Looks like Ellen DeGeneres has two more reasons to dance, after sweeping best talk show host and best talk show honors the latter trophy for the second straight year at the Daytime Emmy awards on Friday night. DeGeneres, who compared her job to that of a bartender because ''it's basically just sitting there and listening to people talking,'' saw her show win a total of five Emmys this year.
In the soap opera category, General Hospital snagged best drama series for a record eighth time, but neither the best actress or best actor winner came from that program: Those trophies went to One Life to Live's Erika Slezak (for a record sixth time) and The Young and the Restless' Christian Jules LeBlanc.
Coming on the heels of a buzzworthy season featuring a 74-show win streak by contestant Ken Jennings, Jeopardy won best game show, but its host Alex Trebek lost the hosting trophy to first-time winner Meredith Vieira of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
ABC's total of 12 Daytime Emmys led all networks, followed by PBS and CBS with 11 apiece.