Daytime Emmys 2018: Will Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest win for hosting ‘Live’ just like Kelly & Michael and Regis & Kelly?

No matter who her co-host is, the Daytime Emmys love Kelly Ripa. Since joining the “Live” franchise back in 2001, Ripa has won Best Talk Show Host a whopping four times: with Regis Philbin in 2011 and 2012, and with Michael Strahan in 2015 and 2016. Now that she’s nominated for hosting “Live with Kelly and Ryan” alongside new host Ryan Seacrest of “American Idol” fame, will Ripa win yet again? Give us your 2018 Daytime Emmy predictions right now.

Besides Ripa and Seacrest for “Live,” this year’s other nominees for Best Entertainment Talk Show Host are Harry Connick Jr. for “Harry,” Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley for “The Real,” Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood for “The Talk,” and Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Meghan McCain for “The View.”

In 2015, the category of Best Entertainment Talk Show Host was created to separate entertainment hosts from informative hosts. Ripa & Strahan won the first two years of this new category, while “The Talk” ladies took home the trophy last year. As for the other contenders, “The View” hosts prevailed for the first and only time in 2009, Connick is now a two-time host nominee (2017-18), while “The Real” women are enjoying their third consecutive bid (2016-18).

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As regular viewers of the Daytime Emmys are aware, programs with multiple hosts almost never win. Other than “The Talk” in 2017, “The View” in 2009, and Ripa’s four victories with her co-hosts, there is not a single example of multiple hosts prevailing for an entertainment talk show. Instead, Daytime Emmy voters seem to prefer shows hosted by solo stars, i.e. Mehmet Oz (2010-11, 2014), Ellen DeGeneres (2005-08) and Oprah Winfrey (1987, 1991-95, 1998).

Of this year’s five nominees for Best Entertainment Talk Show Host, only four match up with Best Entertainment Talk Show bids: “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “The Real,” “The Talk” and “The View.” Connick’s program was snubbed in the main category, replaced instead by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Of course, DeGeneres was not eligible as a talk show host because she removed herself from consideration years ago after she kept winning.

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