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DAYTIME EMMYS DUMPED TO THE WEB

June 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The 41st Daytime Emmy Awards show made its debut as a commercial-free online video special Sunday night, with several of the presenters taking potshots at the medium that feeds them but no longer wishes to carry the ceremony that honors them and their colleagues. At one point the ceremony’s host, Kathy Griffin, told the noisy crowd, "It’s not even a real show; it’s like Twitter. Relax." In reporting on the affair, the Los Angeles Times observed that it "might forever be remembered as the one with the online buffering." The big winner for the night was the CBS drama The Young and the Restless, which received six Emmys, including best drama. Among talk shows, The Ellen DeGeneres Show took top honors. In another blow to NBC’s Today, ABC rival Good Morning America won for best morning talk show. The awards were not without controversy. Katie Couric and Dr. Mehmet Oz tied for best talk show host. Couric’s show was canceled after just two seasons. Last week Oz was subjected to a humiliating grilling by members of a Senate committee for claims he has made about "miracle" weight-loss products.