LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres won a fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy on Friday night, and she has no plans to stop there.
DeGeneres picked up the honor for top talk show host while Rachael Ray cooked up a surprising win in the talk show category during the 35th annual Daytime Emmy ceremony held at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
Rookie Rachael Ray beat veteran talk show winners The View and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
As host, DeGeneres again bested Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa from Live With Regis and Kelly as well as Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd from The View. It's the 10th consecutive loss in the host category for The View ladies. Philbin has only won the talk show host category once in the 20 years he has hosted Live. Philbin took home one trophy, at least: the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Would DeGeneres consider pulling an Oprah Winfrey and refrain from submitting herself for honors in the future?
"I'm not going to take my name out," DeGeneres deadpanned backstage. "Oprah has made so many bad choices. Look at her career."
Acting winners were lead actress Jeanne Cooper of CBS's The Young and the Restless; lead actor Anthony Geary of ABC's General Hospital; supporting actress Gina Tognoni of CBS's Guiding Light; supporting actor Kristoff St. John of The Young and the Restless; younger actor Tom Pelphrey of Guiding Light; and younger actress Jennifer Landon of CBS's As the World Turns.