Can ‘General Hospital’ set Daytime Emmys record?

General Hospital,” which leads with 21 Daytime Emmy nominations, won six of its 13 races at the Creative Arts Awards Friday night. The ABC drama claimed Art Direction, Casting, Lighting Direction, Original Song, Technical Direction, and Stunt Coordination. (That tally increases to seven if you count the New Approaches award ABC picked up for a special “What If” web series that featured iconic characters from “GH,” “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live.”)

Of the other three Best Drama Series nominees, “The Young and the Restless” picked up three prizes, “The Bold and the Beautiful” won two, and “AMC” earned just one.

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While these victories are a boost for “GH,” they do not guarantee success Sunday night. In 2003, “All My Children” — which wasn’t even nominated for Best Drama Series — won seven Creative Arts prizes but only one more on the primetime telecast. That haul tied it with the record eight won by both “GH” in 1999 and “As the World Turns” in 2001.

“B&B” is widely expected to pick up its third consecutive Best Drama Series trophy. However, “GH” is contending in seven other races Sunday and needs to win just three of those to set a new record.

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