Last night in ceremonies televised on Pop, and held on the famous stage 16 on the Warner Brothers Lot in Burbank California, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences bestowed honors to the performers in front of the camera, as well as the main creatives in show, directing and writing categories during the presentation of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
In the Daytime Drama Series field, it was a tie for the main award of the night for Outstanding Drama Series, when presenters Tony Geary (Luke) and Genie Francis (Laura) revealed it was a tie! Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless were victorious.
But in the major acting categories, it was heavily-favored Anthony Geary, who took home his eight Daytime Emmy for his role as Luke Spencer. And his cast member, Maura West took home her third Daytime Emmy, but her first for her role as Ava Jerome in the Outstanding Lead Actor category.
In the Supporting Actress and Actor contest, it was Y&R’s Amelia Heinle who was given the nod for the second year in a row for her role as Victoria Newman, and winning his first ever Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor was Chad Duell for his portrayal of Michael Corinthos on General Hospital.
It was a nice end to his run as Sonny Kiriakis on Days of our Lives when Freddie Smith was voted as Outstanding Younger Actor for his work, and Hunter King of The Young and the Restless took home her second Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series as Summer Newman.
The Bold and the Beautiful turned out to be the show to beat in the writing and directing fields as the series took home both last evening.
What did you think of last night’s big winners in the Daytime Drama categories? Did the right show and actors win? Happy about who got some gold? Weigh-in below!