2018 Daytime Emmy Coverage
Drama Series | Lead Actor | Lead Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting Actress
Younger Actor | Younger Actress | Guest Performer | Writing | Directing

THE 45th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
Days of our Lives wins its fourth top Drama Series crown
Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 05:57:02
Photo 2018 Emmy Logo
45th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: For just the fourth time in the show's history, Days of our Lives is named Outstanding Drama Series.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

For the first time since 1979, a single soap won Outstanding Drama Series and trophies for Writing and Directing. In 1979, it was Ryan's Hope. In 2018, it was NBC's Days of our Lives. It should, perhaps, be noted that when Ryan's Hope accomplished the feat, the Writing and Directing categories were given to individuals and not to entire teams. So, to that end, it could be said that this is the first time that a soap was honored for Drama Series, Writing Team, and Directing Team.

"Wow. Wow, wow, wow," Ken Corday said as he walked to the stage to accept the Emmy.

"Thank you to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for bestowing this on all of us," Corday said as his DAYS cast and crew assembled on stage.

"Congratulations to General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless," Corday added. "We four keep moving into the future with hope and with fearlessness. And may we all live many more years to come."

Nearly 30 minutes later in the press room, Corday appeared to still be wrapping his head around DAYS' incredible accomplishments.

"I think we're going to go to Las Vegas this week! This is just great," Corday beamed. "What a night, to be able to win for Writing and Directing and Supporting Actor and Lead Actor and Bill and Susan getting the Lifetime Achievement Award... This is the cherry on top."

Asked what seemed to be so magical about DAYS' Emmy submission this year, Corday countered that the show just presented what it has always done well.

"We didn't pull any stunts or plant any wildfires," Corday explained. "We just did what is our bread and butter. It was stuff from the heart. There were no buildings blowing up. I think we did a wedding, but it was a botched wedding. Though nine out of ten weddings in Salem are botched, right?"

» A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE WINNERS AND NOMINEES

» COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THIS YEAR'S EMMYS


Related Information
2018 DAYTIME EMMYS: SOAP CENTRAL'S COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE
THE LATEST EMMYS HEADLINES
TRENDING ON SOAP CENTRAL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE LATEST SOAP CENTRAL NEWS
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
MAKING HEADLINES: NEWS FROM AROUND THE SOAPS
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
GENERAL HOSPITAL
GENERAL HOSPITAL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
© 1995-2018 Soap Central Home | Contact Us | Advertising Information | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Top
SECTIONS
Soap Central
Daily Recaps
twoscoops/Previews
Two twoscoopss Commentary
Message Boards
Cast and Credits
Who's Who Character Profiles
Daytime Emmys
Kroll Call
SHOWS
All My Children
Another World
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
Guiding Light
One Life to Live
Passions
Port Charles
Sunset Beach
The Young and the Restless
ABOUT
About Soap Central
Contact Us
Feedback
FOLLOW US
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+