"As the World Turns" was just canceled after 53 years on TV, but it received two major consolation prizes at the Daytime Emmys. The soap opera won the trophies for best actor Michael Park and lead actress Maura West when the awards were bestowed Sunday night at the Las Vegas Hilton.
"We had to say goodbye to over 60 members of our family on Wednesday," Park said tearfully, accepting the first Emmy of his career. "It was heartbreaking, and I pray you never have to endure what we endured on Wednesday.… I can't think of a better way to say goodbye to a 13-year run on a 53-year-old show than this right here. Thank you so much."
"The Bold and the Beautiful" won best drama series for a second year in a row after previously never claiming the top Emmy since its launch in 1987.
Below are other victors. More winners were announced last week at the Creative Arts Awards.See The Envelope's full list here.
BEST DRAMA SERIES
"The Bold and the Beautiful"
Maura West, "As the World Turns"
Michael Park, "As the World Turns"
Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless"
Julie Pinson, "As the World Turns"
Julie Marie Berman, "General Hospital"
Drew Tyler Bell, "The Bold and the Beautiful"
TALK SHOW – INFORMATIVE
TALK SHOW – ENTERTAINMENT
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
TALK SHOW HOST
Dr. Oz, "Dr. Oz Show"
"Bold and the Beautiful"
Photo: National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences