Kelly Clarkson Drops Mic on Mental Health at Daytime Emmy Win: Thanks NBC for NYC Move


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Kelly Clarkson won a Daytime Emmy Award for “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and expressed her deep gratitude to NBC.

The 42-year-old entertainer received the award on June 7 for Outstanding Daytime Talk Series. She thanked NBC for moving her show from Los Angeles to New York after season 4 a decision prompted by her desire for a fresh start following her 2020 divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

On stage Clarkson shared her appreciation for NBC’s support. She said,

“Not everyone thinks about what is happening behind the scenes. NBC a huge company listened to me when I said, ‘Hey, my life is tough right now. I do not know if I can stay here or keep doing this.”

Clarkson praised NBC for helping with the move saying, it has been beneficial not only for her and her family but for the entire show. She emphasized the effort involved saying, “Thank you for caring about mental health.”

Clarkson has two children with Blackstock: River Rose 9 and Remington 8.

In an October 2023 interview with USA Today, Clarkson admitted she was unsure about leaving L.A. She said,

“I thought I was making a terrible decision. I needed a fresh start and couldn’t stay in L.A. I wanted to be in Montana, but that wasn’t possible. So, New York was the best option.”

However, the move turned out well for Clarkson. She said,

“I genuinely love it here, and my kids love it too.”

The 2024 Daytime Emmy Awards will air on CBS and can be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+.

“General Hospital” was the big winner at the Daytime Emmys, with Dick Van Dyke recognized for his guest role on “Days of Our Lives,” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show” winning its fourth award for Outstanding Daytime Talk Series.

There was concern that the 51st Annual Daytime Emmys might not happen because the IATSE union threatened to protest over the use of a non-union crew at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Thankfully, the issue was resolved just two hours before the show began.

The event started with a fun performance by Amanda Kloots and Jerry O’Connell from “The Talk.” Kevin Frazier and Nichelle Turner from “Entertainment Tonight” then kicked off the live show, highlighting Dick Van Dyke, who won for his guest role on “Days of Our Lives.” The 98-year-old actor joked, “I feel like I’m a spy from nighttime television.” as he accepted his award.

Ed Scott and Melody Thomas Scott from “The Young and the Restless” received Lifetime Achievement Awards. Melody expressed her admiration for everyone in daytime TV, saying it is hard work and she is proud to be part of it.

The In Memoriam segment honored Sam Rubin, Marla Adams, Bill Hayes, and Johnny Wactor.

The major winners included:

  • Outstanding Daytime Drama Series: “General Hospital”
  • Outstanding Daytime Talk Series: “The Kelly Clarkson Show”
  • Outstanding Daytime Talk Series Host: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa, “Live with Kelly and Mark”
  • Outstanding Culinary Series: “Be My Guest with Ina Garten”
  • Outstanding Entertainment News Series: “Entertainment Tonight”
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Michelle Stafford, “The Young and the Restless”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Thorsten Kaye, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Courtney Hope, “The Young and the Restless”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Robert Gossett, “General Hospital”
  • Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Dick Van Dyke, “Days of Our Lives”

The hosts and correspondents of “Entertainment Tonight” made history at the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards by winning the first-ever Outstanding Daytime Personality Emmy.


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