The timing could have been better! Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan were two of the biggest winners at the Sunday, May 1 Daytime Emmy Awards — but neither turned up to make an acceptance speech.
The duo won the award for Best Entertainment Talk Show for their work on Live with Kelly and Michael. But following two weeks of drama post Strahan’s announcement that he was leaving the show to take a gig on Good Morning America, neither were in the mood for celebrating.
Dr. Oz stepped in instead to accept the award on behalf of the pair, quipping, “I don’t think they’re here … will accept on their behalf,” he said (via Deadline). “Kelly and Michael will share it!”
And rather than spend the weekend feeling angst-ridden at the unfortunate timing of her high-profile award, Ripa instead was focusing on her marriage to handsome husband Mark Consuelos.
As Us Weekly reported previously, the happy couple are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this weekend, and to celebrate Ripa shared a very cute photograph of the pair of them cuddling up.
Other Daytime Emmy winners are below.
Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Mary Beth Evans, Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Tyler Christopher, General Hospital
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Jessica Collins, The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Sean Blakemore, General Hospital
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: General Hospital
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: True O’Brien, Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig, General Hospital
Outstanding Guest Performer In Drama Series: Obba Babatunde, The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Entertainment News Program: Extra
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Live
Outstanding Game Show: The Price Is Right
Outstanding Game Show Host: Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: The Talk
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: The Chew
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host: Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Morning Program: CBS Sunday Morning
Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program: Gabriela Natale, SuperLatina
Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: SuperLatina
Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish: Café CNN