Daytime Emmys bid adieu to departing stars, shows

June 19, 2011 - 9:56 AM
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FILE In this Feb. 14, 2008, file photo, Wayne Brady appears at the 39th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Brady is right at home amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, so he jumped at the chance to put on the old razzle-dazzle as host of the Daytime Emmys. Brady first hosted the awards honoring everything from soap operas to game shows to talk shows in 2003. Now, he's back for the 38th annual shindig airing live on CBS from the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oprah Winfrey may be gone from daytime television, but the queen of talk won't be forgotten at Sunday night's Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas.

Winfrey, who recently ended her lauded talk show after 25 years, will be honored with the Crystal Pillar award for changing the face of daytime television in the ceremony hosted by Wayne Brady at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The 38th annual show honoring everything from soap operas to game shows to talk shows might seem more like a bittersweet goodbye, with Regis Philbin, Meredith Vieira, and nominees "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" joining Winfrey on the way out.

ABC's "General Hospital" came into the ceremony with a leading 21 nominations, followed by CBS' "The Young and the Restless" with 20 and "Sesame Street" with 16.