What a way to go out!
CBS' "As The World Turns" taped it final episode last Wednesday after a 54-year daytime drama run, and will air that final episode in September. On Sunday night, it was honored with three major Daytime Emmy Awards for acting at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, telecast on — CBS.
"As the World Turns" was not nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series; but the network scored again there, with best drama going to "The Bold and the Beautiful," a second consecutive win for that CBS show.
Including the creative arts awards, CBS tied with ABC among networks with 12 trophies; PBS took 16 awards. NBC and the CW had two apiece, while Fox took one.
"As the World Turns," meanwhile, chewed through the acting categories like the best-drama snub never happened. Michael Park (below, right) won his first Daytime Emmy, a lead drama actor trophy for his role as Jack Snyder, who he's been playing since 1997.
Maura West won her second Daytime Emmy for lead drama actress for her role as Carly Tenney. Park and West played an on-again, off-again couple on the show.
Meanwhile Julie Pinson, who portrays Janet Snyder on the show, won her first Daytime Emmy for supporting actress.
Billy Miller also won his first Daytime Emmy his supporting role on CBS' "The Young and the Restless."
Drew Tyler Bell won the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy for his portrayal of Thomas Forrester on CBS' "The Bold and The Beautiful"; and Julie Berman won her second consecutive younger drama actress award for her turn as Lulu Spencer on "General Hospital."
ABC's "General Hospital" also won its sixth directing-team Daytime Emmy. And CBS' "The Bold and The Beautiful won for drama series writing, the first win in that category for the show.
"The Doctors" won its first Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Talk Show/Informative category, which also included "Dr. Phil" and "The Dr. Oz Show." "The Doctors" was created by "Dr. Phil" host Phil McGraw and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won for entertainment talk show, while Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show" won the Emmy for host/informative.
Discovery's "Cash Cab," which premiered in 2005, won for a third consecutive time in the Game/Audience Participation Show category. And "Cash Cab" emcee Ben Bailey won his first Daytime Emmy for host.
Agnes Nixon was presented with the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award's Lifetime Achievement Award. Nixon is the creator of the ABC's "One Life to Live," "All My Children," and "Loving," in addition to working on other daytime shows "Search for Tomorrow," "As the World Turns," "Guilding Light," and "Another World."
Ilusionist David Copperfield opened the telecast by making show host Regis Philbin appear on stage.
Ryan Seacrest hosted a special tribute to Dick Clark and "American Bandstand." The Spinners, Jersey Boys, Marie Osmond, Tony Orlando and Chubby Checker performed live, with Susan Lucci jumping on stage to do dance the twist. There were was also a video tribute that included Garth Brooks, Cher. Donnie Osmond, Frankie Avalon, Barry Manilow and Simon Cowell all had delivered special messages.
Cowell told Clark, "Without 'American Bandstand,' there would be no 'American Idol.'"
Partial list of nominees are below with the winners in boldface:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (CBS)
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS)
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC)
ALL MY CHILDREN (ABC)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
GUIDING LIGHT (CBS); CRYSTAL CHAPPELL, AS OLIVIA SPENCER
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS); MICHELLE STAFFORD, AS PHYLLIS NEWMAN
AS THE WORLD TURNS (CBS); MAURA WEST, AS CARLY TENNEY
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC); SARAH BROWN, AS CLAUDIA ZACCHARA CORINTHOS
ALL MY CHILDREN (ABC); BOBBIE EAKES, AS KRYSTAL CAREY
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS); PETER BERGMAN, AS JACK ABBOTT
AS THE WORLD TURNS (CBS); JON LINDSTROM, AS CRAIG MONTGOMERY
AS THE WORLD TURNS (CBS); MICHAEL PARK, AS JACK SNYDER
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS); DOUG DAVIDSON, AS PAUL WILLIAMS
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC); JAMES SCOTT, AS EJ DIMERA
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
GUIDING LIGHT (CBS); BETH CHAMBERLIN, AS BETH RAINES SPAULDING
AS THE WORLD TURNS (CBS); JULIE PINSON, AS JANET SNYDER
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC); CAROLYN HENNESY, AS DIANE MILLER
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC); ARIANNE ZUCKER, AS NICOLE WALKER
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC); BREE WILLIAMSON, AS JESSICA BRENNAN
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (ABC); BILLY MILLER, AS BILLY ABBOTT
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC); BRADFORD ANDERSON, AS DAMIEN SPINELLI
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC); JONATHAN JACKSON, AS LUCKY SPENCER
ALL MY CHILDREN (ABC); RICKY PAULL GOLDIN, AS JAKE MARTIN
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC); BRIAN KERWIN, AS CHARLIE BANKS
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (CBS); CHRISTEL KHALIL, AS LILY WINTERS
AS THE WORLD TURNS (CBS); MARNIE SCHULENBURG, AS ALISON STEWART
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC); MOLLY BURNETT, AS MELANIE LAYTON
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC); SHELLEY HENNIG, AS STEPHANIE JOHNSON
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC); JULIE BERMAN, AS LULU SPENCER
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (CBS); DREW TYLER BELL, AS THOMAS FORRESTER
GENERAL HOSPITAL (ABC); DREW GARRETT, MICHAEL CORINTHOS, JR.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC); DYLAN PATTON, AS WILL HORTON
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC); SCOTT CLIFTON, AS SCHUYLER JOPLIN
GUIDING LIGHT (CBS); ZACK CONROY, AS JAMES SPAULDING
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW / ENTERTAINMENT
LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW / INFORMATIVE
THE DR. OZ SHOW
OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, SYNDICATED, PAT SAJAK, HOST
JEOPARDY!, SYNDICATED, ALEX TREBEK, HOST
CASH CAB, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, BEN BAILEY, HOST
LET'S MAKE A DEAL, CBS, WAYNE BRADY, HOST
THE NEWLYWED GAME, GAME SHOW NETWORK, CARNIE WILSON, HOST
OUTSTANDING GAME / AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
CASH CAB (Discovery)
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST
THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW
THE DR. OZ SHOW (Dr. Mehmet Oz)
LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY