General Hospital was the big winner at tonight’s Daytime Emmy Awards winning 5 awards including Best Drama Series. The show’s iconic lead actor Anthony Geary who plays Luke (of Luke & Laura lore) took home his record 7th Best Actor Emmy while his onscreen son Jonathan Jackson won his 5th Emmy, this one in the Supporting Actor category. The show also won Best Director and Supporting Actress honors for Nancy Lee Grahn who previously won this award for her work on what I consider the best soap ever, Santa Barbara…. Taking home Best Actress was Heather Tom of The Bold and the Beautiful who now has won four Daytime Emmys, and she’s the first actor to do it in three different acting categories (Lead, Supporting, and Younger Actress). Speaking of the younger actor awards, those went to first time winners Christel Khalil for The Young and the Restless and the brilliant Chandler Massey of Days of Our Lives. Best Writing also went to Days... On the Talk Show front, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa won for a second year Best Hosts for the second year in a row, while their Live show won for the first time. Take a look at all the winners below, and for more on the Daytime Emmys, head here.
2012 Daytime Emmy Award Winners~
Drama Series: General Hospital
Directing: General Hospital
Writing: Days of Our Lives (yay!)
Lead Actor: Anthony Geary (General Hospital)
Lead Actress: Heather Tom (Bold & the Beautiful)
Sup. Actor: Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital)
Sup. Actress: Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital)
Younger Actor: Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives) yay!
Younger Actress: Christel Khalil (The Young & the Restless)
Talk Show Entertainment: Live with Regis and Kelly
Talk Show Informative: The Dr. Oz Show
Talk Show Hosts: Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis & Kelly)
Morning Show: The Today Show
Game Show: Jeopardy!
Game Show Host: Todd Newton (Family Game Night)
Culinary Show: Barbecue Addiction w/Bobby Flay
Culinary/Lifestyle Show Host: Sandra Lee (Semi Homemade Cooking)
Legal/Courtroom Show: Last Shot with Judge Gunn