ByCBSNews.com CBSNews.comCBS/APJune 20, 2011, 1:05 AM
Daytime Emmy Awards honor Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: (L-R) Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek pose in the press room at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
(CBS) "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" tied for best game show during Sunday night's Daytime Emmy Awards - fitting, since their respective hosts, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, received lifetime achievement awards during the show.
"We're part of Americana," Trebek said backstage, with Sajak alongside him. "People, when they hear the themes to 'Wheel' and 'Jeopardy!', they know immediately what the reference is. Part of that is because we've been on for so long. We hope it will continue for as long as we want to do it."
Trebek has quizzed brainy contestants for 27 years, while Sajak has been selling vowels for 30 years.
Their two shows dethroned "Cash Cab" which had won the best game show category for three straight years.