LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry's leading content providers, garnered seventeen Daytime Emmy® Award wins at ceremonies held over the weekend, with each of its nominated series winning awards.
Sony's daytime talk shows, The Dr. Oz Show and The Queen Latifah Show earned a total of three awards. Sony's game show Wheel of Fortune and its quiz show Jeopardy! each won Daytime Emmy honors.
Sony received multiple Daytime Emmy wins for their perennial favorite soap operas – The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives, earning a total of twelve wins for the two shows. With its nine wins, The Young and the Restless earned the most Emmys in any year in its history - including the awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Oustanding Drama Series Writing Team.
Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming stated, "We are thrilled that The Young and the Restless has been named Outstanding Drama Series. Congratulations and thank you to the hard working cast and crew, writers, producers and directors that bring compelling stories to life everyday and thank you also to Angelica McDaniel and everyone at CBS for their continued support. We look forward to continued success for both of our daytime dramas."
Y&R's complete list of Emmy wins includes:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Billy Miller, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Amelia Heinle, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series
Hunter King, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Outstanding Special Class Special
Jeanne Cooper Tribute, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Outstanding Technical Team
Mary Iannelli, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Outstanding Lighting Direction
William Roberts & Ray Thompson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
The Young and the Restless, now in its 41st year on air, has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 25 years. The Young and the Restless remains as topical and revolutionary as it has been through 41 years (as of March 26, 2014), 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 People's 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 including 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. Jill Farren Phelps serves as Executive Producer with supervising producers John Fisher and Tony Morina and producer Mary O'Leary. Josh Griffith and Shelly Altman are head writers with co-head writers Tracey Thomson.
Three members of the cast of Days of our Lives took home Emmys Sunday evening for outstanding performances including:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Eileen Davidson, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Eric Martsolf, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series
Chandler Massey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
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.
The Dr. Oz Show earned its first Emmy® for Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program, while Dr. Mehmet Oz took home his third Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
The Dr. Oz Show, headed into its sixth season and with over 800 episodes created, has changed millions of lives as a leader in health and wellness and continues to rank consistently in the top four shows nationally among its competitors. The Dr. Oz Show is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide. 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.
Jeopardy! took home its fourteenth win for Outstanding Game Show, while Wheel of Fortune earned an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction.
Jeopardy!, America's Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are celebrating 30 years of "answers and questions." The top-rated quiz show in syndication, Jeopardy!, has become a pop culture phenomenon and holds the Guinness World Record for the most Emmy awards won by a TV game show (31 Emmys). In 2014, Jeopardy!, won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. Jeopardy!, is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.
Now in its 31st season, America's Game® Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.
In its debut season, The Queen Latifah Show earned its first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling.
The Queen Latifah Show is a syndicated daytime, entertainment talk-variety series that showcases Queen Latifah's extraordinary range of talents as a global entertainment icon. The show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, and is cleared on major station groups around the country, including the CBS Television Station.
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Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 126 channel feeds available in 168 countries, reaching more than 980 million cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DrOz.com.
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