By DiMarkco Chandler
Today’s celebration of the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly, it could be said, was about one actor and one actor alone. His name is Anthony Geary, and he is the star of General Hospital. The win marked his seventh Daytime Emmy award, making him the only actor to accomplish the feat. The win was for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Geary is into his fourth decade in the role of Luke Spencer, and like Susan Lucci, he has thrilled Daytime Soap fans as a romantic heartthrob. Older fans of GH remember the famous Luke and Laura wedding with took place 25 years ago in one of Daytime TV’s most recognized marriages.
That night, General Hospital had 23 Emmy nominations, but Geary’s was among the most noteworthy.
Nathan Parsons, Chad Duell, Eddie Alderson and Chandler Massey presented the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series to Geary.
Anthony Geary gave tribute to the actors he beat stating that they were all robbed. He further mentioned his amazement to start the evening with a GH award. Geary thanked the cast and production crew and gave a special shout out to the writers followed by a little something spoken in Italian.
Below you’ll find all the winners of this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.
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Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Anthony Geary, General Hospital
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital
Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives
Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless
Culinary Program: Bobby Flay’s Barbeque Addiction
Culinary/Lifestyle Host: Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee
Entertainment Talk Show: Live With Regis and Kelly
Informative Talk Show: The Dr. Oz Show
Lifestyle Program: Cars.TV
Talk Show Host: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
Morning Program: Today, NBC
Legal/Courtroom Program: Last Shot with Judge Gunn
Game/Audience Participation Show: Jeopardy!
Game Show Host: Todd Newton, Family Game Night
Children’s Animated Program: Penguins of Madagascar, Nickelodeon
Performance in a Children’s Series: Kevin Clash, as Elmo on Sesame Street
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