One-Dozen Daytime Emmy Awards for Cable


Cable networks captured 12 of the statues presented Thursday in creative-arts and entertainment categories in the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Discovery Kids and Food Network each won two awards.

Food's statues both went to Paula Deen, for best lifestyle host and best lifestyle program for Paula's Home Cooking. Discovery Kids was honored for Tutenstein, named the best special-class animated show, and Saving a Species: The Great Penguin Rescue was named best youth special.

Those networks were the only cable multiple winners.

The legendary Eartha Kitt was honored for her voice work on Disney's Channel's The Emperor's New School,winning for her portrayal of Yzma. A younger actor, Eion Bailey, won the award for best child actor for his role in Lifetime Television movie Life of the Party.

Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon both won their awards in the same category. Both were honored for achievement in animation for Ben 10and The Backyardigans, respectively.

Corporate siblings MTV and Noggin received honors. The teen network won the award for special class series for Made, while the main title design for The Upside Down Show earned the Noggin Emmy.

A&E's A Question of Life or Meth was named the best special-class special, and Travel Channel's Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown was honored for directing in the lifestyle category.

As previously announced, James Lipton of Inside the Actors Studio on Bravo received a lifetime achievement award.

Overall, PBS was the biggest winner at this ceremony in Hollywood with 13 awards, followed by syndicated fare with nine; ABC and CBS with seven each; and NBC with 5.

The ceremonies can be viewed online.