Dick Van Dyke Makes History with Daytime Emmy Win at 98

Dick Van Dyke Makes History with Daytime Emmy Win at 98

Legendary actor Dick Van Dyke, at age 98, wins a historic Daytime Emmy for his role on “Days of Our Lives.” “General Hospital” and other daytime shows also celebrate significant wins at the 51st annual Daytime Emmys.

Dick Van Dyke Wins Historic Daytime Emmy at 98

In a remarkable achievement, Dick Van Dyke has become the oldest Daytime Emmy winner at the age of 98. The legendary actor was honored on Friday night for his role as Timothy Robicheaux, an amnesiac, on Peacock’s “Days of Our Lives.” Van Dyke received the award for guest performer in a daytime drama series.

“I don’t believe this. I feel like a spy from nighttime television,” Van Dyke said. “I’m 98 years old. Can you believe it? This really tops off a lifetime of 80 years in the business. If I had known I would have lived this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself.”

“General Hospital” Dominates with Four Wins

“General Hospital” took home four awards, including its fourth consecutive win for best daytime drama. This marks the second time in the ABC show’s 61-year history that it has achieved such a feat.

Robert Gossett of “General Hospital” was honored for the second consecutive year as supporting actor for his role as Marshall Ashford. Gossett, the first cousin of the late Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., expressed his gratitude for the recognition.

Additionally, “General Hospital” won in the directing and writing categories.

Thorsten Kaye of “The Bold and the Beautiful” earned his second straight lead actor win for his portrayal of Ridge Forrester. “I got to be very honest. I don’t like award shows. I didn’t like award shows until tonight,” he said. “The other thing that doesn’t make sense is that anyone can do this alone. You need a great boss who sees you and hears you. You need a cast that tolerates you. You need a whole village of people that have agreed that they’re not going to let you drown. I’ve have all of that.”

Michelle Stafford of “The Young and the Restless” was visibly stunned as she won best actress for her role as Phyllis Summers, a trophy she first received in 2004. “I am honored to be an actor. It is the greatest gig. It is a privilege,” she said. “I’m honored to entertain people.”

Van Dyke’s Memorable Moment

Van Dyke received a standing ovation as he used a cane to make his way to the stage, accompanied by his wife, Arlene, who held the trophy. “I brought this lady up because she was also on the show,” he said. “She played the cop who arrested me.”

Van Dyke’s win at 98 surpasses producer Norman Lear, who was 100 when he received his final Primetime Emmy nomination in 2022.

Throughout his career, Van Dyke has won four Primetime Emmys, including three for his iconic comedy series “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the 1960s. He triumphed over last year’s winner Alley Mills of “General Hospital,” Guy Pearce of Amazon Freevee’s “Neighbours,” Linden Ashby of “The Young and the Restless,” and Ashley Jones of “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Other Notable Wins

“The Kelly Clarkson Show” continued its success, winning a fourth consecutive award for best daytime show. Kelly Clarkson, who relocated her show from Los Angeles to New York last year, expressed her gratitude, saying, “The move has been so great, not just for me and my family but for our whole show. Thank you for thinking of mental health and not just a product.”

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

Lifetime Achievement Awards were bestowed upon Melody Thomas Scott, who has played Nikki Newman on “The Young and the Restless” for 45 years, and her producer-husband, Edward Scott. Scott worked on “Y&R” for years before transitioning to his current role on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

“I can’t tell you how encouraging a thing like this is,” joked Thomas Scott, who debuted in acting at age 8 in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie.” Her husband added, “I promise to do my very best to try to continue to amaze you.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, the husband-and-wife team, won daytime talk series host for their show “Live with Kelly and Mark.” Ina Garten’s “Be My Guest” on Food Network won best culinary series.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys, honoring soap operas, talk shows, and game shows, aired live on CBS from The Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony returned to its usual place on the calendar, just six months after the 50th edition, which was delayed due to last year’s Hollywood writers and actors strikes.

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