The ladies of The View finally did IT. Nope, not kissed and made up with former moderator Rosie O’Donnell but they finally took home the Emmy for Best Host(s) For A Daytime Talk Show. Since 1999 the daytime gabbers have been nominated for this category but have always gone home empty handed. Usually the next day, they could be seen griping about their loss during “Hot Topics”. They’ve often commented how with the five of them on the panel, there is bound to be one person you hate thus limiting the number of Emmy voters casting ballots for them.
Well last night during the 36th Annual Daytime Emmys, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters finally took home the coveted award. Funny thing though, NONE of them were on hand to accept the award. I guess they got so used to losing that they didn’t even bother showing up this year. HI-LAR-IOUS. Their win broke Ellen Degeneres’ four year winning streak and also broke their own Susan-Lucci-like losing streak. Congrats ladies.
Lucky Season 13 kicks off Tuesday September 8, 2009 with all the ladies taking their usual spots with one notable exception. Hasselbeck will be MIA until October when she returns from her maternity leave. In the interim, the show has already lined up various guest co-hosts to fill in such as: Meghan McCain, Kathy Griffin, Kate Gosselin, and LaToya Jackson to name a few.
In other related Daytime Emmy news, The Tyra Banks Show won best informative talk show for the second year running while longtime sudser, The Bold and The Beautiful took home it’s first ever statue. Winning the lifetime achievement award was everyone’s favorite childhood show, Sesame Street- the veteran kid show is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year.
I didn’t get to see the Emmy’s last night but saw the opening number on YouTube today. Vanessa L. Williams (Ugly Betty) hosted the event and even did a Hugh Jackman and performed a musical number in front of the audience. I’ve always loved Wilhelmina Slater and this little ditty makes me heart her even more. Love how the producers incorporated her in the clips. Go Vanessa.