Once upon a time soap operas were the equivalent to today’s primetime reality TV shows. Now the Daytime Emmy Awards were reduced to being streamed Sunday night. Live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the ever unpredictable award host, Kathy Griffin, was able to let loose on her monologue and introductions without network censorship.
These Emmys were given out to not only soap operas. Talk shows, cooking programs, game shows, and morning programs were also acknowledged. Several awards were handed out for Spanish-speaking programs and talent.
Not at all surprising was “The Young and the Restless” soap opera domination. They came in with 26 nominations and went out with four of the major categories including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor (Billy Miller), and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Amelia Heinle), and for its special tribute episode to the late Jeanne Cooper.
Not only did the U.S. Men’s National Team at the World Cup end up in a tie, there were two separate ties at the Daytime Emmys. Outstanding Entertainment News Show for “Entertainment Tonight” on CBS, and the syndicated “Extra.”
Dr. Oz and Katie Couric tied for outstanding talk show hosts for their shows “The Dr. Oz Show,” and “Katie.” Here is the full list of winners from the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmys Awards:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Eric Martsolf, "Days of our Lives"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Amelia Heinle, "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Culinary Host: Bobby Flay, "Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction"
Outstanding Culinary Program: "The Mind of a Chef"
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: "The People's Court"
Outstanding Game Show Host: Steve Harvey, "Family Feud"
Outstanding Talk Show Host: (TIE) Dr. Oz, "The Dr. Oz Show;" Katie Couric, "Katie"
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: "One Life to Live"
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Hunter King, "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Chandler Massey, "Days of Our Lives"
Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish: "El Gordo y la Flaca"
Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Outstanding Talk Show / Informative: "Steve Harvey"
Outstanding Morning Program: "Good Morning America"
Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish: "Un Nuevo Dia"
Outstanding Game Show: "Jeopardy!"
Outstanding Special Class Special: "The Young and the Restless: Jeanne Cooper Tribute"
Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: "Clix"
Outstanding Entertainment News Program: (TIE) "Entertainment Tonight; Extra"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Eileen Davidson, "Days of Our Lives"
Outstanding New Approaches – Drama Series: "Venice the Series"
Outstanding Drama Series: "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Fan Favorite: Guiliana Rancic