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Dick van Dyke Becomes Oldest Emmy Winner at 98 for Guest Stint on “Days of our Lives”

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TV legend Dick van Dyke became the oldest Emmy winner ever tonight at age 98.

He was a slam dunk for Guest Actor on Daytime Drama in “Days of our Lives.” He’s not only the oldest Daytime Emmy winner but oldest Emmy winner.

van Dyke was coaxed over to “Days” by one of the show’s stars, Drake Hogestyn. They knew each other from the gym in Malibu. van Dyke hadn’t worked for a few years and wanted a job. He wound up playing a short time role as Hogestyn’s character’s father.

Now he has an Emmy.

“General Hospital” won Best Daytime Drama, as did its writing and directing teams. “The Kelly Clarkson Show” won for Best Talk Show, but Clarkson herself didn’t win for Best Host. Improbably, that went to husband and wife team of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, who never come to these things. They were once soap opera stars, so maybe that helps them.

Robert Gossett, whose name you’ll see below, is/was a cousin of Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. This Gossett won last year, too, and was nominated the year before despite not being on the soap very often. Kudos to him.

Who should have won? For Best Actress, Finola Hughes from “General Hospital.” But she doesn’t chew the scenery the way the rest of the nominees make it a buffet.

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR: Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford, General Hospital

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS: Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra, The Young and the Restless

WRITING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: General Hospital

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: Dick Van Dyke, Days of Our Lives

DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: General Hospital

DAYTIME TALK SERIES: The Kelly Clarkson Show

CULINARY SERIES: Be My Guest with Ina Garten, Food Network

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SERIES: Entertainment Tonight

DAYTIME PERSONALITY – DAILY: Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner, Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

DAYTIME TALK SERIES HOST: Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

2024 Daytime Emmys winners list
2024 Daytime Emmys NATAS/CBS

General Hospital was once again the big winner at the Daytime Emmys, while Dick Van Dyke was recognized for his guest work on Days of Our Lives and The Kelly Clarkson Show won its fourth consecutive trophy for Outstanding Daytime Talk Series.

For a few hours Friday, it seemed like the 51st Annual awards wouldn’t occur because IATSE threatened to picket the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles over the show’s use of a non-union crew. Fortunately, IATSE leadership met with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Friday afternoon and were able to reach an agreement two hours before showtime.

Following a corny but cute opening number performed by The Talk hosts Amanda Kloots and Jerry O’Connell, Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nichelle Turner kicked off the live show by singling out “royalty” in the house — Dick Van Dyke, who would end up winning for guest starring as Mystery Man/Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives.

“I don’t believe this. I feel like I’m a spy from nighttime television!” the 98-year-old actor exclaimed from the stage. “I’m the oldest nominee in history.”

Soap producer Ed Scott and Melody Thomas Scott (The Young and the Restless) were given Lifetime Achievement Awards. “Daytime TV is hard work,” said a teary-eyed Thomas Scott. “I salute all of you here tonight for your contributions to our industry. Edward and I are eager to do our part to carry on the proud tradition of the great American soap opera.”

The In Memoriam segment included tributes to Sam Rubin, Marla Adams, Bill Hayes and Johnny Wactor.

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Here were the night’s winners:

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR: Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford, General Hospital

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS: Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra, The Young and the Restless

RELATED: Dick Van Dyke On Winning Daytime Emmy: “I Feel Like I’m A Spy From Night Time Television”

WRITING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: General Hospital

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: Dick Van Dyke, Days of Our Lives

DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: General Hospital

DAYTIME TALK SERIES: The Kelly Clarkson Show

RELATED: Daytime Emmys: Every Outstanding Drama Series Winner Back to 1974

CULINARY SERIES: Be My Guest with Ina Garten, Food Network

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SERIES: Entertainment Tonight

DAYTIME PERSONALITY – DAILY: Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner, Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

DAYTIME TALK SERIES HOST: Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

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LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR: Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful

LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS: Michelle Stafford as Phyllis Summers, The Young and the Restless

DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: General Hospital

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