The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, April 30, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. The event was hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood and streamed live on Twitter and Facebook Live. But if you missed the show, or just want to relive it, now you can stream the entire ceremony on YouTube (watch it above).
The show opened with a rendition of “Seasons of Love” from “Rent” by an ensemble of daytime stars including Karla Mosley (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Eric Martsolf (“Days of Our Lives”) and progressed through almost two dozen categories and a number of emotional acceptance speeches. Best Younger Actress winner Lexi Ainsworth (“General Hospital”) thanked “GH’s” writers for “letting me be a voice for the LGBTQIA community. Life is not black-and-white. There’s a lot of gray in the world, and we don’t have to understand it, but we must show compassion to everyone.”
Accepting Best Game Show for “Jeopardy,” executive producer Harry Friedman paid tribute to a contestant who competed last year while dying of cancer. “This year we all learned something, a life lesson, from a young woman named Cindy Stowell … She not only appeared on ‘Jeopardy,’ but she knocked it out of the park. She won six episodes in the face of overwhelming odds … We learned a lesson in courage and determination. She won our hearts. She broke our hearts. She made us proud.”
There wasn’t as much political content as during the movie awards season earlier this year, but Gaby Natale (“SuperLatina”) accepted Best Spanish Language Daytime Talent by saying, “This year the country and the world have changed, so I’m going to dedicate this Emmy to the people who are resisting every single day. To the people who are resisting inequality, misogyny, xenophobia and the rise of intolerance. Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise: diversity is beautiful!”