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1st Daytime Emmy Awards
DateMay 28, 1974
LocationRockefeller Plaza, New York City
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byBarbara Walters
Peter Marshall
Outstanding Drama SeriesThe Doctors
Outstanding Game ShowPassword
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The 1st Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Tuesday, May 28, 1974, to commemorate excellence in daytime programming from the previous year (1973). It was hosted by Barbara Walters and Peter Marshall at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and televised on NBC. They were introduced to the stage by game and variety show host Garry Moore. Broadcast from 12-1:30 p.m. EST, the telecast preempted Jackpot, Celebrity Sweepstakes and local programming. For the first and only time, the Daytime Emmy Awards aired on the same day as the Primetime Emmy Awards, broadcast that evening on NBC.[1]

Winners in each category are in bold.

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Best Actress in Daytime Drama - For a Special Program

Best Individual Director for a Game Show

Best Individual Director for a Daytime Drama

Best Writing for a Game Show

Best Writing for a Drama Series

Best Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service, or Variety Series

Best Host or Hostess in a Game Show

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Entertainment - Children's Series


  1. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "1st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". YouTube.