The 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards was held last night at the Las Vegas Hilton. Regis Philbin hosted the event, his jokes about “how nice it must be to win something” becoming more and more tiresome as the evening progressed.
In true awards show style, glamorous presenters delivered hastily memorized jokes with bad comic timing. Holding the Daytime Emmys’ in sin city however, did provide acts by Las Vegas entertainers such as Blue Man Group, Lion King Cast and Cirque de Soleil.
Aside from the regular stable of awards, there was also a tribute to Dick Clarke and American Bandstand which allowed for a musical medley from former Bandstand performers, such as Chubby Checker, Marie Osmond and the Spinners.
The Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Agnes Nixon by Susan Lucci, who stars as Erica Kane in Nixon’s, All MY Children. Agnes Nixon is known as the Queen of Daytime for her success in creating/writing soap operas such as All My Children, which this year celebrates 40 years on the air, and One Life to Live.
Cancelled Daytime Soap Opera, As the World Turns received a minute long tribute of clips from the soap opera that first aired in 1956. While actors from Guiding Light, another recently cancelled soap opera still had nominees in some of the categories, it was As the World Turns evening as the soap opera took awards for both Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress.
Nominees and (winner in bold) appear below.
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
All My Children
The Bold and The Beautiful
As The World Turns
The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Billy Miller as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless
Bradford Anderson as Damian Spinelli on General Hospital
Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital
Ricky Paull Goldin as Jake Martin on All My Children
Brian Kerwin as Charlie Banks on One Life to Live
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Beth Chamberlin as Beth Raines Spaulding on Guiding Light
Julie Pinson as Janet Snyder on As The World Turns
Carolyn Hennesy as Diane Miller on General Hospital
Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker on Days of our Lives
Bree Williamson as Jessica Brennan on One Life to Live
Outstanding Younger Actor
Drew Tyler Bell as Thomas Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful
Drew Garrett as Michael Corinthos III on General Hospital
Dylan Patton as Will Horton on Days of our Lives
Scott Clifton as Schuyler Joplin on One Life to Live
Zack Conroy as James Spaulding on Guiding Light
Outstanding Younger Actress
Christel Khalil as Lily Winters on The Young and the Restless
Marnie Schulenburg as Alison Stewart on As The World Turns
Molly Burnett as Melanie Layton on Days of our Lives
Shelley Hennig as Stephanie Johnson on Days of our Lives
Julie Berman as Lulu Spencer on General Hospital