Ripa, Strahan Win a Final Award Together

They both skipped the Daytime Emmys ceremony
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2016 12:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – The team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan is going out on top with Emmy gold. The Live With Kelly and Michael duo won the Daytime Emmy for best entertainment talk show host on Sunday, capping a tumultuous two weeks that began with Strahan's announced departure for Good Morning America and Ripa's reaction. Neither Ripa nor Strahan showed up at the non-televised ceremony in Los Angeles to claim the award, their second consecutive one in the category, the AP reports. CBS' The Talk won the award for best entertainment talk show, while ABC's The Chew received the informative talk show trophy. Syndicated series Extra picked up the best entertainment news program award.

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ABC's General Hospital was the big winner at the 43rd Daytime Emmys ceremony with five trophies, including best drama series and awards for lead actor Tyler Christopher, supporting actor Sean Blakemore, and younger actor in a drama Bryan Craig. A best directing team award also went to the series. Sonia Manzano received a lifetime achievement honor in recognition of her portrayal of the character Maria on Sesame Street. CBS' The Price Is Right was honored as best game show, while Craig Ferguson won as game show host for Celebrity Name Game. (After returning to the show last week following a few unscheduled days off, Ripa insisted she was "thrilled" for Strahan, who is set to leave May 13.)

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