Maurice Benard Wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards

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6 May 2019 | Awards

It’s Sonnyside up for Maurice Benard

The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium over the weekend, with the Salvadorian and Nicaraguan American actor and soap opera star taking home one of the top prizes.

Maurice Benard

Benard was named Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his iconic role as Sonny Corinthoson ABC’s General Hospital, a role he’s portrayed since 1993.

It’s Benard’s second win in the category. He previously took home the award in 2003.

Alejandra Oraa has picked up the first Daytime Emmy of her career.

The 31-year-old Venezuelan television anchor and co-host of CNN en Español‘s Destinos was named Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program.

Extra’s Mario Lopez and The TalkSheryl Underwood served as hosts for this year’s show, which was streamed on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter

Here’s the full list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Entertainment News Program
DailyMailTV SYNDICATED

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show SYNDICATED

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, LIVE with Kelly and Ryan SYNDICATED

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Outstanding Morning Program
CBS Sunday Morning CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry, General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda NBC

Outstanding Game Show
Family Feud SYNDICATED

Outstanding Game Show Host
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! SYNDICATED

Outstanding Culinary Host
Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking Food Network

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Max Gail, as Mike Corbin, General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Culinary Program
Valerie’s Home Cooking Food Network

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court SYNDICATED

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome, General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat, General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program
Alejandra Oraa, Co-Host, Destinos CNN en Español

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish
Despierta America Univision

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish
Six Dreams Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Informative Talk Show
Rachael Ray SYNDICATED

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver, Days of Our Lives NBC


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