The Feel-Good Guide to Sports, Travel, Shopping & Entertainment

Main Sports Events Holidays & Observances Pop Culture Shopping Travel

MAIN Arrow to Hollywood Pop Culture Arrow to Television2020 Daytime Emmy Awards

also see -> Primetime Emmy Awards

daytime emmy award statuette

The Daytime Emmy Awards are heading back to TV!

Five years after it was last on TV, CBS will once again telecast the Daytime Emmys, to be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8PM ET.

The virtual show will include all major awards being announced during a live presentation that will feature favorite daytime stars appearing from their own homes.

That said, 2020 Daytime Emmy nominees have already been announced during an episode of "The Talk" on Thursday, May 21.

Leading the Daytime nominee pack this year are Best Drama Series nominees “The Bold and the Beautiful”,“Days of Our Lives”, “General Hospital”, and “The Young and the Restless”. Popular favorites Judge Judy (Best Courtroom Show) and Ellen Degeneres (Best Talk Show - Entertainment) also made the cut. (See the full list below!)

Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates and the annoucement of big winners when they are announced in June.

DID YOU KNOW? Daytime Emmy trivia & fun facts

• The first Emmy Awards for daytime were given out at the primetime ceremony in 1972, when The Doctors won the first "Best Show Daytime" Emmy.

• Actress Susan Lucci was famous for her iconic role as Erica Kane in All My Children, due in part for being nominated 19 times and never winning. In an emotion-filled ceremony, Lucci finally won for Best Actress in 1999.

• Talk show host Ellen Degeneres holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards with 29.

• Actress Erika Slezak has received the most wins (six) for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live.

• For Best Actor in a Drama Series, Anthony Geary has won a record eight times for his role as Luke Spencer on General Hospital.

• The most awarded game show ever at the Daytime Emmys? That would be Jeopardy! with 15 wins.


2020 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

Best Drama Series
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“General Hospital”
“The Young and the Restless”

Best Actor
Steve Burton, “General Hospital”
Thorsten Kaye, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Jon Lindstrom, “General Hospital”
Thaao Penghlis, “Days of Our Lives”
Jason Thompson, “The Young and the Restless”

Best Actress
Finola Hughes, “General Hospital”
Katherine Kelly Lang, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Maura West, “General Hospital”
Arianne Zucker, “Days of Our Lives”

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Grossman, “The Young and the Restless”
Bryton James, “The Young and the Restless”
Wally Kurth, “Days of Our Lives'”
Chandler Massey, “Days of Our Lives”
James Patrick Stewart, “General Hospital”
Paul Telfer, “Days of Our Lives”

Best Supporting Actress
Tamara Braun, “General Hospital”
Rebecca Budig, “General Hospital”
Susan Seaforth Hayes, “Days of Our Lives”
Christel Khalil, “The Young and the Restless”
Annika Noelle, “The Bold and the Beautiful”

Best Younger Performer
Sasha Calley, “The Young and the Restless”
Olivia Rose Keegan, “Days of Our Lives”
Katelyn MacMullen, “General Hospital”
Eden McCoy, “General Hospital”
Thia Megia, “Days of Our Lives”

Best Talk Show (Entertainment)
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
“GMA3: Strahan, Sara and Keke”
“The Kelly Clarkson Show”
“Live with Kelly and Ryan”
“The Talk”

Best Talk Show Host (Entertainment)
“GMA3: Strahan, Sara and Keke”
“The Kelly Clarkson Show”
“Live with Kelly and Ryan”
“The Talk”

Best Talk Show (Informative)
“Rachael Ray”
“Red Table Talk”
“The 3rd Hour of Today”
“Today Show with Hoda and Jenna”
“The View”

Best Talk Show Host (Informative)
“The View”
“Tamron Hall”
“Larry king Now”
“Today Show with Hoda and Jenna”
“Red Table Talk”

Best Game Show
“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”
“Double Dare”
“Family Feud”
“The Price is Right”

Best Game Show Host
Wayne Brady, “Let’s Make a Deal”
Steve Harvey, “Family Feud”
Alfonso Ribeiro, “Catch-21”
Pat Sajak, “Wheel of Fortune”
Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy”

Best Morning Show
“CBS Sunday Morning”
“CBS This Morning”
“Good Morning America
“Sunday Today with Willie Geist”
“Today Show”

Best Legal/Courtroom Show
“Hot Bench”
“Judge Judy”
“Judge Mathis”
“Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court”
“The People’s Court”

Best Culinary Series
“Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro”
“Giada Entertains”
“Milk Street”
“30 Minute Meals”
“Valerie’s Home Cooking”

Best Culinary Host
Valerie Bertinelli, “Valerie’s Home Cooking”
Frankie Celenza, “Struggle Meals”
Giada De Laurentiis, “Giada Entertains”
Ina Garten, “Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro”
Rachael Ray, “30 Minute Meals”

Best Lifestyle Series
“Ask This Old House”
“George to the Rescue”
“Home Made Simple with Laila Ali”
“Open House”
“This Old House”

Best Travel/Adventure Program
“Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild”
“Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin”
“Rock the Park”
“Samantha Brown’s Places To Love”
“The Zimmern List”

Best Educational/Informational Series
“Could You Survive the Movies?”
“Deadly Engineering”
“Glad You Asked”
“Mission Unstoppable”

Best Daytime Program Host
Jeff Corwin, “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration”
Mo Rocca and Alie Ward, “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation”
Mike Rowe, “Returning the Favor”
Andrew Zimmern, “The Zimmern List”

also see in Soaps -> All My Children | Days of Our Lives

General Hospital
| One Life to Live


More about the Daytime Emmys around the the Web:

2020 Daytime Emmy Awards - Check out the official site with a complete list of nominees, rules, voting schedule with related stories, profiles and features.

Soap - Daytime Emmys - Find out everything you ever wanted to know including a history of the awards, plus lists of Daytime Emmy winners in all major categories dating back to the 1970's.

Soap Opera Network Daytime Emmys Forum - Join the fray at this busy board and learn more, or exchange predictions and gossip on all your Daytime Emmy favorites.

Daytime Emmy - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia offering a complete list of Daytime Emmy categories, interesting factoids & trivia, and related resources.

Privacy  |  Mission Statement  |  Contact us |  Sitemap

All contents copyright © 1999 - 2020