Strahan, 44, then praised the crew of Live! and all the hard work that goes into making the show. "I know we sit up here in front of the camera, but they're the ones that make this show work," he said. "It's about a team. Congratulations to everyone here at Live!"
Ripa also explained why the New York-based co-hosts did not attend the awards ceremony held in Los Angeles, California. She joked that when they don't show up to the Emmys, they end up winning. "For years I would go and I would sit there," she quipped. "I lost in more categories..."
Ripa even admitted that she didn't realize that they had won an Emmy until friends started texting her. Strahan also wasn't aware of the win, explaining that he was celebrating a pal's birthday.
Ripa returned to Live! last Tuesday after it was revealed that Strahan would be leaving the ABC show for a full-time position at Good Morning America. While the co-hosts did face some awkward moments this past week, the show's Emmy win seemed to revive the excitement between the two, as they went on to interview Adrian Brody and Chadwick Boseman.
A source close to the show told ET that Live! producers are "still debating" how to handle Strahan's official sendoff on Friday, May 13. "If it seems too celebratory, it’ll seem disingenuous due to all the known drama," the source said, adding that the co-hosts have been "playing nicely together, but all parties felt it best to not drag it out all summer."