The Daytime Emmys were held tonight in Pasadena, and the winners divided between “Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital.”
“Y&R” picked by Best Drama, Best Directing, and Best Writing. “General Hospital” took three of the four main acting awards. They should have taken the fourth– best actress- but it seems like their two nominees crossed each other out. Jacqueline Wood of “The Bold and the Beautiful” was the beneficiary of that confusion. Maura West of “General Hospital”–who’s won a few times– got knocked out.
The “GH” acting awards went to Max Gail and Vernee Watson as best supporting actors. They both come from prime time and their work on an Alzheimer’s story has been lovely. Maurice Benard, who plays Gail’s father on the show, won Best Actor. “GH” won a fourth acting award for Hailey Erin in the category of Younger Actress. Kyler Pettis won the male equivalent for “Days of our Lives.”
Other awards went to Rachael Ray, “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” and Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. Judge Judy got a lifetime achievement award, given to her by Amy Poehler.
Meantime, all the soaps are in a ratings decline at the moment. “Y&R” was down to 4.1 million viewers for the most recent week available, and “GH” is at 2.3 million. There are only four soaps left on the air, and if they don’t get it together they’re going to wind up like The Night King and his friends.