Soaps.com was on the red carpet and live blogged during the 2014 41st Daytime Emmy ceremony. The crowd was in full-on celebration mode as soap opera winners took the stage to accept their awards.
"The Young And The Restless." The cast and crew of "Y&R" gathered to accept their Emmy, based off the October 11 episode, which left Delia Abbott hit by a car and her father forced to face a life without his little girl, as well as the October 15 episode when Chloe heard the news of Delia's death.
Lead actress in a drama series:
Eileen Davidson, "Days Of Our Lives." Davidson spent time last year doing double duty on "Y&R" as Ashley Abbott and Kristen DiMera on "Days," which landed her an Emmy this year. In her submitted scene, she delivered a vulnerable Kristen, who feared losing everything, then quickly brought out her vicious side by taunting Marlena with her relationship with John. This is Davidson's first win in this category.
Billy Miller, "The Young And The Restless." This win was no surprise, as many predicted Miller would take home the award for his stellar performance of Billy Abbott, a grieving father forced to face guilt while coping with his daughter's death. This is Miller's first lead actor win.
Supporting actress in a drama series:
Amelia Heinle, "The Young And The Restless." Heinle was stunned by her first Daytime Emmy win, having been up against two strong co-stars. Again, it was Delia's death and how her character Victoria Abbott dealt with it, that brought Heinle to the stage to accept her award.
Supporting actor in a drama series:
Eric Martsolf, "Days Of Our Lives." The actor's portrayal of an addict won Martsolf his first Emmy award with the scene where his character Brady Black was confronted by those who loved him over his drug abuse.
Chandler Massey, "Days Of Our Lives." For the third straight year in a row Massey took home an Emmy for Will Horton, a character he played from 2010 to December 31, 2013. His submitted scene showed a young man's worry over being a good parent and the overwhelming support given to him by the man he loved, Sonny.
Younger actress in a drama series:
Hunter King, "The Young And The Restless." King accepted her first Emmy win, which was based off her emotional reel where her character Summer Newman found out she wasn't Nick's daughter and only wished Nick wouldn't have told her the truth. It'll be interesting to see how King portrays Summer when she finds out that Nick has been her biological father all along.
Drama series directing team:
"The Young And The Restless."
Drama series writing team:
"One Life To Live."
Outstanding Special Class Special:
"Y&R's" Jeanne Cooper tribute episode.
Soaps.com once again sends all of the actors, the soap operas that represent them and those behind the scenes our biggest congratulations. Be sure to visit our 2014 Daytime Emmy Coverage section for highlights from the red carpet and during the ceremony, plus photos and interviews to come throughout the week.
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- Amy Mistretta