Three tv icons acquired particular tributes on the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Ahead of the in memoriam, Alex Trebek, Larry King and Regis Philbin have been honored by well-known mates in the course of the ceremony on Friday. For the Jeopardy! host, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau kicked issues off, expressing how proud he and Canadians in all places have been to have Trebek.
“Alex Trebek entertained millions of people with his quick wit and bright sense of humor, and he never missed an opportunity to stump contestants with questions about Canada. And like so many Canadians, he cared deeply about conservation and protecting our lands,” he mentioned partially. “We will all miss gathering around the TV to watch Alex, but his legacy of giving and caring will surely live on. When I got to talk with him a few years ago and he expressed to me how proud he was to be a Canadian, I had to tell him that all Canadians are incredibly proud that he’s one of us as well.”
He was adopted by Robin Roberts, who recalled the final time she interviewed him within the midst of his most cancers therapy.
“Alex walked in with such grace, putting everyone around him at ease. And he was so open, talking about all he was going through at the time. And he did it in hopes of helping others. That was Alex,” Roberts mentioned. “He actually told me, despite his dire diagnosis, that he was an extremely fortunate individual — those were his words– for being able to experience so much love and support from so many people. Once again, that was Alex. Finding and sharing the good in every situation.”
Ken Jeong and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden additionally shared some touching phrases concerning the TV host.
During the ceremony, Trebek, who died November 8 after a battle with most cancers on the age of 80, additionally gained a posthumous Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host. Jeopardy! additionally took house the Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.
King died on Jan. 23 of sepsis. He was 87. He was honored by Martha Stewart, who praised his impeccable interviewing abilities, character and the way a lot he cared about every interviewee.
“It’s with great sadness, but also with great admiration, that I celebrate the passing of Larry King. I met Larry King early on when he was still a radio show host in Washington, D.C.” Stewart started. “I would venture down to Washington on my book tours and always end a very, very busy day of interviews and demonstrations with a one-hour interview by Larry King.”
“He was a great interviewer way back then. And as he built his career, finally, on CNN, making a very important impression on the audiences watching CNN for live news, Larry King continued to be the penultimate interviewer,” she added. “He was always fair, always interesting. The questions were always invigorating to the interviewee. And I really enjoyed being interviewed by him. Larry was always there for me. And I think he was there for pretty much anybody he interviewed. Thank you, Larry, for a life of interest, of depth, of personality, of real caring. Thank you.”
King additionally gained the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host award in the course of the telecast.
As for Philbin, who died on July 24 of pure causes on the age of 88, his longtime Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee co-host and shut good friend Kathy Lee Gifford shared some emotional phrases.
“For 15 years, it was my absolute joy and delight and honor and privilege to sit next to somebody that you might remember. Sure you do. His name was Regis Philbin, and there was nobody like him,” Gifford marveled. “He was one-of-a-kind, he was unique, he was an original. He was, oh, the most fun you could ever have with a human being. And I got to sit next to him and play verbal ping-pong with him for all those years. I got to learn from the master.”
She added that “he was a great personal friend to me till the day he died. Oh, we all miss Regis, don’t we? ‘Cause all he wanted to do was make people laugh, make ’em happy, make ’em believe in themselves, make them dream big dreams like he did. ‘Cause they can come true. I know we all miss him. I do. I’ll never be the same. I know he’s slaying ’em in heaven right now. He’s up there with all the greats. He and Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. They’re all just, they’re having a screamfest up there. Henny Youngman is just I’d say ‘dying’ but he’s already…Anyway, anyway, that’s where Regis is, and I couldn’t be happier for him and I couldn’t miss him more.”
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