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"The Dr. Oz Show" Wins Two Emmy Awards at the 2011 Daytime Emmys

Outstanding Informative Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host For The Second Year in a Row Make it a Spectacular Evening

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LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Dr. Oz Show" won two Emmy Awards last night for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning in all categories in which the show was nominated. This is the second Emmy Award for host Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D., who won last year in the show's inaugural season. This is the first Emmy Award for "The Dr. Oz Show" production team led by executive producer, Mindy Borman, and co-executive producer, Amy Chiaro, after being nominated in the prior season.

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"This award is so encouraging because it means our show is resonating with viewers," said Borman. "The staff here work tirelessly to deliver the highest quality television, but we also see our work as getting America to be healthier. It's a mission we feel in our hearts and souls."

After two highly successful seasons, including the most successful launch in daytime television in eight years in 2009, "The Dr. Oz Show" continues to facilitate our national conversation on health and deliver informative, life-changing tips in a fun and entertaining format. With the conclusion of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after 25 years, "The Dr. Oz Show" will be moving into former "Oprah" show time slots in 83 markets across the country and move to a news lead-in in 150 markets.

"I have always been so proud of every aspect of our show, and feel so grateful and humbled by this recognition from our peers. Mindy and Amy's editorial was a bulls-eye and some of the best producers, crews, and team in television took us to the top. Most importantly, we have all learned that even a heart surgeon can be trained to witness feelings and celebrate people where ever they may be in life," said Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The Emmy award for best host was a tie with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Also in the program, Dr. Oz was part of a heartfelt tribute to Oprah Winfrey in which he discussed her impact on television and his own development as a host.

ABOUT THE DR. OZ SHOW

The Emmy Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show" is hosted by two-time Emmy winner, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and is the most successful launch in daytime television in eight years.

Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU: Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine. He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."

Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.

ABOUT HARPO STUDIOS

Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc. the most successful production company in daytime talk, producing the number one, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "The Nate Berkus Show," as well as having developed "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray." ZoCo Productions, LLC, an affiliate of Harpo Productions, Inc., and Sony Pictures Television co-produce "The Dr. Oz Show." Harpo Studios creates, develops and produces original TV programming for primetime, syndication, cable and digital platforms. Harpo Creative Works, an award-winning team of designers, writers and producers, offers its services to media clients outside of Harpo Studios as a full-service creative agency specializing in the design and execution of on-air, print and online promotion for broadcast and cable television across a wide range of multimedia. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly "O, The Oprah Magazine" publication. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on SIRIUS XM Radio and content for Westwood One. A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company that includes a cable network and the premier lifestyle website Oprah.com, launched on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

SOURCE The Dr. Oz Show



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