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46th Daytime Emmys: Y&R Takes Drama Series; GH’s Maurice Benard & B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Top Acting Honors

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Sunday night at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys, it was The Young and the Restless and General Hospital that were the big winners overall in major categories as the gold was handed out in ceremonies that were streamed online and  via social media live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California as presented by NATAS.

The Young and the Restless took home the Daytime Emmy in the three major show categories, a trend that was started last year by Days of our Lives when they did the same thing in the drama series, writing and directing categories.  For last night, Y&R (under ousted EP and head writer Mal Young’s work) won in the same categories.  Y&R won on the strength of their submissions which centered around the night J.T. was “murdered” by Nikki after his confrontation with Victoria, and episodes surrounding the Abbott family drama, where Ashley dupes Jack into believing he is not John Abbott’s biological son as part of her revenge plot.

In the major performer categories, it was mostly a golden night for the town of Port Charles led by Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny), who finally won his 2nd Emmy.  The last time Benard won for his work was 15 years ago, when the show was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Benard’s castmate and scene partner, Max Gail (Mike) took home the prize for Outstanding Supporting Actor, while Vernee Watson (Stella) did the same in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.   Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki), who had left GH, for PPL: The Perfectionists, won in the Outstanding Younger Actress category.  In addition, Patricia Bethune took home the prize for her work as Nurse Mary Pat in the Outstanding Guest Performer category,.

The Lead Actress category was won by new mom, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood for her portrayal of Steffy Forresster on The Bold and the Beautiful, while the Younger Actor winner was Days of our Lives’ Kyler Pettis for his role as Theo Carver.  Pettis won for his exit scenes from the NBC soap opera.

Now below here is the official winner’s list of all categories via NATAS.   Check them out! Then let us know what you thoughts of who took home the gold via the comment section below!

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
“Rachael Ray” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Morning Program
“CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS)

Outstanding Entertainment News Program
“Daily Mail TV” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Culinary Program
“Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network)

Outstanding Game Show
“Family Feud” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
“Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama
Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos, “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry, “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Max Gail, as Mike Corbin, “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome, “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver, “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat, “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts
Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” (Syndicated)

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Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, “Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda” (NBC)

Outstanding Game Show Host
Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Culinary Host
Valerie Bertinelli, “Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network)

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish
“Despierta America” (Univision)

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish
“Six Dreams” (Amazon Prime Video)

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program
Alejandra Oraa, Host, “Destinos” (CNN En Espanol)

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
“After Forever” (Amazon Prime Video)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

 

 

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Jimh
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Jimh

Some were ok but some others my gosh i see why im bored with award shows…Max Gail was great in the beginning but his story began to take a nose dive in the last few weeks…GH has its ups and downs as does Days…cant we have more commonplace stories instead of all the gloom and doom in almost every episodes!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

When they shipped Mike off to a full care facility I knew he would disappear. What a shame. I thought he would be back for Mays sweeps but they are focusing on Oscar. Oh well.

Jimh
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Jimh

I couldnt watch..just dealt with a death of my cousin found dead in a supermarket parking lot which is suspicious and still being investigated so i didnt watch most of GH when Oscar died!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Sorry Jim, I can totally understand why you would tune out. We tune IN to soaps to escape. When you yourself experience something horrible in your own life, my God, do soaps matter?

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

I am happy that Y&R won Drama Series, Writing and Directing. When the show was announced as the Drama Series Emmy winner, I can easily tell that much of the cast and the current head writer Josh Griffith and current EP Anthony Morina were extremely uncomfortable being up there with Mal Young. It was awkwardness on full display. The only thing that I’m not happy about is the fact that Thad Luckinbill (ex-JT) and Amelia Heinle (Victoria) were not nominated at all for their work in the domestic abuse storyline. That was an utter travesty and joke. By far, the… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

When award shows are televised they have what they call ‘seat fillers’– most award shows people are going to the bathroom, the bar, hanging out with friends in the lobby, leaving early to go celebrate or drown their disappointment after their category was announced– only difference when televised seat fillers give the impression everyone sticks around for the whole show. What you saw was the real reality of these events.

