On Friday, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented “The 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards,” which honors the behind the scenes creative minds that bring daytime programs to television screens each and every day.
David Michaels opened the show and talked about the how the creatives this year had record attendance. June Lockhart helped open the show with a musical montage of daytime programming set to music by Pharrell Williams’ Oscar nominated “Happy.” A clip of Lockhart from her time on “General Hospital” was also shown. The clip was from the early 90s when she appeared in scenes with Kristina Wagner and Jacklyn Zeman.
“The Better Show” hosts Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, “All My Children”) and JD Roberto presented three awards: Outstanding Directing in a Children’s series, which went to Sesame Street and Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program, which went to “The Dr. Oz Show.” “Awkward/It’s Your Life – Gimme an ‘S'” won Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional over “General Hospital,” “Nick 2013 Halloween Campaign and Nick Letter IDs.”
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Daytime Drama Series resulted in a tie with The OnLine Network’s “All My Children” winning along with “One Life to Live,” proving that while both shows didn’t survive past its first season on the internet, the industry still rewards outstanding talent. Production Designer Tim Goodmanson accepted the award for both shows.
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series went to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” The soap was up against “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “GH.” Accepting the award for “Y&R” was Lighting Director Ray Thompson.
“General Hospital’s” Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) and William deVry (Julian Jerome) took to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Technical Team, which “Disney Parks Parade”ended up winning. The pair then announced the winner for Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series, which “Y&R” — which was up against “B&B,” “DAYS,” and “GH” — took home! Soon after, the pair announced the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design. “Sabrina, Secrets of a Teenage Witch” won the award.
“All My Children’s” Denise Tontz (Miranda Montgomery) and Eric Nelson (AJ Chandler) took to the stage to announce Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing. “Giada in Paradise” took the award. The pair then announced the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing, which “Sesame Street” won. Afterward, the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing was announced: “B&B” won against “DAYS,” “GH,” “OLTL” and “Y&R.” Editor Brian Bagwell accepted on behalf of the team.
The fun continued to Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing, and the lucky Emmy winner was “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Afterward, the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series was announced as “OLTL,” which beat out “AMC,” “B&B,” and “Y&R” for the award.
The next pair of presenters included “Y&R’s” Laurelee Bell (Christine Williams), with the first category being Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing — Live Action. “Sesame Street” won that award, which was followed by the announcement of the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing — Live Action, which was “Sesame Street” as well! The next award was for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing — Animation, which “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” took home. Then, the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing — Animation was announced as “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
“Let’s Make a Deal” took home the Emmy for Outstanding Original Song for “30,00o Reasons to Love Me” (which was the show’s first Emmy win ever), followed by “Disney Sophia the First” taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Original Song — Main Title and Promo for “Disney Sophia First: Main Title Theme.” Shortly after, the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition was announced: Nickelodeon’s “Bubble Guppies” won.
Next came the announcement of the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series. “AMC,” “B&B,” “DAYS,” and “Y&R” went up against each other, with “AMC” winning the award! Afterward, the winner for Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series was announced. “AMC” — which was up against “DAYS” and “Y&R” — won the award for the song “Parachute.” Denise Tontz, who served as composer and lyricist of the tune, accepted the Emmy award.
“DAYS'” Guy Wilson (Will Horton) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) took to the stage soon after to announce the winner of Outstanding Stunt Coordination. Skip Carlsen from “The Aquabats! Super Show!” took home the award. Afterward, the Outstanding Casting Director for a Drama Series was announced as being Mark Teschner from ABC’s “General Hospital” — the show’s first win of the evening. Wilson and Smith then announced the winner of Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special, which ended up being Sarah Noonan, Gene Vassilaros and Meredith Layne from Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Leeza Gibbons and Joseph Rosendo then took to the stage to announce the winner of Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program, which Nickelodeon’s “Bubble Guppies” won. Afterward, the winner of the Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program category was announced as Peter K Hirsch, Craig Carlisle, Jacqui Deegan, Matt Hoverman and Dietrich Smith from PBS’ “Arthur.” Shortly after, the award for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program was given to Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg for YouTube’s “The Scarecrow.”
Next came the announcement of the winners of Individual Achievement in Animation, which went to Ernie Gilbert, character design for T.U.F.F. Puppy, Eddie Gribbin, background design for Peter Rabbit, Marten Jonmark, storyboard for Peter Rabbit, Jose Lopez, character design for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Yasuhiro Motoda, character animator for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Jennifer Oxley, production design for Peg+Cat, StephenRobinson, production design for Peter Rabbit, and Christopher Voy, color for Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Next came the announcement of the winner of Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, which PBS’ “Peg+Cat” took home, followed by Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, which “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” took home. The category Outstanding Special Class Animated Program was announced next, with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” as the winner.
Next, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program was announced, with Hayley Faith Negrin winning for her portrayal of Peg in “Peg+Cat.” Afterward, Kassie DePaiva returned to the stage along with “OLTL’s” Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) to announce the winner of Outstanding New Approaches — Original Daytime Program or Series, which was YouTube’s “The Scarecrow,” followed by Outstanding New Approaches — Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series, which “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won. Then came Outstanding Special Class Writing, which “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” also won, followed by Outstanding Special Class Series, which OWN’s “Super Soul Sunday” won.
The Emmy for Outstanding Special Class — Short Format Daytime Program went to “mI Promise,” which executive producer Lauralee Bell accepted.
Next, the Fresh Beat Band announced the winner of Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series, which went to “Sesame Street.” The winner of Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series was also “Sesame Street,” while “R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” won for Outstanding Children’s Series. Next came the announcement for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series, which was Jessica Honor Carleton as Snail, Mouse, Monster, Cow & Lion for MeTV’s Green Screen Adventures.
“Y&R’s” Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) and Sean Carrigan (Stitch Rayburn) took to the stage to announce the next award, Outstanding Achievement in Makeup, which “Green Screen Adventures” took home. And the next award was for soap lovers: Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series, which “B&B” and “GH” both won in a tie (against “DAYS” and “Y&R”).
The next Emmy award went to “B&B” for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series, followed by Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series, which “B&B” and “Y&R” won in a tie!
Meanwhile, the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling went to “The Queen Latifah Show.” Next came Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling, which Rebekka Sorensen from “Spooksville” won.
“B&B’s” Heather Tom (Katie Tom) and Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) presented the final awards of the night: Outstanding Lifestyle Program, which HGTV’s “Elbow Room” took home; Outstanding Travel Program, which “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” won; and Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program, which Joseph Rosendo from “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope” won.
Congratulations to all of the Creative Arts Award winners!