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Hamptonites Win at the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards

The 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, and while they unfortunately didn’t air or stream anywhere, it was still a good night for the many winners and nominees. 

As is usually the case, several Hamptonites were honored for their work, most notably in the talk show circuit. Hamptonite and Super Saturday host Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan of Live with Kelly and Michael won Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts, beating out Wendy Williams and the hosts of The Real, The View (with Sag Harbor’s Joy Behar) and The Talk. Strahan will be leaving Live with Kelly and Michael to co-host Good Morning America later this year. ABC’s The Chew (with upcoming Stony Brook Food Lab Conference special guest Chef Carla Hall and Dan’s Taste of Summer fave Michael Symon) won for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative, beating out Dr. Oz (hosted by Hamptons visitor Mehmet Oz), Larry King Now, The Doctors and The Kitchen.

For soap fans: General Hospital won Outstanding Drama Series and Directing, but lost out to The Bold and the Beautiful in the Writing category. Former General Hospital head writer Ron Carlivati, a frequent Hamptons visitor, won the Writers Guild of America Award for Daytime Writing in February. Carlivati wrote the show from 2012–2015 and is credited with pulling General Hospital out of a years-long creative and ratings slump.

Last but not least, congrats to Sag Harbor author R.L. Stine for winning several Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards. His TV movie R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls won Outstanding Art Direction/Set/Decoration/Scenic Design, as well as Outstanding Makeup.

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