Daytime Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Makes History at 98 Years Old with Guest Performance Win!

SANTA MONICA, CA – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recently announced the recipients of the first batch of this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards. Among the winners, veteran actor Dick Van Dyke made history by becoming the oldest-ever recipient of a Daytime Emmy for his guest performance in “Days of our Lives.”

At 98 years old, Van Dyke’s remarkable achievement stood out at the awards ceremony, where “General Hospital” emerged as the night’s big winner. The soap opera took home four awards, including best directing, best writing, best supporting performance for Robert Gossett, and the coveted title of best drama series.

Emceeing the event were “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner, who returned to host this year’s ceremony. “Entertainment Tonight” also clinched two awards for best entertainment news series and best daytime personalities.

Actress Michelle Stafford was recognized for her outstanding lead performance in “The Young and the Restless,” while Thorsten Kaye received the award for best actor for his role in “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Both shows received the highest number of nominations at the ceremony, with a total of 12 each.

The second half of the awards show, the Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards, is set to take place on Saturday, June 8. The event will be streamed on The Emmys apps and on watch.TheEmmys.tv.

Among the nominees for Saturday’s ceremony is “The Hollywood Reporter,” vying for two awards in the categories of best arts and popular culture program, and best shortform program recognizing “Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter” and “Hollywood Atelier: Rob Pickens,” respectively.

With a diverse lineup of nominees and winners, the Daytime Emmy Awards continue to celebrate excellence in daytime television programming. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from the world of daytime TV.