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2015 Daytime Emmys: DAYS and Y&R Tie for Best Drama, GH Nabs 3 Acting Awards

Ken Corday
Executive producer Ken Corday (C) accepts the "Outstanding Drama Series" for 'Days of Our Lives' onstage during The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. Source: Jesse Grant/Getty Images North America)

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held Sunday evening at the Warner Bros. Studios, broadcast on the Pop channel. For the first time in years, it was a show worthy of being called an award show.

Hosted by the multi-hyphenate Tyra Banks (who has a new talk show The FAB Life premiering this fall), the one night a year that honors the best in daytime television wasn’t a disaster for a change. Recent years have seen the broadcast delve into infomercial territory with low-budget production values, credentialing issues, offensive red carpet antics and being forced off TV. Luckily, there’s still some who believe the Daytime Emmys deserve to be treated with respect. With a new home on Pop and a new venue, it was more important than ever for the show to deliver a quality broadcast. They did that and then some. But we’ll have commentary on the broadcast later this week.

The big hook every year (no matter how few soaps remain on the air) has been the drama categories. In a year that saw every soap be nominated for the major series categories, it was The Bold and the Beautiful that earned the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing and Directing; while Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless tied for Outstanding Drama Series.

Here’s a select list of winners from the drama categories:

Outstanding Writing Team

  • The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Directing

  • The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Days of our Lives
  • The Young and the Restless
    Maura West
    Actress Maura West accepts her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “General Hospital” onstage during The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. Source: Jesse Grant/Getty Images North America

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • PEGGY MCCAY, as Caroline Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • ALISON SWEENEY, as Sami Brady DiMera, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • GINA TOGNONI, as Phyllis Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • MAURA WEST, as Ava Jerome, General Hospital, ABC – WINNER
  • LAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer, General Hospital, ABC – WINNER
  • CHRISTIAN LEBLANC, as Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • JASON THOMPSON, as Dr. Patrick Drake, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • LINSEY GODFREY, as Caroline Spencer Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • AMELIA HEINLE, as Victoria Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS – WINNER
  • ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, as Chloe Fisher, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane, General Hospital, ABC
  • LISA LOCICERO, as Olivia Falconeri, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • SCOTT CLIFTON, as Liam Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC – WINNER
  • KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, as Neil Winters, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • JACOB YOUNG, as Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

  • KRISTEN ALDERSON, as Kiki Jerome, General Hospital, ABC
  • CAMILA BANUS, as Gabi Hernandez, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • HUNTER KING, as Summer Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS – WINNER
  • HALEY PULLOS, as Molly Lansing Davis, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

FREDDIE SMITH, as Sonny Kiriakis, Days of our Lives, NBC – WINNER

 

For a list of winners from the Creative Arts Emmys, including Guest Performer, Make Up, Set Design and more, visit: http://tvsourcemagazine.com/2015/04/the-42nd-annual-daytime-creative-arts-emmy-awards-winners/

For a complete list of winners from the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys, visit http://emmyonline.com/day_42nd_telecast_winners.

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