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Broadcast Live on Pop and Hosted by Tyra Banks

Betty White Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Burbank, CA – April 26, 2015 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards in a sold-out gala for over 1,200 attendees held at Stage 16 of the historic Warner Bros. Studios Lot in Burbank, CA. The awards presentation was broadcast live on Pop at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

“What an eclectic mix of the magnificent bounty that is Daytime Television,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “So many stars lighting up the red carpet at the iconic Warner Bros. Studio Lot in addition to the indefatigable, unparalleled Betty White as our Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. This is a terrific showcase of the power of Daytime Television that will be remembered for years to come!”

Tonight’s telecast was hosted by Tyra Banks and included an over-flowing lineup of television talent including Regis Philbin, Steve Harvey, Marie Osmond, Craig Ferguson, Deidre Hall, Nancy O’Dell, Shemar Moore and Alex Trebek. Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Daniel Goddard, Justin Hartley and Melissa Claire Egan of “The Young and The Restless,” Kirsten Storms and Ryan Paevey of “General Hospital,” Christopher Sean, Freddie Smith and Guy Wilson of “Days of Our Lives” and Jacob Young, Karla Mosley and Linsey Godfrey of “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

In addition, there were special appearances by Mario Lopez, Tom Bergeron, Leeza Gibbons, Chrissy Teigen, Alan Thicke, Kevin Frazier, Vicki Lawrence, Eileen Davidson and Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, all of “The Talk.”

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year.

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Television Academy (ATAS).

A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP, follows.

Off The Wall Gifts is the producer of the official Daytime Emmy® Awards Talent Lounge and Gift Bag. Yangaroo, Inc, is the official online entry and judging portal for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. FX Group is the publisher of the Emmy® Almanac 2015, the official program of the 42nd Annual Daytime® Awards.

A full list of all winners in all categories can be downloaded from our website at

A breakdown of Daytime Emmy® Award winners by broadcast, cable and other entities follows.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at


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About Pop
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Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”

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Outstanding Drama series

Days of Our Lives                                                                                    NBC

Executive Producer
Ken Corday
Co-Executive Producers
Lisa De Cazotte, Greg Meng
Senior Coordinating Producer
Janet Spellman-Drucker
Coordinating Producer
Randy Dugan
Albert Alarr




The Young and the Restless                                                                     CBS

Executive Producer
Jill Farren Phelps
Supervising Producers
John Fisher, Tony Morina
Coordinating Producer
Matthew J. Olsen
Mary O’Leary


Outstanding Culinary Program


Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics                                        Food Network

Executive Producer
Rachel Purnell
Supervising Producer
Olivia Ball
Line Producers
Luke Boyle, Carl Green


Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!                                                                                   SYNDICATED

Executive Producer
Harry Friedman
Supervising Producers
Lisa Broffman, Rocky Schmidt
Senior Producer
Deb Dittmann
Coordinating Producer
Bob Sofia
Brett Schneider, Maggie Speak
Editorial Producer
Billy Wisse


Outstanding Morning Program

CBS Sunday Morning                                                                                CBS

Executive Producer
Rand Morrison
Senior Producers
Gavin Boyle, Amy Rosner, Jason Sacca
Sari Aviv, Jon Carras, John D’Amelio, Ed Forgotson, Alan Golds, Peter Goodman, John Goodwin, Mark Hudspeth, Nathan James, Jay Kernis, Young Kim, Sara Kugel, Anthony Laudato, Kay M Lim,
Robbyn R. McFadden, Amol Mhatre, Meggie Miao, Reid Orvedahl, Ramon Parkins, Mary Raffalli, David Rothman, Ayesha Siddiqi, Douglas Smith, Dustin Stephens, Mary Lou Teel, Amiel Weisfogel
Lauren Barnello, David Bhagat, Joseph Frandino, Ed Givnish, Remington Korper, Mike Levine,
Maria Nicoletti, George Pozderec, Carol A Ross, David Small
Editorial Producer
Cathy L Lewis
Producer/Arts and Entertainment Editor
Ramon Parkins
Tom Harris, Craig Wilson
Field Producers
Henry Bautista, Mike Hernandez
Planning Producer
Robin Sanders
Visual Arts Producers
Jessica Frank, John Molloy, Robert Pook, Diane Robinson
Charles Osgood
Serena Altschul, Rita Braver, Lee Cowan, Bill Geist, Anthony Mason, Jane Pauley, Mo Rocca,
Tracy Smith, Susan Spencer, Martha Teichner
Contributing Corrrespondents
David Pogue, David Turecamo
Contributing Commentators
Bill Flanagan, Nancy Giles, Conor Knighton, Faith Salie, Ben Stein
Film Critic
David Edelstein
Addison Green


Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish

Un Nuevo Día                                                                               Telemundo

