36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 30, 2009

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Daytime entertainment enjoyed its biggest night of the year last night as the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Host Vanessa Williams opened the show with a dazzling performance.

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“All My Children” star Debbi Morgan beams on the red carpet. She was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Angie Hubbard. Morgan is the first (and only) African-American actress to win a Daytime Emmy Award in 1989 when she took home Best Supporting Actress honors for her work on “AMC.”

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Tyra Banks glows on the red carpet in this one-shoulder number.

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Radio jock turned TV show host Wendy Williams made her first appearance at the Daytime Emmy Awards this year.

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Actress Tatyana Ali, who’s been banking screen time on “The Young & the Restless,” lit up the red carpet in this dazzling dress.

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Actress Victoria Rowell works the red carpet. It’s rumored that she’s making a return to “The Young & the Restless,” and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’s true.

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Actress Denise Vasi, who stars on ABC’s “All My Children,” is a vision on the red carpet.

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“The Bold and the Beautiful” star and Lone Star State native Texas Battle is all smiles and dapper for the night’s festivities.

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Actor/puppeteer Kevin Clash, who has served as the voice of “Sesame Street” favorite Elmo for years, has a little fun on the red carpet with his No. 1 fan.

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Vanessa Williams, the night’s host, was gorgeous in this fuschia stunner as she presented the evening’s next guest.

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Media mogul Tyra Banks celebrates with her team as they snag the award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show.

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Former daytime talk-show host Montel Williams speaks onstage during telecast.

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Actor/puppeteer Kevin Clash accepts the Emmy for Lifetime Achievement Award for “Sesame Street,” which will begin its 40th year on the air in November.

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TV Personality Wendy Williams attends the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.