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DAYTIME EMMYS: LIVE Blogging 41st Online Telecast

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 8:07 PM EDT
Kathy Griffin, who is hosting this year's kudocast, opened the show telling everyone to "work bitch" with music set to Britney Spears' song of the same now, proving cursing is okay for an online telecast not needing commercials. She added an "F" bomb soon after that. Kathy also talked about how crappy last year's awards was.
As almost every daytime performer will tell you, the unsung heroes of the business are most definitely the behind-the-scenes crew members who work day in and day out at perfecting the music, lighting, scripts, direction, hair, makeup and other aspects that go into making the daytime industry the spectacular business that it is. Tonight, these talented artists were honored at the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. And while Soap Opera Network live blogged during the ceremony, we also wanted to bring you a comprehensive list of the night’s biggest winners! Read on to get the full scoop, which is the first big lead up to the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards that will be live streamed on Sunday, June 22!
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....

DAYTIME EMMYS: Telecast Presenters Announced

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Friday, June 20, 2014 4:28 PM EDT
As previously reported, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will air live exclusively on the internet for the first time on Sunday, June 22 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. While you get yourself prepared to watch daytime's biggest night online, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the presenter lineup for the telecast, which includes several of daytime's biggest names from soap operas, talk shows and game shows, among many other genres airing during the daypart.
In 2013, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and "Days of our Lives'" Eileen Davidson (Kristen DiMera) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) proved they were the outstanding leading ladies for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."
In 2013, "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and "The Young and the Restless'" Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin) and Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott) proved they were the outstanding leading gentlemen for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series during "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."
In 2013, "General Hospital's" Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine) and Kelly Sullivan (ex-Connie Falconeri) and "The Young and the Restless'" Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Fisher) proved they were the outstanding supporting ladies for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."
In 2013, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), "Days of our Lives'" Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), "General Hospital's" Bradford Anderson (ex-Damian Spinelli) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) and "The Young and the Restless'" Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) proved they were the outstanding supporting gentlemen for their respective daytime dramas. On Sunday, June 22, they now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series during "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."
In 2013, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline Spencer Forrester), "General Hospital's" Kristen Alderson (nominated for her portrayal as Starr Manning), "One Life to Live's" Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning) and "The Young and the Restless'" Hunter King (Summer Newman) proved they were the outstanding younger ladies for their respective daytime dramas. On Sunday, June 22, they now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."