SEGMENT PRODUCER


Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

CRISTINA'S COURT
SYNDICATED
PETER BRENNAN, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
LISA BRENNAN, SUPERVISING PRODUCER
ROBIN CRAIG, COORDINATING PRODUCER
DEAN MANIBOG, SENIOR PRODUCER
WANDA HENLEY, PRODUCER
LESLIE BROWN, PRODUCER
LISA WILSON, PRODUCER
MICHELLE FITZGERALD, PRODUCER
GYLLIAN CARTER, PRODUCER
JUDSON TOUBY, PRODUCER
SANDRA GIN, PRODUCER
CRISTINA PEREZ, HOST

 

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

ONE LIFE TO LIVE
ABC
DENA HIGLEY, HEAD WRITER
RON CARLIVATI, HEAD WRITER
JANET IACOBUZIO, ASSOCIATE HEAD WRITER
CHRIS VAN ETTEN, ASSOCIATE HEAD WRITER
VICTOR GIALANELLA, ASSOCIATE HEAD WRITER
SHELLY ALTMAN, ASSOCIATE HEAD WRITER
CAROLYN CULLITON, WRITER
MICHELLE POTEET LISANTI, WRITER
FRAN MYERS, WRITER
AIDA CROAL, WRITER
MARK CHRISTOPHER, WRITER
LESLIE NIPKOW, WRITER
ANNA THERESA CASCIO, WRITER
ELIZABETH PAGE, WRITER

                           35th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
                                                      NETWORK TOTALS

                                                                 June 13th        June 20th    Total
                  ABC                                                 10                4                14
                  CBS                                                  8                 5                13
                  SYNDICATED                                 7                 4                11
                  PBS                                                 10                -                10
                  Discovery Kids                               3                 -                  3       
                  Food Network                                 3                 -                  3
                  Discovery Channel                        2                 -                  2
                  Kids WB!                                          2                 -                  2
                  Nickelodeon                                   2                 -                  2
                  Nick Jr.                                             2                 -                  2       
                  CW Television Network                1                 -                  1       
                  Disney Channel                             1                 -                  1
                  ESPN Desportes                           1                 -                  1
                  i.am cYclops Form                        1                 -                  1
                  Kabillion                                          1                 -                  1
                  MTV                                                  1                 -                  1
                  NBC                                                 1                 -                  1
                 


                            35th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
                                                      MULTIPLE WINNERS
                                                                        June 13th    June 20th       Total
            One Life To Live                                    4                 2                 6
            The Ellen DeGeneres Show              3                 1                 4
            Guiding Light                                        2                 2                 4
            As the World Turns                              2                 1                 3
            Everyday Italian                                     3                 -                  3
            General Hospital                                  1                 2                 3
            The Young and the Restless             1                 2                 3
            The Batman                                           2                 -                  2
            DragonflyTV                                           2                 -                  2
            The Oprah Winfrey Show                    2                 -                  2
            The View                                                2                 -                  2

 

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