ABC and PBS top Creative Arts Emmys

Each receive 10 honors for daytime TV

NEW YORK -- ABC and PBS tied for a total of 10 honors each Friday night at the Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards for daytime TV, with "One Life to Live" taking home four trophies and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and Food Network's "Everyday Italian" receiving three apiece.

Friday night's event, held at Manhattan's Time Warner Center, comes a week before the June 20 of the 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, airing live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The awards handed out Friday were mostly producing and crafts awards, although ABC's "Good Morning America" won in the category of best morning program and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek got the game-show host nod.

Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, was named outstanding performer in a children's series for her Discovery Kids nature series, "Bindi the Jungle Girl." Legendary singer/actress Eartha Kitt won as outstanding performer in an animated program for her role in Disney Channel's "Disney's The Emperor's New School." PBS's "Sesame Street" won as outstanding preschool children's series.

Other winning programs included PBS's "Curious George" (children's animated program); Nick Jr.'s "The Backyardigans" (special-class animated program); Discovery Channel's "Cash Cab" (game/audience participation program); Discovery Channel's "Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye" and "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild" (both children's series category); MTV's "Made" (special-class series) and Food Network's "Everyday Italian" (lifestyle program). In addition, "Everyday Italian" host Giada De Laurentiis won in the category of lifestyle host.

Other networks honored included CBS with eight awards, Discovery Kids and the Food Network received three, Discovery Channel, Kids WB!, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. got two nods apiece, and one each for The CW, Disney Channel, ESPN Desportes, cYclops Form, Kabillion, MTV and NBC.

Syndicated series captured seven awards. Receiving two awards each were also "As the World Turns," "The Batman," "DragonflyTV," "Guiding Light," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The View." Each will get a chance to add to its totals June 20.

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The list of Friday night's winners:

Children's Animated Program: "Curious George" (PBS)

Special Class Animated Program:
"The Backyardigans" (Nick Jr.)

Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design:
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series: "As the World Turns" (CBS) and "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Casting Director: Mark Teschner, "General Hospital" (ABC)

Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic):
"DragonflyTV" (PBS)

Costume Design/Styling: "Rio 2007 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony" (ESPN Desportes)

Costume Design for a Drama Series:
"One Life to Live" (ABC)

Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program:
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (Syndicated)

Directing in a Lifestyle Show: "Everyday Italian" (Food Network)

Directing in a Children's Series: "Design Squad" (PBS)

Directing in an Animated Program: "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks" (PBS)

Special Class Directing: "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2007" (ABC)

Single Camera Editing: "DragonflyTV" (PBS)

Multiple Camera Editing: "Hands On: After Katrina, A Guiding Light Special Presentation" (CBS)

Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series: "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

Hairstyling: "The View" (ABC)

Hairstyling for a Drama Series: "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)

Lighting Direction:
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" (Syndicated)

Lighting Direction for a Drama Series: "One Life to Live" (ABC)

Main Title Design:
"Wordworld" (PBS)

"The Price is Right" (CBS)

Makeup for a Drama Series:
"As the World Turns" (CBS)

Music Direction and Composing:
"The Wonder Pets!" (Nick Jr)

Music Direction and Composing for a Drama Series:
"Guiding Light" (CBS)

Original Song: "Chemistry" by Lance Horne and Paul S. Glass, for "One Life to Live" (ABC) and "Little Starr" by Kevin Briody for ABC's "One Life to Live"

Original Song, Children's and Animation:
"Fetch with Ruff Ruffman Theme Song," by Terry Tompkins, Roc Gagliese, Steve D'Angelo and Glen Berger for "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman" (PBS)

Performer in a Children's Series: Bindi Irwin in "Bindi the Jungle Girl" (Discovery Kids)

Performer in an Animated Program: Eartha Kitt in "Disney's The Emperor's New School" (Disney Channel)

Game Show Host: Alex Trebek, "Jeopardy!" (Syndicated)

Lifestyle Host: Giada De Laurentiis, "Everyday Italian" (Food Network)

Game/Audience Participation Show:
"Cash Cab" (Discovery Channel)

Pre-School Children's Series: "Sesame Street" (PBS)

Children's Series: "Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye" (Discovery Channel) and "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild" (Syndicated)

Morning Program:
"Good Morning America" (ABC)

Lifestyle Program: "Everyday Italian" (Food Network)

Special Class Series: "Made" (MTV)

Special Class Special: "America's Invisible Children" (The CW)

Sound Editing, Live Action and Animation: "The Batman" (Kids WB)

Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (Syndicated)

Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series:
"Guiding Light" (CBS)

Sound Mixing:
"The Batman" (Kids WB)

Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control:
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" (Syndicated)

Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control: "All My Children" (ABC)

Writing in a Children's Series: "Between the Lions" (PBS)

Writing in Animation: "Peep and the Big Wide World" (PBS) and "Wordgirl" (PBS)

Special Class Writing: "The View" (ABC)

New Approaches -- Daytime Entertainment: "Yes We Can Song," cYclops Form

New Approaches -- Daytime Children's: "I Got a Rocket," Kabillion

Animation: "El Tigre" (Nickelodeon): "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy" (Nickelodeon); and "Growing Up Creepy" (Discovery Kids)