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2018 Daytime Emmy Awards: NBC’s Days of our Lives wins Best Drama

The 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. Hosted by Extra’s Mario Lopez and The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood, the ceremony was a celebration of the best of daytime, especially soap operas. NBC’s Days of our Lives won numerous awards including Drama Series, Writing Team and Directing Team, in addition to Lead Actor and Supporting Actor.

Long running serials General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, celebrating their 55 and 45 anniversaries respectively, were honored with beautiful montages and tributes . Days of our Lives stars and real life couple Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie) received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for their historic careers.

In previous years, the lack of a network home for the awards has led to some questionable red carpet and broadcast coverage, but this year none of that was to be found. The Daytime Emmys partnered with KNEKT to provide streaming coverage on numerous platforms, including YouTube, which gave fans and up close view of the ceremony.

To see who was nominated click here. A select list of winners is below.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • Days of our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM

  • Days of our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING DRAMA DIRECTING TEAM

  • Days of our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Eileen Davidson as Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • James Reynolds, as Abe Carver, Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Camryn Grimes, as Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Greg Vaughan, as Eric Brady, Days of Our Lives, NBC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Chloe Lanier, as Nelle Benson, General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Rome Flynn, as Zende Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry, General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

  • The Bay The Series, Amazon

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Anne Winters, as Mia Phillips, Zac & Mia, Verizon go90

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Kristos Andrews, as Pete Garrett, The Bay The Series, Amazon

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Jade Harlow, as Lianna Ramos, The Bay The Series, Amazon

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Eric Nelsen, as Daniel Garrett, The Bay The Series, Amazon

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

  • Patrika Darbo, as Mickey Walker, The Bay The Series, Amazon

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