U.S. soap opera The Young And The Restless was the one to beat at the Daytime Emmys on Sunday (22Jun14) after scooping six of the prizegiving's top awards.
Currently in its 41st season, the programme has spent 25 years as the number one rated daytime drama in America, and it proved its longevity by landing a handful of awards at the Los Angeles ceremony, including its eighth win for Outstanding Drama Series. Stars Billy Miller (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series), Amelia Heinle (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series), and Hunter King (Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series) all won in the top acting categories, while the show also took the trophies for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team and Outstanding Special Class Special for The Young and The Restless: The Jeanne Cooper Tribute, in honour of the actress who starred on the show for 40 years and died last May (13).
On Friday (20Jun14), The Young and The Restless earned three additional Daytime Creative Arts Emmys for a total haul of nine awards. Another long-running soap, Days of Our Lives, earned multiple wins, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Eileen Davidson, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Eric Martsolf, and Chandler Massey for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Other winners included Steve Harvey (Outstanding Game Show Host for Family Feud and Outstanding Talk Show - Informative for his self-titled programme), Ellen DeGeneres (Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment and five additional Creative Arts Emmys), and Dr. Mehmet Oz and newlywed Katie Couric, who tied as Outstanding Talk Show Host.
Comedienne Kathy Griffin hosted the prizegiving at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and kicked off the night by mocking reality TV star Kris Jenner, who attended the awards show last year (13) on the same day her daughter Kim Kardashian gave birth to baby North West.
Actor Michael Weatherly is a father again. The NCIS star and his wife, Bojana Jankovic, welcomed their second child on Tuesday (29Oct13).
He took to Twitter.com to announce the exciting news - and promote his hit TV show - writing, "Beautiful Bojana gave birth to 10lb Liam Weatherly today, the most important day of the week (NCIS Tuesday 8pm)"
Son Liam joins older sister, Olivia, who was born in April, 2012.
Weatherly has a 17-year-old son from his first marriage to The Young and the Restless actress Amelia Heinle.
The actor has told Life & Style magazine the baby is due in the spring (12).
He says, "We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter. I have a 16-year-old son and I am very excited to do it all over again.
"I am looking forward to not getting much sleep. (My wife) already wakes me up because she wants lasagna in the middle of the night!"
Weatherly and the doctor wed in 2009.
His son, August, was the product of his 1990s marriage to Amelia Heinle.