Alex Trebek won best game show host at the first virtual Daytime Emmys. He won for the second straight year, and "Jeopardy!" claimed game show honors.

At 79, Trebek continues to preside over the popular quiz show while battling pancreatic cancer. In March, he announced he had survived one year of treatment. Taping of the show has since been suspended during the pandemic.

"I'll be honest with you, this one is a shock, very surprising to me," Trebek said. "Speaking as one who has now been nominated 32 times and won seven times, I think I can say with some degree of authority that winning is nicer."

"The Young and the Restless" won best drama along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice.

Jason Thompson, who plays Billy Abbott on "The Young and the Restless," won his first Daytime Emmy for lead actor in a drama series. Bryton James of "Y&R" earned supporting actor honors, while Eva LaRue won for guest performer on the show.

"The world is fighting against racial injustice, and it's our responsibility as the human race to educate ourselves and take action, because until we all can acknowledge and empathize with the problem there will always be a problem," James said.

Ellen DeGeneres accepted the trophy for best entertainment talk show for her self-titled program.

CBS' "The Young and the Restless" earned four other trophies in technical categories.

Associated Press