A real tragedy occurred at the end of the Daytime Emmys ceremony when finally – after 22 years on the air – "The Bold and the Beautiful" won best drama series for the first time ever and the awardcast ended before producer/writer Brad Bell could give his acceptance speech. It's especially sad since Bell is long overdue for Emmy glory, having lived a long time in the shadow of his famous father, Bill Bell, who created both "Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless." Now that Brad proved he's a worthy heir to his father's daunting legacy, he didn't get his moment in the spotlight.
But he did get to give an acceptance speech, even if it wasn't viewed nationwide on the tube. What did he say? Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada found out. Bell told him: "I thanked the cast and crew and everyone involved in the show, CBS, Barbara Bloom, Margot Wain, the writers and directors. The two leading ladies in my life: my mother and co-creator of the show Lee Phillip Bell, and my wife, Colleen. When I was thanking the writing team, I said, ‘And the writer who is with us in every scene that we write and who is with us tonight in spirit, my father Bill Bell.'"