“General Hospital” won its 15th outstanding drama series Daytime Emmy Award at Friday evening’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Convention Center. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences program has made Pasadena itas home since 2017.
The win by “General Hospital” extended its record, while “Jeopardy!” won for outstanding game show for the third consecutive year and 19th time overall, also extending its record.
The other outstanding drama series nominees were NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and its offshoot, “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem,” which is shown on the NBC streaming service Peacock. The other nominees were CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” won for outstanding actress in a daytime drama beating out Marci Miller and Arianne Zucker of “Days of Our Lives” and Cynthia Watros and Laura Wright of “General Hospital.”
John McCook of “The Bold and the Beautiful” won for outstanding actor in a daytime drama. The other nominees were Peter Bergman and Jason Thompson of “The Young and the Restless” and Eric Martsolf and James Reynolds of “Days of Our Lives.”
Steve Harvey for “Family Feud” won for outstanding game show host. Pat Sajak was nominated twice in the category, for his work on “Wheel of Fortune” and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” Also nominated were Wayne Brady for “Let’s Make a Deal” and Leah Remini for “People Puzzler.”
“Wheel of Fortune,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “Family Feud” and “The Price is Right” were the other nominees for outstanding game show.
Friday’s event at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium marked a return to an in-person ceremony after two years of interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight” served as hosts.
During the show, John Aniston — father of Jennifer Aniston — received a lifetime achievement award recognizing his nearly four-decade run on “Days of Our Lives.”
The bulk of the Daytime Emmy honors were presented last week during the Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremony.
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” topped the winners in that event, earning five statuettes. Netflix’s documentary series “Penguin Town” took home three awards.