Sunday, August 30, 2009

An Evening of Surprises on Daytime's Biggest Celebration

The Daytime Emmy Awards had a few surprises up its sleeve this evening. Whether you agree or disagree, you have to admit the show is never boring. The biggest shock of the evening was when The Bold and the Beautiful took home the trophy for Outstanding Drama, the first win for the soap since its debut more than two decades ago. The half-hour soap is rather campy at times (see above), even The Soup pokes fun at it, but it sure is fun to watch as opposed to some of its competitors, which seem to be filled with more violence than romance these days.

Here's a list of the top categories:
Outstanding Drama: B&B
Outstanding Lead Actor: Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R)
Outstanding Lead Actress: Susan Haskell (Marty, OLTL)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: A tie between Vincent Irizzary (David, AMC) and Jeff Branson (Shayne, GL)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Tamara Braun (ex-Ava, Y&R)
Outstanding Younger Actor: Darin Brooks (ex-Max, Days)
Outstanding Younger Actress: Julie Berman (Lulu, GH)

We'd love to hear your comments about the ceremony and the winners!

(Photo courtesy of JPI Studios, featuring Jackie and Owen from B&B)

Daytime Emmys on CW Tonight

Don't forget to tune in to see your favorite daytime stars (and what they are wearing) on the CW network tonight from 8 to 10 p.m., with a pre-show hosted by Vanessa Williams at 7 p.m. There ceremony will also include a sure-to-be-tearful tribute to Guiding Light, which is going off the air on Sept. 18th at 72 years, along with a salute to 40 years of Sesame Street.

The CW's website has the following list of scheduled presenters:

Kristin Alderson (One Life to Live)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Bradford Anderson (General Hospital)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Tyra Banks (The Tyra Banks Show)
Brandon Buddy (One Life to Live)
Patrick Duffy (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Melissa Claire Egan (All My Children)
Colin Eggelsfield (Melrose Place)
Jenny Garth (90210)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Anthony Geary (General Hospital)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Van Hansis (As the World Turns)
Elizabeth Hendrickson (The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Bindi Irwin (Bindi the Jungle Girl )
Jay Kenneth Johnson (Days of Our Lives)
Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Lori Loughlin (Melrose Place)
Susan Lucci (All My Children)
Gilles Marini (Dancing with the Stars, Brothers & Sisters)
Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven)
Chris Massey (Zoey 101)
Cameron Mathison (All My Children)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Dr. Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil) and Robin McGraw
Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless)
Ronn Moss (The Bold & the Beautiful)
Robert Newman (Guiding Light)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show)
James Scott (Days of Our Lives)
Jake Silbermann (As The World Turns)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Kirsten Storms (General Hospital)
Dr. Travis Stork (The Doctors)
Daytime Emmy Nominee Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!)
Betty White (The Bold & the Beautiful)
Montel Williams
Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light)