6th Daytime Emmy Awards

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6th Daytime Emmy Awards
DateThursday, May 17, 1979
LocationVivian Beaumont Theatre
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byBob Barker
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 6th Daytime Emmy Awards were held in 1979 to commemorate excellence in American daytime programming from the previous year (1978). The 1979 Emmy awards introduced the supporting actor and actress categories, meaning that five awards were given out that year, a first in the awards show's history. The outstanding individual achievement in technical and design excellence for daytime drama series category made its debut also (which includes video, audio, music, lighting, art and scenic directors, designers, makeup artists, hair dressers, graphic and title sequence designers).

The ceremony was telecast at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 17 on CBS. Match Game, normally scheduled at 4 p.m., aired at 10 a.m. Guiding Light, normally scheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m., aired a half-hour episode.

Winners in each category are in bold.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Writing[edit]

  • Days of our Lives
  • The Young and the Restless
  • All My Children
  • Ryan's Hope

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Directing[edit]

  • All My Children
  • Ryan's Hope
  • The Edge of Night
  • Another World
  • Days of our Lives
  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Game Show[edit]

Outstanding Game Show Host[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Awards show Thursday". The Register-Guard. May 11, 1979. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  • "Daytime Emmy Awards". Internet Movie Database.