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Ellen the talk of Daytime Emmys
Ellen DeGeneres
DeGeneres has moved successfully from comic actress to presenter
Ellen Degeneres has won Daytime Emmy awards for best talk show and best host for the second successive year.

"This means a lot to me," she said collecting her awards in Hollywood on Friday night, telling her partner actress Portia de Rossi: "I love you."

Long-running soap opera General Hospital was named best drama with star Tony Geary named as best actor. It also earned an Emmy for best direction.

Four actors in soap opera Guiding Light took home Emmys.

Sesame Street won the award for pre-school children's series, the 12th time the series has picked up the award.

"This is not too shabby for a show that's starting its 38th season," senior producer Carol-Lynn Parente said.

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, received the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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