LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Bold and the Beautiful" was named best drama at the Daytime Emmy awards for best the third consecutive year during a ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the prize for entertainment best talk show for a second year, and "Dr. Oz" best informative talk show for the first time.
Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab" was named best game show host for a second year. He was late taking the stage at the Las Vegas Hilton, admitting that he was in the bathroom when his name was called.
The best talk show host prize was a tie between Oz Mehmet of "Dr. Oz" and Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa of "The Regis and Kelly Show."
Quiz mainstays "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" shared the Daytime Emmy for best game show.
In the soap categories, two stars of "The Bold and the Beautiful" also won awards -- Heather Tom for supporting actress and Scott Clifton for younger actor.
The lead acting awards went to Michael Park for "As the World Turns" and Laura Wright for "General Hospital."
"The Bold and the Beautiful" also won the directing award, in a tie with "The Young and the Restless," which won the writing prize in its own right.
The other acting prizes went to Jonathan Jackson for his supporting role in "General Hospital" and to Brittany Allen as younger actress in "All My Children."
Wayne Brady hosted the ceremony, which included the presentation of career achievement awards to Oprah Winfrey, and game-show hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak. Winfrey accepted her honor by sending in a video.
(Reporting by Dean Goodman)