Clark to Receive Special Emmy Honor

American Bandstand host Dick Clark will receive special recognition for his groundbreaking music program at the 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS, airing later this month on CBS.

The star-studded roster that will pay tribute to the show and its host includes Cher, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, Marie Osmond, Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, The Spinners, Jay Leno and Simon Cowell.

Hosted by Regis Philbin, the Daytime Emmy Awards will feature outstanding performers from all fields of daytime television.

Clark, 80, hosted American Bandstand on ABC from 1957 until 1987.  Clark also hosted THE $10,000 PYRAMID and THE $25,000 PYRAMID on CBS in 1973 and from 1982 to 1988, respectively.  He received three Daytime Emmys for hosting that program over the years.

Be sure to watch for that special tribute to “America’s Oldest Teenager,” airing June 27th on LIVE 5 WCSC.

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Hey, Reeg! How About the Emmys!

Emmy Award winner Regis Philbin will host THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS, which will air on Sunday, June 27th on LIVE 5 WCSC.

“I am delighted to host the Daytime Emmys this year,” Philbin said.  “It’s going to be a great night with my daytime brothers and sisters, and I hope everyone wins an award this year.”

Since Philbin first stepped in front of the camera more than 40 years ago, he has ambitiously tackled talk shows, game shows (including MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD on CBS), and even the literary world, with multiple best-sellers to his credit.  In May 2001, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored him with a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Talk Show Host for his syndicated program, Live with Regis, and another Emmy award as Outstanding Game Show Host for the network version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

In Fall 2009, he broke his own existing Guinness World Record for Most Hours on Camera, setting a new mark of 16,343 hours accumulated over his illustrious career – a career that was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Here’s our recent post on the CBS programs and performers who are up for an Emmy Award this year. Be sure to tune in on June 27th to see which of your favorites bring home the gold!

Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

This year’s nominees for the Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and CBS’s THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS received 16 of them, ranking second in the number of nominations of any show.  Only ABC’s General Hospital garnered more, with 18 nominations.

Both Y&R and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL are nominated for Best Drama Series. GUIDING LIGHT‘s Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer), Y&R’s Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman), and AS THE WORLD TURNS‘ Maura West (Carly Tenney) are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), and ATWT’s Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery) and Michael Park (Jack Snyder) are up for Outstanding Lead Actor.

GL’s Beth Chamberlin (Beth Spaulding) and ATWT’s Julie Pinson (Janet Snyder) are nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Y&R’s Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) is up for Outstanding Supporing Actor in a Drama Series.

Outsanding Younger Actor or Actress Nominations went to Y&R’s Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), ATWT’s Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart), B&B’s Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas Forrester) and GL’s Zack Conroy (James Spaulding). Conroy, by the way, can now be seen on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in the role of Oliver.

LET’S MAKE A DEAL‘s Wayne Brady is nominated as Outstanding Game Show Host for his work in the freshman series that replaced GUIDING LIGHT.

THE DOCTORS received a nomination for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Program. THE PRICE IS RIGHT received a nomination for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show.

As for THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, fans know that Wendy makes no bones about her collection of wigs.  They must have impressed Emmy judges, since her hairstylists were nominated for hair design!

You can view the full list of nominees at the official website of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which awards the Emmys. This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on June 27th on Live 5 WCSC.