Daytime Emmys: ‘Bold and Beautiful’ Wins Best Drama Emmy For First Time in the Show’s 22-Year History; Alas, the CW Broadcast was Going Overtime so Ceremony Was Off-the-Air Before ‘Bold’ Producers Could Accept the Award; Full List of Winners

Aug 31, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Twenty-two years after it first debuted, "The Bold and the Beautiful’ picked up its first-ever Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama during Sunday’s ceremony.

However, with the broadcast running late on the CW, the show went off-the-air before the producers could give their acceptance speech.

The Associated Press reported, "It was a poignant victory for executive producer Bradley Bell, whose late father William J. Bell co-created "The Young and the Restless," a show that was honored seven times in the same category. The younger Bell’s mother, Lee Phillip Bell who worked closely with her husband and also on her son’s show, cheered him on.

"It’s incredibly exciting because I grew up going to visit that show," Bell said backstage. "It’s sweeter after 22 years, it didn’t come in five or 10 or 15 years. I think my dad is here in spirit. He would probably say, `It’s about time.’ I took out the expletive."

Also, "Guiding Light," which has been given a pink slip after a 72-year radio and TV run, picked up an Emmy for best supporting actor. In a tie with Vincent Irizarry of ABC’s "All My Children, Jeff Branson,  won the Emmy for his performance as Shayne Lewis on "Guiding Light."

To see the complete list of Daytime Emmy winners, click here.

–Chuck Ross

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