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THE 43RD ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
General Hospital wins top honors on a night of firsts
Posted Monday, May 2, 2016 1:00:31 AM
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The stars shined in downtown Los Angeles as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out Daytime Emmy Awards for the 43rd time. This year's celebration was notable for having the most first-time winners in recent Emmy history.

For the 43rd time, the biggest stars in daytime television gathered to honor the best of the industry. And while much of the pre-show buzz centered on the ceremony not being broadcast on television, once the red carpet opened and the festivities began, TV or not TV was no longer in question. This was a celebration of amazing achievements.


"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 year's 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."


It was a night of first-time winners. In fact, all seven of this year's acting winners were first-time recipients of Daytime Emmys in the drama series categories. It's a feat that hasn't occurred any time in recent memory.


ABC's General Hospital took home the most awards of any show, including the night's top honor, Outstanding Drama Series. The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives each picked up two wins. The Young and the Restless, television's top-rated soap, picked up one award on the night to go with its five wins at the Creative Arts ceremony.


This year, soapcentral.com took to our various social media platforms to connect fans in more ways than ever with their favorite daytime stars and programs. We blanketed the red carpet to capture in-the-moment photographs for our Instagram feed, we offered live streaming video of the event on our Periscope feed, and we interacted with fans in real-time on Twitter.


In the sections that follow, you'll be able to find out what winners shared with us backstage after winning Emmy gold, as well as photos, video, fashion, and other insights that you'll find only here on soapcentral.com. And be sure to keep checking back as we'll be posting additional coverage all week.


UPDATE: And if you'd like to watch this year's Daytime Emmy ceremony, you can now watch it in its entirety right here on soapcentral.com.


» PART TWO: SUPPORTING ACTOR AND ACTRESS


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    Emmy Central home page

BEHIND-THE-SCENES
    EXCLUSIVE Red Carpet interviews

WINNERS
    Complete Coverage
    Drama Series
    Lead Actor/Actress
    Supporting Actor/Actress
    Younger Actor/Actress
    Guest Performer
    Writing/Directing Teams
    Creative Arts Winners
    List of all the winners

SPECIALS
    Watch the entire ceremony
    Lead vs. Supporting: What's the difference?

NOMINATIONS
    2016 Emmy nominees
    This year's pre-nominees

NOMINEE REACTION
    Tracey Bregman
    Kassie DePaiva
    Reign Edwards
    Max Ehrich
    Mary Beth Evans
    Pierson Fodé
    Linsey Godfrey
    Bryton James
    Hunter King
    Brooklyn Rae Silzer
    Kristoff St. John
    Jacob Young

PREDICTIONS
    We pick who should win and who will win

THE REELS
    Lead Actor
    Supporting Actor
    Younger Actor
    Guest Performer
    Lead Actress
    Supporting Actress
    Younger Actress

PREVIOUS COVERAGE
    Daytime Emmys Archive
    2015 Emmy Coverage
    2014 Emmy Coverage
    2013 Emmy Coverage
    2012 Emmy Coverage
    2011 Emmy Coverage
    2010 Emmy Coverage


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