US soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful has won the top Daytime Emmy award at the weekend, clinching the prize for best drama series. It was the third consecutive win for the series.
“It’s over the top. We’re so grateful,” said the show’s executive producer Bradley Bell as he accepted the award.
Best actor went to As the World Turns star Michael Park, while Laura Wright from General Hospital won best actress.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show won the Entertainment Talk Show gong.
Gladys Knight sang a tribute to Oprah Winfrey, but Winfrey only appeared on tape with her staff holding the Crystal Pillar award she was given for changing the face of daytime television.
Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune hosts, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, received lifetime achievement awards.
PBS won the most awards over the weekend. Unfortunately, all 14 of its wins – eight for Sesame Street alone – happened during the non-televised portion of the two-day event.
Outstanding Drama Series: The Bold and the Beautiful
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Laura Wright, General Hospital
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Park, As the World Turns
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital
Game Show: Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune
Informative Talk Show: The Dr. Oz Show
Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful
Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Brittany Allen, All My Children
Drama Series Directing Team: The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless
Drama Series Writing Team: The Young and the Restless
Talk Show Host: The Dr. Oz Show and Live With Regis and Kelly
Game Show Host: Ben Bailey, Cash Cab
Entertainment Talk Show: The Ellen DeGeneres Show