The best in daytime talk, soap operas and news gathered Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual ceremony, hosted by crude funnywoman
This year marked the first time that the ceremony did not air on TV. Unable to secure a broadcast home, the long-running awards show, which drew as many as 20 million viewers in its heyday, instead was streamed live online — which didn't go unacknowledged.
Eric Martsolf, upon accepting the night's first award for supporting actor in a drama for his work as Brady Black on "Days of Our Lives," wondered if his sons were "watching me on [their] iPads, but I know [they're] not."
Griffin, during a comedy bit later, calmed the rowdy audience by saying, "It's not even a real show; it's like Twitter. Relax." Sharon Osbourne, a co-host on
But awards, bestowed by the
"The Young and the Restless," which led all contenders heading into the ceremony, took six trophies Sunday night, including the top prize as best drama.
Keeping its streak going,
In the legal showdown, "The People's Court" won its case.
Given the ceremony's platform, achievements in the online space rightfully received airtime. In the category of drama series with new approaches, online serial "Venice: The Series" took a trophy. "One Life to Live," the long-running
"We faced many challenges working without a network infrastructure," said Jill Mitwell, one of the drama's directors. "We're certainly sorry it didn't last longer." Production was halted indefinitely pending a lawsuit between Prospect Park and ABC.
That was one of six Emmys that "OLTL" and "
The Creative Arts Emmys honored