Thorsten Kaye Embraces Daytime Emmys with Heartfelt Speech, Admits Disliking Award Shows Until Win

Kaye expressed his gratitude to his wife and daughters, saying, “Being your dad is the greatest honor of my life.”

On Friday, June 7, Thorsten Kaye won the actor award for best lead performance in a daytime drama series for his role as Ridge Forrester in “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

In his victory speech, Kaye thanked his family members who had supported him along the way as well as his fellow cast members. “To be very honest, I don’t like award shows,” Kaye said, then laughed, “I didn’t like award shows until tonight.” They make total sense now.”

“That somebody could achieve this alone is another illogicality. Not possible. You need a cast that puts up with you, and you need a terrific supervisor that notices and hears you,” he said. “You need a huge community of individuals who have committed to not letting you drown, not tonight. Thank you; I have all of that.

As the camera panned to his daughter McKenna, who was crying, he added, “I’ve got Marlowe and McKenna — being your dad is the greatest honor of my life.” Then, with gratitude for his wife, Kaye said, “Susan, thank you for this beautiful kids and everything that you sacrificed did not go unnoticed. I appreciate it. Sweetheart, you are loved.”

Nominees in the category were mostly from CBS soaps; they included Eric Braeden of “The Young and the Restless,” Thorsten Kaye, Scott Clifton, and John McCook of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and Eric Martsolf of “Days of Our Lives.”

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