Mishael Morgan is 1st Black lead winner at Daytime Emmys

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” won as the lead actor, becoming the first black actor to win the premiere of the Daytime Emmys on Friday night.

Morgan had previously been nominated for the post. The 35-year-old Trinidad and Tobago boy plays Amanda Sinclair in CBS soap.

“I’m respected no matter what color my skin is, no matter what my passport is, because I’m the best at what I do,” Morgan said. “Now there are young girls all over the world who are seeing another step forward and know that no matter what their industry, no matter what they do, no matter what, they can strive to be the best they can be. Not only will they accomplish that, but they will be celebrated. ”

John McCook received the acclaimed actor for his role as Eric Forrester on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.” It was the first time the 78-year-old had won four tournaments.

“I’m so excited to get this Emmy, any Emmy really,” she said.

“General Hospital” won the daytime drama awards, the 15th ABC victory in the category. It was the fifth trophy won by the program on Friday.

Morgan is in second place at “Y&R.” She first joined the soap in 2013 and stayed until 2018. He is back in 2019 as a different actor.

“I am very proud of our generation. We are breaking the glass roof left, right and center, and I am very honored to be a ship and feel it at the moment, ”he said. “It is because of everyone here today who proves to the world that we can and will do this so-called equality and solidarity together.”

Three “General Hospital” stars won awards and the soap management team won for three consecutive years.

Kelly Thiebaud has been named as the supporting character for the role of Dr. Britt Westbourne and Jeff Kober scored points as a supporting character in his role as Cyrus Renault. Nicholas Chavez won as the youngest soap opera player.

“Hey!” Chavez said. “Just a little over a year ago I was selling cars in a small coastal town in Florida. I have always been loving and supportive of my family, but none of us have ever dreamed that I would reach this stage. ”

Excited Thiebaud won his first nomination.

“I can’t believe this. I am very shocked, ”he said. “My brother, when I first started imitating, followed my career and was like, ‘You’re not good enough.’ So thank you for giving me something to put on his face.”

Kober is known for his extensive film and his first work on shows such as “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Walking Dead.”

“Oh, thank you for making me feel welcome during the day. What a journey, ”he said. “I like what we get for a living, it’s a joke.”

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