Alex Trebek posthumously wins 8th Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host

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Alex Trebek posthumously wins 8th Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host

On the 25th of June, we witnessed the 48th edition of the Emmys awards. This show is the largest award ceremony for honouring tv operas and shows, children’s shows. The show was hosted by Sheryl Underwood and was broadcasted on CBS.

This time in the event the categories were more classified for the “outstanding game show” and “outstanding game show”. Both of these categories were won by jeopardy and late host Alex Trebek respectively. The late Alex Trebek was honoured with an additional daytime Emmy award on the glorious Friday night. The famous TV hosts Alex Trebek and larry king who both died recently in the previous months received tributes in the 84th edition of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

This was the 8th consecutive win for the host. The host received his first nomination in 1987 and his first win in 1989. Recently the late host won 2 awards in 2019 and 2020. The host also holds the record for the second most number of wins in the category after Bob Barker.

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The Emmy award was accepted by Trebek’s son Matt and daughter, Emily on behalf of Trebek and gave an honorary speech on his behalf “for as long as we can remember, he was always so proud to work for a show that was based on knowledge, risk and the challenge-people had to think”. Matt then added “he loved every bit of it”.

Hixd daughter further added, “he was always excited to go to work even during his battle with cancer. He was so fortunate that he was able to do what he loved and we know that he did not once take it for granted”.

Trebek was born in Canada and became known for the show game jeopardy and was also honoured by Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau and US first lady Jill Bide.

Trebek passed away last November after fighting a long battle of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. The Jeopardy show debuted in 1984 and has been considered as one of the most iconic shows in the history of quiz shows. The show has had a number of famous guest hosts including Ken Jennings, Aaron Rodgers and the CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

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The 48th edition of this year’s Emmy award also honoured larry king. The award was accepted by Larry’s son Chance King and brother, Cannon king. Chance then added “i can tell you all my dad is looking down on us with a very large smile. This last season was a testament to his love for broadcasting. And as much as he is gone, he is with us in our hearts forever. We love you so much, dad”.

The big winners in the award show also include kelly Clarkson show for the best entertainment talk show and also the evergreen and undying soap opera general hospital for top daytime drama. The lead actor of the general hospital “Maurice bernard” and the supporting actor “Max Gail” also received the Emmy.

Alex Trebek in the past has also received international honours in the past. On the news of his death, many celebrities expressed their sorrow and regret for Trebek. This includes Ryan Reynolds who recalled that Trebek had earlier made a cameo in his film “free guy” while he was struggling with cancer. He further added to his tweet “Trebek was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you Alex, and always will”.

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The telecast was aired on Friday on both streaming channels- CBS and Paramount plus and focus on categories of the outstanding drama, game show\, entertainment talk show as well as performers, host, directors and other technical teams for those shows.




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