June 24, 2012 03:26:20 GMT
Nominated for twenty three categories, the only daytime drama left on ABC won its eleventh Outstanding Drama Series.
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards saw "" as big winner with five trophies including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series, a category which the show has won eleven times. The event also saw "GH" star Anthony Geary winning his record seventh award.
"Thank you so much. Wow!" Geary said upon receiving Best Actor in a Drama. He later joked, "It's a good way for 'GH' to start. We have 23 nominations, which is pretty amazing since we were almost canceled in favor of a surefire ratings bonanza 'Celebrity Boob Jobs Gone Wrong,' I think it was." "GH" is the last daytime drama on ABC after "" and "" were canceled.
Also winning from "GH" are Jonathan Jackson for Best Supporting Actor, Nancy Lee Grahn for Best Supporting Actress and the directors for the Best Directing Team category.
Earning the Best Actress in a Drama is Heather Tom from "". The pregnant actress said jokingly while rubbing her belly, "My baby is going crazy right now. Thank you to everyone in this room. I am so grateful to call you my friends and my colleagues. I am so proud to be part of the 'Daytime' community."
The awards were handed out on Saturday, June 23 and broadcast live from the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton on HLN.
The full winners list:
- Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Anthony Geary ()
- Outstanding Game Show Host: Todd Newton (Family Game Night - The Hub)
- Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show:
- Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: Last Shot With Judge Gunn
- Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team:
- Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Jonathan Jackson ()
- Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host:
- Outstanding Culinary Program: Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction
- Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series: Chandler Massey ()
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Geddie
- Outstanding Morning Program: The Today Show
- Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Heather Tom ()
- Outstanding Talk Show - Informative: The Dr. Oz Show
- Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment: Live With Regis and Kelly
- Outstanding Animated Children's Program: Penguins of Madagascar
- Outstanding Performer In A Children's Series: Kevin Clash (Sesame Street)
- Best Viral Video: Kids React
- Outstanding New Approaches In Daytime Entertainment: Take This Lollipop
- Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Nancy Lee Grahn ()
- Outstanding Talk Show Host: Regis Philbin and (Live With Regis and Kelly)
- Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team:
- Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series: Christel Khalil ()
- Outstanding Drama Series:
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