Emotional end for ‘As the World Turns’ on Emmys

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Billy Miller of CBS‘ “The Young and the Restless” won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a daytime drama. Julie Berman of ABC’s “General Hospital” won her second straight Emmy as outstanding younger actress in a soap, and Drew Tyler Bell of “The Bold & The Beautiful” was best younger actor.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave a lifetime achievement award to Agnes Nixon, who created “All My Children” in 1970 and was an influential writer for “Guiding Light,” ‘'As the World Turns” and other daytime dramas.

Susan Lucci of “All My Children” called her the “queen of modern daytime drama.”

“I would not even be here today if Agnes Nixon had not created Erica Kane,” Ms. Lucci said of her character.

Ms. Nixon said she was “overwhelmed” and paid tribute to the audience that shared “our real world of make believe.”

The academy also paid tribute to Dick Clark and his long-running musical countdown show “American Bandstand.” Tony Orlando, Chubby Checker and Marie Osmond took the stage to sing hits played on “Bandstand” years ago.

“Without ‘Bandstand,’ without Dick, there would be no ‘American Idol,’” said that show’s exiting judge, Simon Cowell.

The awards show got off to a bumpy start with illusionist David Copperfield making host Philbin suddenly “appear” onstage. You could hear Mr. Philbin say: “How did you do it? I can’t believe it,” while his lips weren’t moving on his onstage image.

Nick Divito in Las Vegas contributed to this report.

 

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