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2012 Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, Regis & Kelly Win Big

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Jun 23, 2012 | 5:13pm EDT

ALTThe daytime gang came out strong tonight to serve up its 39th Emmy Awards ceremony, with nary a mention of the of the earlier murder-suicide that occurred late last night at the Beverly Hilton--where the awards were taking place. The show started off with a very lost Anthony Geary, having trouble finding the stage after a sing-songy intro between Oscar the Grouch and Anderson Cooper.

So let's get down to brass tacks and talk winners and losers, alligators, dry skin jokes (Thanks, Bethenny Frankel), and THE Susan Lucci!

Almost as a parting gift to the legacy of Regis Philbin, Live! With Regis & Kelly won several trophies in their respective categories. General Hospital was the big winner of the evening, bringing home several of the biggest trophies of the evening--including Outstanding Drama Series. But enough of us yammering on; check out the full list below of the biggest winners (winners are bolded) and the ones who shocked 'em all at the awards.

Outstanding Drama Series

All My Children (ABC)

Days Of Our Lives (NBC)

General Hospital (ABC)

The Young And The Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Crystal Chappell, as Dr. Carly Manning Days Of Our Lives (NBC)

Debbie Morgan, as Angie Hubbard All My Children (ABC)

Erika Slezak, as Viki Lord One Life To Live (ABC)

Heather Tom, as Katie Logan Spencer The Bold And The Beautiful (CBS)

Laura Wright, as Carly Corinthos Jax General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Maurice Bernard, as Michael “Sonny” Cointhos, Jr. General Hospital (ABC)

Anthony Geary, as Luke Spencer General Hospital (ABC)

John McCook, as Eric Forrester The Bold And The Beautiful (CBS)

Darnell Williams, as Jesse Hubbard All My Children (ABC)

Robert S. Woods, as Bo Buchanan One Life To Live (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bradford Anderson as Damien Spinelli (General Hospital, ABC)

Matthew Ashford as Jack Deveraux (Days of our Lives, NBC)

Sean Blakemore as Shawn Butler (General Hospital, ABC)

Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer (General Hospital, ABC)

Jason Thompson as Patrick Drake (General Hospital, ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Melissa Claire Egan as Annie Chandler (All My Children, ABC)

Genie Francis as Genevieve Atkinson (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis (General Hospital, ABC)

Elizabeth Hendrickson as Chloe Mitchell (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber (General Hospital, ABC)

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Eddie Alderson as Matthew Buchanan (One Life To Live, ABC)

Chad Duell as Michael Corinthos (General Hospital, ABC)

Chandler Massey as Will Horton (Days of our Lives, NBC)

Nathan Parsons as Ethan Lovett (General Hospital, ABC)

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

Molly Burnett as Melanie Layton (Days of our Lives, NBC)

Shelley Hennig as Stephanie Johnson (Days of our Lives, NBC)

Christel Khalil as Lily Winters (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Jaqueline Macinnes Wood as Steffy Forrester (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)

Outstanding Talk Show — Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)

Live With Regis And Kelly (Syndicated)

The Talk (CBS)

The View (ABC)

Outstanding Talk Show — Informative

Anderson

The Dr. Oz Show

The Doctors

Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host

Giada De Laurentiis, Giada At Home

Rick Bayless, Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Nate Berkus, The Nate Berkus Show

Paula Deen, Paula's Best Dishes

Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Outstanding Culinary Program

Sandwich King

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

Giada At Home

Guy's Big Bite

Outstanding Game Show Host

Ben Baily (Cash Cab, Discovery Channel)

Todd Newton (Family Game Night, The HUB)

Wayne Brady (Let's Make A Deal, CBS)

Meredith Vieira (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Syndicated)

Outstanding Talk Show Host

Anderson Cooper (Anderson, Syndicated)

Dr. Mehmet Oz (The Dr. Oz Show, Syndicated)

Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis and Kelly, Syndicated)

Rachael Ray (Rachael Ray, Syndicated)

Dr. Lisa Masterson, Jillian Michaels, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Travis Stork, Wendy Walsh (The Doctors, Syndicated)

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show

BrainSurge (Nickelodeon)

Cash Cab (Discovery Channel)

Jeopardy! (Syndicated)

Let's Make A Deal (CBS)

Wheel of Fortune (Syndicated)

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Syndicated)

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

America's Court with Judge Ross

Judge Joe Brown

Last Shot with Judge Gunn

We the People with Gloria Allred

Oustanding Morning Program

Good Morning America (ABC)

Today Show (NBC)

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

All My Children (ABC)

Days of Our Lives (NBC)

General Hospital (ABC)

The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Oustanding Children's Animated Program

Curious George (PBS)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)

Peep & The Big Wide World (American Public Television)

Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)

Sid the Science Kid (PBS)

SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series

Dakota Goyo as Josh (R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series, The HUB)

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as Abby Cadaby (Sesame Street, PBS)

Kevin Clash as Elmo (Sesame Street, PBS)

Caroll Spinney as Big Bird (Sesame Street, PBS)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Geddie

What did you think of this year's awards? Anyone you were surprised or happy to see recognized? Let us know in the comments!

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