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The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
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 and the Los Angeles
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-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American
United States
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 daytime television
Daytime television
Daytime television is the general term for television shows produced that are intended to air during the daytime hours on weekdays. This article is about American daytime television, for information about international daytime television see Daytime television....

 programming. Ceremonies generally are held in May or June.

Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film
Film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

), Grammy Award
Grammy Award
A Grammy Award — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry...

s (for music
Music
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) and Tony Award
Tony Award
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway...

s (for stage
Theatre
Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance...

).

History


The first daytime-themed Emmy Award
Emmy Award
An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

s were given out at the primetime ceremony in 1972, when The Doctors and General Hospital
General Hospital
General Hospital is an American daytime television drama that is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns....

were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama. That year, The Doctors won the first Best Show Daytime Emmy. In addition, the award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama was given to Mary Fickett
Mary Fickett
Mary Fickett was an American actress, best-known for her roles in the American television dramas, The Edge of Night — as Sally Smith , and as Dr...

 from All My Children
All My Children
All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictitious suburb of Philadelphia. The show features Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime's most...

. A previous category "Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming" was added once in 1968 with individuals like Days of our Lives
Days of our Lives
Days of our Lives is a long running daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday in the United States since November 8, 1965. It has since been syndicated to many countries around...

star MacDonald Carey
Macdonald Carey
Edward Macdonald Carey was an American actor, best known for his role as the patriarch Dr. Tom Horton on NBC's soap opera Days of our Lives...

 nominated. Due to voting rules of the time judges could opt to either award one or no Emmy, and in the end they decided that no one nominated was deserving of the golden statuette. This snub outraged then Another World
Another World (TV series)
Another World is an American television soap opera that ran on NBC from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. It ran for a total of 35 years. It was created by Irna Phillips along with William J...

writer Agnes Nixon
Agnes Nixon
Agnes Nixon is an American writer and producer. She attended Northwestern University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and is best known as the creator of soap operas such as One Life to Live and All My Children...

, causing her to write in The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

, "...after viewing the recent fiasco of the Emmy awards, it may well be considered a mark of distinction to have been ignored by this group."

Longtime General Hospital
General Hospital
General Hospital is an American daytime television drama that is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns....

star John Beradino
John Beradino
John Beradino was an American infielder in Major League Baseball and an actor. Known as Johnny Berardino during his baseball career, he was also credited during his acting career as John Baradino, John Barardino or John Barradino.-Early life and education:He was born Giovanni Berardino in Los...

 became a leading voice to have daytime talent honored with special recognition for their work. The first separate awards show made just for daytime programming was broadcast in 1974 from the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center in New York. The hosts that year were Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters
Barbara Jill Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows , the television newsmagazine , former co-anchor of the ABC Evening News, and current contributor to ABC News.Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news...

 and Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall (game show host)
Peter Marshall is an American television and radio personality, singer, and actor.He was the original host of The Hollywood Squares, from 1966 to 1981. He has almost fifty television, movie, and Broadway credits...

. The gala is now usually held at nearby Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city...

, with occasional broadcasts from Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG and known colloquially as The Garden, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan and located at 8th Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station.Opened on February 11, 1968, it is the...

. The 2006 Emmys were held at the Kodak Theatre
Kodak Theatre
The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles...

 in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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 (the first time they have ever been held outside of New York), where the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
An Academy Award, also known as an Oscar, is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers...

 have been presented since the venue's opening in 2001. The Kodak Theatre also hosted the 2007 and 2008 ceremonies.

Due to the relatively small talent pool in daytime television, it has become common for the same people to be nominated repeatedly. The most infamous of these is All My Children
All My Children
All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictitious suburb of Philadelphia. The show features Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime's most...

star Susan Lucci
Susan Lucci
Susan Victoria Lucci is an American actress and entrepreneur, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the daytime drama All My Children. The character is considered an icon, and Lucci has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" by TV Guide, with New York Times and Los Angeles Times citing her as the...

, whose name became synonymous with being nominated for an award and never winning, after having been nominated 18 times without receiving an award before finally winning a Daytime Emmy for Best Actress in 1999.

In 2003, in response to heavy criticism of bloc voting
Voting bloc
A voting bloc is a group of voters that are so motivated by a specific concern or group of concerns that it helps determine how they vote in elections. The divisions between voting blocs are known as cleavage...

 in favor of shows with the largest casts, an additional voting round was added to all the drama acting categories. Known as the "pre-nominations", one or two actors from each show is selected to then move on and be considered for the primary nominations for the awards.

