‘Jeopardy!’ Beats ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ Competitors for Outstanding Game Show at Daytime Emmys

by Samantha Whidden
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Awesome news for Jeopardy! fans: the long-time running TV game show won the award for Outstanding Game Show during the 2021 Daytime Emmys

Competing against Jeopardy for the award was Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right, and the show’s key competitor Wheel of Fortune. 

The award show announced on Twitter for the big reveal. “The #DaytimeEmmys Award for Outstanding Game Show goes to @Jeopardy.” 

Jeopardy! fans took to the social media platform to share their excitement for the show’s latest award.

“Of course it does… Jeopardy is the BEST!” one fan tweets.

Another adds, “As it should be.”

Pat Sajak Supports ‘Jeopardy’s’ Alex Trebek For Winning Posthumous Emmy Award  

Pat Sajak recently states he supports Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek for inning a posthumous Emmy award.

“Well, Alex has won a lot. I presume he will win again,” the game show host tells TMZ. “And I hope he does. Yeah. I’m rooting for it.” Sajak also admits that he feels a bit left out in awards. He even compares himself to soap opera actress, Susan Lucci, who was famously nominated nearly 20 times before finally winning an Emmy.

“I’m the Susan Lucci of game shows. Last time I won was 1998.”

Let’s Make a Deal star Wayne Brady also shares Pat’s thoughts on the former Jeopardy! host by commenting, “Well, I mean, how are you supposed to feel? It’s an honor. And this isn’t the first time I was nominated against Alex, and to have him be nominated posthumously, I think just speaks volumes about his work, and how much people loved Alex. Would I want him to win? Absolutely.”

Who Is Set to Guest Host For ‘Jeopardy!’ Next?

The Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie finished her run as guest host on Jeopardy! this evening (June 25th). The game show took to Twitter and announced a total of $217,985 was donated to The Bowery Mission during Guthrie’s two-week guest-hosting stint. 

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is set to take on guest-hosting duties for Savannah Guthrie starting on Monday. Beyond Gupta, former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton is a notable upcoming guest host. Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts as well as CNBC’s David Faber are also set to host.

Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy! from its revival in 1984 until 2020 (nearly 40 years). In 2019, Alex revealed to fans that he was fighting stage IV pancreatic cancer and was giving it his all. He passed away from the disease in November 2020 after more than a year and a half of treatment. 

In one of his final interviews, the Jeopardy! host stated, “I’ve lived a good life. A full life and I’m nearing the end of that life. If it happens, why should I be afraid of that?” Trebek also revealed that he had already prepared an on-air farewell statement before his cancer diagnosis.

Jeopardy! has yet to announce a permanent host for the show, but more than likely the decision will be made after all the guest hosts finish their stints.

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