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

Photo: NATAS/The Bay The Series

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
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 !

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

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
nancy dillingham

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

Patrick
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
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 all the anti-gay messaging so evident in the Kill Will Daysaster was accidental:

Days paid for new and orchestra-played music to accompany the gruesome murder of their gay legacy maximally-back-burned character! And then they DIDN’T pay for his in-laws to attend his funeral.

Conclusion: they knew exactly what they were doing, and the anti-gay messaging was totally deliberate and planned. (This has of course been obvious to a great many from the beginning because of the sheer number of anti-gay and anti-gay family strikes since Corday employed Griffley. This latest revelation just adds another ugly fact to the gaynocide evidence pile).

Kevin
Kevin

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

Mary Fitzpatrick
Mary Fitzpatrick

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

Patrick
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
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
Sheila

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

Tim
Tim

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

Diane
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
Patrick

” Kayla, KAYLA, KayLA ”

two years running…. isn’t she… GREAT

Congrats Ms. Evans

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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

Diane
Diane

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

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Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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