ELLEN DeGENERES' conversion from sitcom comedienne to talk show host has been confirmed a successful one - her new show has scooped a DAYTIME EMMY AWARD at a ceremony in New York.

The witty TV host won the prize for outstanding talk show at the 31st annual ceremony on Friday (22MAY04) at Radio City Music Hall.

DeGeneres, who shot to fame in her self-titled sitcom ELLEN, was also nominated in the talk show host category but was beaten to the award by WAYNE BRADY.

She says, "I should have been in daytime a long time ago. We have fun every day. It's the best job I've ever had."

23/05/2004 14:21