The Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday (June 23) and there were some surprising winners in amongst the usual contenders. The 39th annual awards show was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton and attracted a whole host of glitterati.

Kathy Griffith
Kathy Griffin hosted the awards show.

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The Young and the Restless won the award for Outstanding Drama Series and a host of other awards for acting and writing. The show has been running on CBS since 1973 and this year was awarded with, in addition to the Drama Series award, awards for Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Younger Actress. Billy Miller, who plays Billy Abbott, and Amelia Heinle, for her portrayal of Victoria Newman, took home awards for Lead Actor and Actress. Hunter King, known for her role as Summer Newman, was awarded with the Younger Actress award. The series also won a Special Class award and the Drama Writing series award.

The Ellen Degeneres Show took home the grand prize for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Steve Harvey the prize for Talk Show/Informative. Harvey also won for hosting game show Family Feud. Good Morning America was awarded in the category of Morning Programme whilst Entertainment Tonight and Extra tied to win the Entertainment News Programme award. 

Unfortunately, the ceremony has been widely criticised due to its chaotic approach and unappealing hosts. Ceremony host Kathy Griffin was rude to those making speeches, at one point screaming "wrap it up lady!" to an embarrassed producer of The Young and the Restless. The red carpet was also a disaster with a motley assortment of pseudo-celebrities presenting, according to the Washington Post. The group the producers had selected were YouTube make-up gurus who meandered through the crowd of soap stars accosting the most handsome and making rape jokes. 

Hunter King
Hunter King won the award for Best Younger Actress.

The full list of awards reads:


Outstanding Drama Series - The Young and the Restless
New Approaches (Drama Series) - Venice the Series
Special Class - The Young and the Restless
Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Eileen Davidson (Days of Our Lives)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Billy Miller (Young and the Restless)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Amelia Heinle (Young and the Restless)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Eric Martsolf (Days of Our Lives)
Younger Actress in a Drama Series - Hunter King (Young and the Restless)
Younger Actor in a Drama Series - Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives)
Drama Series Directing Team - One Life to Live
Drama Series Writing Team - The Young and the Restless

Talk Shows

Talk Show/Informative - Steve Harvey
Talk Show/Entertainment - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Talk Show Host - Dr. Oz (Dr. Oz Show) TIED WITH Katie Couric (Katie Couric)


Entertainment Programme in Spanish - Clix CNNE
Entertainment News Programme - Entertainment Tonight TIED WITH Extra

Morning And Informative

Morning Programme - Good Morning America
Morning Programme in Spanish - Un Nuevo Dia


Culinary Programme -The Mind of a Chef
Outstanding Culinary Host - Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction (Bobby Flay)

Game Shows

Game Show - Jeopardy!
Game Show Host- Family Fued (Steve Harvey)

Legal/Courtroom Programme - The People's Court

Did you agree with the awards? Who do you think deserved to win?

Eric Maltsolf
Eric Maltsolf was awarded for Best Supporting Actor.