Lead acting honors were awarded to Thorsten Kaye and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood of “The Bold and the Beautiful” at the Daytime Emmy Awards, which took place on Friday night. Additionally, “General Hospital” was awarded six awards, including four for acting.
At the time of the acceptance, Kaye, who plays Ridge Forrester on the CBS serial opera, was not present.
“Thorsten would have thanked me because I help him through everything,” quipped co-star John McCook, who was the recipient of the lead actor award the previous year and who presented the lead actress award with this year’s ceremonies.
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In recognition of her performance as Steffy Forrester, Ridge’s daughter, MacInnes Wood was awarded her third trophy.
“Wow. ” Incredible! “I can’t believe it,” MacInnes Wood exclaimed. “I’m so grateful for this ride.”
“General Hospital” won the award for outstanding drama series, capping off a night in which it was exceptional.
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“This is really a special night, and I feel very appreciative and a little anxious,” said executive producer Frank Valentini. “I cannot wait to see what happens next.” “We’d like to dedicate this to Sonya Eddy and N’Neka Garland, we love you so much.”
In recognition of her sixteen years of service as the no-nonsense head nurse Epiphany Johnson on the iconic ABC sitcom, Eddy was awarded the accolade of supporting actress. A surgical infection ultimately led to her passing in December 2022, when she was 55 years old.
Before passing away in March at the age of 49 due to a heart attack, Garland had been employed as a producer at “General Hospital” for a period of 22 years.
Robert Gossett, who portrays the role of Marshall Ashford on the television show “General Hospital,” was awarded the trophy for supporting actor. In addition, he was triumphant in the category of guest performer the previous year for the same part.
As Josslyn Jacks, Eden McCoy ended up winning the award for outstanding younger performer. On “General Hospital” in 2015, the actor, who was then 20 years old, made his debut. In November, her mother, Natasha McCoy, passed away as a result of cancer.
McCoy stated, “this is for and because of my mother,” and he meant it. It is not lost on me how much of a pleasure it is to be able to do something that I not only enjoy doing but also love doing for a living, and I am really grateful for the opportunity to do what I do.
Every day is a day of gratitude for me, even if it is quite simple to be glad on nights like this one.
In recognition of her guest performance on a daytime drama, Alley Mills, who is best remembered for her role as the mother on “The Wonder Years,” was awarded the prize.
When the role of Heather Webber on “General Hospital” was recast in the previous year, the actor, who is 72 years old, started playing the character.
In the year 2020, her husband, the actor Orson Bean, was killed when he was crossing a street in the Venice section of Los Angeles and was struck by two cars.
“I had just lost my beloved husband — it was pretty traumatic — and then I get asked to play a seriously traumatized person who kills a lot of people, but she’s got a heart of gold,” according to Mills.
In addition to that, she is constantly rushing towards the light, and this has provided me with the ability to keep going and continue to rush towards the light. With all that is going on in the world right now, the only thing I can say to those of you who are going through a traumatic experience is to keep moving forward in the direction of the light.
Lucci, who was sniffling during her speech, asked, “How fortunate am I to dream my dreams of becoming an actress and grow up to have my dreams come true?” Lucci’s statements were broken by a sniffle. “There were challenges and impediments to overcome. To put it another way, there were potential barriers and hurdles.
In recognition of their great writing staff, “The Young and the Restless” received an award.
Both as a daytime talk show host and as a daytime talk show host, Kelly Clarkson was awarded her third consecutive trophy for a daytime discussion series. Over the course of this year, the singer relocated her syndicated program from Los Angeles to New York. She did not attend the event.
“Working with her is a gratifying experience. “She makes it fun, she’s a joy every day, and that makes it a little easier,” said Alex Duda, who functions as the executive producer of the show. “She wanted me to thank all of our viewers for sticking with us on this migration as we moved.”
As a result of the conclusion of the Hollywood writers’ and actors’ strikes, the first major awards presentation to return since the strikes ended is the 50th annual ceremony that honors talk shows and soap operas. The date that was originally planned for June has been pushed back.
For the purpose of commemorating the golden anniversary of the awards, the recent winner of a category was partnered with a winner from a very long time ago to serve as presenters. At the Westin Bonaventure hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, attendees were seated at tables that were dispersed across the ballroom.