Cid Weinberg
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Cid Weinberg

The positive or take away from Y&R winning under Mr. Mal Young…CBS and Josh and company all need to stop and ponder…the vets were driving the story in the submissions. Who was acting up a storm? The people we had invested for years and a connection with. The winning stories were not around his new creations or characters. Story, story, story. Make us care, make us laugh, make us cry. All good CBS/Y&R. Keep it up. DO BETTER. Congratulations.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m stunned that Y&R won Outstanding Drama Series, Writing & Directing. Mal Young’s tenure was a train-wreck, and if the actual quality of the show was assessed for these award shows, there’s no way it would have won. While there were some standout episodes, like Hilary’s death and the ones submitted, the rest of the year failed to live up to what Y&R could be under strong leadership. As for the winners, I really thought this would be Peter Bergman’s year. He’s almost always a nominee, but rarely a winner. Billy Flynn also did amazing work this year, and deserves… Read more »

robert
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robert

comparing to what the other shows submitted it didn’t surprise me Y&R won best show

Derrick Walker
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Derrick Walker

Y&R submitted EXCELLENT reels. That’s why they won

Eva
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Eva

I guess the vote was split for Maura and Laura again.

Momo
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Momo

Tried to watch on FB, but it wanted me to login, create a password or something and I didn’t want to do that. Disappointed I couldn’t watch.

Surprised Days didn’t win much. Congrats to Kyler.

Congratulations to Jacqui!!!

A little surprised Y&R won for best show, but those episodes were good. It’s not on the basis of a whole year.

Derrick Walker
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Derrick Walker

Go to You Tube and watch the whole awards show.

Patrick
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Patrick

Maurice Benard , does not, deserve, this win he road on the coattails of Max Grand. Period he said himself at his acceptance speech … he didn’t think he stood a chance. even I posted in a thread that his 5th spot belong to Drake Hogestyn for @Days. he shared how he wrapped his 20 minute reel with the duet he and “dear” old Dad were shown from the Nurses Ball, sharing a song and dance. As I’ve posted Altzheimers has a life of it’s own…. and this was a given that this subject matter would forefront any other material.… Read more »

Bren
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Bren

Congrats to the General Hospital winners.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Y&R has a good track record of picking the one or two good moments it had in a year and submitting them– if the panel had to watch the rest of the episode after Nikki knocked JT on the head or endure the tedious year of finishing the story line, they might have thought better of it. There was a reason why they fired Mal. I found most of the acting wins surprising except for Max Gail, but since the Academy didn’t release the nominees’ reels this year I am uncertain what scenes they “won” for– all the nominees are… Read more »

robert
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robert

Y&R won by default. the other shows had bad reels

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, I’m sure all the “Sonny Haters” will jump all over his win BUT, he had some good material this past year with Max Gail. They both won and I’m cool with that. Younger actress should have gone to Chloe Lanier. She was really good. BUT, we kept it in the family and Haley won! She was good as Kiki. Young actor? Well, its a year to early. Next year Oscar [Twin brother] or Cameron will bring the gold to GH! My main gripe is for female supporting actress. WTF! Vernee Watson? I was shocked she won last year and… Read more »

Derrick Walker
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Derrick Walker

Congratulations to Y&R on trifecta Emmy wins, Kyler Pettis on Younger Actor and Jacqueline MacInnes Woods on pulling an upset, A DAMN GOOD DESERVED UPSET for Lead Actress

robert
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robert

Y&R owes their wins to Thad and Amelia. the biggest shocker to me was Jacqueline winning lead actress,i thought Maura was a shoo in. overall this was not a good show,boring at times

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I have been an on and off viewer of The Bold and the Beautiful since the first episode. With that said, although I am not thrilled with the Hope storyline, I think Annika Noelle should have gotten some kind of nod for her hospital scenes when she was holding what she thought and still thinks was her baby. To be truthful, I wasn’t thrilled with her in the beginning, (not her personally, I just hate breaking in recasts). But those crying scenes she had, had me crying right along with her. With that being said, I just wish they would… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

soapqueenforever
What I don’t get is how these writers can put such trash into these actor’s mouths. Yes, they have definitely made Thomas into a psycho. To stand right there and tell another man, why he should have his wife. It’s ludicrous, to say the least. I can hardly stand watching this junk anymore.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Nice to see some vindication for Mal Young. I so wanted Beth Maitland to win, though. She was outstanding this year.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree with you sonniorsolita. I have been watching Y&R on and off since 1984, and I have been a Traci fan since her cat fighting days with Lauren over Danny. Beth Maitland really stepped up to the plate this year, between trying to hold the family together, during Jack and Ashley”s fighting, not to mention having her sick mother thinking she’s hired help, to her compassionate talks with Came about his divorce. She showed all sides. She deserved recognition for a job well done. Thanks for listening and happy viewing

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Good news– it looks like they are going to pair Beth’s Traci with Cane– so more screen time for her– Bad news– they are pairing Traci with Cane- one of my less favorite characters–but it is about time they give her own story again, so if it has to be with Cane so be it- Traci with Cane is better than no Beth at all.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

soapqueenforever
What do you think of Traci and Cane as a couple? Do you think this is where this is leading? I might me able to get used to it, I don’t know yet. Are Lauren and Jack overly friendly, or is it my imagination? Michael is hardly around anymore. What did you think of the young middle school looking boy that Kyle and Summer met with in NY, now coming to GC, for Summer??

