Jason Thompson accepts an award with his family during the Daytime Emmy Awards.
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Here’s a look at the Daytime Emmy Awards, which recognize television programs and performers.

June 24, 2022 - The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place.

June 25, 2021 - The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are presented virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Daytime Emmys are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Emmy Awards are named after “Immy,” an abbreviation for the image orthicon camera. It was later changed to “Emmy,” which seemed more feminine.

The first Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was held in 1974. Prior to this, a small number of daytime awards were presented along with the Primetime Emmy Awards.

In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy announce a realignment of the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, organizing the competitions by content genre rather than airtime.

2021 Winners (selected)

Outstanding Drama Series:
“General Hospital”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Maurice Benard, “General Hospital”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, “The Bold and the Beautiful”

Outstanding Morning Program:
“CBS Sunday Morning”

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment:
“The Kelly Clarkson Show”

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative:
“Red Table Talk “

Full list of winners