Trebek was chosen as the game show host, and "Jeopardy!" won game show honors Friday night.
ABC's "General Hospital", which won four trophies including best drama, was awarded. Maurice Benard won the lead actor award for his third appearance as Sonny Corinthos.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, from CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful", won the lead actress award. This is in addition to the trophy she received two years ago for her role of Steffy Forrester.
It was a family affair with Larry King and Trebek King's children accepting the offer on behalf of their fathers.
Trebek's daughter Emily and son Matt stood behind Trebek on the set of the quiz show. Trebek, 80 years old, died in November from pancreatic cancer.
Trebek's father said that Trebek was proud to have been a part of "Jeopardy!" for as long as he can remember. He was also proud to work on a show that emphasized knowledge, risk, and the challenge. He loved it all.
Emily said, "He was always excited about going to work, even during the battle with cancer." We know that he never took for granted the opportunity to do the things he loved.
Trebek won his third straight win and was the sixth overall winner in this category. Trebek was nominated an unprecedented 32 times in his career.
Mike Richards, executive producer of the game show, dedicated the best trophy to Trebek who has hosted for 37 consecutive years.
Richards stated in pre-taped remarks that Richards was more than a game show host. He was a legend and a towering figure. Richards stated that Jeopardy! was more than a game show. It stood for facts and competition, as well as the celebration of intelligence.
Two trophies were awarded to Kelly Clarkson's talk show. The show was awarded in the entertainment talk category, with Drew Barrymore being the daytime newcomer.
Trebek was honored in a special tribute segment that included Regis Philbin, King and King. Philbin, who was 88 years old, died in July. Trebek was honored in taped comments by Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister.
Trudeau stated, "I had the opportunity to speak with him a few decades ago and he told me how proud he was being a Canadian." I had to tell Trudeau that Canadians are proud that he is a Canadian.
King, who was 87 years old, died January 31st. He won the role of informative talk host on his show, Ora TV. Chance and Cannon were his sons.
Chance King stated, "This was a testament of his love for broadcasting." "Although he's gone, he will always be with us in our hearts."
Max Gail and Marla Adams won supporting actor trophies.
Adams is Dina Mergeron, a character on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." The actor, 82 years old, accepted the Emmy statue at home. "Y&R," also won the best writing category.
Gail, a 78-year old actor, appeared on stage while he was socially isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic. He won the supporting category in 2019, and this was his second trophy. "GH" won directing honours.
"Red Table Talk" featuring Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield–Norris won the award for most informative talk show.
Sheryl Underwood, host of "The Talk", hosted.