The 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards Winners

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2020 daytime emmy awards winners

The winners from the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Friday (June 26) night in a special ceremony on CBS.

Hosted by The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond, this year’s presentation featured presenters and winners appear from their homes in pre-recorded segments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many segments, including Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, The Young and the Restless) recalling a memorable appearance by artist and civil rights activist Aretha Franklin.

CBS and Global soap The Young and the Restless sweeped three of the acting categories: Canadian actor Jason Thompson (Billy) for Lead Actor, Bryton James (Devon) for Supporting Actor, and Eva LaRue (Celeste) for Guest Performer. Y&R was also named Oustanding Drama Series. CBS and CTV/Crave’s The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) won her sixth overall Emmy Award and fourth in the Lead Actress category. B&B also won for Outstanding Writing Team.

The Outstanding Young Performer Emmy went to Days of our Lives (NBC/Global) star Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire). ABC and Citytv’s General Hospital won for Outstanding Directing Team, while Tamara Braun (Kim) won for Supporting Actress.

The full list of nominees and winners in the daytime drama categories are listed below, along with their clips. The night’s other winners included Jeopardy! for Game Show and Host (Alex Trebek), and Kelly Clarkson for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. For a full list of winners from the ceremony, click here.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

2020 daytime emmy awards
  • Mark Grossman as Adam Newman (The Young and the Restless)
  • Bryton James as Devon Hamilton (The Young and the Restless) – WINNER
  • Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis (Days of our Lives)
  • Chandler Massey as Will Horton (Days of our Lives)
  • James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine (General Hospital)
  • Paul Telfer as Xander Kiriakis (Days of our Lives)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

2020 daytime emmy awards
  • Tamara Braun as Kim Nero (General Hospital) – WINNER
  • Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes (General Hospital)
  • Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams (Days of our Lives)
  • Christel Khalil as Lily Winters (The Young and the Restless)
  • Annika Noelle as Hope Logan (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Guest Performer in a Drama Series

2020 daytime emmy awards
  • Elissa Kapneck as Sasha (The Young an the Restless)
  • Michael Knight as Martin Grey (General Hospital)
  • Eva LaRue as Celeste Rosales (The Young and the Restless) – WINNER
  • Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Simon Black (The Young and the Restless)
  • Chrishell Stause as Jordan Ridgeway (Days of our Lives)

Young Performer in a Drama Series

2020 daytime emmy awards
  • Sasha Calle as Lola Rosales (The Young and the Restless)
  • Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady (Days of our Lives) – WINNER
  • Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait (General Hospital)
  • Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks (General Hospital)
  • Thia Megia as Haley Chen (Days of our Lives)

Directing Team

2020 daytime emmy awards
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV/Crave)
  • Days of our Lives (NBC/Global)
  • General Hospital (ABC/Citytv) – WINNER
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global)

Writing Team

2020 daytime emmy awards
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV/Crave) – WINNER
  • Days of our Lives (NBC/Global)
  • General Hospital (ABC/Citytv)
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Burton as Jason Morgan (General Hospital)
  • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester (The Bold and the Beautiful)
  • Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain (General Hospital)
  • Thaao Penghlis as Tony DiMera (Days of our Lives)
  • Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott (The Young and the Restless) – WINNER

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Finola Hughes as Anna/Alex Devane (General Hospital)
  • Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan (The Bold and the Beautiful)
  • Heather Tom as Katie Logan (The Bold and the Beautiful) – WINNER
  • Maura West as Ava Jerome (General Hospital)
  • Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker (Days of our Lives)

Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV/Crave)
  • Days of our Lives (NBC/Global)
  • General Hospital (ABC/Citytv)
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global) – WINNER

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