Days of Our Lives scored two big wins at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 16, 2013.
Chandler Massey (Will) won the Younger Actor in a Drama Series trophy for the second year in a row and was clearly taken by the honor. He thanked NBC, Corday Productions, the show's cast, crew, writers and producers.
"All the credit goes to you guys," said Massey. "Also, this this isn't fair, because I have the best actor to work alongside and that's Freddie Smith (Sonny, who was also nominated in the category). Freddie, you are phenomenal. You are absolutely incredible, and it's my privilege to work with you."
Days of Our Lives also won the coveted Outstanding Drama Series trophy. Executive Producer Ken Corday accepted the award, noting that it was "worth the wait -- 38 years ladies and gentlemen" and thanking all the appropriate parties from NBC to Sony to the show's "unbelievably beautiful" cast.
Then, he told a short story about his parents. "Ted and Betty Corday started this show in 1965," recounted Corday. "It received its only Emmy award for best daytime show in 1975, 38 years ago. Today is breaking the ice, again. Today is thank you to all the other nominees. Today is Father's Day. Today is my birthday. Today is a great day to celebrate."
Peggy McCay (Caroline), who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, lost to Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful).
Arianne Zucker (Nicole), who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, was unsuccessful in his her bid. General Hospital's Julie Marie Berman (ex-Lulu) took home the award.
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