For the past two years, Regis Philbin has been snubbed on his own show for the “Best Regis” award. On Friday’s “Live with Regis and Kelly,” his latest challengers were announced for the fourth annual Relly Awards on Sept. 22.
Tom Hanks, Jennifer Garner, Anderson Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, Ted McGinley, co-host Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos will all compete against the real thing for “Best Regis.”
In the past, Regis has been bested by comedians Darrell Hammond and Jimmy Fallon at the Rellys, a self-mocking and self-affirming award show for the syndicated talk show.
Newly added categories include favorite athlete, favorite real person and favorite go-go dancer, which will honor a dancer featured in the show’s “Trivia A Go-Go” segment.
To combat the syndicated talk show’s lack of success in snagging a daytime Emmy, “Live” created the Rellys, which give “Golden Stools” — a trophy-size version of the show’s seats for the hosts and their guests.
Each award will be decided by viewer votes, which can be cast at www.RellyAwards.com.