"As the World Turns" stars Michael Park and Maura West received awards for best actor and actress in a soap opera during the Daytime Emmys, as the show was given an emotional good-bye after 53 years on the air, reports the Associated Press’ David Bauder.
Park said he hoped "you never have to endure what we endured on Wednesday" when the cast filmed its final episode last week (it will air in September). But with winning the awards, Park said, "I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to a 13-year run on a 53-year-old show." His co-star Julie Pinson was named best supporting actress in a drama.
Husband-and-wife actors Jon and Kelley Menighan Hensley, who also act on the program, introduced a reel of highlights from the show’s decades. Meanwhile, CBS’ "The Bold & the Beautiful" won the Emmy for best soap opera, a category in which "As the World Turns" didn’t receive a nomination.
CBS’ "The Bold and the Beautiful" won Best Daytime Drama. In the talk show-information categories, "Dr. Oz," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and "The Doctors" scored.
To read the AP report of the telecast, click here.