50th Annual Daytime Emmys Winners — 2023 With General Hospital Winning Best Daytime Drama

50th Annual Daytime Emmys winners have been announced.


The Daytime Emmy Awards aired live on Friday, December 15 at 9 PM on CBS. During the ceremony, Susan Lucci (ex-All My Children’s Erica Kane), 76, received a Lifetime Achievement Award, along with daytime talk-show host, Mauri Povich, 84.

Maury Povich at the Daytime Emmys 2023


Lucci told Next TV, “I am truly humbled to receive this esteemed award from the Academy,” said Lucci. “I have been incredibly fortunate to work alongside exceptional talents and be embraced by my fans that have been with me every step of the way. This honor is not just a reflection of my journey but a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the profound connection we are so lucky to forge with audiences all over the world through television.”

Daytime Emmys 50 in 2023
Daytime Emmys


About the award, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS told Michael Fairman TV, “This is the 50th anniversary of the Daytime Emmys, and in a telecast of two-hours. Obviously, a big component of it is honoring the great work that we honor every year and so, in many ways, the main thrust will still be a traditional daytime Emmy ceremony. One of the things we thought about in planning for the ceremony is…do we want to sacrifice any of that to lean into that 50th anniversary piece? Those two hours goes by fast. I think what we found is a good balance of a straight-up award show, but remind people of the institutional history and legacy that went into this.  I think you saw in our announcement of presenters this week that at every category there is that nod to the past, going back to some of these legacy presenters, some of these ‘first to win their categories’, and things such as that. All building up to the Lifetime Achievement Award, where I think if you polled anyone, what is the most iconic moment in daytime Emmy’s history? It is Shemar Moore presenting the Lead Actress Emmy to Susan Lucci.”

Susan Lucci accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award!

susan lucci speech Daytime EMmys


Find the winners in bold italics.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Sherry Sheppard presents this award.

The Bay
Bold and Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital wins!
Young & Restless

gh wins best show 2023 daytime emmys


Outstanding Drama Writing Team

The Bay

The Bay The Series

Beyond Salem: Chapter Two

Beyond Salem logo

Bold and Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
Young and Restless – wins for best writing. Josh Griffith prepared a speech! 

josh griffith wins best writing daytime emmys

Outstanding Drama Directing Team

The Bay
Beyond Salem: Chapter Two
Bold and Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital – winners – Phideaux Xavier directing.
Young and Restless

Phideaux Xavier wins best directing Daytime Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actress

John McCook and Peter Bergman present this award.

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, Bold and Beautiful) wins best actress daytime emmys 2023 soapsspoilers

Sharon Case (Sharon, Young and Restless)
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Young and Restless)
Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Young and Restless)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, Bold and Beautiful)

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Outstanding Lead Actor

Mishael Morgan and Cynthia Watros present this award.

Mishael Morgan and Cynthia watros daytime emmys

Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Young and Restless)
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days of Our Lives)
Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, Bold and Beautiful) – Thorsten was not there. Brad Bell (head writer/executive producer) accepted for him.
Jason Thompson (Billy, Young and Restless)

thorsten kaye wins best lead actor daytime emmys 2023

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Jeff Kober (Cyrus, GH) and Greg Rikaart (Leo, Days & Kevin, Y&R) presented this award.

Jeff Kober and Greg Rikaart supporting performance in adaytime drama series 2023

Krista Allen (Taylor, Bold and Beautiful)
Sonya Eddy (Epiphany, General Hospital) wins!
Stacy Haiduk (Kristen, Days of Our Lives)
Brook Kerr (Portia, General Hospital)
Kelly Thiebaud (Britt, General Hospital)

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Outstanding Supporting Actor

Nicholas Chavez (Spencer, General Hospital)
Chad Duell (Michael, General Hospital)
Daniel Feuerriegel (EJ, Days of Our Lives)
Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital)
Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, General Hospital)

robert gossett wins supporting actor GH Emmys

Outstanding Guest Performer

Steve Burton (Harris, Beyond Salem: Chapter Two)
Cassandra Creech (Grace, Bold and Beautiful)
Alley Mills (Heather, General Hospital) – see below, Alley giving her speech. 
Robert Newman (Ashland, Young and Restless)
Kevin Spirtas (Craig, Days of Our Lives)

alley mills general hospital guest performer winner daytime emmys

Outstanding Younger Performer

Cary Christopher (Thomas, Days of Our Lives)
Victoria Grace (Wendy, Days of Our Lives) (Grace rescinded her nomination, details below.)
Eden McCoy (Josslyn, General Hospital) – See Joss below.
Henry Joseph Samiri (Douglas, Bold and Beautiful)

Eden McCoy wins best younger performer


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