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OPRAH WINS A PAIR OF DAYTIME EMMYS

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Oprah Winfrey is beginning to enjoy herself.

Winfrey was a double winner at the 21st AnnualDaytime Emmy Awards, collecting trophies for best talk show and best talk show host.

"This is getting to be nice," Winfrey said Wednesday night as she accepted her fourth consecutive best-host award.

She also presented the evening's premier award to ABC's "All My Children" for best drama series.

Soap opera queen Susan Lucci, whose reign has yet to be confirmed by an Emmy, was the host.

Lucci, who has played Erica Kane on "All My Children" for 23 years, has been nominated 14 times for Outstanding Lead Actress - and has lost 14 times. She wasn't nominated this year.

The ceremony was televised on ABC.

Including previously announced technical awards, the biggest winners were PBS' "Sesame Street" with seven awards, CBS' "Guiding Light" with five, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" with five, and ABC's "One Life to Live" and Winfrey's syndicated show with four each.

Hillary B. Smith was named outstanding lead actress in a drama series, on ABC's "One Life to Live." Michael Zaslow of CBS's "Guiding Light" won the outstanding lead actor award.

Justin Deas, also of "Guiding Light," won the best supporting actor award. The Emmy for best supporting actress went to Susan Haskell of "One Life to Live."

Daytime TV pioneer Dick Clark received a lifetime achievement award for his work on "American Bandstand" and other programs.

The Emmy for outstanding animated children's program went to Nickelodeon's "Rugrats." "Sesame Street," on PBS, was named outstanding children's series.

Shari Lewis, of "Lamb Chop's Play-Along" on PBS, was voted outstanding performer in a children's series. It was her 10th Emmy award.

Bob Barker of CBS's "The Price is Right" beat out the only other nominee for top game show host, Alex Trebek of the syndicated "Jeopardy." That award was presented May 21.

"Jeopardy" won an Emmy for outstanding game audience participation show.

Winners were determined by peer panels of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The winners are . . .

Here's a list of the Daytime Emmy Awards presented Wednesday in New York City:

DRAMA SERIES: "All My Children," ABC

GAME-AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW: "Jeopardy!," syndicated

CHILDREN'S SERIES: "Sesame Street," PBS

CHILDREN'S SPECIAL: "Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story," HBO

ANIMATED CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: "Rugrats," Nickelodeon

TALK SHOW: "The Oprah Winfrey Show," syndicated

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Hillary B. Smith, "One Life to Live," ABC

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Michael Zaslow, "Guiding Light," CBS

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Susan Haskell, "One Life to Live," ABC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Justin Deas, "Guiding Light," CBS

YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Melissa Hayden, "Guiding Light," CBS

YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Roger Howarth, "One Life to Live," ABC

PERFORMER IN A CHILDREN'S SERIES: Shari Lewis, "Lamb Chop's Play-Along," PBS

GAME SHOW HOST: Bob Barker, "The Price Is Right," CBS

TALK SHOW HOST: Oprah Winfrey, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," syndicated

DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING: "Guiding Light," CBS

DRAMA SERIES WRITING: "One Life to Live," ABC