(CBS/AP) Updated 10:54 p.m. EDT
"The Bold and the Beautiful" won drama series honors for the third consecutive year at the Daytime Emmy Awards, in a bittersweet ceremony that marked the departures of "All My Children," "One Life to Live," Oprah Winfrey and Regis Philbin.
Laura Wright of "General Hospital" and Michael Park of "As the World Turns" earned lead actress and actor honors.
Brittany Allen of "All My Children" claimed the show's final Daytime Emmy, winning for younger actress in a drama series. Jonathan Jackson of "General Hospital" and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful" earned trophies as supporting actor and actress in a bittersweet ceremony at the Las Vegas Hilton, hosted by Wayne Brady.
Jackson, who plays Lucky Spencer on the ABC soap, brought his young son and daughter onstage with him to accept the first award presented on the live CBS telecast.
"It's Father's Day. I couldn't resist," he said.
"Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" tied for best game show. Their respective hosts, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, received lifetime achievement awards later in the ceremony. Those shows dethroned "Cash Cab," which had won three straight years.
But Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab" repeated his win as best game show host, but didn't immediately appear to accept his award, leaving presenter Tracey E. Bregman to ask the audience, "Anybody?"
A harried Bailey came out from backstage, where he said he had been using the restroom when he heard his name called.
There was a tie for best talk show host, between Dr. Mehmet Oz and "Live with Regis and Kelly" co-hosts Philbin and Kelly Ripa, who did not attend the ceremony. "The Dr. Oz Show" won for best talk show-informative. and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earned best talk show-entertainment honors for the second straight year (although she skipped the ceremony, yielding the spotlight to her producing and writing staffs).
In a tribute to Winfrey, Gladys Knight sang "That's What Friends Are For" as a montage of the talk queen's shows played behind her. Oz paid tribute, as did frequent Oprah guest Celine Dion, who sang "Because You Loved Me" from the stage at Caesar's Palace, where she performs.
Winfrey appeared on tape with her staff gathered behind her and holding the Crystal Pillar award she was given for changing the face of daytime television.
Other highlights from the ceremony included performances from Marie Osmond and Cirque du Soleil's "Viva Elvis" show.
Philbin is leaving his syndicated chat fest later this year, and Vieira ended her five-year run on the "Today" show earlier this month. She was nominated for best game show host for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
The awards show was in its second year in Las Vegas, where it moved from Los Angeles after up-and-down ratings in recent years. The CBS telecast faced competition in its second hour Sunday from another splashy event, the Miss USA pageant held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Sin City and shown on NBC.