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April 30, 2016

43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Y&R, GH Score! The Bay, Andrews & Evans Take Top Honors!

Photo: NATAS/The Bay The Series

Friday night the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy ceremonies, which were held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles,  kicked-off with the the creative arts awards honoring those behind the scenes in daytime programming as well as the digital drama series realm.

For the soaps, it was CBS’ The Young and the Restless that took home the most gold of the night with 5, followed closely by ABC’s General Hospital with 4.  And it was Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay, that took home the Emmy for the second year in a row for Outstanding Daytime Digital Drama Series.

In addition series leads, Mary Beth Evans (Sara) won in the Outstanding Actress category and her on-screen son, Kristos Andrews (Pete) took home the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Digital Drama Series category.  In her 30-year acting career, this is Evans’ first win for her work in front of the camera.  She also won another Emmy last night as producer of The Bay.

General Hospital’s casting director extraordinaire took home his eighth Emmy for his work getting the characters right in Port Charles in the Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.   Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday also took home some gold for his work in the Music Composition in a Daytime Drama Series category.

Bob Mauro, President, NATAS said in a statement following the ceremonies:  “Tonight’s gala is a tribute to the hundreds of nominees that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Daytime television sparkle with the most sophisticated combination of genres and personalities on the planet. With over 1,400 in attendance, and our Lifetime Achievement honoree going to the vocal-magician, Frank Welker, it is a great evening for Daytime television!”

Here now are the winner’s in the daytime drama categories: Read more >

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