At Friday’s Creative Arts Awards portion of the Daytime Emmys, Martha Stewart took home two more awards, bringing her career tally to an even dozen. She won both Best Lifestyle Show and Best Lifestyle/Culinary Host for her self-titled program which shifted to the Hallmark Channel this season. Various incarnations of this show have claimed six series prizes in the past, including last year. And Stewart has won the hosting award four times already, the most recent of which was in 2003.
However, another taskmaster, Judy Sheindlin (“Judge Judy”) lost her 13th consecutive Emmy bid as “Judge Pirro” was named Best Legal/Courtroom Program. “Judy” was nominated every year from 1998-2007 for Best Special Class Program, and ever since in the new category for courtroom shows.
Another notable also-ran was “The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,” which lost all four of its bids. Broadcast live by Comedy Central last Oct. 30th from the nation’s capital, the rally was emceed by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Stewart has been an Emmy darling in the primetime races, winning Best Variety Series eight consecutive times for “The Daily Show,” but “Rally” lost Best Special Class Special to “New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal” and Best Special Class Writing to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“Today” claimed Best Morning Program; among the winners for that show is correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former president George W. Bush.