1979 to 1980
The Seventh Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
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1979 marked a new addition to the Daytime Emmys ballot -- the addition of the Outstanding Cameo Appearance in a Daytime Drama Series. The was the only ballot on which the category appeared. By 1980, the category was no more.

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

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


All My Children
Another World
The Guiding Light

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


James Mitchell (Palmer Cortlandt, All My Children)
William Mooney (Paul Martin, All My Children)
Douglass Watson (Mac Cory, Another World)
Franc Luz (John Bennett, The Doctors)
John Gabriel (Seneca Beaulac, Ryan's Hope)
Michael Levin (Jack Fenelli, Ryan's Hope)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


Julia Barr (Brooke English, All My Children)
Kathleen Noone (Ellen Shepard, All My Children)
Beverlee McKinsey (Iris Bancroft, Another World)
Kim Hunter (Nola Madison The Edge of Night)
Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine, General Hospital)
Judith Light (Karen Wolek, One Life to Live)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


Warren Burton (Eddie Dorrance, All My Children)
Julius LaRosa (Reynaldo, Another World)
Vasili Bogazianos (Mickey Dials, The Edge of Night)
Sheppard Strudwick (Timothy McCauley, Love of Life)
Ron Hale (Roger Colridge, Ryan's Hope)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


Francesca James (Kelly Cole, All My Children)
Deidre Hall (Marlena Craig, Days of our Lives)
Elaine Lee (Mildred Trumble, The Doctors)
Valerie Mahaffey (Ashley Bennett, The Doctors)
Lois Kibbee (Geraldine Whitney Saxon, The Edge of Night)

OUTSTANDING CAMEO APPEARANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Eli Mintz (Locksmith, All My Children)
Hugh McPhillips (Hugh Pearson, Days of our Lives)
Kathryn Harrow (Pat Reyerson, The Doctors)
Sammy Davis Jr. (Chip Warren, One Life to Live)
Joan Fontaine (Page Williams, Ryan's Hope)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


All My Children
The Edge of Night
One Life to Live
Ryan's Hope

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


All My Children
Another World
The Edge of Night
General Hospital
Love of Life
Ryan's Hope

OUTSTANDING DESIGN FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


All My Children

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES


All My Children

THE FINAL TALLY

All My Children: 4 wins (2 acting, 2 technical) 12 nominations: 7 acting, 2 technical, plus Directing, Writing and Series

Ryan's Hope: 2 wins (Writing and Directing)
4 nominations: 2 acting, plus Directing and Writing

Another World: 1 win (1 acting)
5 nominations: 4 acting, plus Directing and Series

Days of our Lives: 1 win (1 acting)
2 nominations: 2 acting

One Life to Live: 1 win (1 acting)
3 nominations: 2 acting, plus Writing

The Guiding Light: 1 win (Series)
1 nomination: Series

The Edge of Night
5 nominations: 3 acting, plus Directing and Writing

The Doctors
4 nominations: 4 acting

Love of Life
2 nominations: 1 acting, plus Directing

General Hospital
2 nominationa: 1 acting, plus Directing

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