Telecast


The show originally aired during the daytime hours but moved to night time in 1991. Many special events have aired before the live telecast in an attempt to grab households tuning in for the awards. ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

/Disney
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into...

's SoapNet
SOAPnet
SOAPnet is an American cable television channel that broadcasts current and past soap operas and primetime dramas, along with some original programming. The channel launched on January 20, 2000, and is owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company...

 cable channel, which airs special programming revolving around the Daytime Emmys in the month before the show, broadcasts a red carpet special before the awards ceremony, and a post-show. When NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 hosted the awards shows, it would air special one-off episodes of their soap operas, such as Another World: Summer Desire
Another World: Summer Desire
Summer Desire was the name of the first and only night-time special aired under the Another World soap opera banner. Touted as special event programming, the hour-long episode aired just before the Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 1992....

. During the past three turns for CBS, the network has used the first hour to carry The Price Is Right
The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)
The Price Is Right is an American game show which was created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. Contestants compete to identify the pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes. The show is well-known for its signature line of "Come on down!" when the announcer directs newly selected contestants to...

specials, a United States Navy primetime special, and, in 2007, a repeat of that morning's final episode with original host Bob Barker. However, the program's Friday night timeslot as of late, which is the second-least viewed night of television, can also be blamed for the program's decline.

For many years, the show was produced by one of its own Lifetime Achievement honorees, Dick Clark
Dick Clark (entertainer)
Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark is an American businessman; game-show host; and radio and television personality. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years...

. Each show from 2004 to 2008 was produced by White Cherry Entertainment.

In August 2009, The CW
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

 broadcast the Daytime Emmys for the first time, despite that network not having any daytime programming, due to the other networks declining to carry it. The airing delivered the ceremony's lowest ratings ever (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.72m), but it did outperform The CW's weak averages on the night that summer. The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were broadcast in June 2010 on CBS.

Programming

  • Outstanding Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series is an award which has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys ceremony since 1974. As there are separate awards for acting, writing and directing, the award is generally given to the soap opera that excelled in all three of those categories...

  • Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
    The Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show is one of the overall awards presented every year at the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony...

  • Outstanding Morning Programming (debuted in 2007)
  • Outstanding Talk Show
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show was an award presented annually from 1974–2007 at the Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2008, the award was discontinued and replaced by two new categories: Outstanding Talk Show—Informative and Outstanding Talk Show—Entertainment.-List of winners:* 1974: The...

     (Ended in 2007, when the award was split into two categories. See Below )
  • Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment
    The Talk Show Entertainment and Outstanding Informative Talk Show category replaced the original Outstanding Talk Show category in 2008.2008:**Rachael Ray ****The Ellen DeGeneres Show**The View The Talk Show Entertainment and Outstanding Informative Talk Show category replaced the original...

  • Outstanding Talk Show Informative
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative
    note: The Outstanding Informative Talk Show category along with Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show replaced Outstanding Talk Show.2008:**The Tyra Banks Show****Dr. Phil****A Place of Our Own**2009:**The Tyra Banks Show****The Doctors**...

  • Outstanding Special Class Special
  • Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
  • Outstanding Children's Series
  • Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special
  • Outstanding Lifestyle Show
  • Outstanding Special Class
  • Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
    Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
    The award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program first Premiered in 2008.Cristina's Court became the first winner in this category and so far the only winner. In 2011 Cristina's Court did not receive a nomination for the 38th Daytime Emmy Awards....

  • Outstanding Children's Animated Program
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program has been awarded every year since 1985. Up until 1993, the award was just known as the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. Arthur holds the record for most nominations and Arthur and Muppet Babies are tied for most...

  • Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
  • Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

Directing
  • Directing For A Game/Audience Participation Show
  • Directing For A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team-1970s:1974* Days of our Lives* The Doctors1975* Another World* Days of our Lives* The Young and the Restless1976* The Doctors...

  • Directing For A Talk Show
  • Directing For A Lifestyle Show
  • Directing For A Children's Series
  • Directing For A Children/Youth/Family Special
  • Directing For A Special Class Program

Performance

  • Lead Actor In A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series is an award which has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys ceremony since 1974.In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees....

