49th Daytime Emmy Awards Set for June 24; ‘Days of our Lives’ Star John Aniston to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS and Paramount Plus on Friday, June 24. The ceremony returns to the live, in-person format it was known for prior to the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to revealing the airdate for this year’s ceremony, NATAS also announced soap opera icon John Aniston of Days of our Lives would be one of the recipients for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.

“We look forward to honoring this year’s unparalleled class of Lifetime Achievement honorees — each an icon in their craft — and couldn’t be more excited to award the first-ever Children’s & Family Emmys,” said Adam Sharp, president & CEO of NATAS. “After two years of virtual ceremonies, we’re overjoyed to once again be together, in-person, to celebrate the best of television.”

For more than 35 years John Aniston has captivated viewers as Victoria Kiriakis on NBC’s Days of our Lives. The icon will receive his award during the telecast on June 24 from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which is hosting this year’s event. Additional recipients of the award include PBS’ This Old House, documentarian Sir David Attenborough, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton and journalist Judy Woodruff.