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Regis Philbin loves to gripe about the Daytime Emmys, but he'll host the ceremony anyway

May 18, 2010 |  6:18 am
Regis Philbin Daytime Emmys

Sure, Regis Philbin portrays a grumpy nonconformist on his morning TV chatfest, but he just proved he's really a good sport. Although "Live With Regis and Kelly" has never won best talk show at the Daytime Emmys, he's agreed to host the awards ceremony on June 27, when it will be telecast from Las Vegas by CBS. See a full list of nominees here.

Philbin and/or his TV program are usually nominated every year, but he usually snubs the Daytime Emmy ceremony. He wasn't present in 2001 when he won the award for best talk-show host (for "Live") plus game-show host ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"), although he accepted via satellite from Atlantic City, where he was performing a nightclub act with "All My Children" star Susan Lucci.

Philbin also won an Emmy in 2006, along with TV cohost Kelly Ripa, but not in the competitive race for best talk-show emcee. Philbin and Ripa won one of those cake-walk, noncompetitive "area awards" for hosting "outstanding special class special" the "Walt Disney World Christmas Parade." (Area awards can have one, many or no winners.) He wasn't present for that victory.

Philbin did show up in 2008 when he received advance word that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences planned to give him its lifetime achievement award.

Back in 1982, when Regis Philbin appeared on TV solo, "The Regis Philbin Show" won best variety show, and he was present to accept the accolade.

Photo: ABC


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