  • Lead Actress In A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is an award which has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys ceremony since 1974...

  • Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys since the 6th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1979....

  • Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys since the 6th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1979....

  • Younger Actor In A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys since the 12th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1985. The award category was originally called the Outstanding Young Man in a Drama Series...

  • Younger Actress In A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys since the 12th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1985. The award category was originally called the Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series...

  • Performer In A Children's Series
  • Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special
  • Performer In An Animated Program
  • Game Show Host
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
    The Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host is one of the performance awards awarded annually at the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony. Game show hosts that host daytime or syndicated game shows are eligible for the award....

  • Talk Show Host
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host
    - 1970s :*1974: Dinah Shore, Dinah's Place*1975: Barbara Walters, Today*1976: Dinah Shore, Dinah!*1977: Phil Donahue, Donahue*1978: Phil Donahue, Donahue*1979: Phil Donahue, Donahue- 1980s :*1980: Phil Donahue, Donahue...

  • Lifestyle Show Host

Writing

  • Writing For A Drama Series
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
    The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team-2011, 38th Daytime Emmy Awards:*As the World Turns: Jean Passanante*The Bold and the Beautiful: Bradley Bell*Days of our Lives: Dena Higley...

  • Writing For A Children's Series
  • Writing For A Children/Youth/Family Special
  • Writing For A Special Class Special


Prior to 2007, the Lifestyle categories were previously known as the Service Show categories.

Creative Arts Daytime Emmys


Creative Arts Emmy Awards are awarded in the following categories:
  • Art direction
    • Art Direction- Set Decoration- Scenic Design
    • Art Direction- Set Decoration- Scenic Design For A Drama Series
  • Casting For A Drama Series
  • Costumes
    • Costume Design For A Series
    • Costume Design For A Drama Series
  • Editing
    • Single Camera Editing For A Series
    • Multiple Camera Editing For A Series
    • Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series
  • Hairstyling
    • Hairstyling For A Series
    • Hairstyling For A Drama Series
  • Lighting Direction
    • Lighting Direction For A Series
    • Lighting Direction For A Drama Series
  • Main Title Design
  • Makeup
    • Makeup
    • Makeup For A Drama Series
  • Music
    • Music Direction and Composition
    • Music Direction and Composition For A Drama Series
    • Original Song
  • Sound Editing and Mixing
    • Sound Editing For A Series
    • Sound Editing For A Drama Series
    • Sound Mixing For A Series
    • Sound Mixing For A Drama Series
  • Technical Direction
    • Single Camera Photography- Video or Electronic
    • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series
    • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Drama Series

Award ceremonies

  • 1st Daytime Emmy Awards
    1st Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 1st Daytime Emmy Awards were held on May 28, 1974 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . It was hosted by Peter Marshall at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.Winners in each category are in bold....

     (May 21, 1974; NBC
    NBC
    The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

    )
  • 2nd Daytime Emmy Awards
    2nd Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 2nd Daytime Emmy Awards were held on May 15, 1975 and broadcast on CBS to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year...

     (May 20, 1975; CBS
    CBS
    CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

    )
  • 3rd Daytime Emmy Awards
    3rd Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 3rd Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1976 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . The third awards only had three categories, and thus three awards were given.Winners in each category are in bold....

     (May 19, 1976; ABC
    American Broadcasting Company
    The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

    )
  • 4th Daytime Emmy Awards
    4th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 4th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1977 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . The fourth awards only had three categories, and thus three awards were given.Winners in each category are in bold....

     (May 24, 1977; NBC)
  • 5th Daytime Emmy Awards
    5th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 5th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 7, 1978, to commemorate excellence in American daytime programming from the previous year . The awards were hosted by Family Feud host Richard Dawson, who also won an award for best game show host....

     (May 16, 1978; CBS)
  • 6th Daytime Emmy Awards
    6th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 6th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1979 to commemorate excellence in American daytime programming from the previous year . The sixth awards included supporting actor and actress categories, meaning that five awards were given out that year, a first in the awards show's history.Winners in each...

     (May 15, 1979; ABC)
  • 7th Daytime Emmy Awards
    7th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 7th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1980 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . The seventh awards included a cameo appearance category, giving an award to a memorable soap cameo...

     (May 20, 1980; NBC)
  • 8th Daytime Emmy Awards
    8th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 8th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1981 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . The eighth awards did not include the cameo category from the previous year, so only five awards were given, like in previous years....

