In ceremonies held on Sunday night, it turned out to be a big night for CBS and its number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
The series was named Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series, as well as received the nod for Outstanding Special Class Special for its Jeanne Cooper Tribute at NATAS’ 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Y&R received six Emmys during the streaming event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the most of any show!
In the acting categories, Billy Miller received the perfect button on his career with The Young and the Restless wining his first ever Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for his riveting portrayal of Billy Abbott. Miller had won two Daytime Emmys previously in the Supporting Category. The actor decided to leave Y&R last December. And after over two decades in daytime soaps, Eileen Davidson received her first ever Emmy win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives. Eileen received a standing ovation from the crowd in attendance!
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmys first live stream broadcast kicked-off with the announcement of the Supporting Acting and Actress category.
The first winner of the night was Days of our Lives Eric Martsolf who took home his first Emmy for his portrayal of a drug addicted Brady Black! Next, The Young and the Restless Amelia Heinle won her first Emmy for her stirring performance of Victoria Newman Abbott. Heinle paid tribute to her sister during her acceptance speech.
In the Younger Acting category, Chandler Massey had a three-peat for his performance of Will Horton on Days of our Lives. Massey left the NBC soap opera back in November of last year after being fired from the show. And Hunter King took her first Emmy for Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless.
Lastly, it was Prospect Park’s and TOLN’s One Life to Live’s that took home the gold for Outstanding Directing Team Drama Series , and Crystal Chappell and company received accolades for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series! We will have full report on the live-stream ceremonies and more coming up!
So, what did you think of Y&R winning Drama Series? Billy and Eileen winning Lead Actor and Actress? Eric and Amelia winning Supporting Actor and Actress? Chandler and Hunter winning Younger Actor and Actress? OLTL winning Directing Team? Let us know!