What is an awards show without a host? This year's Daytime Emmys have tapped Emmy-winning talk show host Regis Philbin as emcee. Philbin has also been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Daytime Emmys will be hosted this year by a member of the daytime community -- talk show host, game show emcee, and comedian Wayne Brady. Brady, who has hosted the ceremony before, comes with quite the daytime pedigree: a talk show, a game show, and he's even appeared on an episode of a soap opera.
In 2009, Brady was named host of the updated version of CBS's game show, Let's Make A Deal
. Last year, in his first year of eligibility, Brady received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Game Show Host category. He is again nominated this year.
Brady isn't just the guy who surrounds himself with contestants who are dressed up like bananas. From 2002 to 2004, he hosted the appropriately titled Wayne Brady Show. He was honored twice as Outstanding Talk Show Host, and picked up an additional nomination in 2004 for Outstanding Talk Show.
In 2003, Brady earned a primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his work on the improvisational comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
A self-professed soap fan, Brady and his grandmother appeared on a special Mother's Day episode of The Young and the Restless in 2004.
Brady previously presided over the Emmys in 2003.
The Daytime Emmys will air June 19 at 8:00pm on CBS.
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