Daytime Emmy Awards Plagued by the CW's Amnesia Side-Plot


The CW's broadcast of the 36th Daytime Emmy Awards, like the shows it honors, was highlighted by thrilling amnesia: Someone at the controls forgot to air the winning crew of The Bold and the Beautiful's night-closing speech for Outstanding Drama Series. Just as executive producer Bradley Bell approached the stage with his Gandhi-like army of personnel, the TV audience saw a quick cut to black -- a sizable slight considering Bell's show had never won the honor before, and Bell's late father William created the show (as well as The Young and the Restless). More dramatic moments and a full list of winners after the jump.

Other surprises: The View's emcee quintet finally garnered the award for "Best Talk Show Host," beating out perennial winner Ellen Degeneres. Unfortunately, none of the View ladies showed up to accept, and we were deprived of a Joy Behar rooster dance. Rachael Ray and Tyra Banks won respectively for Best Talk Show- Entertainment and Best Talk Show-Informative, which means that Emmy voters have never seen either of these shows. And while ABC landed the most wins with 17, PBS' Sesame Street can add another pair of statues to its behemoth pile in the shed behind Hooper's Store.

Full list of winners:

Drama series: The Bold and the Beautiful

Lead actress in a drama series: Susan Haskell, One Life to Live

Lead actor in a drama series: Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless

Supporting actress in a drama series: Tamara Braun, Days of Our Lives

Supporting actor in a drama series (tie): Vincent Irizarry - and Jeff Branson - Guiding Light

Younger actress in a drama series: Julie Berman, General Hospital

Younger actor in a drama series: Darin Brooks, Days of Our Lives

Game-audience participation show: Cash Cab

Game show host: Meredith Vieira, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Talk show-entertainment: Rachael Ray

Talk show-informative: The Tyra Banks Show

Talk show host: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, The View

Morning program: Good Morning America

Directing in a drama series: One Life to Live

Writing in a drama series: General Hospital

Performer in a children's series: Kevin Clash, Elmo in Sesame Street

Lifetime achievement: Sesame Street

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  • stretch65 says:

    My boy Ben - does it again!!
    "You're on Cash Cab - it's a game show that happens - right here in my taxi"

  • Disgusted says:

    Talk show-informative: The Tyra Banks Show

  • Old No.7 says:

    Any questions on exactly how Tyra won an Emmy, can be answered by the technique shown in the above photo.