9:30 PM: Jess Walton and Corbin Bernsen and come out to do the memorials and of course kick it off for Jeanne Copper. Corbin is sure she is here and mad about the couch!
9:31 PM: OMG - Corbin said the "F" word and blamed it on Jeanne! Perfect! Looks like the show finally gave up on ushering people to the couch for interviews once Corbin put the couch and interviews on notice. Too bad this was the only memorial fans got for Jeanne Cooper. She should have certainly gotten more acknowledgment for her contribution to Daytime.
9:31 PM: Dr. Drew comes out to present the award for the best entertainment talk show. The winner is "The Ellen Degeneres Show." This is the 7th win for the show in this category.
Outstanding Directing Team!
9:42 PM: Rachael Ray is up to present the award for out outstanding drama series directing team to "B&B."
9:45 PM: More backstage fun with Karla Mosley (Maya) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) from "B&B."
9:48 PM: Robin Meade is back to sing Sheryl Crow's theme song from "The Katie Couric Show," the other nominee for best song. Cuts to the crowd show there is a definite party going on! For the viewer at home though, these songs almost seem thrown in to distract from all of the other things going wrong, or more of a promo for her upcoming album. Would have loved to have seen more clips, a shout out to "Y&R's" 40th, "GH's" 50th or is obvious who isn't here - Sheryl Crow and Little Big Town!
9:50 PM: Wow - Carrie Fisher is on hand to present an award for animation. Could be an interesting speech.
9:52 PM: Fisher certainly didn't disappoint. She practically stole the show with her declaration of being an alcoholic and drug addict before saying hi to Ozzy Osbourne, there with wife and presenter Sharon Osbourne. She is nuts! But with all of this talk about acid there is no way this show will end on time. There is only 8 minutes left!
9:53 PM: Shocker - "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" wins. Wonder if George Lucas got a heads up about his win? He takes the stage to accept his first Daytime Emmy!
9:59 PM: Lindsey Hartley (Cara, "AMC") looking lovely in a beaded gown takes the stage to present the award for outstanding younger actor. The winner is ...
Outstanding Younger Actor!
10:00 PM: No surprise here - Chandler Massey (Will, "DOOL) takes it for the second year in a row as Will on "DOOL." He gives much love to his co-star and fellow nominee Freddie Smith (Sonny, "DOOL). He is ecstatic as he thanks his family! Looks like there is no more time for the couch interview ambush since we are already over time with tons of awards left to give out.
10:03 PM: Betty White is on stage to talk about Bob Stewart, game show royalty. His son accepts his lifetime achievement award for him.
10:16 PM: Robin Meade says we are in the home stretch and calls up Steve Harvey who gets right to it - he's tired! He presents the award for outstanding morning program and the winner is ... "CBS Sunday Morning."
Outstanding Younger Actress!
10:21 PM: Moving right along, David Irizarry (David, "AMC") presents the award for outstanding younger actress to - Kristen Alderson for playing Starr on "GH" - her first nomination and first win!
10:23 PM: Through tears Alderson talks about how much this means to her - she had played Starr for 15 years! She looks incredible in her gold gown.
10:24 PM: Robin Meade presents the award to outstanding song for "Good Afternoon America" by Little Big Town. Just a few more awards to go!
10:28 PM: Kris Jenner comes out to present outstanding talk show host award. The winner is ... Rikki Lake for "The Rikki Lake Show." She wasn't able to be there to accept.
Outstanding Daytime Drama!
10:31 PM: The award we have been waiting for as Erika Slezak presents the award for Outstanding Daytime Drama to "DOOL!" This is their 19th nomination and second win! The show won outstanding series in 1974 during the very first Daytime Emmys for their work in 1973.
10:35 PM: A little over, and the award show ends for the evening. Good night!
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- Hollie Deese