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George Lucas wins first Emmy for Star Wars: Clone Wars

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Media captionThe Daytime Emmy awards were presented in California Sunday evening. The award for best day time drama went to Days of Our Lives.

George Lucas has won his first Emmy award for his animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

He was presented with the Daytime Emmy by Carrie Fisher, star of his original sci-fi trilogy, at the ceremony.

David Tennant also won for outstanding performer in an animated programme, for his role as Huyang in the same show.

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, who resigned from Sesame Street after under-age sex claims, won three Daytime Emmy Awards.

Clash was cleared last year when a man withdrew his allegation but is now facing legal action from a second accuser.

He was named outstanding performer in a children's series. He also shared two awards as the executive co-producer of Sesame Street, which won for outstanding pre-school children's series and for its direction.

Ellen DeGeneres won the Emmy for outstanding entertainment talk show for the seventh time.

While Ricki Lake won the award for outstanding talk show host, despite her show being cancelled. Lake did not attend the ceremony.

Soap opera Days of Our Lives won best drama series for just the second time in 40 years.

Wrong envelope

Doug Davidson from The Young and the Restless and Heather Tom from The Bold and the Beautiful won the lead acting honours, while The Price is Right won the award for best game show.

There was a mishap at the ceremony when the presenters of The Talk were on stage to present an award and realised they had the wrong envelope.

There were gasps from the audience when Aisha Tyler opened the envelope and said "Oh, this is interesting, this winner is not in this category".

The correct envelope was hastily handed over from the wings.

"There better be a cocktail waiting on my table," Tyler quipped.

Betty White, Kris Jenner, Kathy Griffin and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were among the guests and presenters at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

There is a full list of winners on the Daytime Emmy's website.

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