     (May 19, 1981; CBS)
  • 9th Daytime Emmy Awards
    9th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 9th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 8, 1982 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Daytime Drama Series:*All My Children*General Hospital...

     (May 18, 1982; ABC)
  • 10th Daytime Emmy Awards
    10th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 10th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 6, 1983 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Daytime Drama Series:*All My Children*Days of our Lives...

     (June 21, 1983; not televised)
  • 11th Daytime Emmy Awards
    11th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 11th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 27, 1984 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Daytime Drama Series:*All My Children*Days of our Lives...

     (June 19, 1984; not televised)
  • 12th Daytime Emmy Awards
    12th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 12th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Wednesday, July 31, 1985 on CBS to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . Two new categories were added: Outstanding Young Man in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Ingenue in a Daytime Drama Series...

     (June 11, 1985; CBS)
  • 13th Daytime Emmy Awards
    13th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 13th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on July 17, 1986 on NBC to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Daytime Drama Series:*All My Children...

     (June 17, 1986; NBC)
  • 14th Daytime Emmy Awards
    14th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 14th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1987 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Daytime Drama Series:*All My Children*As the World Turns...

     (June 16, 1987; CBS)
  • 15th Daytime Emmy Awards
    15th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 15th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Wednesday, June 19, 1988 tocommemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year and aired on CBS...

     (June 19, 1988; ABC)
  • 16th Daytime Emmy Awards
    16th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 16th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Thursday, June 29, 1989 on NBC to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . The awards aired from 3-5 pm...

     (June 29, 1989; NBC)
  • 17th Daytime Emmy Awards
    17th Daytime Emmy Awards
    -Outstanding Drama Series:All My ChildrenGuiding LightSanta BarbaraThe Young and the Restless-Outstanding Lead Actor:*David Canary...

     (June 23, 1990; CBS)
  • 18th Daytime Emmy Awards
    18th Daytime Emmy Awards
    -Outstanding Drama Series:All My ChildrenAs the World TurnsGuiding LightThe Young and the Restless-Outstanding Lead Actor:*Peter Bergman ...

     (June 18, 1991; ABC)
  • 19th Daytime Emmy Awards
    19th Daytime Emmy Awards
    -Outstanding Drama Series:*All My Children*As the World Turns*Guiding Light*The Young and the Restless-Outstanding Lead Actor:*Peter Bergman ...

     (June 20, 1992; NBC)
  • 20th Daytime Emmy Awards
    20th Daytime Emmy Awards
    -Outstanding Drama Series:*All My Children*As the World Turns*Guiding Light*The Young and the Restless-Outstanding Lead Actor:*Peter Bergman...

     (May 21, 1993; CBS)
  • 21st Daytime Emmy Awards
    21st Daytime Emmy Awards
    -Outstanding Drama Series:*All My Children*As the World Turns*Guiding Light*The Young and the Restless-Outstanding Lead Actor:*Peter Bergman *Charles Keating...

     (May 20, 1994; ABC)
  • 22nd Daytime Emmy Awards
    22nd Daytime Emmy Awards
    -Outstanding Drama Series:*All My Children*Days of our Lives*General Hospital*The Young and the Restless-Outstanding Lead Actor:*Peter Bergman...

     (May 19, 1995; NBC)
  • 23rd Daytime Emmy Awards
    23rd Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 23rd Daytime Emmy Awards were held on May 22, 1996 on CBS to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . At this ceremony, Erika Slezak set a then record with five Emmy Awards for Lead Actress. She would beat her own record in 2005. The telecast aired two-hours...

     (May 17, 1996; CBS)
  • 24th Daytime Emmy Awards
    24th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 24th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1997 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year . The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Fred Rogers The 24th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1997 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year...

     (May 16, 1997; ABC)
  • 25th Daytime Emmy Awards
    25th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1998 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Drama Series:...

     (May 15, 1998; NBC)
  • 26th Daytime Emmy Awards
    26th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 26th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1999 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .General Hospital set a record this year for the most Daytime Emmys won in a single year with a total of eight...

     (May 21, 1999; CBS)
  • 27th Daytime Emmy Awards
    27th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 27th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 2000 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year .Winners in each category are in bold.-Outstanding Drama Series:*All My Children*General Hospital...

     (May 19, 2000; ABC)
  • 28th Daytime Emmy Awards
    28th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 28th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 2001 to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year. As the World Turns tied with General Hospital for the most Daytime Emmys won in a single year, with a total of eight....

     (May 18, 2001; NBC)
  • 29th Daytime Emmy Awards
    29th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 29th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2001, was held on May 17, 2002 at the theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hosted by Bob Barker, it was televised in the United States by CBS...

     (May 17, 2002; CBS)
  • 30th Daytime Emmy Awards
    30th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 30th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2002, was held on May 16, 2003 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City...

     (May 16, 2003; ABC)
  • 31st Daytime Emmy Awards
    31st Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 31st Daytime Emmy Awards, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2003, was held on May 21, 2004 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Vanessa Marcil hosted. Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented on May 15, 2004...

     (May 21, 2004; NBC)
  • 32nd Daytime Emmy Awards
    32nd Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 32nd Daytime Emmy Awards, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2004, was held on Friday, May 20, 2005 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. CBS televised the ceremonies in the United States...

     (May 20, 2005; CBS)
  • 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards
    33rd Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2005, was held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. This was the first time that the Daytime Emmys were held outside of New York. ABC televised the ceremonies in the United States...

     (April 28, 2006; ABC)
  • 34th Daytime Emmy Awards
    34th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 34th Daytime Emmy Awards, commemorating excellence in American daytime programming from 2006, was held on June 15, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. CBS televised the ceremonies in the United States...

     (June 15, 2007; CBS)
  • 35th Daytime Emmy Awards
    35th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards was held on Friday, June 20, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, and was televised in the United States on ABC. Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented seven day earlier on June 13 at the Frederick P...

     (June 20, 2008; ABC)
  • 36th Daytime Emmy Awards
    36th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, August 30, 2009, and were televised live on The CW for the very first time. The nominees were announced on May 14. Vanessa L...

     (August 30, 2009; The CW
    The CW Television Network
    The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

    )
  • 37th Daytime Emmy Awards
    37th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 27, 2010, hosted by Regis Philbin and broadcast on the CBS network. Nominations were announced May 12 on The Early Show...

     (June 27, 2010; CBS)
  • 38th Daytime Emmy Awards
    38th Daytime Emmy Awards
    The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards was held on June 19, 2011, and broadcast on the CBS network live from Las Vegas. Pre-Nominations were announced on February 25. Nominations were announced on May 11. It was hosted by Wayne Brady. Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek both received a Lifetime Achievement...

     (June 19, 2011: CBS)

Award milestones


Some notable records and facts about the Daytime Emmy Awards include the following:

Actors who have won two or more Daytime Emmys

  • Justin Deas
    Justin Deas
    Justin Deas is an American actor. He is known for his role as Tom Hughes #10 on As the World Turns and for his role as Buzz Cooper Sr. on Guiding Light...

     (6) (1984, 1988–1989, 1994–1995, 1997)
  • Anthony Geary
    Anthony Geary
    Anthony Geary is an American actor. He has starred on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital as Luke Spencer from 1978 to 1984 and from 1993 to present.-Life and career:...

     (6) (1982, 1999–2000, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  • Erika Slezak
    Erika Slezak
    Erika Alma Hermina Slezak is an American actress, best known for her role as Victoria Lord on the American daytime soap opera One Life to Live...

     (6) (1984, 1986, 1992, 1995–1996, 2005)
  • David Canary
    David Canary
    David Hoyt Canary is an American actor, who starred in both soap operas and prime time television. He is best known for his roles as the ranch foreman, Candy Canaday on Bonanza and identical twins Adam Chandler from 1983 to 2010 and Stuart Chandler from 1984 to 2009 on the daytime serial, All My...

     (5) (1986, 1988–1989, 1993, 2001)
  • Susan Flannery
    Susan Flannery
    Susan Flannery is an American soap opera actress. She is known for her role Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful and for her role as Dr. Laura Spencer Horton on Days of our Lives ....

     (4) (1975, 2000, 2002–2003)
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedienne, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol for one year, having joined the show in its ninth season....

     (4) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Jonathan Jackson
    Jonathan Jackson (actor)
    Jonathan Stevens Jackson is an American actor, best known for playing Lucky Spencer, son of supercouple Luke and Laura on the American daytime drama General Hospital...

     (4) (1995, 1998-1999, 2011)
  • Kim Zimmer
    Kim Zimmer
    Kim Zimmer is an American actress. She is known for her role as Echo DiSavoy on One Life to Live and best known for her role as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light.-Career:...

     (4) (1985, 1987, 1990, 2006)
  • Peter Bergman
    Peter Bergman
    Peter Bergman is an American soap opera actor best known for his portrayals as Dr. Cliff Warner on All My Children, as well as Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless.-Biography:...

     (3) (1991–1992, 2002)
  • Sarah Brown (3) (1997–1998, 2000)
  • Jennifer Finnigan
    Jennifer Finnigan
    Jennifer Christina Finnigan is a 3-time Daytime Emmy Award winning Canadian actress, perhaps best known for her role as Bridget Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 2000 to 2004. She appeared in the ABC sitcom Better with You.-Biography:Finnigan was born in Montreal...

     (3) (2002–2004)
  • Helen Gallagher
    Helen Gallagher
    Helen Gallagher is an American actress, dancer, singer and makeup artist.-Early years:Born in Brooklyn, she was raised in Scarsdale, New York for several years until the Wall Street crash which heralded the Great Depression, and her family moved to the Bronx. Her parents separated and she was...

     (3) (1976–1977, 1988)
  • Rick Hearst
    Rick Hearst
    Rick Hearst is an American actor, best known for roles in US soap operas.-Personal life:Born in Queens, New York in 1965 and raised in Dallas, Texas....

     (3) (1991, 2004, 2007)
  • Michael E. Knight
    Michael E. Knight
    - Biography :Knight is best known for playing Tad Martin on the soap opera All My Children. His first stint on the show ran from 1982–1986. He returned from 1988–1990, and again from 1992 until the series finale in 2011...

     (3) (1986–1987, 2001)
  • Jennifer Landon
    Jennifer Landon
    Jennifer Landon is an American actress. She is known for her role as Gwen Norbeck Munson on As the World Turns .-Private life:...

     (3) (2006–2008)
  • Christian LeBlanc
    Christian LeBlanc
    Christian Jules LeBlanc is an American actor.LeBlanc currently plays Michael Baldwin on The Young and the Restless. He first played the role from 1991 to 1993, and then resumed the role in 1997. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the role six times, and won for Outstanding Lead Actor...

     (3) (2005, 2007, 2009)
  • Heather Tom
    Heather Tom
    Heather Marie Tom is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless, Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and currently Katie Logan Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful....

     (3) (1993, 1999, 2011)
  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    Barbara Jill Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows , the television newsmagazine , former co-anchor of the ABC Evening News, and current contributor to ABC News.Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news...

     (3) (1975, 2003, 2009)
  • Julia Barr
    Julia Barr
    Julia Barr is an American actress. Barr is most famous for her role on the soap opera All My Children, playing the character of Brooke English...

     (2) (1990, 1998)
  • Julie Marie Berman (2) (2009–2010)
  • Larry Bryggman
    Larry Bryggman
    Larry Bryggman is an American actor.-Early life:Bryggman was born in Concord, California of Swedish descent; his father worked for a neon sign company and his mother was a piano teacher. Bryggman attended the City College of San Francisco as well as the American Theatre Wing in New York...

     (2) (1984, 1987)
  • Martha Byrne
    Martha Byrne
    Mary Martha Byrne is an American actress, singer and screenwriter.In 2008, she left CBS's As the World Turns as the passionate role of Lily Snyder. In 2009, she was featured on ABC's General Hospital as Andrea Floyd...

     (2) (1987, 2001)
  • Macdonald Carey
    Macdonald Carey
    Edward Macdonald Carey was an American actor, best known for his role as the patriarch Dr. Tom Horton on NBC's soap opera Days of our Lives...

     (2) (1974–1975)
  • Susan Haskell
    Susan Haskell
    Susan Haskell is a Canadian actress. She portrays the role of Dr. Margaret "Marty" Saybrooke, bad-girl-turned-good-turned-bad-again, on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.-Private life:...

     (2) (1994, 2009)
  • Elizabeth Hubbard
    Elizabeth Hubbard
    Elizabeth Hubbard is an American film, soap opera, stage and television actress. Hubbard was born in New York City]. She attended Radcliffe College, and graduated summa cum laude. She pursued her theatrical education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she was the first American...

