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43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Y&R, GH Score! The Bay, Andrews & Evans Take Top Honors!

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Friday night the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy ceremonies, which were held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles,  kicked-off with the the creative arts awards honoring those behind the scenes in daytime programming as well as the digital drama series realm.

For the soaps, it was CBS’ The Young and the Restless that took home the most gold of the night with 5, followed closely by ABC’s General Hospital with 4.  And it was Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay, that took home the Emmy for the second year in a row for Outstanding Daytime Digital Drama Series.

In addition series leads, Mary Beth Evans (Sara) won in the Outstanding Actress category and her on-screen son, Kristos Andrews (Pete) took home the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Digital Drama Series category.  In her 30-year acting career, this is Evans’ first win for her work in front of the camera.  She also won another Emmy last night as producer of The Bay.

Courtesy/GH

General Hospital’s casting director extraordinaire took home his eighth Emmy for his work getting the characters right in Port Charles in the Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.   Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday also took home some gold for his work in the Music Composition in a Daytime Drama Series category.

Bob Mauro, President, NATAS said in a statement following the ceremonies:  “Tonight’s gala is a tribute to the hundreds of nominees that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Daytime television sparkle with the most sophisticated combination of genres and personalities on the planet. With over 1,400 in attendance, and our Lifetime Achievement honoree going to the vocal-magician, Frank Welker, it is a great evening for Daytime television!”

Here now are the winner’s in the daytime drama categories:

Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Mary Beth Evans, as Sara
The Bay, thebaytheseries.com

Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Kristos Andrews, as Peter Garrett
The Bay, thebaytheseries.com

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
The Bay, thebaytheseries.com

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Mark Teschner
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Stunt Coordinating
Terry James, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series
General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Original Song – Drama
“Lost in Time” The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
Days of our Lives, NBC

So, what did you think of the creative arts winners in the daytime drama categories at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmys? Comment below!

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Congratulations, Mark Teschner! I couldn’t agree more that he is an amazing casting director. He really hit the bullseye with the new Dillon & Kiki replacement. He found excellent child actors who could play young Patricia, Luke & Bobbie Spencer while holding their own against GH heavyweights Tony Geary & Laura Wright (talk about a risky episode). And, IMO, the additions of Curtis, Andre & Jordan have blended quite seamlessly into the cast. Incorporating established actors with new talent is not easy. Time and again, Teschner proves that he can spot the right person for the role.

Patrick
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Patrick

nice read… Dillon and Kiki… are FAST becoming… my new fav…. couple

look what could be on the horizon…. Aaron (John DeLuca)… AND Kristina

Yikes …. LOL giddy

Dr. Kevin Collins and – Laura –

we know it’s going to happen….. Julian and Nina

it had better happen… Franco and Liz

my fervent WISH : Sabrina and Carlos

NICE EMMY WIN FOR : – OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES !

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Even when casting is spot on, the writers need to take notice of an actor’s strengths. Teschner isn’t responsible for storylines. But, I do think he picks actors who can go a lot of different ways, giving the writers more to work with. He’s not perfect. Shari Belafonte is not the best replacement for Mayor Lomax IMO. Time has not smoothed over that portrayal. But, I’m convinced getting Rebecca Budig for Hayden Barnes resulted in a more complex character than they planned because she does sympathetic ambiguity so well.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Mark Teschner USED to be a great casting director–not so much in the last few years.

Patrick
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Patrick

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
Days of our Lives, NBC

well…. heck

could this be Ken Corday actual contribution :

University of California, Santa Cruz in 1977; master’s degree in music composition

Stephen
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Stephen

Yes, Ken Corday won an Emmy for Killing Will. THAT was the episode KC and his musical team submitted and won for! This would have slipped under the radar, if Days facebook leaker hadn’t publicized it yesterday. Oops! We now know that Ken Corday and his musical team created original music for Killing Will – and that Days paid for a real 43-piece orchestra to play it! Now, put that together with the fact that Days decided NOT to pay for Will’s in-laws to attend his funeral, and you have an awkward fact for those who like to think that… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

As usual, Y & R and GH dominate, as it should be and as it will be on Sunday night!

Mary Fitzpatrick
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Mary Fitzpatrick

when were the day time emmys held and what station are they on

Patrick
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Patrick

this was the creative Arts… along with digital drama series

tomorrow Sunday… ( http://www.parachutetv.com ) @ 2:30 p.m… pacific standard time

PLEASE NOTE: We are excited to be live-streaming red carpet & behind the scenes coverage of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

We will NOT be covering the ceremony.

GO DAYS !

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

It will be broadcast on a local access channel out of Compton between the hours of 3:45 am to 4:00 am tomorrow morning.

Sheila
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Sheila

They are on Sunday and are not being carried by any stn

Tim
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Tim

Unfortunately the Daytime Emmys will not be shown live,either on tv,or online.

Diane
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Diane

Yes that sucks royally and I hope that gets changed. I view these awards as our ‘reward f’or fans’ continued support and viewing of the soaps. It’s a major disappointment( to put it mildly) grrr not to see it aired anymore. Personally my position now is if it can’t be aired for the fans to see ,why should we care who wins what anymore?

Patrick
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Patrick

” Kayla, KAYLA, KayLA ”

two years running…. isn’t she… GREAT

Congrats Ms. Evans

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Congrats, to you, Mary Beth–YOU deserve it!

Diane
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Diane

Yes but she didn’t win for portraying ‘ KAYLA KAYLA KAYLA’

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The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez and is based off the original Danish Film Ambulancen

According to Deadline, while the plot is being kept under wraps, the pic is expected to be in the spirit of such 1990s action pics Speed and Bad Boys.”

As well as his reprising his role of Eduardo on Days of our Lives recently, Martinez also appeared in Netflix’s Longmire, as well as his recurring roles on the digital drama series,The Bay.

So, intrigued to find out what A will be playing in “Ambulance”?  Would you like to see him back on daytime?  Comment below.

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According to Soap Opera Digest, Look for Konefal to first appear back on-screen during the January 28th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

When the missing in action Ciara returns she will bring with her a new character named Rhodes played by Jason Downs.

No word on how long Konefal’s stay will be this time, since she has been off-contract with the show since last year.

However, reportedly this this will be Ciara in the flesh, not a conjured up or “Vision” of her that comes to Ben in his time of need.

What do you think has happened to Ciara since the car explosion she was supposedly part of? Glad to know Victoria is on her way back on-air to DAYS? Comment below.

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The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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