Emmys Awards Sparkle: ‘General Hospital’ and Kelly Clarkson Reign Supreme Again!

  • General Hospital swept the Daytime Emmys, while Dick Van Dyke was honored for his guest role on Days of Our Lives. The Kelly Clarkson Show bagged its fourth consecutive award for Outstanding Daytime Talk Series.
  • There was a last-minute scare when IATSE threatened to picket the venue over non-union crew usage. Thankfully, a deal was reached just two hours before the event kicked off.
  • Dick Van Dyke won for his role in Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless stars Ed Scott and Melody Thomas Scott received Lifetime Achievement Awards.


Emmys Awards Recap: General Hospital Dominates While Kelly Clarkson Shines Again!

Ladies and gentlemen, gather ’round! The Daytime Emmys have wrapped up, and it was a night filled with glitz, glamour, some unexpected twists, and oh-so-many winning speeches. Here’s the scoop, complete with a splash of humor and the kind of insider details you won’t want to miss.

General Hospital Takes the Crown (Again)

General Hospital snagged the award for Outstanding Drama Series yet again. That’s right, folks – they’re practically collecting these trophies at this point. And it wasn’t just the big award they snagged. The show’s writing and directing teams also walked away victorious. That show definitely knows how to keep its fans glued to the screen!

Kelly Clarkson’s Four-Peat

Ah, the unstoppable Kelly Clarkson Show! Yeah, you guessed it – Kelly and her crew clinched the trophy for Outstanding Talk Series for the fourth consecutive year. Somebody call Guinness, because history is being made here, people. Seriously though, if you aren’t watching her show, what are you even doing with your afternoons?

The Scare That Almost Wasn’t

Okay, real talk: For a hot second, it looked like the 51st Annual Daytime Emmys might not even happen. IATSE had some beef with the use of a non-union crew, and there were whispers of picketing the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A. But fear not! Cooler heads prevailed, and an agreement was made just two hours before showtime. Crisis averted!

Dick Van Dyke: The OG Nominee

The man, the myth, the legend: Dick Van Dyke won for his guest role as Mystery Man/Timothy Robicheaux on Days of our Lives. When a 98-year-old icon steps up to the podium and quips, “I feel like I’m a spy from nighttime television!” you just gotta love it. He also pointed out that he’s the oldest nominee in history – can someone give this man a lifetime supply of confetti already?

Lifetime Achievement Honors

Props to Ed Scott and Melody Thomas Scott from The Young and the Restless who were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Melody got all teary-eyed and reminded everyone just how much hard work goes into daytime TV. “I salute all of you here tonight,” she said, probably making everyone reach for the tissues.

The In Memoriam Segment

This is always a bitter-sweet moment. The In Memoriam segment paid tribute to big names like Sam Rubin, Marla Adams, Bill Hayes, and Johnny Wactor. Always a reminder of the tremendous talent that we’ve lost and the impact they had on the industry.

Here’s the List of All the Big Winners:

  • Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford, General Hospital
  • Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra, The Young and the Restless
  • Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series: General Hospital
  • Best Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Dick Van Dyke, Days of Our Lives
  • Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series: General Hospital
  • Daytime Talk Series: The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • Culinary Series: Be My Guest with Ina Garten, Food Network
  • Entertainment News Series: Entertainment Tonight
  • Daytime Personality – Daily: Kevin Frazier, Nichelle Turner, Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight
  • Daytime Talk Series Host: Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark
  • Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Michelle Stafford as Phyllis Summers, The Young and the Restless
  • Daytime Drama Series: General Hospital

Whew! What a night, am I right? If you enjoyed this recap, don’t be shy – share it with your friends, family, and anyone else who might get a kick out of the fun and drama of daytime TV. Spread the love, people!

Feel like you missed out? No worries. There’s always next year’s Daytime Emmys – and you bet we’ll be right here to give you the lowdown once again. Until then, stay tuned and keep those daytime TVs on!

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