Sunday, April 14, 2024

Daytime Emmys: Mishael Morgan 1st Ever Black Actress Ever to Win Statue, “General Hospital” Best Soap, “Jeopardy” Game Show, Kelly Clarkson for Talk


It only took 60 years. Mishael Morgan is the first Black actor to win Best Actress in A Daytime Drama. Morgan is on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.” Bravo!

It’s hard to believe she’s the first since so many terrific Black actresses preceded her through the years. But there we are.

“General Hospital” won Best Drama, and an award for directing. Ron Carlivati and his team won for Writing “Days of our Lives.”

Other acting awards were;

Best Actor to 78 year old John McCook, from “The Bold and the Beautiful.” He’s been on CBS soaps since soap was invented. It’s about time.

Supporting Actor Awards went to Kelly Thiebaud from “General Hospital” and former “China Beach” star Jeff Kober also on “General Hospital.” The latter show is the place where prime time stars go to get Daytime Emmys, I guess. Max Gail from Barney Miller won the same award there a couple of years ago.

Kelly Clarkson won Best Talk Show. Tamron Hall won Best Talk Show host. “Jeopardy” won Best Game show.

Susan Lucci did a beautiful tribute to her late husband, Helmut Huber, who was her manager partner for decades. He was a lovely guy.

Michael Bolton performed two songs. He has a great agent.

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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