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Emmy
1977 to 1978
The Fifth Annual Daytime Emmy Awards


For Emmy trivia buffs 1977 marked the first time that Susan Lucci (Erica Kane, All My Children) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. The actress would amass another eighteen nominations before finally taking home a trophy.

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



OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


All My Children
Days of our Lives
Ryan's Hope
The Young and the Restless



OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


Matthew Cowles (Billy Clyde Tuggle, All My Children)
Lawrence Keith (Nick Davis, All My Children)
James Pritchett (Matt Powers, The Doctors)
Michael Storm (Larry Wolek One Life to Live)
Michael Levin (Jack Fenelli, Ryan's Hope)
Andrew Robinson (Frank Ryan, Ryan's Hope)



OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


Mary Fickett (Ruth Martin, All My Children)
Susan Lucci (Erica Kane, All My Children)
Laurie Heineman (Sharlene Frame, Another World)
Beverlee McKinsey (Iris Carrington, Another World)
Victoria Wyndham (Rachel Cory, Another World)
Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams, Days of our Lives)
Jennifer Harmon (Cathy Craig, One Life to Live)



OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES


All My Children
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives
Guiding Light
Ryan's Hope
Days of our Lives was nominated for two episodes, each under a different head writer.



OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


Another World: Ira Cirker
As the World Turns: Richard T. McCue
Days of Our Lives: Al Rabin
Love of Life: Robert Myhrum
Ryan's Hope: Lela Swift
The Young and the Restless: Richard Dunlap



OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DAYTIME PROGRAMMING: COSTUME DESIGNER


Search for Tomorrow: Connie Wexler (costume designer)



OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DAYTIME PROGRAMMING: TECHNICAL DIRECTION


The Young and the Restless: Steve Cunningham (technical director), Fred Gough (cameraman), Mike Stitch (cameraman), Joe Vicens (cameraman)



THE FINAL TALLY


The Young and the Restless: 2 wins, 3 nominations

Another World: 1 win (1 acting)
4 nominations: 3 acting, plus Directing

Days of our Lives: 1 win (Series)
5 nominations: 1 acting, plus Directing, 2 Writing and Series

The Doctors: 1 win (1 acting)
1 nomination: 1 acting

Ryan's Hope: 1 win (Writing)
5 nominations: 2 acting, plus Directing, Writing and Series

Search For Tomorrow: 1 win (1 technical)
1 nomination: 1 technical

All My Children
6 nominations: 4 acting, plus Writing and Series

One Life to Live
2 nominations: 2 acting

As the World Turns
1 nomination: Directing

Guiding Light
1 nomination: Writing

Love of Live
1 nomination: Directing




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