NEW YORK, JUNE 28 -- Soap opera star Susan Lucci remained a nominee and not a winner today as Kim Zimmer of CBS's "Guiding Light" won the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Actress and NBC's "Santa Barbara" was named Outstanding Series.
Talk show host Joan Rivers broke down in tears when she won her first Emmy as Best Talk Show Host.
Lucci, Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children," has been nominated a record 11 times and never has won. She was reportedly filming an ABC movie and wasn't at the 17th annual awards show here.
A joyous Zimmer told the black-tie audience she's leaving "Guiding Light," in which she plays Reva Shayne Lewis. A Martinez, Cruz Castillo on "Santa Barbara," won Best Actor honors, and Henry Darrow, who plays Castillo's father, Rafael, was named Best Supporting Actor.
Julia Barr, Brooke English on ABC's "All My Children," won as Best Supporting Actress.
Overall, CBS won 12 Daytime Emmys and PBS captured 11 -- seven for "Sesame Street." Syndicated programs garnered 10, NBC got nine, ABC eight and the Disney Channel one.
Today's two-hour show, broadcast by ABC, was hosted by Oprah Winfrey, whose syndicated show got four nominations but didn't win.
Rivers, after accepting her first Emmy for "The Joan Rivers Show," broke into tears as she recalled her dark days and a personal tragedy after Fox Broadcasting axed her late-night talk show several years ago.
"Two years ago I couldn't get a job in this business. ... People said I wouldn't work again," she said, then alluding to the suicide of her husband, producer Edgar Rosenberg, in 1987.
"It's so sad that he's not here because he ... always said, 'You can turn things around,' " she said.
She started crying. "I'm so sorry he's not here," she said.
A rival of Rivers's show, the syndicated "Sally Jessy Raphael," won an Emmy as Best Daytime Talk Show.
A lifetime achievement Emmy was given to veteran game show producer Mark Goodson, 75. His shows include "What's My Line," "To Tell the Truth" and "The Price Is Right."
Bob Barker, host of "The Price Is Right," won an Emmy as Best Host of a Game Show, an honor also given to Alex Trebek of the syndicated "Jeopardy!" for the second consecutive year. "Jeopardy!" was named Best Game Show.
PBS's "Reading Rainbow" won as Best Children's Series, and a CBS "Schoolbreak Special," "A Matter of Conscience," won as Best Children's Special.