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2016 Daytime Emmys: General Hospital Wins Best Drama, Actor Categories

Producer Frank Valentini speaks onstage to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California: Source: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images North America)
Producer Frank Valentini speaks onstage to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California: Source: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images North America)

The Daytime Emmy Awards were held Sunday, May 1 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. It was a star filled night as the best of Daytime television was honored. General Hospital walked away the evening’s top winner, earning Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, Directing, and Lead, Supporting and Younger Actor.

As much as the night was a celebration of Daytime, there was also a major component missing — the support of fans. A lack of television outlet and last minute difficulties in putting together a streaming alternative resulted in millions of fans at home unable to tune in. Thankfully, the soap press including TV Source, Soapcentral.com, Buzzworthy Radio and others each did their parts in providing ways for viewers to partake in the ceremony utilizing social media platforms Twitter, Periscope and more. It wasn’t the same as watching on TV or having a HD stream, but it was the best given the circumstances.

Soap press devotes coverage to daytime year round, not just when its time for the Emmys. We know how important it is for the actors to be seen in their element, the one night a year where they get to be treated as the stars they truly are. We do our diligence to give them the respect and coverage they deserve.

Supposedly, a stream of the show will be available for viewing later today.

Anyways, here is a select list of winners from the Drama categories at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • GENERAL HOSPITAL, ABC

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM

  • THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, CBS

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM

  • GENERAL HOSPITAL, ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • TRACEY E. BREGMAN, as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • KASSIE DEPAIVA, as Eve Larson, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • MARY BETH EVANS, as Kayla Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC – WINNER
  • FINOLA HUGHES, as Anna Devane, General Hospital, ABC
  • MAURA WEST, as Ava Jerome/Denise DiMuccio, General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • TYLER CHRISTOPHER, as Nikolas Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC – WINNER
  • ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer/Tim Spencer, General Hospital, ABC
  • JUSTIN HARTLEY, as Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • CHRISTIAN LEBLANC, as Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • KRISTOFF ST. JOHN, as Neil Winters, The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • LAURALEE BELL, as Christine Williams, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • JESSICA COLLINS, as Avery Bailey Clark, The Young and the Restless, CBS – WINNER
  • LINSEY GODFREY, as Caroline Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • PEGGY MCCAY, as Caroline Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • MELISSA REEVES, as Jennifer Horton, Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • SEAN BLAKEMORE, as Shawn Butler, General Hospital, ABC – WINNER
  • STEVE BURTON, as Dylan McAvoy, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • BRYTON JAMES, as Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • JACOB YOUNG, as Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • DOMINIC ZAMPROGNA, as Dante Falconeri, General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • REIGN EDWARDS, as Nicole Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • HUNTER KING, as Summer Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • TRUE O’BRIEN, as Paige Larson, Days of Our Lives, NBC – WINNER
  • ASHLYN PEARCE, as Aly Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • BROOKLYN RAE SILZER, as Emma Drake, General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • NICOLAS BECHTEL, as Spencer Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC
  • BRYAN CRAIG, as Morgan Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC – WINNER
  • MAX EHRICH, as Fenmore Baldwin, The Young and the Restless, CBS
  • PIERSON FODÉ, as Thomas Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • TEQUAN RICHMOND, as TJ Ashford, General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • ANNA MARIA HORSFORD, as Vivienne Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
  • OBBA BABATUNDÉ , as Julius Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS – WINNER
  • ADAM LEADBEATER, Dr. Malcolm, Days of Our Lives, NBC
  • DEE WALLACE, as Patricia Spencer, General Hospital, ABC
  • FRANK RUNYEON, as Angel, The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/ENTERTAINMENT

  • THE TALK, CBS

A complete list of winners, including the ones from the Creative Emmys will be added later.

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