The Young and the Restless’ rules 2019 Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards, ‘After Forever’ surges in digital races

“Days of Our Lives” is the Daytime Emmys front-runner for Best Drama Series, according to our racetrack odds, but it was “The Young and the Restless” that ruled the Creative Arts Awards on Sunday night, May 3 (see the complete list of winners here). It took home five trophies in craft categories, more than any other program in any other field. Does that bode well for its chances on Sunday night? Our predictions center is back open, so you can make or update your forecasts here in 21 categories that are yet to be decided.

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“Y&R” was awarded for its art direction, lighting direction, sound mixing,, costume design, and hairstyling. But all four televised soaps came away with something. “Days” claimed prizes for its makeup, music, and casting. “General Hospital” was celebrated for its multi-camera editing. And “The Bold and the Beautiful” had the best technical team and the best original song (“You’re the One”). Is that a sign of things to come? Not necessarily. Last year “Days” won Best Drama Series even after it had been completely shut out at the Creative Arts Awards. Since winners are decided by voters viewing sample episode submissions, Best Drama could still be anyone’s game.

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