BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
Doug Davidson of “The Young and the Restless” and Heather Tom of “The Bold and the Beautiful” won lead acting honors at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
Davidson earned his first career trophy for a role he’s played since 1978. Tom, who previously was on “Y&R,” repeated her win from last year.
Davidson had been nominated seven times in various categories for playing Detective Paul Williams on the CBS soap before winning.
Tom plays Katie Logan on “B&B.” Last year, she became the first person to win Daytime Emmys in the younger, supporting and lead categories.
The ladies of “The Talk” presented outstanding talk-show informative and when Aisha Tyler opened the envelope she realized it was the wrong one.
Tyler then announced “The Dr. Oz Show” as the winner.
In another surprise, there was a tie for supporting actor in a drama series. Scott Clifton of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Billy Miller of “The Young and the Restless” both won. Julie Marie Berman of “General Hospital” won supporting actress honors.
Ben Bailey of “Cash Cab” picked up his third win as outstanding game-show host, beating out five-time winner Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” and others.
The ceremony pitted the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks against one that found new life on the Internet.
Top-rated “The Young and the Restless” took on last year’s winner “General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and online refugee “One Life to Live” for best daytime drama honors. “Days” won.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” earned its seventh trophy as outstanding talk-show entertainment.