by Cherszy (@cherszy)
Last night marked the end of the major awarding ceremonies this June with the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at Las Vegas Hilton. Hosted by Regis Philbin, the famous voice behind “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” for three years, the award show did not only give golden shiny trophies to the winners in honor of their excellence in delivering fabulous daytime programs, but it also gave tributes to some of the biggest names in TV history.
One of the longest running soaps, which has a total of 13,800 episodes as of last Friday and which is going to end its airing this fall, “As The World Turns” was given a tribute during the event. Five long decades, so many beautiful memories from a pool of episodes.
Another TV show that has been around for quite a while, well at least until last April 23, “All My Children”, also received a tribute for being a consistent American favorite since the end of the 1970’s where it ranked #1 in the Nielsen daytime ratings and where it ranked #2 during most parts in the 80’s and in the early 90’s.
And last night’s Daytime Emmy Awards didn’t just pay tribute to legendary TV shows but also to people who have shown brilliance in their performances on television. One such person is Dick Clark, a notable television and radio personality who was honored with an emotional tribute by Ryan Seacrest, Marie Osmond, and Chubby Checker. He was best known as the host of “American Bandstand” and for his famous line, “For now, Dick Clark… so long” followed by a military salute. Memories… memories… It seemed like the scene was not so long ago, right? Well, don’t ask me; I was born long after “American Bandstand”, so Dick Clark is no more than a legendary name to me. But, I believe he was a great host, maybe like the Oprah of the 50’s or something.
Agnes Nixon, a soap opera producer for 45 years, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for creating some of America’s best soaps, including “All My Children”. Wow! This woman’s definitely got some real passion for television shows. I mean, imagine, 45 years of production and creation! 45 years! That’s not a length of time any person would go through in doing something she doesn’t like or enjoy. And to think that some of her creations, such “All My Children”, lasted for as long as almost 40 years in the business and even staying on top of ratings almost all the time, that’s some real talent in there.
And so, we have come to the meat of the award show. Here are the winners of the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Outstanding Drama Series – “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Outstanding Lead Actor – Michael Park (for “As The World Turns”)
Outstanding Lead Actress – Maura West (for “As The World Turns”)
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Billy Miller (for “The Young and the Restless”)
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Julie Pinson (for “As The World Turns”)
Outstanding Younger Actor – Drew Tyler Bell (for “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
Outstanding Younger Actress – Julie Marie Berman (for “General Hospital”)
Outstanding Writing Team – “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Outstanding Directing Team – “General Hospital”
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show – “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Outstanding Informative Talk Show – “The Doctors”
Outstanding Talk Show Host – Mehmet Oz (for “The Doctor Oz Show”)
Outstanding Game Show Host – Ben Bailey (for “Cash Cab”)
Outstanding Morning Program – “The Today Show”
Outstanding Lifestyle Program – “Martha”
Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host – Ina Garten (for “Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics”)
Outstanding Children’s Animated Program – “Curious George”
Outstanding Children’s Series – “The Electric Company”
Congratulations to all the winners!
Take care of your beautiful trophies!
And here’s to next year’s list of nominees for the Daytime Emmy Awards!
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