DeGeneres' talk show racked up six awards at the 34th annual honors, including a fourth straight Emmy for outstanding talk show. The comedian also won her third consecutive trophy for best host, denying the much-talked-about team from ABC's "The View" yet again.
She also got one of the night's bigger laughs as she accepted her award, saying she might inject a little controversy into her show as Rosie O'Donnell and her "View" cohorts had done in the past year.
"I want to just start with something controversial right now to kick it off, and I know this might not be popular and I don't care, because that's what I'm doing," she said. "I just want to say it -- I think Bob Barker is a quitter."
The 83-year-old Barker's final show as host of "The Price Is Right" aired Friday morning (CBS re-aired it in primetime, leading into the Emmy ceremony). As a capper to his 50-year broadcasting career (35 on "TPIR"), he won the award for outstanding game-show host -- his 19th career Daytime Emmy.
CBS ended up with the most awards, taking home 16 from Friday's ceremony and the Creative Arts awards held Thursday. They included a tie for outstanding drama series between two CBS soaps, "Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless." Maura West of "As the World Turns" and Christian LeBlanc of "The Young and the Restless" won the lead acting awards.
PBS was second overall with 15 Daytime Emmys. Syndicated shows won 11 awards, while NBC finished with five. "As the World" turns and PBS' "Sesame Street" were the most-honored programs with seven awards apiece, followed by the six for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
A full list of winners is at EmmyOnline.org.