Senior Executive Producers
Alina Falcón, Maria López-Alvarez
Executive Producer
Maria García-Márquez
Supervisor Producer
Aidé Devis, Emilio J. Pimentel
Supervisor Line Producer
Sylmarie Vazquez-Pérez
Line Producers
Trenzado Lourdes, Jorge Torres-Sojo
Creative Producer
Magda Rodríguez
Alex Aguiar, Fernando Almanzar, Carlos Alzate, Lina Bidot, Alejandro Cacho,
Christine Catrillón, María Cepeda, Liza Cereso, Sheila Colón, Johan Gonzalez, Manuela Guardia, Francisco Haro, Andrea Jaime, Marcelo Maselli, Moraima Pérez, Angel Román, Manfredo Schmidt, Patricia Sena, Irasema Torres, Paloma Veloz
Javier Soto-George
Eugenia Betancur
Jose Corzo
Ana María Canseco, Rashel Díaz, Adamari López, Neida Sandoval, Daniel Sarcos, Diego Schoening
James Tahhan
Verónica Albornoz, Francisco Cáceres, Azucena Cierco, María Del Carmen Gonzalez, Karina Monroy, Camilo Montoya, Mario Perea

Outstanding Talk Show / Informative

Steve Harvey                                                                            SYNDICATED

Executive Producers
Alex Duda, Steve Harvey, Rushion McDonald
Co-Executive Producer]
Jason Kurtz
Senior Supervising Producer
Kareen Gunning
Senior Consulting Producer
Chris Lamson
Supervising Producers
Kevin Boyer, Kevin Burke, Kim Gagne, Nicole Petreshock
Senior Producers
Tracey La’Stell Slates, Sushupti Yalamanchili
Michelle Barnard, Kevin Hurley, Leah Kaplan-Kohn, Melinda Leonas, Julie Maddox, Jaime Mui, Suzie Munson, Brooke Turner, Nancy Vaden
Segment Producers
Trizonna McClendon, Austin Mills, Nik Robinson
Field Producers
Ali Galante, Jock Hedblade, Anneke Mills
Line Producer
Jonna Walsh 


Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show                                                      SYNDICATED

Executive Producers
Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner
Co-Executive Producers
Melissa Geiger Schrift, Kevin A. Leman II, Jonathan Norman, Derek Westervelt
Supervising Producer
Kara Hogan Leonardo
Coordinating Producer
Ross Williams
Senior Producers
Corey Palent, Ellen Rocamora, Matthew Wright, Andrew Zenor
Lori Blackman, Jamie Brunton, Alissa Cote, Christopher Cucci, Jason Gelles, Claudia Gharibian, Tracy Gold, Travis Helwig, Suzanne Luna, Liz Patrick, Aaron Pinkston, Lauren Pomerantz, Korey Provencher, Amy Rhodes, Gil Rief, Hilary Robe, Troy Thomas, Adam Yenser
Line Producer
Nicole Collins


Outstanding Entertainment News Program 

Entertainment Tonight                                                                             CBS

Executive Producer
Brad Bessey
Senior Producers
Liz Applegate, Chris Clark, Eliza Cost, Leslie Kawaguchi, Erik Photenhauer, Ray Slaboda, Bonnie Tiegel
Senior Supervising Producers
Bridgette Jones, Mylin Watkins
Supervising Producers
Ron Glines, Carolyn Greenspan-Rosen, John Kosinski, Whitney Nevill-Wallace, Steve Noble, Amy Purnell, Dan Schanks, Joe Siyam, Jama Suchomel
Coordinating Producers
Jen Antonelli, Michael De Lazzer, Ben Wallace
Segment Producers
Elise Backus, Tracie De La Rosa, Kevin Gershan, Becky Levitt, Bruce MacCallum, Haig Mackey,
Escobar Romeo
Kevin Frazier, Nancy O’Dell
Brooke Anderson, Nischelle Turner


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

MAURA WEST, as Ava Jerome
General Hospital                                                                                      ABC


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer
General Hospital                                                                                      ABC


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

AMELIA HEINLE, as Victoria Newman
The Young and the Restless                                                                     CBS


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

CHAD DUELL, as Michael Corinthos
General Hospital                                                                                      ABC 


Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

HUNTER KING, as Summer Newman
The Young and the Restless                                                                     CBS


Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

FREDDIE SMITH, as Sonny Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives                                                                                    NBC


Outstanding Game Show Host

Celebrity Name Game                                                              SYNDICATED


Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

The Chew                                                                                                 ABC


Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Live! with Kelly and Michael                                                    SYNDICATED 


Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                      CBS

Head Writer
Bradley Bell
Co-Head Writer
Michael Minnis
Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Jack F. Smith, Michele Val Jean

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                      CBS

Jennifer Howard, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy, Michael Stich
Associate Directors
Clyde Kaplan, Jennifer Scott Christenson, Catherine Sedwick, Steve Wacker
Stage Managers
Doug Hayden, Lisa Winther-Huston, Laura Yale
Production Associates
Robin Harvey, Lori Staffier