As our daytime favorites prepare for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which airs Friday night in primetime, The Young and the Restless has employed one of its stars to take a look back at her wins. Eileen Davidson (Ashley) has won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series statuettes for both YR and for Days of our Lives.
Eileen Davidson Reveals Daytime Emmy Thrill
Davidson won the gold for YR in 2018 and for DAYS in 2014, where she played Kristen, Susan Banks, and all of Susan’s lookalike siblings. She was also nominated for each show one other time — YR in 2003 and DAYS in 1998. YR shot a cute video with the actress, which should thrill fans when they watch below.
“@eileen_davidson won the @DaytimeEmmys for “Outstanding Lead Actress” in both 2014 and 2018. So how does she feel about being a @DaytimeEmmys winner??? @YandR_CBS” — and while we could tell you, you’re better off watching for yourself.
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) June 25, 2020
More on Soap Opera History
Soap opera began in the early 1900s, as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap operas.
Spanning more than five decades, American sudsers have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcasted. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air.
Bringing the Drama
The four remaining soap operas currently on the air include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), General Hospital (GH), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Check your local listings for air times.