‘General Hospital’ sweeps supporting nods at Daytime Emmys

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two “General Hospital” actors gained supporting honors and the soap’s directing crew gained at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night time.

Kelly Thiebaud plays Dr. Britt Westbourne and Jeff Kober portrays Cyrus Renault on the ABC drama. A gleeful Thiebaud received on her 1st nomination.

“I are not able to believe this. I am so shocked,” she reported. “My brother, when I to start with begun performing, he adopted my work and he’s like, ’You’re not that very good.′ So thank you for offering me anything to rub in his facial area.”

Kober is regarded for his intensive film and primetime get the job done on these types of displays as “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Strolling Useless.”

“Wow, thank you for generating me come to feel so welcome in daytime. What a journey,” he explained. “I adore what we get to do for a living, it is participate in.”

The directing staff from “General Hospital” also received for the 3rd straight 12 months.

Kelly Clarkson gained her third consecutive trophy as leisure speak demonstrate host. Her eponymous show also received its next straight trophy for enjoyment communicate present. The singer is spending the summertime with her kids and did not show up at.

Tamron Hall picked up her 2nd straight trophy as educational converse demonstrate host.

Daytime doyenne Susan Lucci, who starred on “All My Children” for the duration of the show’s complete 41-calendar year community run, been given a standing ovation. She launched the In Memoriam section, which integrated a picture of her husband, Helmet Huber, who died in March.

After two many years of pre-taped shows for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic, daytime returned to honoring its own at nighttime with an in-person ceremony. In 2020, the display went virtual for the 1st time and past calendar year the audience was minimal.

Even now, the specter of COVID-19 was felt.

Two nominees from “The Youthful and the Restless” were being compelled to bow out. Guide actor nominee Jason Thompson, who plays Billy Abbott, and supporting actress nominee Melissa Ordway, who performs Abby Newman, both equally explained on social media they experienced tested beneficial for COVID-19 and would miss out on the exhibit.

Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight” co-hosted the 49th annual awards held at the Pasadena Convention Heart, in which a lot of of the nominees sat at socially distanced cocktail tables and other people sat in rows future to every other.

Turner opened the exhibit with a reference to the Supreme Courtroom overturning women’s constitutional protections for abortions previously Friday. She emphatically explained to Frazier it was “her choice” to put on her blue robe. The crowd cheered and some women stood up.

Supporting actress nominee Nancy Lee Grahn of “General Hospital” walked the indoor red carpet wearing references to the day’s information. She experienced a short term tattoo looking at “reproductive freedom” on her upper body, the word “choice” on her disc earrings and she carried a black purse with “ban off our bodies” spelled out in rhinestones.

“I dare not go by this procedure without having speaking out about the devastation that I have for what happened now and what a dark day it is for ladies in this country,” the 66-calendar year-outdated actor reported. “We’re not likely to make it possible for this, we’re not likely to stand for it.”