Daytime Emmys fans felt horrible for Alison Sweeney during the show
Don't you just hate it when one of your favorite stars gets robbed of an award? So do Alison Sweeney's fans — and they were throwing major shade at the Daytime Emmys due to the perceived oversight.
When General Hospital's Maura West won the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, viewers weren't upset with West. It's not that she wasn't totally bubbly and adorable and — sure — maybe even a little tipsy (but endearingly so) when she took the stage to accept her award.
Rather, it was because the name that was called out was not Alison Sweeney.
Sweeney, who was arguably the propelling force behind Days of Our Lives for over two decades, received her first Daytime Emmy nomination this year. For shame, right? Fans have long been adamant that Sweeney's talents have been overlooked.
But this year, fans were certain it was Sweeney's time to shine. Alas, 'twas not in the cards for the soap-star-slash-Biggest-Loser-host this year. West — who has been nominated for nine Daytime Emmys and has won three — snagged the award for her role as Ava Jerome on General Hospital.
And fans, well, they just couldn't even.
The fact that Sweeney left the show last year seemed to give the loss even more gravitas. After so many years not getting a well-deserved nomination, she finally gets one, only to lose? It doesn't seem fair, lamented her loyal fans.
Still, Sweeney isn't sweating it. Before the show, the humble actress joked with Entertainment Tonight about what her "concession face" would look like should she lose.
And, as several fans pointed out, Sweeney still had major reason to celebrate — Days tied with The Young and the Restless for the night's top honor of Outstanding Drama Series, which many viewers credit largely to Sweeney's stellar acting on the show.
Happily, the beloved actress certainly won't let losing the award keep her down. In addition to her hosting gig on The Biggest Loser, Sweeney is producing Radio Hype and starring in Hallmark Channel's Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder.
Now that's what we call sweet success.