Reynolds, who began playing Abe Carver on the drama in 1981, is the third African-American to win in the category, with more than 30 years separating him from Darnell Williams’ 1985 victory for “All My Children.” Al Freeman Jr. was the groundbreaker, winning for “One Life to Live” in 1979.
In the scene that Reynolds submitted for awards consideration, his character confronts an off-duty law enforcement officer who shot Carver’s son, wrongly believing he was armed, according to the Gold Derby awards website. “Days of Our Lives” also claimed trophies for its writing and directing teams and supporting actor Greg Vaughan at Sunday’s ceremony.
ABC’s “General Hospital” and CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” each won two awards, including best actress Eileen Davidson and supporting actress Camryn Grimes for “Y&R.”
Other winners at the 45th Daytime Emmy ceremony hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood included:
— “Entertainment Tonight,” entertainment news program.
— Lili Estefan, daytime talent in a Spanish-language program, “El Gordo y la Flaca.”
— “Destinos,” entertainment program in Spanish.
— Wayne Brady, game show host for “Let’s Make a Deal.”
— Lidia Bastianich, culinary host for PBS’ “Lidia’s Kitchen.”
— “The Price is Right,” game show.
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