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

A couple of things that I thought was interesting: 1. The crowd was, to put it kindly, sparse. Half the seats appeared to be empty. 2. The number of Y&R actors who were not there was glaring. AWOL: Eric Braeden; Melody Thomas Scott; Lauralee Bell; Eileen Davidson; Tracey Bregman; Amelia Heinle (who was very prominent in the nominated clip); Josh Morrow; Sharon Case. Has this award show fallen that far? First, it can’t find a network to broadcast it. Now, it can’t even get a large turnout from those it employs. I think it is time for those in charge… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

What a wonderful night for GH, winning 5 of 7 acting awards! Max Gail winning was the highlight for me, and it was so well deserved. The way he portrayed the progression of Alzheimer’s from the beginning to now with Mike away at the retirement home was an acting master class. I haven’t been this thrilled to see someone win an Emmy since Genie Francis finally won her first in 2007. I was very happy to see Maurice Benard back in the win column after 16 years. It was long overdue. I honestly thought Jon Lindstrom would win, but Maurice… Read more »

Carlos
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Carlos

After all of the ‘bad press and internet babble from every so called insider” Y&R wins in the major categories, Writing, Directing, Drama Series, slated and shut down the noise and chatter, their talented actors, despite their omission in Outstanding Actress-Lead and Supporting, and Younger, was an insult, DOOL, and GH, has a revolving door of people,so many new faces playing to the camera, you never know who is no on that show, they all “look” and “sound” alike, too much “young love chatter” is simply not working…….I still despise GH, because they took the business model of”profession who shakes… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

My comment is positive did not watch but read about it can only say Hayley Erin deserved it she came from being a disastrous actress to a fine one she worked on her craft cared enough to improve and not phone it in. Congrats well deserved!!

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Exciting news for The Young and the Restless, Sasha Calle (Lola).  The young actress was chosen from over 425 other performers who auditioned for the role of Supergirl.

With her casting, Sasha will star in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature, The Flash and become the first Latina Supergirl ever chosen for a DC Universe role.

According to Deadline: The Flash director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions along with DC Films boss Walter Hamada and the producers, was blown away by the actress’ toughness and vulnerability that she brought to the role adding, “I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role.”

Calle will follow in the footsteps of Helen Slater who played Supergirl in the 1984 Warner Bros movie, Melissa Benoist who played the part on the on the TV series for 126 episodes.

The Young and the Restless tweeted out huge congrats to their cast member stating: “Huge Congrats to our “Supergirl” @SashaCalle”

Word is that Calle will join the production of The Flash soon to begin her new role.  No word yet on what will happen to the character of Lola on Y&R.

Watch the moment below when Sasha is told by director Andy Muschietti she has the part!

So, excited for Sasha landing this major motion picture DC Universe role? Let us know in the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Guild winners will be announced on April 3rd.

In the category of Daytime Television: Best Hair Styling nominations went to the following teams:

The Bold and the Beautiful Lisa Long, Danielle Spencer, Lauren Larsen, Christina Joseph

The Kelly Clarkson Show Roberto Ramos, Tara Copeland

The Young and the Restless Adriana Lucio, Lauren Mendoza, Regina Rodriquez. Jackie Zavala

The Real Roberta Gardener-Rogers, Rachel Mason, Ray Dobson, Noogie Thai

Dr. Phil “From Tech Genius to Unmotivated Mess” Mimi Vodnoy Love, Annette Jones

In the category of Daytime Television: Best Make-Up nominations went to the following teams:

The Bold and the Beautiful Christine Lai Johnson, Stacey Alfano, James Elle

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dionne Wynn

The Kelly Clarkson Show Jason McGlothin, Gloria Elias-Foeillet, Chanty LaGrana, John Foster

The Real Melanie Mills, Glen Alen Gutierrez, Motoko Honjo-Clayton

The Young and the Restless Patricia Denney, Kathy Jones, Laura Schaffer, Kelsey Collin

You can view all the nominees here.

So which daytime shows do you think should win Best Hair Styling and Make-Up from the nominees? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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