AceShowbiz - Following Saturday's Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the winners of big categories at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were unveiled on Sunday, April 26. In a surprising twist, there were two winners for the coveted title of Outstanding Drama Series, with "Days of Our Lives" sharing the honor with "The Young and the Restless".
"Days of Our Lives" won another prize in Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series category for Freddie Smith's performance as Sonny Kiriakis. "Y&R", meanwhile, was a big winner in terms of number with a total of four, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Amelia Heinle, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for Hunter King and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Ray Wise.
Wise was tied with Donna Mills of "General Hospital" and Fred Willard of "The Bold and the Beautiful" for the best guest actor title. "General Hospital", which led the nominations with 28, scored two other nods for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Maura West) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Anthony Geary).
"Bold and the Beautiful" also took home multiple prizes. In addition to the best guest actor award, the show won accolades for its writing team and directing team.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was named Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment. The best entertainment talk show host, meanwhile, went to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan of "Live! with Kelly and Michael". "Steve Harvey" nabbed the Outstanding Game Show Outstanding Talk Show / Informative title, while "Jeopardy!" won Outstanding Game Show.
Bob Mauro, President of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) said of the 2015 Daytime Emmys, "What an eclectic mix of the magnificent bounty that is Daytime Television. So many stars lighting up the red carpet at the iconic Warner Bros. Studio Lot in addition to the indefatigable, unparalleled Betty White as our Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. This is a terrific showcase of the power of Daytime Television that will be remembered for years to come!"
The show was broadcast live on Pop, marking Daytime Emmys' return to television after it only streamed online last year.