The Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The ceremony was not televised on any network. Instead, the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards show was live streamed on Facebook and Twitter Periscope. Even though it was not on television, it was still reportedly watched by 29,000 people.

Held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the event was hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood. "The Talk" won for outstanding talk show hosts including Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen. The co-hosts said on their show on Monday that they had no idea that they were going to win.

Therefore, they had no speech prepared.

Daytime talk shows

Ellen DeGeneres won the award for having the best entertainment talk show. Steve Harvey won trophies for hosting his informative talk show and for being an outstanding game show host on the popular game show, "Family Feud." DeGeneres and Harvey are to be congratulated for the hard work they do hosting their daytime talk shows alone.

Even though "The Real" was nominated, the show did not win. It was listed in the category for outstanding entertainment talk show hosts that "The Talk" won. Tamar Braxton had already insisted that if her former show won, she was going on stage to accept an Emmy that rightly belonged to her because she was on the show during Season 2 that the show was nominated for. She has not been in contact with co-hosts Loni Love, Adrienne Houston, Jeannie Mai or Tamera Mowry-Housley since she was removed from the daytime talk show at the end of Season 2.

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Morning and evening programs

ABC's "Good Morning America" was the top winner for the best morning program, beating out CBS and NBC. Kevin Frazier and Nancy O'Dell won their third Emmy for entertainment news program. Also, from "Entertainment Tonight," Mary Hart won the lifetime achievement award.

Soap Operas

CBS was the big winner, with seven awards for the network. ABC followed close behind, winning five awards. The winners from the soap operas were on "The Talk" on Monday during their Emmy After Show. All of the popular soap operas were represented with first time winners and others who had won multiple times. Since Underwood was the host, she shared some of the things that happened behind the scenes while she hosted with Lopez.