Envelope mix-up at Daytime Emmy Awards
The cast and crew of "Days of Our Lives" accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Days of Our Lives" scored a rare win for best drama series at the Daytime Emmys in a show marked by an envelope mix-up, expletives and the constant din of audience chatter heard during the cable telecast that stretched beyond its time slot.
NBC's "Days" won just its second drama series trophy and first since 1978, upending such heavyweights as "General Hospital," ''The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" — all of which had dominated the category in recent years.
"Days" is one of four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks, while another nominee "One Life to Live" has found new life on the Internet after being canceled. "Days" claimed one other trophy: Chandler Massey as outstanding younger actor.
Julie Marie Berman accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for "General Hospital" at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
CBS claimed eight trophies during Sunday's show, giving the network a leading 21 wins including those from last week's creative arts ceremony. PBS was second with 14 wins.
In a major gaffe, Aisha Tyler of "The Talk" was presenting outstanding talk show informative when she opened the envelope and quickly realized she had been given the wrong one.
"Oh, interestingly enough this winner is not in this category," she said. "If I read it out I'm going to give another category away."
The audience at the Beverly Hilton hotel gasped and Tyler vamped while waiting to be given the correct envelope from the wings.