43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners: 'General Hospital' Named Outstanding Drama Series

Executive producer Frank Valentini accepted the Outstanding
Drama Series award for General Hospital.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) revealed the winners of the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a grand gala held Sunday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles, CA. General Hospital was named Outstanding Drama Series. Tyler Christopher, who plays Nikolas on the ABC soap opera, and Bryan Craig, who plays Morgan, took home the prizes for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Younger Actor respectively. Sean Blakemore, who played Shawn, won for Outstanding Supporting Actor. The show was also honored with the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.

Mary Beth Evans, Kayla on Days of our Lives, earned the accolade of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and her co-star True O'Brien, who played Paige, won for Outstanding Younger Actress. Former The Young and the Restless cast member Jessica Collins won for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

The Bold and the Beautiful picked up the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for Obba Babatunde and Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.

"We are thrilled to be saluting the best and brightest in what has been a fantastic year for Daytime television," said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. "We are blessed with an embarrassment of outstanding nominees and none could shine brighter than this years Lifetime Achievement honoree, Sonia Manzano. Over the last forty-plus-years, we, and many of our children, have followed her iconic journey as "Maria" on Sesame Street and the National Academy is thrilled to be able to salute her tonight for her extraordinary achievement."

Below is a complete list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Tyler Christopher, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Mary Beth Evans, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Sean Blakemore, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Jessica Collins, The Young and The Restless

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: True O'Brien, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Game Show Host: Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game

Outstanding Game Show: The Price Is Right

Outstanding Morning Program: CBS Sunday Morning

Outstanding Entertainment News Program: Extra

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host: Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: The Chew

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Live! with Kelly and Michael

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: The Talk

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: The Bold and The Beautiful

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: General Hospital

Outstanding Guest Performer in Drama Series: Obba Babatunde, The Bold and The Beautiful

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program: Gabriela Natale, SuperLatina with Gaby Natale (SuperLatina + AGANARmedia + VmeTV)

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: SuperLatina with Gaby Natale (SuperLatina + AGANARmedia + VmeTV)

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish: Café CNN

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