‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Worried He Might Win a Daytime Emmy

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alex Trebek, in 2019, winner of the  Outstanding Game Show Host award at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, a real fan favourite, is up for a Daytime Emmy for the most effective sport present host on the upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing June 26th at 8:00PM Eastern on CBS.

Alex Trebek, in 2019, winner of the  Outstanding Game Show Host award at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Alex Trebek, in 2019, winner of the Outstanding Game Show Host award on the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards | David Crotty/Patrick McMullan by way of Getty Images

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At final 12 months’s ceremony, Trebek admits, he was nominated as nicely, however he frightened that he would possibly win the award.

Trebek has received 6 Daytime Emmys and is nominated once more

The Jeopardy! host has been nominated a whopping 31 occasions, together with this 12 months’s nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host. It’s not shocking, contemplating the juggernaut of a sport present that the quiz present has been.

This 12 months, Trebek is up towards stiff competitors within the internet hosting class, together with Wayne Brady for Let’s Make a Deal; Steve Harvey for Family Feud;
Alfonso Ribeiro for Catch 21; and, after all, Pat Sajak for Wheel of Fortune.

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With extra folks house throughout our present season of quarantining and staying in place orders, there are of course extra daytime tv viewers.

“Now more than ever, daytime television provides a source of comfort and continuity made possible by these nominees’ dedicated efforts and sense of community,” mentioned President & CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Adam Sharp. “Their commitment to excellence and demonstrated love for their audience never cease to brighten our days, and we are delighted to join with CBS in celebrating their talents.”

Trebek has been via this rodeo earlier than, 36 occasions to be precise

The Canadian native has been internet hosting Jeopardy! for thirty-six years and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that he’s equated with this system. One can’t consider Jeopardy! with out additionally considering of Alex Trebek.

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As an editorial within the Los Angeles Times famous, “As the human embodiment of the show, Trebek has the knack of seeming actually to know the answers and more to all the questions . . . independently of whatever information the writers have supplied him. But he never sounds superior to a player who might get something wrong.”

Simply put, Alex Trebek is Jeopardy! and whoever takes over his internet hosting duties, each time Trebek decides he’s able to retire, can have huge footwear to fill.

Alex Trebek admits he was frightened about successful a Daytime Emmy final 12 months

The 79-year-old host, as is broadly recognized, was recognized in 2019 with superior pancreatic most cancers. Trebek introduced this tough information shortly earlier than the Daytime Emmy awards that 12 months and was involved about being given a sympathy award. He didn’t wish to be pitied or to have a extra deserving candidate lose as a result of others felt sorry for him.

“I was concerned that sympathy might play a big role,” he mentioned in accepting his 2019 Outstanding Game Show Host award. “I’m not a fan of sympathy votes, because I believe you should be judged on the merits of your work.”

“However, I started thinking back to last year. I had just had major surgery to remove two life-threatening blood clots on my brain. I think that would have earned me a certain amount of sympathy, but I didn’t win. So maybe I’ve been worrying about the wrong thing.”

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