The Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles Friday night, with many familiar faces winning big.
Leading the night overall were The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Sesame Street, with six wins each. The Ellen DeGeneres Show won a handful of technical awards as well as Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program. The Today Show also won the award. Sesame Street won Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series as well as Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for Kevin Clash, who plays Elmo.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness won Outstanding Children's Animated Program, a spinoff of the popular Kung Fu Panda film series. R.L. Stein's The Haunting Hour won Outstanding Children's Series.
Judge Judy won Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program. This is Judge Judy Sheindlin's first Emmy win after 15 nominations.
Two soaps, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful took home five awards each, making CBS the top winner of the night, tying PBS with 13 trophies apiece.
Voiceover stars Terese Ganzel and Bob Bergen hosted the event at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
The Creative Arts Emmys are not often televised since they are primarily for technical awards. The regular Daytime Emmy Awards, which features actors and shows being awarded, will air on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on the HLN Network.
As for the televised awards, popular awards prediction site GoldDerby.com is anticipating a win for The Ellen DeGeneres Show for Best Entertainment Talk Show. They also predict that Katie, hosted by longtime television personality Katie Couric, will win Best Informative Talk Show. Long-running quiz show Jeopardy! is predicted to win Best Game Show.
For the soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful is predicted to win the most awards, including Best Drama Series, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress and Younger Actress.
The 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards will be aired on the HLN Network at 8 p.m. on Sunday.