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Bittersweet award show for soaps

By Ruth 66
Wayne Brady hosted last night's 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Show from the Las Vegas Hilton.

The Bold and The Beautiful was the night's big winner with the best in show for Outstanding Drama, and three other awards.

The Young and the Restless picked up a trophy for Best Writing Team and shared one for Best Directing with it's sister soap, The Bold and Beautiful.

All My Children, which goes off the air in September, was nominated for six awards, but took home only one. That one was for Best Younger Actress, Brittany Allen, who has since been replaced on the show.


The ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live are leaving TV after more than 40 years because of declining ratings. Their departures mean just four daytime dramas will remain. One Life to Live didn't win anything last night.

Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, hosts of Jeopardy! for 27 years and Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, respectively, shared this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honors.

A brand new award was created to give to Oprah Winfrey. She had already received the Daytime Emmys' Lifetime Achievement Award – it's highest honor. So the Crystal Pillar Award was given to Oprah via satellite, after a montage of clips from shows of the past 25 years, plus songs sung live by Celine Dion and Gladys Knight.

Non-soaps to win included: Dr. Oz, The Ellen Degeneres Show and the Cash Cab.

The night's winners:
Outstanding drama: The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding actor: Michael Park (As the World Turns)
Outstanding actress: Laura Wright (General Hospital)
Supporting actor: Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital)
Supporting actress: Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Game and audience participation show: Jeopardy and
Wheel of Fortune
Talk Show Informative:
The Dr. Oz Show
Soap writing team
: The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Game Show Host: Cash Cab's Ben Bailey
Talk Show Host Informative: Dr. Mehmet Oz
Talk Show Entertainment:
The Ellen Degeneres Show
Drama series directing: B&B, Y&R 
Outstanding younger actress:  Brittany Allen, formerly of 
All My Children
Outstanding younger actor: Scott Clifton, B&B
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