Food, Discovery Kids Lead Cable At Daytime Emmys

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Food Network’s Everyday Italian ad Discovery Kids were the top winners on the cable side at the 35th annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Daytime EmmyAwards.

Food Network’s lifestyle show grabbed three Emmys on its own, a total matched by Discovery Kids. Together those network accounted for 40% of the 15 awards cable took home at the ceremony held Friday June 13 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time-Warner’s Columbus Circle complex in New York City.

Other cable programmers that won awards: two each for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Discovery Channel, as well as single statues for MTV, Disney Channel and ESPN Deportes.

ABC and PBS set the Daytime pave overall, copping 10 Emmys each, trailed by CBS’s seven and syndicated shows’ collective tally of seven. Kids WB! won a pair, while AM Cyclops Form, Kabillion, CW and NBC brought home one apiece.

Everyday Italian's award bounty gave Food Network an Emmy for outstanding lifestyle program, for outstanding director for a lifestyle program and outstanding lifestyle host Giada De Laurentiis.

That haul trailed only the four Daytime Emmys earned by ABC soap One Life to Live ’s four and syndication’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

More than 1,000 performers, producers and craftspeople involved in daytime television, including drama, talk shows, children’s programs, game shows and lifestyle programs from both the East and West coast, honored the winners at the gala event.

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