When asked to sing by Ellen, this cute little girl coughs instead... but the crowd loves her anyway! The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, is a syndicated day time television talk show hosted by actress/comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. The show features interviews with celebrities, as well as notable non-celebrities, and comedic monologues by the host. It premiered on September 8, 2003. The show was nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy Awards its first season, winning four, including Best Talk Show. It gained 12 nominations in its second season and won 6 Emmys, including Best Talk Show and Talk Show Host.