Philbin Wins First Daytime Emmy

Regis Philbin, who replaced Susan Lucci as the

Daytime Emmy awards lovable loser, is in the winner's circle.

Philbin was named best game show host for his Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on Friday. He lost that award last year.

"This is for everyone who never won anything in their lives," Philbin said. "This one's for you."

But that wasn't all for the 10-time loser. He also shared the award for outstanding talk show host with Rosie O'Donnell.

Philbin wasn't on hand to pick up either trophy, since he was performing a nightclub act with Lucci in Atlantic City. He accepted via a satellite hookup with Radio City Music Hall.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire won the Daytime Emmy for best game show for the second straight year— even though it's a prime-time show. Producers say a category for the show had not been added to the regular Emmys before the deadline to apply for a Daytime award.

Lovable Losers

Lucci can actually extend a winning streak - sort of. She competed for best actress against All My Children colleagues Julia Barr and Marcy Walker, as well as Martha Byrne of As the World Turns and last year's winner, Susan Flannery of The Bold and the Beautiful.

In the end, Martha Byrne trounced Lucci for her role on As the World Turns.

David Canary won his fifth Emmy for his role on All My Children.

The Best Soap Drama award went to As the World Turns, giving the long-running show its eighth Emmy.

Nathan Lane Produces a Win

Nathan Lane, currently on Broadway with the hit play, The Producers, won an Emmy for outstanding performer in an animated series.

Reading Rainbow won best children's series for the sixth time. Arthur was named best animated children's series for the third time.

The awards are given out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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