BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry's leading content providers, garnered five wins at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this evening, nabbing top honors for Outstanding Talk Show/Informational for The Dr. Oz Show and Outstanding Drama Series for Days of our Lives.
The Dr. Oz Show, which will be entering into its fifth season in September, took home the Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show/Informational for the third consecutive year. The Dr. Oz Show production team is led by executive producers Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro.
"The Dr. Oz Show continues to give viewers the power and knowledge they need to live a happy and healthy life," said Holly Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Reality & Syndicated Television. "We send our congratulations to Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro, Mehmet Oz and entire the Dr. Oz team and wish them continued success in their tireless efforts to improve the lives of their viewers."
The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television. Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT.
Sony also received multiple daytime Emmy nods for their perennial favorite soap operas – The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives, earning a total of four awards for the two shows, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series for Days of our Lives. This marks the show's second win in this category. Days of our Lives is helmed by executive producer Ken Corday with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte.
Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming offered his congratulations. "We are thrilled that Days of our Lives has won Outstanding Drama Series. Thank you to the great cast and crew, writers, producers and directors that bring these stories to life everyday for the viewers and thank you also to NBC for their continued support. Our daytime dramas both have bright futures ahead of them and we look forward to their continued success."
Other honors for The Young and the Restless included Doug Davidson's win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Billy Miller for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Chandler Massey of Days of our Lives won Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless also garnered several awards at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards held on Friday, June 14. These included awards for Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series for "Only Love Goes On Forever" from The Young and the Restless, as well as kudos for lighting, casting, sound mixing and makeup among others.
"The Young and the Restless," now in its 40th year on air, has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years. "The Young and the Restless" remains as topical and revolutionary as it has been through 40 years (as of March 26, 2013), entertaining as well as educating its audience daily on a variety of topics, which have included alcoholism, smoking, breast cancer awareness, sexual harassment, date rape, illiteracy, HIV drug testing, domestic violence, drug addiction, Internet predators and foster care. Y&R has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including multiple NAACP Image Awards and Peoples' Choice Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama. Y&R has garnered 434 Daytime Emmy nominations and is the only daytime drama to have received 123 Daytime Emmy Awards. Three actors from the acclaimed series have received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame include Jeanne Cooper in 1995, Eric Braeden in 2007, and Kate Linder in 2008. The show is broadcast weekdays on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
"Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in over 25 countries internationally. The show has garnered 36 Emmy Awards and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People's Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards.
Sony Pictures Television earned a total of 12 Emmy and Creative Arts Emmy Awards in total this year for its accomplishments in daytime television programming. The complete list of winners is as follows:
- Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: THE DR. OZ SHOW
- Outstanding Drama Series: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
- Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Doug Davidson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Billy Miller, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series: Chandler Massey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Drama Series: Judy Blye Wilson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
- Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
- Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series: "Only Love Goes On Forever" - THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
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