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Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 salute Regis and 'General Hospital'

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General Hospital was the biggest winner at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards, which aired live from the Beverly Hilton tonight on the HLN channel. The venerable soap pulled in five trophies, including Best Drama and three acting categories. But the night’s most poignant awards went to Regis Philbin, the daytime TV icon who shot his final episode of Live with Regis and Kelly in November after nearly 30 years on the air. That show won for Best Entertainment Talk Show, while Philbin and co-host Kelly Ripa won side-by-side awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Check out all of the night’s big winners below.

Drama series: General Hospital

Children’s animated program: Penguins of Madagascar

Culinary program: Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

Game/audience participation show: Jeopardy!

Legal/courtroom program: Last Shot with Judge Gunn

Morning program: Today Show

Talk show – Entertainment: Live with Regis and Kelly

Talk show – Informative: The Dr. Oz Show

Lead actress: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Lead actor: Anthony Geary, General Hospital

Supporting actress: Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital

Supporting actor: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital

Younger actress: Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless

Younger actor: Chandler Massy, Days of Our Lives

Game show host: Todd Newton, Family Game Night

Lifestyle/culinary host: Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Performer in a children’s series: Kevin Clash as Elmo, Sesame Street

Talk show host: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Live with Regis and Kelly