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5th Daytime Emmy Awards
DateJune 7, 1978
LocationNew York Hilton
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byRichard Dawson
Outstanding Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives
Outstanding Game ShowHollywood Squares
Television/radio coverage
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The 5th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on Wednesday, June 7, 1978, on ABC, to commemorate excellence in American daytime programming from the previous year (1977). The awards were hosted by Family Feud host Richard Dawson, who also won an award for best game show host. Airing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST, the telecast preempted General Hospital and The Edge of Night.

Winners in each category are in bold.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Writing

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Directing

Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show

Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation Show

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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Margulies, Lee (June 8, 1978). "Daytime Emmy Award Winners". Los Angeles Times. p. 111. Retrieved June 10, 2024 – via