Soap operas shared the spotlight with a gathering of TV legends at Sunday’s 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, televised on Pop and hosted by Tyra Banks.
The big winners included two vetean daytime soaps, with NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” tying for the ceremony’s top prize, Outstanding Drama Series.
Other top winners included Maura West and Anthony Geary, both of ABC’s “General Hospital,” as Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series.
Perennial Emmy winner “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” claimed Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment, while Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host went to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan of “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”
Betty White was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, with TV legends including Regis Philbin, Marie Osmond and Charo among the presenters. The ceremony featured a tribute to the late Joan Rivers, with Rivers’ daughter Melissa sharing her thoughts on her legendary comedienne mom.
The prestigious Emmys were awarded in a range of categories honoring drama, talk, game shows, culinary programs and entertainment news. Please click here for the highlights, including the full list of nominees and winners.