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General Hospital dominates 50th annual Daytime Emmys with 6 trophies, Susan Lucci honored

"The Bold and the Beautiful" stars win big at the Daytime Emmy Awards, "General Hospital" dominates with six trophies.

The Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Friday night, with "The Bold and the Beautiful" actors Thorsten Kaye and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood winning lead acting honors. "General Hospital" took home six trophies, including four for acting.

Kaye, who plays Ridge Forrester on the CBS soap, was not present to accept his award. Co-star John McCook, last year's lead actor winner, joked that Kaye would have thanked him because he helps him through everything.

MacInnes Wood won her third trophy for her role as Steffy Forrester, the daughter of Ridge. She expressed her gratitude for the win and the journey she's been on.

"General Hospital" had a successful night, winning outstanding drama series. Executive producer Frank Valentini dedicated the win to Sonya Eddy and N'Neka Garland, who both passed away recently.

Eddy won supporting actress honors for her role as head nurse Epiphany Johnson on "General Hospital," and Garland worked as a producer on the show for 22 years. Robert Gossett, who plays Marshall Ashford, won the supporting actor trophy, and Eden McCoy won for outstanding younger performer.

Alley Mills, known for her role as the mother on "The Wonder Years," won for guest performance on a daytime drama. She spoke about the challenges she faced after the death of her husband, actor Orson Bean.

Susan Lucci received the Lifetime Achievement Honor for her 40-year run as Erica Kane on "All My Children." The actor, who was nominated 18 times in the lead actress category before finally winning in 1999, expressed her gratitude for her career.

"The Young and the Restless" was honored for outstanding writing, and Kelly Clarkson won for a daytime talk series and as daytime talk host.

"Entertainment Tonight" won its eighth trophy as outstanding entertainment news series. The 50th annual ceremony was the first major awards show to return since the Hollywood writers' and actors' strikes ended.

The event was a celebration of the awards' golden anniversary, with previous winners paired with long-ago winners as presenters. Attendees sat at tables spread out in a ballroom at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Overall, it was a night of celebration and recognition for the talented individuals in the daytime television industry.

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