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 %cFreddie 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 %cAmelia Heinle%, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for %cHunter King% and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for %cRay Wise%.
Wise was tied with %cDonna Mills% of "General Hospital" and %cFred 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 (%cMaura West%) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (%cAnthony 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 %cKelly Ripa% and %cMichael 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.
Also at the ceremony hosted by %cTyra Banks%, %cBetty White% was presented with Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.