The biggest surprise at last night’s 40th annual Daytime Emmys came when Erika Slezak (Viki) of One Life to Live read the name of the winner of Outstanding Drama Series live on the telecast on HLN!
However, the ones surprised and over-joyed the most were the cast and producers of NBC’s Days of our Lives who heard their name called for the first time in 38 years in the top category! Executive producer Ken Corday shared that this win comes on his birthday, and was on-stage along with with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte.
Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming offered his congratulations on Monday: “We are thrilled that Days of our Lives has won Outstanding Drama Series. Thank you to the great cast and crew, writers, producers and directors that bring these stories to life everyday for the viewers and thank you also to NBC for their continued support. Our daytime dramas both have bright futures ahead of them and we look forward to their continued success.”
DAYS had been on a ratings upswing of late coming off of a terrific May Sweeps of storytelling! We hear today there was a very special toast and private celebration for the cast on-set of the NBC soap as well!
So what do you think soap fans? Were you surprised that DAYS won Outstanding Drama Series? Are you thrilled that after 38 years the show won its second Emmy? Watch their winning moment below and then share your thoughts!