1973 to 1974
The First Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Vertical EMMYS Soap Banner Daytime Emmys Central: 1st Annual (1973-1974)

In 1973, daytime television was given its own Emmy ceremony. At the time there were three categories---one for the top show, another for the top actor, and third was for top actress.

Winners are denoted by boldface type and a bullet (•).

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Days of our Lives
The Doctors
General Hospital

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton, Days of our Lives)
John Beradino (Steve Hardy, General Hospital)
Peter Hansen (Lee Baldwin, General Hospital)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Mary Fickett (Ruth Martin, All My Children)
Elizabeth Hubbard (Althea Davis, The Doctors)
Rachel Ames (Audrey Hardy, General Hospital)
Mary Stuart (Joanne Vincente, Search For Tomorrow)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Doctors
The Edge of Night
General Hospital

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of our Lives - Wes Kenney
The Doctors - Norman Hall
The Doctors - Hugh McPhillips

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION OR SCENIC DESIGN

Another World
CBS Daytime 90
Love of Live
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

The ABC Afternoon Playbreak
All My Children
Another World
Somerset

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak
All My Children
The Doctors
The Edge of Night

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION

The ABC Afternoon Playbreak
The Doctors
The Edge of Night

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING

All My Children
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION AND ELECTRONIC CAMERAWORK

One Life to Live

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION

All My Children
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless



THE FINAL TALLY

Days of our Lives: 3 wins (1 acting, 1 technical, plus Directing)
5 nominations: 1 acting, 2 technical, plus Directing and Series

The Doctors: 2 wins (1 acting, 1 technical)
7 nominations: 1 acting, 1 technical, plus Writing, 2 Directing, and Series

The Young and the Restless: 2 wins (2 technical)
2 nominations: 2 technical

The Edge of Night: 1 win (Writing)
3 nominations: 2 technical, plus Writing

Another World: 1 win (1 technical)
2 nominations; 2 technical

One Life to Live: 1 win (1 technical)
1 nomination

General Hospital
7 nominations: 3 acting, 2 technical, plus Writing and Series

All My Children
5 nominations: 1 acting, 4 technical

Love of Live
1 nomination: 1 technical

Search For Tomorrow
1 nomination: 1 acting

Somerset
1 nomination: 1 acting

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