Alex Trebek earns a posthumous Daytime Emmy nomination 6 months after his death

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  • The nominees for this summer’s 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony were announced Tuesday.
  • Alex Trebek and Larry King, who both died in the past six months, each received a nomination.
  • “The Ellen Degeneres Show” was also nominated, though Degeneres herself did not get a nod as a host.
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The nominees for this summer’s 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year, both Alex Trebek and Larry King were posthumously nominated for their work as legendary TV hosts.

Trebek, who died last November at age 80, was nominated for outstanding game show host for his work on “Jeopardy!” His fellow nominees are Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”), Steve Harvey (“Family Feud”), Alfonso Ribeiro (“Catch 21”), and Pat Sajak (“Wheel of Fortune”). This award went to Trebek in both 2020 and 2019.

“Jeopardy!” is also nominated for outstanding game show this year.

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Larry King. SGranitz/WireImage

Larry King, who died in January at age 87, is also posthumously nominated for outstanding informative talk show host for his work on “Larry King Now.” He has been nominated but didn’t win in this same category for the last four years. In 2020, the award went to Tamron Hall.

Other notable nominees this year include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which is up for the award of outstanding entertainment talk show against “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” and “Today Show with Hoda and Jenna.”

DeGeneres herself is not nominated for outstanding entertainment talk show host – those nominees are Drew Barrymore, Kelly Clarkson, Hoda Kotb/Jenna Bush Hager, Sean Evans (“Hot Ones”), and Kelly Ripa/Ryan Seacrest (“Live with Kelly and Ryan”).

Earlier this month, DeGeneres announced that her NBC talk show was coming to end next year after 19 seasons. Last summer, reports came out detailing allegations of a toxic work environment on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and DeGeneres was widely scrutinized after former guests and staff members accused her of being rude, entitled, and unpleasant to those around her.

You can read Insider’s full timeline of how 2020 became the “year of backlash against Ellen DeGeneres” here.

The Daytime Emmy Awards will are on Friday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. PT/ET on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. See the full list of nominees here.