“Good Morning America” won the best morning program trophy, while “The Dr. Oz Show” claimed the best informative talk show award. “Jeopardy!” was honored as best game show.
Sheryl Underwood, host with Mario Lopez of the live-streamed ceremony, also accepted the best entertainment talk show host award with fellow “The Talk” hosts including Sara Gilbert.
“Entertainment Tonight” was named best entertainment news program, and former “ET” anchor Mary Hart accepted a lifetime achievement award. Hart recounted the skepticism that greeted “ET” in the early 1980s when it launched TV’s now-flourishing Hollywood news magazine genre.
“We are not fluff,” she recalled saying at the time. “Had I known what was coming, I would have said, ‘We are not fake news.’”
Hart also asked that people, whether on college campuses or in government, make an effort to listen to other points of view. Gaby Natale, who was honored as best talent in a Spanish-language program for “SuperLatina with Gaby Natale,” issued her own plea.
She dedicated her award to the “people who are resisting inequality, misogyny, xenophobia and the rise of intolerance. Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise: diversity is beautiful.”
The ceremony was held as negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and producers attempted to reach a deal on a new contract and avert a strike that could disrupt daytime and prime-time TV shows and movie production. The existing contract expired Monday night.