Congrats Kristoff! (Soaps.com)

Welcome to the Young and the Restless Live Blog for Soaps.com readers for the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Tonight we will definitely be seeing The Young and the Restless’ Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Doug Davidson (Paul) and Don Diamont (Brad) who are all scheduled presenters at the awards ceremony!

As most of you know, Y&R is nominated in the following categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin)

Outstanding Lead Actress: Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman)

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters)

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Tracy E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin)

Outstanding Younger Actor: Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton)

Outstanding Younger Actress: Vail Bloom (Heather Stevens), Emily O’Brien (Jana Hawkes), and Tammin Sursok (Colleen Carlton)

7:44 PM – Hi everyone! It’s not quite time yet, but I’m getting excited! We heard from Chrissi today – she told us it was 107 degrees in L.A. yesterday! Hope the hairstyles can hold up to the heat! Amy and Julie have been blogging as they watch the SOAPNet pre-Emmy show, which I can’t access because I live in Canada. 🙁 I’ll be back when the show starts!

8:02 PM – LOL! That was a funny opening! There’s the Y&R table! I just saw Peter Bergman and his wife, and Tracy Bregman in a gorgeous silver gown!

8:08 PM – Supporting Actress is being presented! Go Tracy!!

8:09 PM – Gina Tognoni from Guiding Light just won the award. We love you anyway Tracy! Congrats to Gina!

8:15 PM – a ‘new’ category! Talk Show/Informative. Oh, Dr. Phil is in this category! So is Tyra Banks! Tyra won! Don’t forget, the new character coming to Y&R, Devon’s aunt, will be called Tyra! 😉

8:22 PM – The Emmys for Younger Actress and Younger Actor are coming up next! Y&R is going to get awards – I can feel it!

8:28 PM – Yay! It’s Doug, Don, and Melody! They are presenting the Younger Actor award! Melody has a very unique white dress on! Wow! Puffy, furry shoulders! Cross your fingers everyone – for Bryton McClure. Oh, Tom Pelphrey won the Award.

8:30 PM – Younger Actress!! We’re gonna’ get one now! Go Vail, Tammin, and Emily!! Oh my – Jennifer Landon from As The World Turns has won! She had a dual role… Photo of Melody’s dress coming up…

8:42 PM – Ellen DeGeneres just won! I love Ellen! She is so funny without even trying!

8:49 PM – Directing Team Award – sister soap, B&B is nominated! One Life to Live wins it!

8:53 PM – Heather Tom and Jack Wagner are presenting from B&B. It’s the Legal/Court Drama Award. Heather looks amazing in a black satiny gown! The Emmy goes to Christina’s Court!

8:56 PM – Just caught a glimpse of Jeanne Cooper and Michelle Stafford! They both look amazing! Looks like Jeanne is in a gown with yellow tones, and Michelle is in silver like Tracy Bregman!

9:01 PM – Supporting Actor Award time! Go Greg!! Go Kristoff!! Kristoff St. John has just won the Supporting Actor Award! Yay!

9:06 PM – Outstanding Writing Team award is next. We’re nominated! The Emmy goes to One Life to Live…

9:11 PM – Sherry is speaking with Daniel Goddard and Christel Khalil – they tell her there are only three things in life you can be sure of – death, taxes and The Young and the Restless, baby!