“The Young and the Restless” was the big winner at the Daytime Emmys, taking Best Drama Series for the eighth time in the series’s history. It also prevailed in four other races: Best Actor (Billy Miller), Best Supporting Actress (Amelia Heinle), Best Younger Actress (Hunter King), and Best Drama Writing Team. It won another prize, Best Special Class Special, for its tribute to late actress Jeanne Cooper. Combined with its Creative Arts wins on Friday night, “Y&R” took home an impressive nine awards this year.
For the complete list of winners, click here.
“Days of Our Lives” was also a big winner among dramas. It claimed a trio of acting prizes: Best Actress (Eileen Davidson), Best Supporting Actor (Eric Martsolf), and Best Younger Actor (Chandler Massey). Massey’s win, his third in a row, may have been especially surprising to the webcast’s producers, who mistakenly showed a performance clip of Massey’s replacement on “Days,” Guy Wilson.
Online soap “One Life to Live” received a milestone prize for Best Drama Directing Team. The long-running drama moved to the web for a short-lived stint in 2013 after being canceled by ABC. It won two other awards at Creative Arts.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” was shut out during Sunday’s webcast despite being the top winner at Creative Arts Emmys with four wins. “General Hospital,” a two-time winner at Creative Arts, was also shut out during the main event.
Emmy juggernaut “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” added another Best Entertainment Talk Show prize to its collection for a total of six awards this year. The Best Informative Talk Show award went for the first time to “Steve Harvey.”
The first ever contest for Best Entertainment News Program ended in a tie, with “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” sharing the honors.
“Good Morning America” triumphed again for Best Morning Program after consecutive wins from 2007-2009. Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia” won Best Spanish Morning Program.
Other Spanish-language awards were won by Rodner Figueroa (Best Spanish Daytime Talent, “El Gordo y la Flaca”) and “Clix” (Best Spanish Entertainment Program).