The stars of Daytime Television came out to party this year at the annual Daytime Emmy Nominees Cocktail Reception hosted by the Television Academy Daytime Programming Peer Group in West Hollywood on the eve of the 41st annual awards ceremony. Stars from all genres of the daytime community came out to celebrate on the rooftop at The London Hotel overlooking the city of Los Angeles.
“The Young and the Restless” was well represented with 26 nominations this year including a host of nods for their talent. Long time leading men, Christian LeBlanc, Peter Bergman and Doug Davidson were all nominated this year for the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Each of the men are previous winners for their roles were facing some stiff competition. Also vying for the top award were “General Hospital’s” Jason Thompson and Billy Miller who ended up winning for his performance as Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless.”
Daytime TV Examiner caught up with Christian LeBlanc just before he headed up to the party to get his thoughts on his nomination, his 10th nomination in all. With 3 wins under his belt as Genoa City’s resident good guy, Michael Baldwin, LeBlanc is still humbled to be nominated by his peers in the category and also praises his leading lady Tracey E. Bergman who plays Lauren. As fans of the #1 soap know, Michael and Lauren Baldwin as a couple went through a lot this past year, including an affair and a conflict over the actions of their teenage son, Fen. This year for nomination consideration, LeBlanc submitted the scenes where Michael confronts Lauren about her affair.
Other nominees who attended the reception were LeBlanc’s “The Young and the Restless” cast mates Amelia Heinle (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, who would go on to win the award, Daniel Polo (Younger Actor in a Drama Series), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) and Melissa Claire Egan (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) to name a few.
Check out the video interview with LeBlanc on this page.
“The Young and the Restless” airs weekdays on CBS,