Beverly Hills, California – The 41st Daytime Emmy Awards was held on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The comedienne Kathy Griffin hosted the prestigious event. The ceremony was live streamed through the award-giving body’s official page. Some of the presenters were Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Mario Lopez. Read on to learn more about the winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards 2014.
With 26 nominations and four major awards, CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” was named Outstanding Drama Series on the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards. The drama’s male lead, Billy Miller, was recognized as Outstanding Lead Actor for the first time, while Amelia Heinle won the Outstanding Supporting Actress award. Shelly Altman, on behalf of the writing staff, accepted the award for the Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team. “We’ve got lots of hot stuff coming up, lots of romance and all the right people in less clothing,” teased Altman in the upcoming season of “The Young and the Restless.”
The executive producer of the drama series, Jill Farren Phelps, took pride in the actors’ unbelievable talent and sense of pride of ownership in their work, emphasizing on the veteran characters that have been on the show for years.
Although Eileen Davidson also plays a lead role on “The Young and the Restless,” she took home an Emmy for her “Days of Our Lives” character.
The evening awarded Daytime television production’s outstanding achievement, including the individuals and the programs broadcasted from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in 2013. Malachy Wienges, chariman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said that the night was another great year for Daytime television and the Daytime community with the year’s over 1,400 entrants and over 1,200 attendees, including the year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree, Russell Morash. Wienges added that every year, the bar of what’s possible in Daytime television is raised by the hundreds of nominees and winners.
The 2014 Daytime’s biggest night revealed a parade of winners including the following:
- Outstanding Lead Actress: Eileen Davidson (“Days of Our Lives,” NBC)
- Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Chandler Massey (“Days of Our Lives,” NBC)
- Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Hunter King (“The Young and the Restless,” CBS)
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Eric Martsolf (“Days of Our Lives,” NBC)
- Outstanding Talk Show Host: Dr. Mehmet Oz (“The Dr. Oz Show,” Syndicated) and Katie Couric (“Katie,” ABC)
- Outstanding Game Show Host: Steve Harvey (“Family Feud,” Syndicated)
- Outstanding Culinary Host: Bobby Flay (“Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction,” Food Network)
- Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish: Rodner Figueroa (“El Gordo y la Flaca,” Univision)
- Outstanding Entertainment News Program: “Entertainment Tonight” (CBS) and “Extra” (Syndicated)
- Outstanding New Approaches – Drama Series: “Venice the Series” (venicetheseries.com)
- Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: “Clix” (CNNE)
- Outstanding Special Class Special: “The Young and the Restless: Jeanne Cooper Tribute” (CBS)
- Outstanding Game Show: “Jeopardy!” (Syndicated)
- Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish: “Un Nuevo Dia” (Telemundo)
- Outstanding Morning Program: “Good Morning America” (ABC)
- Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
- Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated)
- Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: “The People’s Court” (Syndicated)
- Outstanding Culinary Program: “The Mind of a Chef” (PBS)
- Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: “One Life to Live” (TOLN.com)
Walking away with the Fan Favorite Award was E!’s Guiliana Rancic who got the most number of votes from fans.
That’s a wrap for the Daytime Emmy Awards 2014 winners. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more entertainment news and updates.