The 2015 Daytime Emmys took the phrase “the more the merrier” to a whole new level on Sunday during the 42nd annual event, a ceremony which celebrates the best in morning television from soap operas to talk shows. Instead of one show taking home the coveted golden statuette for best outstanding drama series, the NBC soap “Days of Our Lives” and the CBS series “The Young and Restless” shared the prestigious title.
“A few years ago they said soap operas were dead, and reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated,” the “Young and the Restless” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said after the recipients for the anticipated category were announced. This is a second year in a row that “The Young and the Restless” has won the winged trophy for outstanding drama series and instead of being angered over having to share the spotlight, Phelps welcomed the tie with open arms.
Phelps stated she didn’t see “Days of Our Lives” as a competitor but as a “strong survivor” with “the most talented, most hardworking, most underrated group of people in show business.”
However, not everyone was thrilled with the sharing of the accolade -- specifically the fans. Viewers of the award show, hosted by Tyra Banks at the Warners Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, took to Twitter to state their frustration over the tie. Some joked that everyone should have been given a participation ribbon while others tweeted more serious claims, stating that if there had to be a tie is “should have been [between] ‘General Hospital’ & ‘Days of Our Lives.’”
— KRS (@Schemmka) April 27, 2015
However, among the four soap operas nominated during the 2015 Daytime Emmys it was “The Bold and the Beautiful” who racked up the most awards, grabbing a total of 10 statuettes from the critically acclaimed award show.
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