It’s night 2 of the Daytime Emmy Awards, with winners to be announced in 21 categories including derbies for daytime drama, morning show, and entertainment talk show. Naturally lots of attention is being paid this year to Live with Kelly and Michael stars Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan – the duo had their own daytime drama a couple of weeks ago when Strahan announced he was leaving Live to join ABC’s Good Morning America full time, and Ripa reacted by going MIA for a few days, stealing Strahan’s headlines. When she returned the following week after getting apologies from Disney-ABC brass, they announced he would exit the show this month instead of the originally announced September, to get his replacement settled in sooner, what with Kelly’s contract coming up in ’17. We’ll see tonight if they’ll go out on top despite the drama with a win for best talk show host, which they also nabbed last year.

As with Friday night’s Creative Daytime Emmys, tonight’s event happens at downtown Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure hotel. And, for the second time in the past three years (last year the event was telecast on Pop), the Daytime Emmys will not be televised. Back in March the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said cost was behind that decision, after a months-long search to land a show sponsorship was unsuccessful. But you’re in luck, as Deadline is live-blogging the whole show. Check back at 5:00 PM Pacific for our live coverage of the event.

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Things are about to kick off in DTLA and our own Amanda N’Duka is on the scene. 

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The show has started with Elmo and Rosita from Sesame Street, who were just joined onstage by Mario Lopez helping to introduce some of the night’s nominees 

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I wish all my events could be introduced by members of Sesame Street.

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WINNER: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Sean Blakemore as Shawn Butler on General Hospital 

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WINNER: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Sean Blakemore as Shawn Butler on General Hospital (ABC)

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The ladies of The Talk are on deck.

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Winner: Outstanding Morning Program: CBS Sunday Mornings

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Winner: Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: The Talk (CBS)

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That’s fourth consecutive win for CBS Sunday Morning.

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Impressed by how fast this is moving along. I credit the rotating restaurant at the top of the Bonaventure.

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Sara Gilbert “I never thought an idea I had in my bathroom 7 years ago would get us up here”

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Big win for The Talk, besting perennial winner Ellen DeGeneres

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Does this mean Ellen and Sara are now enemies? I’m willing to speculate irresponsibly!

* it does not.

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Let’s see if The Talk will take entertainment talk show host next 

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Winner: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan

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“I don’t think they’re here… Will accept on their behalf and Kelly and Michael will share it!” quips presenter Dr. Oz

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This ends the recent drama on a high note at least.

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Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Jessica Collins as Avery Bailey Clark on The Young and the Restless

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“Where is my Y&R family? I miss them!” – Collins just now in her acceptance speech.

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Winner: Outstanding Game Show: The Price Is Right (CBS)

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CBS is cleaning up today.

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I wonder if CBS will win an extra award if we can guess closest to the number of statuettes they’ll take home tonight. Zing!

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“We’re are so proud to do this show, we are so proud of the legacy” from the producers of the Price Is Right 

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Winner: Outstanding Game Show Host: Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game

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Exec. Producer Scott St John accepts the award on Craig Ferguson’s behalf

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Winner: Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: SuperLatina with Gaby Natale

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“You’re never to ugly, too fat or too undocumented to make your dreams come true!” Gaby Natale 

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Winner: Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish: Cafe CNN

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Winner: Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program: Gabriela Natale, SuperLatina with Gaby Natale (SuperLatina + AGANARmedia + VmeTV)

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Winner: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: True O’Brien as Paige Larson on Days of Our Lives (NBC)

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True O’Brien out of breath. Said she didnt expect to win so she’s unprepared. 

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Winner: Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos on General Hospital (ABC)

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You may have noticed how fast this is flying by – we’re now past the halfway point. Amazing.

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They’re taking a short break now. Good chance to run up to that revolving restaurant and grab some commemorative cocktail glasses. (I have them all, by the way).

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Sandra Lee is onstage to talk about social issues daytime television tackles. Things like sexuality, gender, and health, the latter particularly hitting home with Lee, who was diagnosed with cancer and is now cancer free. 

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Mario, Elmo, and Rosita are back to honor multi Emmy winner Sonia Manzano, best known as Mario from Sesame Street.  She’s receiving the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Sonia played Maria on Sesame Street for more than 40 years from 1971 to 2015. She retired last year.

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She has also been nominated twice for daytime Emmys as a performer and as a writer has won 15 times.

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I am so happy, my heart is so full of love… When I got cast as Maria, I asked the producers what Maria should be like, they said be yourself. They knew the first Latina these children where going to see shouldn’t be their notion of what a Latina should be, It should be me. 

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“I love television” Sonia exclaims, saying it helped her escape the chaos in her childhood. “Lets continue to make beautiful television!”

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Winner: Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: General Hospital (ABC)

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“Here’s what’s really cool about this, we’re still here… we’re still on the air.” The team from General Hospital on the ever changing media trends. “We’re fighting the good fight and we deserve to be here!”

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I was there when it was still Captain Hospital. – something I wish they’d say.

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Winner: Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Head Writer: Bradley Bell; Co-Head Writer: Michael Minnis; Writers: Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelley, Patrick Mulcahey, Mark Pinciotti, John F. Smith, Michele Val Jean

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Winner: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Obba Babatundé as Julius Avant on The Bold And The Beautiful (CBS)

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Obba Babatundé adds some fire to the freezing ballroom,It is very easy to tell a dirty glass by placing it next to a clean glass, in this room, it’s all clean glasses!” 

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Winner: Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: The Chew (ABC)

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ET host Kevin Frazier took the stage and thanks the Acedemy for giving them tomorrow’s big story, “How will Kelly and Michael divide that Emmy?”

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ET host Kevin Frazier took the stage to thank the Academy for giving them tomorrow’s big story, “How will Kelly and Michael divide that Emmy?”

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Winner: Outstanding Talk Show Host/Informative: Dr. Mehmet Oz — The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated)

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Break in the show to honor those that have passed in the daytime television sphere. Big cheers for David Canary.

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Winner: Outstanding Entertainment News Program: Extra (Syndicated)

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Only three more awards to go. This show is like the Universe B Oscars.

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Only three more awards to go. This show is like the Universe B Oscars.

(Fringe reference for those of you who aren’t huge nerds like me.)

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The Big 3!

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Thanks for clarifying Ross :)

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama: Tyler Christopher as Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital (ABC)

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Tyler Christopher getting deep with his acceptance speech, “They say-I guess those who say things-it’s about the journey not the end result.”

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama: Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady on Days of Our Lives (NBC)

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An emotional Mary Beth Evans says “Daytime was an incredible gift in my life… I love my life.”

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Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital (ABC)

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General Hospital’s last win for best daytime drama series was 2012

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Fitting then that it is tonight’s last win. #puns #awesomewordplay

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A nervous Frank Valentini (EP) accepts the award on behalf on the show. He stumbles a bit understandably as this is his first time but promises to be better next time. 

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Wellp, that’s it for the Daytime Emmys. Thanks for sticking around with us here in the office and Amanda who braved the snows of Downtown LA to be there in person.

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Or should say the traffic of DTLA. Until next time my friend…