The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards for the creative arts on Saturday, May 14, 2005 in 41 categories during simultaneous black-tie ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.
Awards were presented in such categories as: Directing in a Talk Show; Casting Director for a Drama Series; Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design; Writing in a Children's series; Costume Design/Styling; Multiple Camera Editing; Music Direction and Composition; Direction in a Children's Special.
The Daytime Emmy Awards are presented to daytime television programs that are broadcast nationally between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. The eligibility period for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards was January 1st, 2004 – December 31st, 2004.
All My Children again continued its dominance in the technical categories. For each of the past four years, the ABC soap has earned the most nominations in the Creative Arts categories. This year, All My Children earned four Emmy wins in various technical fields.
As the World Turns notched three wins with One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful each winning two Daytime Emmys. Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless each won one apiece.
Days of our Lives, General Hospital and Passions ended the night winless. For Days of our Lives, it marks the second time in three years that the show will not take home any Daytime Emmy awards. DAYS did not earn any acting nominations this year.
All My Children: 10 nominations, 4 wins
As The World Turns: 6 nominations, 3 wins
One Life to Live: 5 nominations, 2 wins
The Bold and the Beautiful: 2 nominations, 2 wins
Guiding Light: 5 nominations, 1 win
The Young and the Restless: 3 nominations, 1 win
Days of our Lives: 2 nominations
General Hospital: 2 nominations
Passions: 1 nominations
CBS: 16 nominations; 7 wins
ABC: 17 nominations; 6 wins
NBC: 3 nominations