Friday, April 19, 2024

Daytime Emmys: “GMA” Beats “Today,” Eileen Davidson Best Actress in a Soap


Daytime Emmy awards winners: “Good Morning America” beat the “Today” show, which seems ridiculous, but what do I know? “GMA” most mornings is a jackal-fest. One morning in this last year they were having a game show in the middle of the program. This is what people want or think is good, I guess.

On soaps, Eileen Davidson finally won Best Actress after 20 something years on “Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives.” (She hasn’t aged, either, which is worth an award.) She won for “Days,” a show that is mostly unwatchable. But Davidson is the rare beauty with a brain. She deserves it.

“Young and the Restless” was named Best Daytime Drama, which it wasn’t (General Hospital should have gotten that). Interesting, Best Directing team was from “One Life to Live,” which was online after being cancelled by ABC. “All My Children” and “OLTL” won some technical awards on Saturday night, too. They’re both gone now. ABC should really figure out how to bring them back.

Here are the winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
“Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
“One Life to Live” (
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Children’s Series
“Animal Science” (Syndicated)
“Game Changers With Kevin Frazier” (CBS)
“R.L. Stine’s the Haunting Hour: The Series” (Hub Network)
“Sea Rescue” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Culinary Series
“A Moveable Feast With Fine Cooking” (PBS)
“Beer Geeks” (Syndicated)
“Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction” (Food Network)
“Giada at Home” (Food Network)
“The Mind of a Chef” (PBS)
“My Grandmother’s Ravioli” (Cooking Channel)

Outstanding Game Show
“The American Bible Challenge” (Game Show Network)
“The Chase” (Game Show Network)
“Jeopardy!” (Syndicated)
“Let’s Make a Deal” (CBS)
“The Price Is Right” (CBS)
“Wheel of Fortune” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Show
“Divorce Court” (Syndicated)
“Judge Judy” (Syndicated)
“Justice for All With Christina Perez” (Syndicated)
“The People’s Court” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Morning Show
“CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS)
“CBS This Morning” (CBS)
“Good Morning America” (ABC)
“Today Show” (NBC)

Outstanding Talk Show/Information
“The Chew” (ABC)
“The Dr. Oz Show” (Syndicated)
“Dr. Phil” (Syndicated)
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated)
“Live! With Kelly and Michael” (Syndicated)
“Rachael Ray” (Syndicated)
“The Talk” (CBS)
“The View” (ABC)

Outstanding Entertainment News Show (Tie)
“Access Hollywood” (NBC)
“E! News” (E!)
“Entertainment Tonight” (CBS)
“Extra” (Syndicated)
“TMZ” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Special Class Special
“A World of Dreams: Voices From the OUT100″ (Here TV)
“Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” (ABC)
“mun2 News Special: Hecho en America” (mun2)
“The Young and the Restless: Jeanne Cooper Tribute” (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress Drama
Eileen Davidson, “Days of Our Lives” (Kristin)
Katherine Kelly Lang, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (Brooke)
Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (Katie)
Arianne Zucker, “Days of Our Lives” (Nicole)

Outstanding Lead Actor Drama
Peter Bergman, “The Young and the Restless” (Jack)
Doug Davidson, “The Young and the Restless” (Paul)
Christian LeBlanc, “The Young and the Restless” (Michael)
Billy Miller, “The Young and the Restless” (Billy)
Jason Thompson, “General Hospital” (Patrick)

Outstanding Supporting Actress Drama
Melissa Claire Egan, “The Young and the Restless” (Chelsea)
Jane Elliot, “General Hospital” (Tracy)
Amelia Heinle, “The Young and the Restless” (Victoria)
Elizabeth Hendrickson, “The Young and the Restless” (Chloe)
Kelly Sullivan, “General Hospital” (Connie)

Outstanding Supporting Actor Drama
Bradford Anderson, “General Hospital’ (Damian)
Steve Burton, “The Young and the Restless” (Dylan)
Scott Clifton, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (Liam)
Eric Martsolf, “Days of Our Lives” (Brady)
Dominic Zamprogna, “General Hospital” (Dante)

Outstanding Younger Actress Drama
Kristen Alderson, “General Hospital” (Kiki)
Lindsey Godfrey, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (Caroline)
Hunter King, “The Young and the Restless” (Summer)
Kim Matula, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (Hope)
Kelly Missal, “One Life to Live” (Danielle)

Outstanding Younger Actor Drama
Bryan Craig, “General Hospital” (Morgan)
Chad Duell, “General Hospital” (Michael)
Max Ehrich, “The Young and the Restless” (Fenn)
Chandler Massey, “Days of Our Lives” (Will)
Daniel Polo, “The Young and the Restless” (Jamie)

Outstanding Culinary Host
Bobby Flay, “Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction” (Food Network)
Giada De Laurentiis, “Giada at Home” (Food Network)
April Bloomfield, “The Mind of a Chef” (PBS)
Rachael Ray, “Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day” (Food Network)

Outstanding Game Host
Wayne Brady, “Let’s Make a Deal” (CBS)
Jeff Foxworthy, “The American Bible Challenge” (Game Show Network)
Steve Harvey, “Family Feud” (Syndicated)
Todd Newton, “Family Game Night” (Hub Network)

Outstanding Talk Show Host (Tie)
Dr. Mehmet Oz, “The Dr. Oz Show” (Syndicated)
Katie Couric, “Katie” (ABC)
Rachael Ray, “Rachael Ray” (Syndicated)
Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, “The Talk” (CBS)
Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, “The View” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series/Writing Team
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“The Young and the Restless”

Outstanding Drama Series/Directing Team
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“One Life to Live”
“The Young and the Restless”

Outstanding Drama Series/Casting Dept.
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless”

Outstanding Drama Series/Original Song
“Parachute,” “All My Children”
“A Love That Never Ends,” “Days of Our Lives”
“Make Me Remember,” “The Young and the Restless”
“While We Can,” “The Young and the Restless”

Outstanding Drama Series/Costume Design (Tie)
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless”

Outstanding Drama Series/Hair Styling
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“One Life to Live”
“The Young and the Restless”

Outstanding Drama Series/Makeup (Tie)
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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