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CBS and its soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” led the pack of winners at the 42nd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
CBS and PBS scored 17 trophies apiece. “Bold and the Beautiful” led the program winners with a total of eight.
Winners at Friday’s ceremony, hosted by Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson at the Universal Hilton, included a three-way tie for guest star in a drama series among Donna Mills (for ABC’s”General Hospital”), Fred Willard (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Ray Wise (CBS’ “The Young and the Restless”).
Discovery Family Channel (formerly known as the Hub) won the children’s series award for “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.” Nickelodeon’s “Dino Dan: Trek Adventures” got the nod for preschool children’s series.
Digital nets got into the fray this year with Amazon’s “Tumble Leaf” recognized for preschool animation series while Netflix’s »
- Variety Staff
In an era when soap production budgets have been drastically cut, showrunners are facing even tougher choices when it comes time to choose which episodes they’ll submit to win the Daytime Emmy for drama series.
But this year’s quartet of contenders say the decision ultimately comes down to an age-old strategy — aim for the heart.
There was a time when daytime serial producers had a lot more money to spend and the flashiest (read: priciest) episodes would typically be slamdunk Emmy submissions. Nowadays, showrunners are singling out the episodes that deliver emotional wallops.
“When the Emmys come around it takes a while to reflect back on the year before,” says “General Hospital” exec producer Frank Valentini. “We do quite a few episodes a year so we have to be very self-actualizing.”
“Gh” went with the first episode from its annual Nurses Ball (which had numerous entanglements) and also »
- Michael Maloney
For the last two years, The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Karla Mosley has played homeless-woman-turned-aspiring-fashion-mogul Maya Avant. Maya is plucky, beautiful and driven, but she’s hardly a newsmaker.
Then, Wednesday’s episode revealed that Maya used to be a man named Myron. All of a sudden, the CBS soap’s willingness to explore a transgender character — which other daytime dramas have tried (and failed at) in the past — has more than just B&B diehards waiting for today’s episode.
What will the new development mean for Maya and Rick’s relationship? What about that baby Dayzee helped her have adopted? »
After 28 years on the air, Bold and the Beautiful just aired its most genuinely unexpected twist yet. On Wednesday's episode, it was revealed that Maya Avant - who has been played by Karla Mosley on the soap for two years - is transgender. She was assigned male at birth with the name Myron. This reveal came courtesy of her sister, Nicole (Reign Edwards), during an emotional argument. "You're not my sister, Maya. You're not Maya at all," said Nicole. "You're Myron, my brother." If you were surprised by Maya's secret, you weren't the only one. "My first reaction was surprise, »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
With “The Bold and the Beautiful” fans still recovering from Wednesday’s jaw-dropper of a reveal, Bradley Bell, executive producer of the CBS daytime soap, has spoken out about the twist, saying that the shocking turn “is important because it is about tolerance.” On Wednesday’s episode, it was revealed that Maya Avant (played by Karla Mosley) is actually transgendered. The moment of discovery came during a confrontational moment between Maya and her sister Nicole (Reign Edwards). “You’re not my sister, Maya. You’re not Maya at all,” Nicole said during the episode. “You’re Myron, my brother.” Also »
- Tim Kenneally
5 items from 2015
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