The Daytime Emmys ended in an unexpected tie in the top race. Best Drama Series was awarded to both “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless.” The last time there was a tie in the top contest was 2007, when “Y&R” shared the prize with “Guiding Light.” This is the ninth Drama Series win for “Y&R” and the third for “Days.” (See the full list of the winners here.)
“Y&R” also won Supporting Actress (Amelia Heinle) and Younger Actress (Hunter King) during the telecast on the Pop Network. Heinle’s win makes her only the fourth woman to win multiple Supporting Actress trophies and the first to do so consecutively. In addition to its three awards at Friday’s Creative Arts ceremony, the top-rated CBS soap took six awards total.
The only other win for “Days” was Younger Actor (Freddie Smith). That was the fourth victory in a row for “Days” in that category, following three consecutive wins by former cast member Chandler Massey. “Days” also won twice at Creative Arts, bringing its total to four awards.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” was actually the biggest winner of the year, taking both Directing Team and Writing Team during the telecast. In addition to the whopping eight awards it won at Friday’s Creative Arts ceremony, it claimed 10 prizes total.
“General Hospital” won a trio of acting awards: Actor (Anthony Geary), Actress (Maura West) and Supporting Actor (Chad Duell). It’s rare for a soap to win both lead acting categories in the same year. The last to do it was “As the World Turns” in 2010 when top acting Emmys went to Michael Park and — you guessed it — Maura West. “GH” took three additional Creative Arts trophies, for a total of six.
Months after leaving CBS’s “Late Late Show,” Craig Ferguson won his first Emmy: Best Game Show Host for “Celebrity Name Game.” But the award for Best Game Show went to “Jeopardy” for a record 15th time.
“Steve Harvey” took Best Informative Talk Show, while Best Informative Talk Show Host was awarded in an upset to the five hosts of “The Chew“: Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon.
“Entertainment Tonight” claimed Best Entertainment News Program for the second year in a row.
The TV academy also honored “Un Nuevo Dia” as Best Morning Program in Spanish.
“Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics” was awarded Best Culinary Program.