|48th Daytime Emmy Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding achievement in daytime television|
|Date||June 25, 2021|
|Location||Various locations via video-conferencing|
|Hosted by||Sheryl Underwood|
|Outstanding Drama Series||General Hospital|
|Outstanding Game Show||Jeopardy!|
The 48th Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), honored the best in U.S. daytime television programming in 2020. It took place on June 25, 2021, as a remotely-produced special due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Actress and television host Sheryl Underwood hosted the ceremony for the fifth consecutive time, though this was her first time hosting solo.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced in December 2020 that they plan to have the Daytime Emmy Awards remain virtually for a second consecutive year due to uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April 2021, CBS signed a two-year deal to televise the Daytime Emmys, also allowing the ceremonies to be streamed on Paramount+ both in 2021 and 2022.
See also: 48th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
The standard nominations were announced on May 25, 2021. Winners in each category are listed first, in boldface.
|Outstanding Drama Series||Outstanding Limited Drama Series|
|Outstanding Game Show||Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program|
|Outstanding Morning Program||Outstanding Entertainment News Program|
|Outstanding Informative Talk Show||Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show|
|Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series||Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Culinary Show Host||Outstanding Game Show Host|
|Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host||Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host|
|Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team||Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team|