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Joy Behar on Emmy win for The View: “I always said that the key to success was showing up. This time I was wrong.”,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,behar08.jpgOkay, so the ladies of The View missed their big moment by skipping the Daytime Emmys for the first time in 12 years only to win in the outstanding talk show host category for the first time.

They were quick to put out their reactions via

Of course, Joy Behar – the only original co-host remaining along with Barbara Walters – had the perfect quip: “I always said that the key to success was showing up. This time I was wrong.”

Whoopi Goldberg, already an Oscar winner, said: “There’s always room for another gal at our table, especially when her name is Emmy,”

Barbara Walters, also the show’s creator and executive producer said: “I am very proud of the women and happy to share in this lovely award. We are looking forward to getting back to work and patting each other on the back.”

Sherri Shepherd, who last year co-hosted the Emmys with Cameron Mathison, was sitting in a Florida hotel room watching the awards show live on television this year. She had this to say: “I am honored to work on a great show with a wonderful group of women. This award shows that hard work definitely pays off . ” She jokingly added: “And not attending the Emmys certainly helped as well.”

Staunchly conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been on maternity leave and released this statement: “To be given such an award as a team is most meaningful. Regardless of our differences of opinion, we operate as a unit that I am honored to be a part of everyday.”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

BTW: I can’t stand Elisabeth because she just seems to parrot whatever the conservative talking points are instead of being an authentically realized human being with opinions reached through life experience and her own observations. She actually campaigned on the stump for Sarah Palin and defended virtually every action of the Bush administration no matter what. She remains there as some sort of counterpoint which is fine but someone with more credibility would be more effective. I don’t mind a counterpoint but I think you need one who is more than just a cartoon.

Back to the Emmys:

It was the first time in the 36 year history of the Daytime Emmys that multiple talk show hosts were awarded. The women of The View have been nominated for 12 consecutive years in this category making this their first win.

Barbara Walters

The winning submission for the show, dated March 28, 2008, featured (then Democratic presidential candidate and senator) President Barack Obama.

Barbara received a Daytime Emmy award in 2003 as executive producer of The View when The View won for Outstanding Talk Show.  The View crew also received Daytime Emmy awards this year for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling, Outstanding Achievement in Makeup and Outstanding Achievement in Directing.

Tune in to The View LIVE September 8 to hear the Daytime Emmy acceptance speeches you didn’t get to hear Sunday night.

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2 Remarks

  1. I just cannot believe that not one of those “bitches” and I mean it in fun,not malice could show up to maybe just hope that they might win and accept it. There were a lot of other East Coast winner’s who also didn’t dare show up…the least they could have done was to tape something in advance to be shown on their behalf if they won like they did last night.
    I am very happy they finally won though..they do deserve it..and I congratulate them all..and also Elizabeth for giving birth,even I like you don’t particularly like her you,I feel she has to ram those Republican views down the others gals throats and ours also..and she doesn’t know what she is talking about most of the time…no one can dare say a word of criticism about the former President and Vice President,personally I would like them both to be brought up on charges of war crimes for the Iraqi war,and the loss of individual rights as granted per the Constitution.I shall look forward to The View next week after Labor Day when the ladies return refreshed from vacation at the beach or abroad and can dig in to the Hot Topics once again. I am saddened by the deaths of Senator Ted Kennedy and Dominick Dunne also.

  2. Congratulations on the Emmy win and long over due. Now if only Elizabeth would join Fox News while on maternity leave.

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