The Daytime Emmys have been the highlight of the Daytime community for 40 years. This year there were a few surprise winners, a few tears shed, and a lot of partying going on. Soaps.com congratulates each Daytime Emmy winner and gives a shout out to all of the soaps, the actors, the crew, the writers, set designers, stylists - everyone involved in Daytime for their dedication to this genre and for the entertainment we're thankful to have.
"Days of Our Lives." The Emmy clip was the explosion that rocked Salem in 2012 during preparations for Brady and Madison's non-wedding. "Days Of Our Lives" hasn't won a Daytime Emmy for best show since the very first awards show in 1974. Their clip was incredible, though some would argue that a few of the other soaps had pretty amazing clips as well. In the end, it's a sweet victory and they were thrilled.
Lead actress in a drama series:
Heather Tom, "The Bold and the Beautiful." Tom had some tough competition in this category this year, much like last year. Her Emmy reel showcased Katie's post-partum depression storyline. This was her second Daytime Emmy win in this category. Will she continue this winning streak in 2014?
Doug Davidson, "The Young and the Restless." Davidson blew the strong competition away with his emotion-filled Emmy reel where Paul was suspected of killing his son and turned himself in at the Genoa City Police Station - to his daughter. This win was deserved.
Supporting actress in a drama series:
Julie Marie Berman, "General Hospital." Berman entered a clip where Lulu and her father Luke (Anthony Geary) discuss their drinking problems and how unstable Luke is for his family. Berman was as surprised as many of the fans at her win, since she went up against some heavy hitters. Congrats!
Supporting actor in a drama series: Tie!
We had a tie in this category, which was a shock to all including Scott Clifton, "The Bold and the Beautiful," who took home an award along with Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless." Clifton's reel had Liam going nutty when Hope (Kim Matula) canceled their wedding, while Billy Miller chose a scene with Billy's brother Jack (Peter Bergman) arguing and eventually getting Billy fired - by his brother.
Younger actor in a drama series:
Chandler Massey, "Days of Our Lives" won, which was no surprise to the Soaps.com writers who all predicted this. Massey's reel had Will breaking away from a kiss with another guy and then confessing to his grandmother, Marlena (Deidre Hall), that he's gay. It was superb.
Younger actress in a drama series:
This is a first win for Kristen Alderson from "General Hospital." The scenes Alderson submitted had Starr grieving for Cole and vowing to take revenge on Sonny, who she blamed for his death. She was absolutely flummoxed, which was fun to see. Congrats, Kristen.
"The Bold and the Beautiful." The clip submitted for consideration was Stephanie's swan song. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) held Stephanie (Susan Flannery) while she died in her arms after a long battle with cancer. Who didn't see this coming?
Drama series writing team:
"The Bold and the Beautiful." Katie (Heather Tom) found out her heart transplant was not being rejected and that she was suffering from post-partum depression, and Stephanie's loved ones made a video to say goodbye to the matriarch. During Stephanie's final moments, Brooke held her as they reminisced about their tumultuous past and friendship and then Stephanie quietly passed on. The show had that dreaded love-triangle between Steffy, Liam, and Hope and made fans cringe for the majority of 2012 but amidst the recycled storyline was a bit of brilliance.
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- Christine Fix