Being in charge of a powerhouse daytime lineup and the first-run syndication arm of one of the industries biggest production houses can't compare to the world of motherhood. CBS Daytime's <strong>Angelica McDaniel</strong>, fresh from the birth of her newborn daughter with husband <strong>Brian McDaniel</strong>, <strong>Dylan Rose</strong>, took the night off to share in all the fun and the glory with her friends, family and colleagues which concluded with CBS taking home the most Emmys of any network during the combined creative arts and broadcast ceremonies.

On Sunday, April 26, "Days of our Lives" star <strong>Freddie Smith</strong> took home his first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Sonny Kiriakis on the soap - the actor was previously nominated in the category in 2013. In a red carpet interview with <em>Soap Opera Network,</em> just before taking home the coveted trophy, the actor talked with us about <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/days-of-our-lives-cast-exodus-begins">reports of his upcoming departure</a> from "DAYS" and what lies ahead for him personally and professionally.

The reunion of Luke and Laura Spencer on Sunday night's "Daytime Emmys" telecast appears to have been just a tease of what's to come on ABC's "General Hospital." The network announced today that <strong>Genie Francis</strong> will once again reprise her iconic role as the matriarch of the Spencer clan alongside eight time Emmy winner, <strong>Anthony Geary</strong>.

The Daytime Emmy Awards returned to television for the first time since 2013 on Sunday, April 26 and nearly 900,000 viewers tuned into the broadcast on Pop according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data released Monday. The telecast marked the most-watched live event on the network in eight years (when it was known as TV Guide Network), dating back to the premiere of “Live on the Red Carpet with Joan and Melissa” at the Academy Awards.

We're live blogging the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards from the Warner Bros. Studios lot.

On Friday, April 24, "The 42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards" were held at the prestigious Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by <strong>Alex Trebek</strong> and <strong>Florence Henderson</strong>, the awards honored outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2014 calendar year. CBS and PBS lead the pack with 17 wins so far leading up to tonight's festivities. Among the four soaps, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" took home 8 Emmy Awards.

While announcing <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/daytime-emmys-additional-presenters-announced" title="DAYTIME EMMYS: Additional Presenters Announced">additional presenters</a> for "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop continued to tease that the awards will feature the most notable TV moments and characters voted on by fans, including Most Romantic Duo, Favorite Daytime Hottie, Favorite Talk Show Audience, Favorite OMG! Moment and Favorite Game Show Moment. But it's the mention of a reunion of two soap star legends, coupled with an item by <em>ABC Soaps In Depth</em> on Twitter about a "HUGE, very exciting announcement" that has our full undivided attention.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop announced today additional presenters for "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," including <strong>Tom Bergeron</strong>,<strong> Eileen Davidson</strong>,<strong> Kevin Frazier</strong>,<strong> Leeza Gibbons</strong>,<strong> Vicki Lawrence</strong> and<strong> Mario Lopez</strong>. They will be joined by the "Queens of Drama," the co-hosts of "The Talk," the co-hosts of the new lifestyle chat show "The FAB Life," and several other big stars from "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless."

"The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be telecast live exclusively on Pop on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>. Today, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop announced the first round of presenters which includes cast members from "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "The Young and the Restless," along with personalities <strong>Nancy O'Dell</strong>,<strong> Regis Philbin</strong>,<strong> Steve Harvey</strong>,<strong> Marie Osmond</strong>,<strong> Craig Ferguson</strong>,<strong> Shemar Moore</strong> and<strong> Alex Trebek</strong>.

As supposed investigators put all the pieces for "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" together on a bulletin board in anticipation of the upcoming telecast, the one question left to answer was "who could possibly be hosting the 'Daytime Emmy Awards' with all these celebs?" Enter <strong>Tyra Banks</strong> ("The FAB Life," "The Tyra Banks Show," "America's Next Top Model"). In a newly released promo for broadcast, Pop hilariously reveals that social media (or in actuality <a title="Tyra Banks Named Host of Daytime Emmy Telecast on Pop" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/tyra-banks-named-host-of-daytime-emmy-telecast-on-pop">a news release</a>) already answered the question.

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <b>Peggy McCay</b> as Caroline Brady and <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong> as Sami Brady, respectively, on "Days of our Lives," <strong>Maura West</strong> as Ava Jerome and <strong>Laura Wright</strong> as Carly Jacks, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> as Phyllis Summers on "The Young and the Restless."

As she gears up for the launch of her new nationally syndicated lifestyle talk show, "The FAB Life," in the fall, <strong>Tyra Banks</strong> has been named host of the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on Pop on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong> at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT, it was announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop. Banks has previously won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her former daytime talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show," which ran for five seasons in both national syndication and later exclusively on The CW.

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <b>Anthony Geary</b> as Luke Spencer and <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> as Patrick Drake, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Christian Le Blanc</strong> as Michael Baldwin and <strong>Billy Miller</strong> as Billy Abbott, respectively, on "The Young and the Restless."

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <strong>Scott Clifton</strong> as Liam Spencer and <strong>Jacob Young</strong> as Rick Forrester, respectively, on "The Bold and the Beautiful," <strong>Chad Duell</strong> as Michael Corinthos on "General Hospital" and <strong>Kristoff St. John</strong> as Neil Winters on "The Young and the Restless."

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <strong>Linsey Godfrey</strong> as Caroline Spencer on "The Bold and the Beautiful," <strong>Amelia Heinle</strong> as Victoria Newman and <strong>Elizabeth Hendrickson</strong> as Chloe Mitchell, respectively, on "The Young and the Restless," and <strong>Finola Hughes</strong> as Anna Devane and <strong>Lisa LoCicero</strong> as Olivia Falconeri on "General Hospital."

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the newest trophy in the Daytime Emmy assembly line are <strong>Meredith Baxter</strong> as Maureen, <strong>Sally Kellerman</strong> as Constance Bingham, and <strong>Ray Wise</strong> as Ian Ward, respectively, on "The Young and the Restless," <strong>Donna Mills</strong> as Madeline Reeves and <strong>Linda Elena Tovar</strong> as Rosalie Martinez, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Fred Willard</strong> as John Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful."

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <strong>Camila Banus</strong> as Gabi Hernandez on "Days of our Lives," <strong>Kristen Alderson</strong> as Kiki Jerome and <strong>Haley Pullos</strong> as Molly Corinthos Davis, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Hunter King</strong> as Summer Newman on "The Young and the Restless." Banus and Pullos are newcomers in the category while Alderson and King have both previously won - Alderson in 2013 and King in 2014.

As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy is <strong>Freddie Smith</strong> as Sonny Kiriakis on "Days of our Lives," <strong>Bryan Craig</strong> as Morgan Corinthos and <strong>Tequan Richmond</strong> as TJ Ashford, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Max Ehrich</strong> as Fenmore Baldwin on "The Young and the Restless." Only Craig and Ehrich are repeat nominees this year.

CBS’s hit daytime drama THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 19 nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, it was announced today.