The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards named Days Of Our Lives Outstanding Drama Series at the annual awards held Sunday at the Beverly Hilton, where the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored the best in daytime programming. It was a big win at the end of the night for the NBC soap after all previous statuettes had gone to its competitors, CBSYoung and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s General Hospital. CBS led this year’s winners with seven major wins while George Lucas took home his first Emmy for his animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (See full list of nominees here.) Meanwhile, it took three co-hosts – Robin Meade, Sam Champion, and AJ Hammer – to emcee a snafu-laden telecast that one Tweeter appropriately deemed “must watch train wreck TV.” (Just scroll down for the laundry list of HLN network flubs that ran 35 minutes late and had viewers irate on both coasts.)

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George Lucas EmmyIn his first Emmy win, George Lucas accepted the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for his Star Wars: The Clone Wars series from presenter Carrie Fisher who joked before opening the envelope, “Our nominees haven’t taken acid, at least not with me – which is, as most of you know, the only way to go. Right, George?” Lucas thanked the TV Academy for including animation in their annual program and gave a shout out to “all those poor souls who toil over their computers.”

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It wasn’t the smoothest of award shows. The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler was handed the wrong envelope presenting for Best Informative Talk Show and had to use her comic chops to stall while the correct winner was relayed to her onstage. Mic and audio issues dotted the HLN telecast – including mics completely turned off and an errant audio feed of co-host Meade shouting into her backstage mic, “Can you guys hear me? You can? This is my song from my album!” over an HLN network ad playing between commercial breaks. And that was before presenter Corbin Bernsen dropped an uncensored f-bomb on live TV.

Meanwhile, Lifetime Achievement honoree Monty Hall was called onstage early by presenter/protege Wayne Brady, cutting off a pre-taped tribute reel that had already begun to play in the ballroom and telecast. “Having done 6,000 shows as an emcee and 2,000 more as a producer there are a lot of people I could thank, but we don’t have the time – nor do we have the week,” the game show host quipped in his speech. “But I would like to acknowledge those people I worked with, I’d like to acknowledge all the television networks that put me on the air, and the viewing public who kept me there.”

But the Daytime crowd was game for gimmicks, which included a couch set up onstage where select winners were bombarded with interview questions seconds after leaving the podium. That resulted in one impromptu smooch between Outstanding Lead Actor winner Doug Davidson (of The Young And The Restless) and interviewer Sheryl Underwood of The Talk. And later, this gem from Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis, interviewing Outstanding Supporting Actress winner Julie Marie Berman of ABC’s General Hospital: “Being an actress you’ve seen a lot of rejection, right?”

WINNERS OF THE 40TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Doug Davidson, as Paul Williams
The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW
The Price Is Right, CBS
Mike Richards, Executive Producer
Evelyn Warfel, Co-Executive Producer
Adam Sandler, Producer
Stan Blits, Sue MacIntyre, Co-Producer
Vanessa Voss, Prize Producer
Tracy Verna Soiseth, Consulting Producer
Ryan Polito, Michael Dimich, Directors

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST
Ben Bailey, Host
Cash Cab, Discovery Channel

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW / INFORMATIVE
The Dr. Oz Show, SYNDICATED
Mindy Borman, Amy Chiaro, Executive Producers
Laurie J. Rich, Co-Executive Producer
Eric Beesemyer, Senior Supervising Producer
Dr. Mehmet Oz, Cali Alpert, Beryl Holness, Stacy Rader,
Matthew J. Strauss, Susan Wagner, Michele Wasserman,
Andrea D’Ambrosio, Supervising Producers
Andrea Chessler, Cathy Daniel, Annie DiGregorio,
Kirk Fernandes, John Filimon, Lauren Bright Pacheco,
Nicole Giambrone, Brooke Jacobsen, Lindsey Kotler,
Allison Markowitz, Chris Molen, Margaret Pergler,
Stefanie Schwartz, Greg Tufaro, Lisa Semel, Christine Smith,
Scott Starr, Laura Swalm, Ann Varney,
James Avenell, Lauren Rivera, Producers
Jon Coniglio, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Cooper aka William Spencer III
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

and

BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott
The Young and the Restless, CBS (TIE)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer
Kay Alden, Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writers
Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best,
John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir, Shannon Bradley,
Michele Val Jean, Writers

