June 05, 2000 12:00 PM

Coral gowns, glimmer body makeup and scarlet wraps dotted the crowd at Radio City Music Hall on May 19, but the dominant accessory at the 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, where the temperatures plunged even lower than the necklines, was goose bumps. “I wish I had mukluks on right now because it’s so cold!” chattered One Life to hive’s Linda Dano, sheathed in a silver coatdress from OLTL costumer Susan Gammie. “I’m in somewhat of a coat, but imagine what shape these kids with all their little dresses are going to be in!”

She wasn’t the only one left out in the cold: Regis Philbin lost for the eighth and ninth times as talk show hosting kudos went to Rosie O’Donnell (not Philbin and his co-host Kathie Lee Gifford), and the game show equivalent, despite Reege’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire heroics, was shared by The Price Is Right’s Bob Baarker (a no-show after knee surgery) and a sheepish Tom Bergeron of Hollywood Squares, who admitted, “I don’t know who the judges are or what they were drinking.” Still, the spirit of Millionaire—which did snag outstanding game show—was in the air: The Young and the Restless’s Shemar Moore phoned a friend (actually his mom, Marilyn) onstage while accepting supporting actor honors, and Oprah Winfrey presented Barbara Walters with a lifeline—make that lifetime—achievement award. Host Susan Lucci, last year’s outstanding lead actress winner after an infamous 18-year Emmy drought, admitted that she missed the excitement of not knowing her fate. “From my heart, I would love to be nominated,” said Lucci. “That’s the truth.”

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