Daytime television's elite gathered on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Above all the night's festivities, one of the few surviving soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful, won big.
The soap opera, which has been running since 1986, took home a total of four awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Heather Tom) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (Scott Clifton), Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, and Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.
Among the winners (listed below) was also George Lucas, who took home his very first Emmy for his animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The show, hosted by Morning Express' Robin Meade, Good Morning America's Sam Champion, and A.J. Hammer of Showbiz Tonight, contained a few production gaffes, including a misplaced awards envelope that left the cast of The Talk stranded on the stage while the crew searched to find the correct one.
With all the glitz and glory of awards being dished out, the show took a somber moment to honor all the TV icons that passed away since last year's Daytime Emmys, including Jeanne Cooper, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Gary Cooper, with a song from Italian opera group Il Volo.
Among the late greats honored was hailed TV producer Bob Stewart, who was celebrated with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Betty White. Legendary game show host Monty Hall also received a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by Let's Make a Deal's Wayne Brady.
Although most of the awarded shows have trophy cases full of Daytime Emmys (e.g., The Bold and the Beautiful, The Ellen DeGeneres Show), many of the actors and actresses were first-time winners or genuinely stunned to have won an award.
No reaction to hearing her name called was more genuine than that of All My Children's Julie Marie Berman, whose face paled as she underwent a brief spell of shock upon hearing that she had just won her third total Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Check out the full list of the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards winners below:
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Doug Davidson (The Young and the Restless)
Outstanding Game Show: The Price Is Right
Outstanding Game Show Host: Ben Bailey (Cash Cab)
Outstanding Talk Show—Informative: The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (tie): Scott Clifton (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless)
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julie Marie Berman (General Hospital)
Outstanding Culinary Program (tie): Best Thing I Ever Made and Trisha's Southern Kitchen
Outstanding Culinary Host: Lidia Bastianich (Lidia's Italy)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Outstanding Talk Show—Entertainment: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (George Lucas)
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives)
Outstanding Morning Program: CBS Sunday Morning
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Kristen Alderson (General Hospital)
Outstanding Original Song: "Good Afternoon" (Good Afternoon America)
Outstanding Talk Show Host: Ricki Lake (The Ricki Lake Show)
Outstanding Drama Series: Day of Our Lives
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Monty Hall, Bob Stewart