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Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It was first awarded at the 7th Daytime Emmy Awards in 1980,[1] and is given to honor an actor/actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest role while working within the daytime drama industry.

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Awarded forOutstanding Performance by a Guest Actor or Actress in a Drama Series
CountryUnited States
Presented by
First awarded1980
Currently held byPatricia Bethune,
General Hospital (2019)
Websiteemmyonline.org/daytime

Originally referred to as the Outstanding Cameo Appearance in a Drama Series category, it was changed to Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series in 1987, when the category was re-introduced.[2] It began using its current title in 2015 when the category marked its return after 28 years and it included a criterion that "the performer’s character must have premiered in the current eligibility (calendar) year and have made a limited number of appearances in a significant role".[3] The Emmy was named after an "Immy", an affectionate term used to refer to the image orthicon camera tube.[4] The statuette was designed by Louis McManus, who modeled the award after his wife, Dorothy.[4] The Emmy statuette is fifteen inches tall from base to tip, weighing five pounds and is composed of iron, pewter, zinc and gold.[4]

The award was first presented to Hugh McPhillips for his role as Hugh Pearson on Days of Our Lives.[1] Since its inception, the award has been given to six actors. The Bold and the Beautiful is the show with the most awarded actors, with a total of two. In 2015, Donna Mills, Fred Willard and Ray Wise made Daytime Emmy Award history when they tied in the category. As of the 2018 ceremony, Vernee Watson is the most recent winner in this category for her portrayal of Stella Henry on General Hospital.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.

Table key
  Indicates the winner
 
John Wesley Shipp won in 1987 for his performance on Santa Barbara
 
Donna Mills won in 2015 for her role on General Hospital and was one of three recipients of the award that year
Year Performer Program Role Network Ref.
1980
(7th)
Hugh McPhillips   Days of Our Lives Hugh Pearson
NBC
[1]
Sammy Davis Jr. One Life to Live Chip Warren
ABC
[5]
Joan Fontaine Ryan's Hope Page Williams ABC
Kathryn Harrold The Doctors Pat Reyerson ABC
Eli Mintz All My Children Locksmith ABC
1987
(14th)
John Wesley Shipp   Santa Barbara Martin Ellis
NBC
[6]
Pamela Blair All My Children Maida Andrews ABC
Eileen Heckart One Life to Live Ruth Perkins ABC
Celeste Holm Loving Clara and Lydia Woodhouse ABC
Terrence Mann As the World Turns Jester CBS
2015
(42nd)
Donna Mills   General Hospital Madeline Reeves
ABC
[7]
Fred Willard   The Bold and the Beautiful John Forrester
CBS
Ray Wise   The Young and the Restless Ian Ward
CBS
Meredith Baxter The Young and the Restless Maureen Russell CBS [8]
Sally Kellerman The Young and the Restless Constance Bingham CBS
Linda Elena Tovar General Hospital Rosalie Martinez ABC
2016
(43rd)
Obba Babatundé   The Bold and the Beautiful Julius Avant
CBS
[9]
Anna Maria Horsford The Bold and the Beautiful Vivienne Avant CBS
[10]
Adam Leadbeater Days of Our Lives Dr. Seth Malcom NBC
Frank Runyeon The Young and the Restless Angel CBS
Dee Wallace General Hospital Patricia Spencer ABC
2017
(44th)
Jim O'Heir   The Bold and the Beautiful Matt Cannistra
CBS
[11]
Tobin Bell Days of Our Lives Yo Ling NBC
[12]
Don Harvey General Hospital Tom Baker ABC
Monica Horan The Bold and the Beautiful Kieran Cannistra CBS
Nichelle Nichols The Young and the Restless Lucinda Winters CBS
2018
(45th)
Vernee Watson   General Hospital Stella Henry ABC
[13]
Ryan Ashton The Young and the Restless Zach Sinnett CBS
[14]
Robb Derringer Days of Our Lives Scooter Nelson NBC
John Enos Days of Our Lives Roger NBC
Morgan Fairchild Days of Our Lives Anjelica Deveraux NBC
2019
(46th)
Patricia Bethune   General Hospital Nurse Mary Pat ABC
[15]
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez Days of Our Lives Miguel Garcia NBC
[16]
Wayne Brady The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Reese Buckingham CBS
Kate Mansi Days of Our Lives Abigail Deveraux
NBC
Thaao Penghlis Days of Our Lives Andre DiMera
NBC

Series with most awardsEdit

Wins Series
3
The Bold and the Beautiful
3
General Hospital

Network with most awardsEdit

Wins Program
3
CBS
2
NBC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1980 Emmy Winners & Nominees". Soap Opera Digest. New York City: American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on August 18, 2004. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Lewis, Errol (November 6, 2014). "ON THE RECORD: David Michaels Talks New Daytime Emmy Categories, Overall Changes and That Red Carpet Situation!". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award – Supporting Material: What's New" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. October 30, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Emmy Central: The Daytime Emmys® on soapcentral.com". Philadelphia: Soapcentral. Archived from the original on September 4, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Hirsch, Lynda (May 14, 1980). "More soap than substance in daytime Emmy nominations". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida: Times Publishing Company. Associated Press. p. 72. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Oprah leads Daytime Emmys". Lodi News-Sentinel. New York City, New York: Marty Weybret. July 1, 1987. p. 7. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 31, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  9. ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). Los Angeles: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). Los Angeles: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  13. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (April 29, 2018). "Daytime Emmys: The Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. New York City: Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). Los Angeles: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 5, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  16. ^ "The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.

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