The Young and the Restless was the big winner at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. The CBS soap took home six prizes including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Series Writing Team, Best Lead Actor (Billy Miller), and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amelia Heinle).
The awards, hosted by Kathy Griffin, also honored The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won its eighth trophy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, as well as Steve Harvey, who was a winner for Best Game Show Host (Family Feud) and Outstanding Informative Talk Show (The Steve Harvey Show).
The Young and The Restless
Gee, remember when the Daytime Emmys were presented before thousands of deliriously happy fans at Radio City Freakin' Music Hall in primetime during May sweeps and drew massive Nielsen ratings? Now they're on the Internet. Yep, the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Awards — hosted by Kathy Griffin — will live stream on daytimeemmys.net on Sunday, June 22 (8 p.m./ET, 7 p.m./CT, 5 p.m./PT). What should we expect? Only two things are guaranteed: Griffin, working without censors, will shock the crap out of us (can't wait!) and most of my fearless predictions in the drama categories will, as usual, be laughably wrong. So, dear soap stars, don't be offended if I didn't pick you. It means there's a damn good chance you'll win! Here we go...
Bojana Jankovic, Michael Weatherly
Michael Weatherly and his wife, Bojana, have welcomed a baby boy, the NCIS star announced on Tuesday.
"Beautiful Bojana gave birth to 10lb Liam Weatherly today, the most important...
Billy Miller, Amelia Heinle
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Last month, TVGuide.com compiled the first part of our Sexiest Soap Stars photo gallery. After reading droves of comments and tweets from soap fans whose personal picks were left off of the list, we want you to tell us your selections...
The CBS-Sony soap The Young and the Restless owed Josh Griffith a huge debt of gratitude when he did double duty as exec producer and head writer during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike. Not only did the three-time Emmy winning Griffith keep Y&R afloat during that treacherous time, he improved the show drastically. But no good deed goes unpunished in Soapland! When the strike was over, Griffith was pushed out. Now he's back as head writer, working with new exec producer Jill Farren Phelps to get this once-mighty serial back in shape after the devastating reign of Maria Bell.
Michael Weatherly, NCIS
Michael Weatherly shares plenty of similarities with Tony DiNozzo, the character he has played for eight seasons on NCIS.
Weatherly and DiNozzo are both energetic cut-ups who always seem in search of a punch line. And they both talk a lot. Like, seriously, a lot.
"Energy is the biggest part of my job," Weatherly, 42, tells TVGuide.com. "That sounds weird, but if I'm in a scene, I try to punch it up. And sometimes I really overdo it and they have to cut around me."
Check out photos of Weatherly throughout his career
And of course, Weatherly and DiNozzo are different in many ways....
The Young and the Restless will go 1950s retro for the September 8 wedding of Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and Billy Abbott (recent Emmy winner Billy Miller). The star-crossed lovers, both of whom suffer from major daddy issues, ironically cemented their relationship last July while watching a Father Knows Best marathon on TV...