‘General Hospital,’ ‘Live with Kelly And Michael’ Win Big at the Daytime Emmy Awards

Producer Frank Valentini accepts the Outstanding Drama Series award for "General Hospital" during the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 1, 2016. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) — “General Hospital” was named Outstanding Drama Series at Sunday’s Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Tyler Christopher, who plays Nikolas on the soap opera, and Bryan Craig, who plays Morgan, took home the prizes for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Younger Actor respectively. Sean Blakemore, who plays Shawn, won for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

The show was also honored with the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.

Mary Beth Evans, Kayla on “Days of Our Lives,” earned the accolade of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and her co-star True O’Brien, who plays Paige, won for Outstanding Younger Actress. “The Young and the Restless” cast member Jessica Collins won for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” picked up the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for Obba Babatunde and Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.

The Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host trophy went to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for “Live! with Kelly and Michael.” Strahan announced last month that he is leaving the program for a new job on “Good Morning America.”

“The Talk” took the statuette for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment, “Extra” was declared Outstanding Entertainment News Program, Dr. Mehmet Oz from “The Dr. Oz Show” was deemed Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host and “The Chew,” which is co-hosted by Oz’s daughter Daphne, won the Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative.

Craig Ferguson scored the trophy for Outstanding Game Show Host for “Celebrity Name Game” and “The Price is Right” won the Outstanding Game Show gong.

Gaby Natale from “SuperLatina with Gaby Natale” earned the honor for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program and the show won for Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish.

“Sesame Street” icon Sonia Manzano, who played Maria for decades on the pre-school program, accepted a lifetime achievement award. The Daytime Emmys gala was not televised this year.


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