'Days' has night of its life at Emmys

  • Updated: June 16, 2013 - 11:13 PM

Oops, wrong Emmy envelope Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, presenters for outstanding informative talk show at the Daytime Emmys, were surprised when they got the wrong envelope. “Dr. Oz” won.

Photo: Chris Pizzello • Invision/AP,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

– “Days of Our Lives” won drama series honors for just the second time in 40 years at the Daytime Emmys in a ceremony that included more upsets and an envelope mix-up on Sunday night.

The NBC soap opera that began in 1965 beat out defending champion “General Hospital” and former three-time winner “The Bold and the Beautiful,” among others.

The category included the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks in addition to “One Life to Live,” which has found new life on the Internet after being canceled.

The only other drama-series win for “Days” was in 1978. The show claimed one other trophy: Chandler Massey as outstanding younger actor.

Doug Davidson, above, of “The Young and the Restless” and Heather Tom of “The Bold and the Beautiful” won lead acting honors. Davidson earned his first career trophy for a role he’s played since 1978.

Davidson had been nominated seven times in various categories for playing Detective Paul Williams on the CBS soap. “It suddenly occurs to me that the presenters are younger than my tux,” he said.

In another surprise, Scott Clifton of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Billy Miller of “The Young and the Restless” tied for supporting actor in a drama series.

In an upset, first-time nominee “CBS Sunday Morning” beat out heavyweights “Good Morning America” and the “Today Show” for outstanding morning program.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won its seventh trophy as outstanding talk show entertainment.

Associated Press

  • related content

  • Paul McCartney performs on Day 2 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

  • Isle of wight: Jon Bon Jovi and his band performed at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday. ­Headliners included the Stone Roses and the Killers.

  • Doug Davidson, winner of the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "The Young and the Restless," poses backstage at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard ShotwellInvision/AP)

  • The new Miss USAMiss Connecticut Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA by Nana Meriwether in Las Vegas on Sunday. Brady is expected to spend her reign raising cancer awareness.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters