49th Annual Daytime Emmys Awards

There was more glitz and glamour at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards than during last year’s ceremony, but the COVID pandemic’s presence was still affecting things.

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Live Coverage

That didn’t stop the casts and crew from all the daytime soaps — Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless — from celebrating the biggest day of the year — at night. Here is your complete list of winners in the biggest awards below.

The Winners List

Outstanding Drama Series
Beyond Salem, Peacock
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Days of our Lives, NBC
General Hospital, ABC — WINNER
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series
Marci Miller (Abigail DiMera, DAYS)
Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair, Y&R) — WINNER
Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves, GH)
Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos, GH)
Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker, DAYS)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, Y&R)
Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, DAYS)
John McCook (Eric Forrester, B&B) — WINNER
James Reynolds (Abe Carver, DAYS)
Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott, Y&R)

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
Beyond Salem, Peacock
Days of our Lives NBC — WINNER
General Hospital ABC
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Performance by a Younger Performer in a Drama Series
Lindsay Arnold (Allie Horton, DAYS)
Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine, GH) — WINNER
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman, Y&R)
William Lipton (Cameron Webber, GH)
Sydney Mikayla (Trina Robinson, GH)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series
Beyond Salem, Peacock
Days of our Lives, NBC
General Hospital, ABC — WINNER
The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryton James (Devon Hamilton, Y&R)
Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault, GH) — WINNER
Aaron D. Spears (Justin Barber, B&B)
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine, GH)
Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales, Y&R)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter, B&B)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, GH)
Stacy Haiduk (Kristen DiMera, DAYS)
Melissa Ordway (Abby Chancellor, Y&R)
Kelly Thiebaud (Dr. Britt Westbourne, GH) — WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Robert Gossett (Marshall Ashford, GH)
Ted King (Jack Finnegan, B&B) — WINNER
Michael Lowry (Dr. Clay Snyder, DAYS)
Naomi Matsuda (Dr. Li Finnegan, B&B)
Ptosha Storey (Naya Benedict, Y&R)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Days of our Lives / Beyond Salem NBC | Peacock
Dogs, Netflix
General Hospital, ABC
Start Up, PBS
The Young and the Restless, CBS — WINNER

Outstanding Original Song
Grateful For It All, Y&R — WINNER
Next To You, Y&R
Talks With Mama Tina Theme Song, Talks With Mama Tina (Facebook Watch)

Soap Hub congratulates all the winners of the 49th Annual Daytime Emmys.

Daytime Emmy History

In 1972, the first daytime-themed Emmy Awards were handed out during the primetime ceremony, when The Doctors and General Hospital were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama — with The Doctors winning the first Best Show Daytime Emmy. Also at that same ceremony, Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama was awarded to Mary Fickett from All My Children.

Soap History

The Bold and the Beautiful made its debut in 1987 and introduced glitz and glamour to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, three decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. BB airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.

Days of our Lives made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.

General Hospital made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air. GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.

The Young and the Restless made its debut in 1973 and introduced more sexual undertones and younger characters to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, four decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. YR airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.

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