Social issues, disease, death and musical numbers are all familiar territory on primetime television -- and fodder for awards -- so it should not be a surprise that some of the past year's most…
Daytime Emmy Awards
Big drama and edgy issues aren't reserved for primetime.
"The Young and the Restless" topped all shows with 23 nominations.
The Beverly Hilton will once again host the event, now in its 40th year.
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Even if "General Hospital," ABC's remaining daytime drama, weren't turning 50 this year, it would still be worthy of a shoutout at the Daytime Emmys.
Agnes Nixon's socially relevant serials "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" were groundbreaking in content when they debuted on ABC over 40 years ago.
Like sands through the hourglass, the heyday of the soap opera has slipped away. Not that you'd be able to tell at the Daytime Emmys.
Monty Hall and Bob Stewart will receive lifetime achievement honors this year at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
ABC's ''General Hospital'' was the big winner at the 39th annual Daytime Emmys, taking five kudos including top drama series.