Leading the nominations of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with 26, "The Young and the Restless" came out as the big winner at the ceremony held Sunday night, June 22. The CBS soap opera collected a total of six awards, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series.
Its stars Billy Miller, Amelia Heinle and Hunter King won one each for best drama actor, best supporting actress in drama and best younger actress in drama respectively. The show additionally nabbed a prize for the writing team and another in Special-Class Special category for "The Jeanne Cooper Tribute".
Following the "Y&R" domination is another daytime drama "Days of Our Lives". The NBC show bagged three through its stars Eileen Davidson who won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Eric Martsolf who was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Chandler Massey who was chosen as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
In talk show category, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment for the second straight year. It's the fourth for the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted show since the more generic Outstanding Talk Show category was split into two different categories in 2008.
Steve Harvey's talk show was named Outstanding Talk Show-Informative and the host won Outstanding Game Show Host through his other program, "Family Feud". Meanwhile, Katie Couric ("Katie") and Dr. Mehmet Oz ("The Dr. Oz Show") shared the Outstanding Talk Show Host title.
E! host Giuliana Rancic came out as Fan Favorite, with other winners including "One Life to Live" (Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team) and "Good Morning America" (Outstanding Morning Program).
This year's Daytime Emmys was hosted by Kathy Griffin and streamed live on the official site.