NEW YORK -- CBS and its soap opera, 'The Young and The Restless,' were the big winners Thursday at the presentation of the 12th annual daytime Emmy awards. Other top winners were talk show host Phil Donahue and game show host Dick Clark.
CBS won a total of 23 of the 39 daytime Emmys handed out this year - some of them previously announced on July 27 -- while ABC captured eight, and NBC took home only one. Syndicated shows won four Emmy awards and PBS won three.
The 17 top awards were presented at the Walforf-Astoria Hotel in a televised ceremony. Of those announced Thursday, CBS won 12, ABC two, NBC none, PBS one and syndicated shows, two.
'The Young and the Restless' (CBS) was named the outstanding drama series, and two of the show's performers also won Emmys. Beth Maitland, who plays Traci Abbott Romalotti, won as outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Williams) won as outstanding ingenue.
Darnell Williams, who plays Jesse Hubbard in ABC's 'All My Children,' was named outstanding lead actor in a drama series, and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) of CBS's 'Guiding Light' was outstanding lead soap opera actress.
Outstanding supporting actor honors went to Larry Gates, H.B. Lewis in 'Guiding Light,' and outstanding juvenile-young man in a soap opera was won by Brian Bloom as Dustin Donovan in 'As The World Turns' (CBS).
The team from 'Guiding Light' won for soap opera directing, while the writing team from 'All My Children' (ABC) won in their category.
'The $25,000 Pyramid' (CBS) was named outstanding game-audience participation show and its host, Dick Clark, was named outstanding game show host. Marc Breslow of 'The Price Is Right' (CBS) was named outstanding director in that category.
'Donahue' won as outstanding talk-service show and Phil Donahue won the Emmy as its host.
'All The Kids Do It,' a CBS Schoolbreak Special produced by Henry Winkler, won as outstanding children's special; 'Sesame Street' (PBS) was named outstanding children's series, and 'Jim Henson's Muppet Babies' (CBS) was the outstanding animated program.