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIE MARIE BERMAN, as Lulu Spencer
General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING CULINARY PROGRAM
Best Thing I Ever Made, Food Network
David Hoffman, Tom Rogan, Lauren Lexton, Executive Producers
Lisa Hockly, Co-Executive Producer
Joan Rantz, Supervising Producer
Erin McCormack, Julia Sir, Producers
Deb Jackson, Line Producer

and

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Food Network
Ellen Rakieten, Pete McPartland, Jr., Executive Producers
Meghan Hoffman Baehr, Ayesha Rokadia,
Danielle Fiorito, Gary Green, Producers
Francesco Giuseppe Pace, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST
Lidia Bastianich, Host
Lidia’s Italy, PBS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Heather Tom, as Katie Logan Spencer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW / ENTERTAINMENT
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, SYNDICATED
Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly,
Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Executive Producers
Derek Westervelt, Kevin A. Leman II,
Jonathan Norman, Co-Executive Producers
Melissa Geiger Schrift, Supervising Producer
Ross Williams, Coordinating Producer
Kara Hogan Leonardo, Matt Wright, Senior Producer
Lori Blackman, Alissa Cote, Jason Gelles, PaulHorne,
Corey Palent, Liz Patrick, Lauren Pomerantz, Ryan Raddatz,
Amy Rhodes, Gil Rief, Hilary Robe, Ellen Rocamora,
Beth Sherman, Bridgette Theriault, Adam Yenser,
Andy Zenor, Christopher Cucci, Producers
Nicole Collins, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Michael Stich, Cynthia J. Popp, Deveney Kelly,
David Shaughnessy, Jennifer Howard, Directors
Catherine Sedwick, Clyde Kaplan, Jennifer Scott Christensen,
Steven A. Wacker, Associate Directors
Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winthur-Huston, Stage Managers
Lori Staffier, Production Associate

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS ANIMATED PROGRAM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network
George Lucas, Executive Producer
Cary Silver, Producer
Athena Portillo, Line Producer

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM
CBS Sunday Morning, CBS
Rand Morrison, Executive Producer
Estelle Popkin, Senior Broadcast Producer
Gavin Boyle, Jason Sacca, Amy Rosner, Senior Producers
Mary Lou Teel, Anthony Laudato, Mary Raffalli, Alan Golds,
Amiel Wesifogel, Edward Forgotson, Jon Carras, Reid Orvedahl,
Kay M. Lim, David Rothman, Amol Mhatre,
John R. D’Amelio, Peter Goodman, Douglas W. Smith, Producers
Cathy Lewis, Editorial Producer
Ramon Parkins, Entertainment Producer
Kim Skeen, Producer/Washington
David Small, Joseph Frandino, Carol A. Ross, Lauren Barnello,
Ed Givnish, Maria Nicoletti, Editors/Producers
Robin Sanders, Planning Producer
Charles Osgood, Anchor
Bill Geist, Lee Cowan, Maurice Rocca, Rita Braver, Serena Altschul,
Sharyl Attkisson, Anthony Mason, Smith Tracy,
George Pozderec, Martha Teischner, Correspondents
Addison Green, Meteorologist
Ben Stein, Nancy Giles, Faith Salie, William Flanagan, Contributing Commentators
David Edelstein, Film Critic

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kristen Alderson, as Starr Manning
General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Chandler Massey, as Will Horton
Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG
“GOOD AFTERNOON”
Good Afternoon America, ABC
Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman,
Phillip Sweet, Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Composers & Lyricists

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST
Ricki Lake, Host
The Ricki Lake Show, SYNDICATED

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Days of Our Lives, NBC
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Lisa de Cazotte, Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producers
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer