Alex Trebek, 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' among 2019 Daytime Emmy winners

PHOTO: Alex Trebek accepts the award for outstanding game show host for "Jeopardy!" at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center, May 5, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. PlayChris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and big winners included "The Young and the Restless," Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, and "Jeopardy!" icon Alex Trebek.

Trebek's win came in the wake of his announcement in March that he has stage four pancreatic cancer. Accepting the award, Trebek, who has hosted the syndicated show for more than 30 years, admitted worrying about how the sympathy vote would impact his win.

"I’m not a big fan of sympathy votes. We should be judged on the merits of our work," he explained. "However, last year, I had just had major surgery to remove two life-threatening blood clots. You think that would elicit a certain amount of sympathy. But I didn’t win, so maybe I’ve been worrying about the wrong thing."

"So I’ll do what Sally Field did [at the Oscars]," he continued. "You guys like me, and you value my work. I tell you if that’s the case, I can live with that.”

Other winners from Sunday's ceremony included Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Ray and more.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Entertainment News Program

  • DailyMailTV, syndicated

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos -- General Hospital

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series

  • After Forever

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

  • Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, Live with Kelly and Ryan

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester -- The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Morning Program

  • CBS Sunday Morning

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry -- General Hospital

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

  • Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb -- Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Outstanding Game Show

  • Family Feud

Outstanding Game Show Host

  • Alex Trebek -- Jeopardy!

Outstanding Culinary Host

  • Valerie Bertinelli -- Valerie’s Home Cooking

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Max Gail, as Mike Corbin -- General Hospital

Outstanding Culinary Program

  • Valerie’s Home Cooking

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

  • Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

  • Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome -- General Hospital

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

  • Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat -- General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series

  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish

  • Despierta America

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish

  • Six Dreams

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

  • Rachael Ray

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

  • Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver -- Days of Our Lives