BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Days of Our Lives" won drama series honors for just the second time in 40 years at the Daytime Emmys in a rough-hewn ceremony last night.
The show's only other drama series win was in 1978. The NBC soap opera that began in 1965 beat out defending champion "General Hospital" and former three-time winner "The Bold and the Beautiful," among others. The category included the four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks in addition to "One Life to Live," which found new life on the Web after being canceled.
Doug Davidson of "The Young and the Restless" and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful" won lead acting honors. Davidson earned his first career trophy for a role he's played since 1978. "It suddenly occurs to me that the presenters are younger than my tux," he said.
CBS claimed eight trophies Sunday, giving the network a leading 21 wins including those from last week's creative arts ceremony. PBS was second, with 14.
First-time nominee "CBS Sunday Morning" beat out "Good Morning America" and the "Today Show" for outstanding morning program. "We snuck in while nobody was looking," host Charles Osgood said.
"The Dr. Oz Show" won for informative talk show. "The Price is Right" won game show honors. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earned its seventh trophy as outstanding talk show entertainment.