Jennifer Hudson, Sherri Shepherd and Susan Lucci get glam and sparkle in colorful gowns at the star-studded 50th Daytime Emmy Awards


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Jennifer Hudson was joined by Sherri Shepherd and Susan Lucci to lead the stars at the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday.

The stunning Hollywood heavyweights descended upon the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate daytime television’s best and brightest at the annual gala.

EGOT winner Hudson commanded attention in a glittering Old Hollywood gown, while Shepherd dared to impress in a strapless yellow number and Lucci stole the spotlight in a sparking orange ensemble.

All eyes were on the All My Children icon as she received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

With the event being postponed for six months due to the writers and actors strike earlier this year, the gliterrati made sure to come out in full force as the gorgeous ladies were joined by the likes of Amanda Kloot, Maury Povich, Connie Chung and more. 

Hudson shimmered in her Old Hollywood number

Hudson shimmered in her Old Hollywood number

Shepherd's yellow delight featured a magnificent train

Shepherd’s yellow delight featured a magnificent train

All eyes were on the All My Children icon as she was set to receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award

All eyes were on the All My Children icon as she was set to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Povich and Chung were presenting the Gold & Silver Circle honorees and the In Memoriam tribute, respectively. 

Leading the pack with the most noms this year is ABC’s General Hospital with a whopping 19 nominations, including Best Daytime Drama Series, Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress, Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor and much more.

CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless received 14 and 13 nominations, respectively.

Shemar Moore presented the Lifetime Achievement Honor to Lucci.

The actor famously presented the actress her first Daytime Emmy Award in 1999 after she was nominated 19 times for playing Erica Kane in All My Children.

Moore hilariously exclaimed ‘the streak is over!’ after opening the envelope and seeing Lucci’s name.  

‘I am truly humbled to receive this esteemed award from the Academy,’ Lucci said in a recent statement upon hearing the news of her lifetime achievement award. 

‘Throughout my career, I have been incredibly fortunate to work alongside exceptional talents and embraced by my fans that have been with me every step of the way. 

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton was a vision in white

Adrienne Bailon-Houghton was a vision in white

Amanda Kloots looked like she stepped off a runway

Amanda Kloots looked like she stepped off a runway

Akbar Gbajabiamila (L) and Amanda Kloots made quite the pair on the red carpet

Akbar Gbajabiamila (L) and Amanda Kloots made quite the pair on the red carpet

‘This honor is not just a reflection of my journey, but a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the profound connection we are so lucky to forge with audiences all over the world through television.’

The 76-year-old daytime TV queen rose to fame with her breakthrough in the character of Erica Kane on All My Children in 1970.

She portrayed the role for 41 years until the show concluded in 2011. 

Maury Povich and Connie Chung were presenting the Gold & Silver Circle honorees and the In Memoriam tribute, respectively

Maury Povich and Connie Chung were presenting the Gold & Silver Circle honorees and the In Memoriam tribute, respectively

Kym Whitley sparkled in her jumpsuit

Kym Whitley sparkled in her jumpsuit

Krista Allen, who famously dated George Clooney, looked every inch the movie star

Krista Allen, who famously dated George Clooney, looked every inch the movie star 

Shemar Moore presented the Lifetime Achievement Honor to Lucci

Shemar Moore presented the Lifetime Achievement Honor to Lucci

Moore famously presented the actress her first Daytime Emmy Award in 1999 after she was nominated 19 times for playing Erica Kane in All My Children

Moore famously presented the actress her first Daytime Emmy Award in 1999 after she was nominated 19 times for playing Erica Kane in All My Children

Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner are hosting the gala.

Jennifer Nettles will perform ‘Life is Sweet’ for the In Memoriam segment. 

Other presenters included Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless), Peter Bergman (Y&R), Michael Damian (Y&R), Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful), Mary Beth Evans (Days of Our Lives), Akbar Gbajabiamila (The Talk), Drake Hogestyn (Days of Our Lives), and Finola Hughes (General Hospital).



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