The 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday (April 29) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California with The Talk’s Cheryl Underwood and Extra’s Mario Lopez returning as hosts of the ceremony.
Rome Flynn (Zende Forrester-Dominguez) won Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV). The actor exited the soap last year and has joined the cast of How to Get Away with Murder, and made his debut at the end of the show’s fourth season finale in March. B&B also took home a few wins at the Creative Arts ceremony on Friday (April 27): Best Makeup, Direction & Composition, Technical Team, Light Direction, and Sound Mixing.
Despite receiving the most nominations, General Hospital (ABC/City) only received two wins of the night: Chloe Lanier (Nelle Benson) for Outstanding Younger Actress, and Vernee Watson (Stella Henry) for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series. GH also received the following wins on Friday (April 27) night for Creative Arts: Best Casting, Art Direction, and Original Song (“Who I Am”).
The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global) also earned two acting wins for Camryn Grimes (Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Mariah Copeland) and Eileen Davidson (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ashley Abbott). Y&R also received a couple of wins on Friday (April 27) for Creative Arts: Best Hairstyling and Multi-Camera Editing.
Days of our Lives (NBC/Global) was the big winner of the night, receiving much-deserved wins in Outstanding Series Writing Team, Outstanding Series Directing Team and Outstanding Drama Series. Greg Vaughan (who plays Eric Brady) won for Outstanding Supporting Actor, while James Reynolds (Abe Carver) won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Days of our Lives veterans Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams) were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award and took the stage to reflect on amazing daytime history, but to also inspire those in attendance to work hard on breaking boundaries and daring to tell stories that reflect today’s society — just as soap operas did during their “golden age.”
The Young and the Restless was also honoured for its 45th anniversary, while General Hospital was honoured for its 55th anniversary.For a full list of winners from this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, click here. If you missed the live stream on Sunday, be sure to check out the full broadcast of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. As the World Turns fans will be excited to see Martha Byrne (Lily) and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda) present the award for Outstanding Lead Actress.
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