The Young and the Restless star Amelia Heinle (Victoria) was so sure she would not win the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress she didn't bother to prepare a speech. When she won, her poignant dedication of the award to her sister, who is battling cancer, was one of the night's most memorable moments.
Later in the press room, Heinle preemptively defended her orange gown, which her fans helped her choose. Though her category was announced so early she missed most of the show, she enjoyed the freewheeling, uncensored format. "I love that Kathy [Griffin] is the M.C. She's one of my favorite comedians, so I'm sorry I missed it. I think it's good for the Emmys to reboot, to sort of start over, to have some comedy, to have people come up and say what they want to say and have some fun."
Heinle also discussed the difficulty of staying true to her character, and Victoria and Billy's relationship, while working with the three different actors who have played Billy since their characters became involved.
"The Billy switching has been rough on all of us... We have a new, new Billy [now]. Every actor brings something different [to the role.] Billy Miller was the actor I worked with for the past five years, so it takes a little while. I have faith that it will be okay."