A shocked and surprised Jacqueline MacInnes Wood took home her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series during “The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” for her portrayal of Steffy Forrester on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.” It was also the actress’ first win out of four nominations. Previously, she had been nominated in the category of Outstanding Younger Actress in 2012 and 2013, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2018 for the same role.
In her acceptance speech, Wood said, “My day started from my baby spitting up on me right before I left to come here and then heal broke right when I got on the carpet and now I have this amazing Emmy award, so it was worth it.” She added, “To my fellow nominees. It was such a delight having lunch with guys last week. Your class…you’re just so sassy and fun, and I absolutely love you. So much fun last week. To Brad Bell [‘B&B’ executive producer and head writer], thank you for allowing me to play this beautifully flawless character. I love her so much. To the cast and crew, I am so grateful for each and every one of you. I will never take you for granted. Don Diamont [Bill Spencer] and Scott Clifton [Liam Spencer], it was so wonderful playing against you. You are just wonderful. And to my husband [Elan Ruspol], I love you so, so much. I love being on this journey with you with our beautiful baby boy, and to the Steffy fans. Thank you for being with me through thick and thin. I love you. You guys rock. Thank you so, so much.
The award was presented by “General Hospital” stars Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Ingo Rademacher (Jasper “Jax” Jacks).
Fun Fact: Rademacher actually portrayed her character’s uncle, Thorne Forrester, during the eligibility period in which Wood won her Emmy.
Wood beat out the likes of Marci Miller (Abigail Deveraux DiMera, “Days of our Lives”), Heather Tom (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Maura West (Ava Jerome, “General Hospital”) and Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos, “General Hospital”).
You can watch Wood’s win and speech in its entirety by playing the clip below (starts around the 2:22:30 mark).