‘Bold and Beautiful’ dominates Daytime Emmys Creative Arts, Laverne Cox and Donna Mills also honored

The Bold and the Beautiful” ran roughshod over the competition at the Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards, held on Friday, April 24. It won a remarkable eight prizes, as many as the other three soaps combined. See the full, official list of winners here.

That included a shocking three-way tie in the new Special Guest Performer race. “B&B’s” Fred Willard prevailed despite 16/1 odds from Gold Derby’s predictors. Joining him in the winner’s circle were our odds-on favorite, Donna Mills (“General Hospital“), and scene-stealing villain Ray Wise (“The Young and the Restless“), whom we’d ranked third with 13/2 odds.

Left out of the celebration were Meredith Baxter (“Y&R”), Sally Kellerman (“Y&R”) and Linda Elena Tovar (“GH”).

The other seven awards for “B&B” were Technical Team, Sound Mixing, Music Direction and Composition, Original Song, Costume Design, and a pair of prizes for Stunt Coordination.

In addition to Special Guest, “GH” won two other awards: Casting and Makeup.

“Y&R” also won three total, claiming Lighting Direction and Hairstyling.

Days of Our Lives” was the least awarded soap with just two Creative Arts victories: Art Direction and Multiple Camera Editing.

But “B&B’s” windfall may not foretell a win for Best Drama Series on Sunday night. It was also the top winner at the Creative Arts awards last year with four victories, but was ultimately shut out of all top categories.

Nevertheless, if you think “B&B” will continue it’s dominance during Sunday night’s telecast, make sure to predict it for Best Drama Series using our drag-and-drop menu below (or click here). It’s currently a 50/1 underdog, so if you place your 500-point big bet on it, you could rack up 25,000 points if you’re right.

Other big winners at Creative Arts included “Sesame Street,” which won five awards, but lost Best Pre-School Children’s Series to Nickelodeon’s “Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures.”

Amazon Instant Video’s “Tumble Leaf” also won five awards, including Best Pre-School Children’s Animated Program.

Best Entertainment Talk Show frontrunnerThe Ellen DeGeneres Show” took three Emmys.

Other high-profile winners included Bobby Flay as Best Culinary Host (“Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction”), Margot Kidder as Best Performer in a Children’s Series (“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”), “The People’s Court” as Best Legal/Courtroom Show, and “Home Made Simple” as Best Lifestyle Show.

Actress Laverne Cox may have lost her Primetime Emmy bid last year for “Orange is the New Black,” but she made up for it at these awards, taking Best Special Class Special as an executive producer of “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” for MTV.

Best New Approaches Drama Series went to the online program “The Bay,” while Best Performer in a New Approaches Drama was awarded to Martha Byrne for “Anacostia.” Byrne is well-known to Daytime Emmys-watchers; she previously won two Emmys for her long-running role on “As the World Turns.”

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict the remaining Daytime Emmys races on Sunday night for a chance to win $100 and a place of honor on our leaderboard? Then take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting Actress
Younger Actor | Younger Actress | Special Guest Performer

These official odds are based on a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: ExpertsEditors, the Top 24 Users (at last year’s awards) and All Users. Last year, Gold Derby’s Editors and all Users were only right 30% of the time, while Experts scored 25%.

That means all of Gold Derby’s predictors are hoping to make a comeback, and you can help. If you think you know who will win this year’s Daytime Emmys races, click here to make your predictions. Your picks will be pooled together to generate our official racetrack odds, and if you have this year’s best predictions, you’ll win a $100 Amazon gift card (if you qualify according to our contest rules).

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (one of 500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a long shot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct predictions, don’t take them for granted.

Last year, our top User was almostsideways, who predicted 60% of the winners. Do you have that kind of special insight into this year’s awards? If so, there’s still time to make your predictions before Sunday’s telecast (Creative Arts awards are handed out tonight). Click here to visit our predictions center, where you can enter your picks, or use the easy drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to get started.

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Days of Our Lives” – 8/13
General Hospital” – 4/1
The Young and the Restless” – 11/2
The Bold and the Beautiful” – 50/1

Anthony Geary, “General Hospital” – 8/15
Billy Miller, “The Young and the Restless” – 4/1
Jason Thompson, “General Hospital” – 15/2
Christian LeBlanc, “The Young and the Restless” – 50/1

Alison Sweeney, “Days of Our Lives” – 4/9
Gina Tognoni, “The Young and the Restless” – 9/2
Maura West, “General Hospital” – 12/1
Laura Wright, “General Hospital” – 50/1
Peggy McCay, “Days of Our Lives” – 50/1

Scott Clifton, “The Bold and the Beautiful” – 5/4
Kristoff St. John, “The Young and the Restless” – 3/1
Chad Duell, “General Hospital” – 7/2
Jacob Young, “The Bold and the Beautiful” – 10/1

Amelia Heinle, “The Young and the Restless” – 6/5
Finola Hughes, “General Hospital” – 7/2
Lisa LoCicero, “General Hospital” – 9/2
Elizabeth Hendrickson, “The Young and the Restless” – 15/2
Linsey Godfrey, “The Bold and the Beautiful” – 33/1

Bryan Craig, “General Hospital” – 11/10
Freddie Smith, “Days of Our Lives” – 21/10
Max Ehrich, “The Young and the Restless” – 9/1
Tequan Richmond, “General Hospital” – 10/1

Hunter King, “The Young and the Restless” – 9/10
Camila Banus, “Days of Our Lives” – 21/10
Haley Pullos, “General Hospital” – 12/1
Kristen Alderson, “General Hospital” – 14/1

“Days of Our Lives” – 2/3
“General Hospital” – 4/1
“The Young and the Restless” – 9/2
“The Bold and the Beautiful” – 50/1

“General Hospital” – 2/3
“The Bold and the Beautiful” – 9/2
“The Young and the Restless” – 6/1
“Days of Our Lives” – 10/1

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – 3/10
“The Talk” – 11/2
“Live with Kelly and Michael” – 20/1
“The Wendy Williams Show” – 33/1

“Steve Harvey” – 2/9
“The Dr. Oz Show” – 8/1
“The Kitchen” – 25/1
“The Chew” – 25/1

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, “Live with Kelly and Michael” – 1/1
Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, “The Talk” – 23/10
Wendy Williams, “The Wendy Williams Show” – 4/1

Steve Harvey, “Steve Harvey” – 8/11
Mehmet Oz, “The Dr. Oz Show” – 17/10
Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, Michael Symon, “The Chew” – 20/1

“Jeopardy” – 4/11
“Family Feud” – 7/2
“The Price is Right” – 20/1

Steve Harvey, “Family Feud” – 2/3
Craig Ferguson, “Celebrity Name Game” – 7/2
Todd Newton, “Family Game Night” – 11/2
Pat Sajak, “Wheel of Fortune” – 50/1

“Good Morning America” – 4/9
“CBS Sunday Morning” – 27/10
“Today” – 25/1

“Entertainment Tonight” – 2/3
“Access Hollywood” – 27/10
“Extra” – 14/1
“E! News” – 25/1
“The Insider” – 100/1

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