Dick Van Dyke Wins Daytime Emmy for ‘Days of Our Lives’ at 98

Dick Van Dyke Wins Historic Daytime Emmy at 98

Peacock was honored Friday night as a guest star on the daytime drama series for his role as amnesiac Timothy Robichaux in “Days of Our Lives.”

“I can’t believe it. I feel like a spy from late-night television,” he said. “I’m 98 years old. Can you believe it? That’s actually tops 80 years of life in the business. If I’d known I’d lived this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

“General Hospital” won four trophies, including its fourth straight award for Best Daytime Drama. This is the second time in the program’s 61-year history that ABC has won four consecutive daytime drama trophies.

Van Dyck portrayed the amnesiac Timothy Robichaux in Peacock’s “Days of Our Lives” last fall. NBCU

Robert Gossett of “General Hospital” took home the award for supporting actor. He was honored a second time for his role as Marshall Ashford, the first cousin of the late Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.

“General Hospital” also won the directing and writing categories.

Van Dyke has won four Primetime Emmys, including three in the 1960s for his classic comedy series “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Getty Images for NATAS

Thorsten Kaye of “The Bold and the Beautiful” earned his second straight lead actor win for his portrayal of Ridge Forrester.

“I have to be very honest. I don’t like award shows. I didn’t like award shows until tonight,” he said. You need a great boss who sees and listens to you. You need actors who can tolerate you. You need an entire village that agrees they’re not going to let you drown. I have all these.

Van Dyke’s appearance on the show came about through his budding friendship with IRL gym buddy Drake Hogestin, who played John Black on the show. NBCU

Michelle Stafford of “The Young and the Restless” won the best actress award for Phyllis Summers, her first trophy in 2004.

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“I’m proud to be an actor. It’s a great show. It’s a privilege,” she said. “I’m proud to entertain people.”

Van Dyke received a standing ovation when he used a cane to walk to the podium with his wife, Arlene, holding the trophy.

Van Dyke beat out last year’s winner Ally Mills of “General Hospital,” Australian actor Guy Pearce of Amazon Free’s “Neighbors,” Lyndon Ashby of “The Young and the Restless” and Ashley Jones of “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Getty Images for NATAS

“I brought this girl because she was also on the show,” he said. “She played the cop who arrested me.”

Producer Norman Lear was 100 years old when he received his final Primetime Emmy nomination in 2022 and died the following year.

Van Dyke has won four Primetime Emmys, including three in the 1960s for his classic comedy series “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Van Dyke beat out last year’s winner Ally Mills of “General Hospital,” Australian actor Guy Pearce of Amazon Free’s “Neighbors,” Lyndon Ashby of “The Young and the Restless” and Ashley Jones of “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

“The Kelly Clarkson Show” continued its dominance in the daytime program category with its fourth straight win. The singer, who moved her show from Los Angeles to New York last year, was on hand to collect the trophy.

“General Hospital” won four trophies, including its fourth straight award for Best Daytime Drama. It is the second time in the program’s 61-year history that ABC has won four consecutive daytime drama trophies. Chris Picello/Invision/AP
Thorsten Kaye of “The Bold and the Beautiful” earned his second straight lead actor win for his portrayal of Ridge Forrester. Getty Images for NATAS

“The move was great not just for me and my family, but for our entire show,” he said of NBC. “Thank you for thinking about mental health, not just a product.”

Courtney Hope, who played Sally Spectra in “The Young and the Restless,” took home supporting actress honors. She originated the role on “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 2017 before moving to “Y&R” in 2020.

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Melody Thomas Scott and her producer-husband Edward Scott, who played Nicky Newman on “The Young and the Restless” for 45 years, were honored with lifetime achievement awards. Scott worked at “Y&R” for several years before landing his current job on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

“I can’t tell you how inspiring something like that is,” joked Thomas Scott, who made his acting debut at age 8 in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie.”

Michelle Stafford of “The Young and the Restless” won the best actress award for Phyllis Summers, her first trophy in 2004. Getty Images for NATAS

Her husband told the crowd, “I promise I’ll do my best to try to keep surprising you.”

The husband-and-wife team of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos won the daytime talk series package for their “Live with Kelly and Mark.” Ina Gordon won the best cooking series for “Be My Guest” on the Food Network.

The ceremony, which honors soap operas, talk and game shows, was broadcast live on CBS from The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys returned to their regular spot on the calendar, six months after the show’s 50th edition aired in December, which was pushed back by last year’s Hollywood writers and actors’ strikes.

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