1st Daytime Emmy Awards

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1st Daytime Emmy Awards
DateMay 28, 1974
LocationRockefeller Plaza, New York City
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byBarbara Walters
Peter Marshal
Television/radio coverage

The 1st Daytime Emmy Awards were held on May 28, 1974, to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year (1973). It was hosted by Barbara Walters and Peter Marshall at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and televised on NBC. They were introduced to the stage by game and variety show host Garry Moore.[1]

Winners in each category are in bold.

Outstanding Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Best Actress in Daytime Drama - For a Special Program[edit]

Best Individual Director for a Game Show[edit]

Best Individual Director for a Daytime Drama[edit]

  • Wes Kenny (Days of our Lives)
  • Norman Hall (The Doctors)

Best Writing for a Game Show[edit]

  • Jay Redack, Harry Friedman, Harold Schneider, Gary Johnson, Steve Levitch, Rick Kellard, Rowby Goren (The Hollywood Squares)

Best Writing for a Drama Series[edit]

Best Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service, or Variety Series[edit]

Best Host or Hostess in a Game Show[edit]

Outstanding Game Show[edit]

Outstanding Entertainment - Children's Series[edit]


  • "Daytime Emmy Awards". Internet Movie Database.