Davidson of 'Young and Restless' wins Daytime Emmy
FILE - In this Thursday, June 13, 2013 photo, Elizabeth Hendrickson, left, and Max Ehrich arrive at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Scott Kirkland/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Doug Davidson of "The Young and the Restless" won lead actor honors at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, earning his first career trophy for a role he's played since 1978.
Davidson shared a passionate kiss with his real-life wife before he took the stage and raised his golden statue in the air. He had been nominated seven times in various categories for playing Detective Paul Williams on the CBS soap before winning.
"It suddenly occurs to me that the presenters are younger than my tux," he said. "I would like to thank the viewers. They have been more than fans, they've been like family to me. They've supported my character in some very difficult times."
Davidson beat out his "The Young and the Restless" co-stars Peter Bergman and Michael Muhney, as well as Jason Thompson of "General Hospital," in the category.
There was unexpected glitch when the ladies of "The Talk" presented outstanding talk show informative. Aisha Tyler opened the envelope and quickly realized it was the wrong one.
"Oh, this is interesting," she said. "This winner is not in this category."
The audience in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton gasped at the error.
"There better be a cocktail waiting on my table," Tyler said before being handed the correct envelope from the wings.
Tyler then announced "The Dr. Oz Show" as the winner.
"I was having heart palpitations, real ones," Dr. Mehmet Oz said onstage.
In another surprise, there was a tie for supporting actor in a drama series. Scott Clifton of "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Billy Miller of "The Young and the Restless" both won.
Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab" picked up his third win as outstanding game show host, beating out five-time winner Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" among others.
"Cash Cab" has ended its eight-year run after airing more than 400 episodes of the game show that takes place in a cab as Bailey plies the streets of New York.
"I've got some great hood ornaments for the cab I now have in my garage," he said.
The ceremony pitted the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks against one that found new life on the Internet.
Top-rated "The Young and the Restless" took on last year's winner "General Hospital," ''Days of Our Lives," ''The Bold and the Beautiful" and online refugee "One Life to Live" for best daytime drama honors.
Among daytime talk shows, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" had a leading 11 nominations.