ABC’s “General Hospital” had a big night at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, claiming a total of five trophies, including Outstanding Daytime Drama. No other program won more than two Emmys.
The show’s other awards were for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, won by Tyler Christopher; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Blakemore; Younger Actor in a Drama Series, Bryan Craig; and Drama Series Directing Team.
Among the networks, ABC and CBS led the way with six Daytime Emmys apiece. CBS received trophies for Outstanding Morning Program for “CBS Sunday Morning” and Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment for “The Talk,” while its daytime dramas were also winners: “The Young and the Restless,” with a win for Supporting Actress for Jessica Collins, and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” with Obba Babatunde winning Guest Performer. “The Bold and the Beautiful” also won Outstanding Writing Team.
CBS also won Outstanding Game Show for “The Price Is Right,” while ABC won Outstanding Talk Show for “The Chew.”
NBC claimed two trophies, for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, won by Mary Beth Evans for “Days of Our Lives”; and Younger Actress in a Drama Series, which went to “Days of Our Lives'” True O’Brien.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, whose syndicated show “Live! with Kelly and Michael” airs on ABC, shared the win for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, capping off a turbulent couple of weeks for the show after news broke that Strahan is leaving for “Good Morning America.”