Home > The Young and the Restless

47TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY WINNER: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead ActorDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
 Comments

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series goes to Jason Thompson, who plays Billy on The Young and the Restless. This was Thompson’s first Daytime Emmy win after six nominations and he was joined in his acceptance speech by his wife and two adorable kids.

He played out an intense and emotional story last year when Billy had a hard time once again dealing with the death of his daughter after the man who killed her returned to town.

Soap Hub congratulates Jason Thompson on taking home Daytime Emmy gold.

Daytime Emmy History

In 1972, the first daytime-themed Emmy Awards were handed out during the primetime ceremony, when The Doctors and General Hospital were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama — with The Doctors winning the first Best Show Daytime Emmy. Also at that same ceremony, Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama was awarded to Mary Fickett from All My Children.

What do you think? Post a comment!

Soap History

The Bold and the Beautiful made its debut in 1987 and introduced glitz and glamour to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, three decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. BB airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.

Days of our Lives made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.

General Hospital made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air. GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.

The Young and the Restless made its debut in 1973 and introduced more sexual undertones and younger characters to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, four decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. YR airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.

Subscribe Now

Get spoilers, news and recaps in your inbox daily.

Subscribe Now

Get spoilers, news and recaps in your inbox daily.