The Bold and the Beautiful on Sunday won two Daytime Emmys.

The show won in the Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team category and Obba Babatunde won for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series.

Babatunde plays the father of Maya Avant (portrayed by Karla Mosley), a young woman who came out transgender to her boyfriend Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) after a tabloid writer threatened to out her. Rick and Maya's wedding was the first in daytime soap history to include a transgender character.

Head writer Bradley P. Bell was asked about the transgender storyline backstage.

“It's really trying to bring daytime into a place where it reflects what's going on in the world today,” Bell said. “The transgender issue is very topical – so much to explore. It made for a great love story.”

He said that he was expecting pushback but it was “incredible smooth sailing.”

“Love is love and you just celebrate it when you have it because it can very fleeting,” Bell added.

Babatunde said that having the storyline recognized felt “sensational.”

“The beautiful thing we are portraying is … growth and development,” he said.