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 "General Hospital" 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 "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" 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 Bold and the Beautiful". 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 (General Hospital)
- Outstanding Game Show Host: Todd Newton (Family Game Night - The Hub)
- Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show: Jeopardy!
- Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: Last Shot With Judge Gunn
- Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: Days of Our Lives
- Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital)
- Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host: Sandra Lee
- Outstanding Culinary Program: Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction
- Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series: Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Geddie
- Outstanding Morning Program: The Today Show
- Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
- 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 (General Hospital)
- Outstanding Talk Show Host: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa (Live With Regis and Kelly)
- Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: General Hospital
- Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series: Christel Khalil (The Young and the Restless)
- Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital