May 26, 2024

Thorsten Kaye and Jacqueline MacInnes Wooden of “The Daring and the Stunning” gained lead appearing honors on the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday evening, when “Common Hospital” collected six trophies, together with 4 for appearing.

Kaye, who performs Ridge Forrester on the CBS cleaning soap, wasn’t available to simply accept.

“Thorsten would have thanked me as a result of I assist him via all the things,” joked co-star John McCook, final 12 months’s lead actor winner who introduced the lead actress award this 12 months.

MacInnes Wooden collected her third trophy for her function as Steffy Forrester, the daughter of Ridge.

“Wow! Superior! Oh my gosh,” MacInnes Wooden mentioned. “I am so grateful for this journey.”

“Common Hospital” capped a dominating evening by successful excellent drama collection.

“That is actually a particular evening and I really feel very appreciative and a bit of anxious,” government producer Frank Valentini mentioned. “We might wish to dedicate this to Sonya Eddy and N’Neka Garland, we love you a lot.”

Eddy gained supporting actress honors for her 16-year function as no-nonsense head nurse Epiphany Johnson on the venerable ABC present. She died in December 2022 at age 55 from an an infection after surgical procedure.

Garland labored as a producer at “Common Hospital” for 22 years earlier than dying of a coronary heart assault in March at age 49.

Robert Gossett, who performs Marshall Ashford on “Common Hospital,” claimed the supporting actor trophy. He additionally gained final 12 months within the visitor performer class for a similar function.

Eden McCoy gained for excellent youthful performer as Josslyn Jacks. The 20-year-old actor debuted on “Common Hospital” in 2015. Her mom, Natasha McCoy, died of most cancers in November.

“That is for and due to my mom,” McCoy mentioned. “It isn’t misplaced on me what an absolute privilege it’s to have the ability to do one thing, not solely I love to do however like to do for a residing, and I like what I do. It is very easy to be grateful on nights like this, however I’m grateful day-after-day.”

Alley Mills, finest recognized for her function because the mom on “The Surprise Years,” gained for visitor efficiency on a daytime drama. The 72-year-old actor started enjoying Heather Webber on “Common Hospital” when the function was recast final 12 months.

Her husband, actor Orson Bean, was killed in 2020 after being hit by two automobiles whereas crossing a avenue within the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles.

“I had simply misplaced my beloved husband — it was fairly traumatic — after which I get requested to play a significantly traumatized one that kills lots of people, however she’s bought a coronary heart of gold,” Mills mentioned. “And he or she’s barreling in the direction of the sunshine on a regular basis and it gave me that skill to maintain going and barrel in the direction of the sunshine. The world is so screwed up proper now that each one I can say to all of you traumatized individuals on the market, simply maintain barreling in the direction of the sunshine.”

“Common Hospital” additionally gained for its directing workforce.

Susan Lucci acquired the Lifetime Achievement Honor for her 40-year run as Erica Kane on “All My Kids.” The actor, who turns 77 subsequent week, was nominated 18 occasions within the lead actress class with out successful earlier than she ended the wait in 1999.

Shemar Moore, who shouted, “The streak is over!” when presenting her with the trophy again then, returned to introduce her.

“She’s the main woman of daytime,” Moore mentioned earlier than Lucci was greeted with a standing ovation.

“How fortunate am I to dream my desires of turning into an actress and develop as much as have my desires come true?” mentioned Lucci, who sniffled throughout her remarks. “There have been obstacles and roadblocks. I imply, there have been wannabe obstacles and roadblocks.”

“The Younger and the Stressed” was honored for excellent writing workforce.

Kelly Clarkson earned her third consecutive trophy for a daytime speak collection and gained as daytime speak host. The singer, who did not attend, moved her syndicated present from Los Angeles to New York this 12 months.

“It is a pleasure to work along with her. She makes it enjoyable, she’s a pleasure day-after-day and that makes it a bit of simpler,” government producer Alex Duda mentioned. “She wished me to thank all of our viewers for sticking with us on this migration as we moved.”

“Leisure Tonight” gained its eighth trophy as excellent leisure information collection. Kevin Frazier and Nichelle Turner, who hosted Friday evening, got here out of the viewers to simply accept.

The fiftieth annual ceremony honoring speak reveals and cleaning soap operas is the primary main awards present to return for the reason that Hollywood writers’ and actors’ strikes ended. It was pushed again from its scheduled June date.

To rejoice the awards’ golden anniversary, the earlier winner of a class was paired with a long-ago winner as presenters. Attendees sat at tables unfold out in a ballroom on the Westin Bonaventure resort in downtown Los Angeles.

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