     (2) (1974, 1976)
  • Judith Light
    Judith Light
    Judith Ellen Light is an American actress. Her television roles include Karen Wolek on the soap opera One Life to Live, Angela Bower on the sitcom Who's the Boss?, Claire Meade on ABC's TV series Ugly Betty and Judge Elizabeth "Liz" Donnelly on Law & Order Special Victims Unit.-Early life:Light...

     (2) (1980–1981)
  • Dorothy Lyman
    Dorothy Lyman
    Dorothy Lyman is an American television actress, director and producer. She is most commonly known for her work as architect Gwen Parrish Frame in Another World and in All My Children as Opal Sue Gardner, and on the syndicated sitcom Mama's Family, as Naomi Harper.Lyman was born in Minneapolis,...

     (2) (1982–1983)
  • Kevin Mambo
    Kevin Mambo
    Kevin Mambo is a Zimbabwean/Canadian actor.He is best known for his role on the CBS Daytime serial Guiding Light in the role of Marcus Williams which won him two Daytime Emmys in the younger actor category.-Career:...

     (2) (1996–1997)
  • Cady McClain
    Cady McClain
    Cady McClain is an American actress, singer, and author.-Early career:McClain's professional acting career began in 1979 at the age of 10, when she was featured in a commercial for Band-Aid bandages....

     (2) (1990, 2004)
  • Kimberly McCullough
    Kimberly McCullough
    Kimberly Anne McCullough is an American actress, dancer, and director. She is best known for her longtime role as Robin Scorpio on the soap opera General Hospital, a role which she originated at the age of 7, playing the character from 1985-1996...

     (2) (1989, 1996)
  • Michael Park
    Michael Park (actor)
    Michael Park is an American actor, best known for his role of Jack Snyder on As the World Turns . Park won back to back Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011.-Career:...

     (2) (2010-2011)
  • Tom Pelphrey
    Tom Pelphrey
    -Early years:Born in Howell, New Jersey, Pelphrey graduated from Howell High School in 2000, and from Rutgers University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.-Guiding Light:...

     (2) (2006, 2008)
  • John Wesley Shipp
    John Wesley Shipp
    John Wesley Shipp is an American actor best known as Mitch Leery, the title character's father on the television drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2001 and for roles in several daytime soap operas...

     (2) (1986, 1987)
  • Kristoff St. John
    Kristoff St. John
    Kristoff St. John is an American actor, best known for his role as Neil Winters on the daytime US drama The Young and the Restless.-Career:...

     (2) (1992, 2008)
  • Michelle Stafford
    Michelle Stafford
    Michelle Stafford is an American actress, best known for her role as Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless.-Career:...

     (2) (1997, 2004)
  • Gina Tognoni
    Gina Tognoni
    Gina Tognoni is an American actress.-Career:Tognoni has won Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in 1991 and Miss Rhode Island Teen All-American in 1993. In 1995, she was cast as Kelly Cramer on ABC's soap opera One Life to Live, a role she originated and portrayed to 2001...

     (2) (2006, 2008)
  • Jerry verDorn (2) (1995–1996)
  • Jess Walton
    Jess Walton
    Jess Walton is an American actress, best known for her role as Jill Foster Abbott on the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless.-Early life:...

     (2) (1991, 1997)
  • Douglass Watson
    Douglass Watson
    Larkin Douglass Watson III was an American actor.Before an acting career, he received two Purple Heart awards for his service in World War II. A character actor since 1950, his most notable roles were in the movies Julius Caesar , Sayonara , and The Money Pit...

     (2) (1980–1981)
  • Maura West
    Maura West
    Maura Jo West born Maura Snyder is an American actress, best known for her role as Carly Tenney on the television soap opera As the World Turns and as Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless....

     (2) (2007, 2010)
  • Ellen Wheeler
    Ellen Wheeler
    Ellen Wheeler is an American actress, director and producer. She has appeared in several soap operas, including Another World and All My Children. In 1986, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series" for her work as twins Marley and Vicky Love Hudson on Another World...

     (2) (1986, 1988)
  • Darnell Williams
    Darnell Williams
    Darnell Williams is a British-born soap opera actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Jesse Hubbard on the ABC soap opera All My Children, a role which has earned him two Daytime Emmy Awards.-Biography:...

     (2) (1983, 1985)
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host.Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won...

    (2) (2002, 2009)

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