The Best Dressed Stars in Daytime Emmys History: Oprah Went Sheer, Susan Lucci Sparkled, Tyra Banks Pumped Up the Volume and More

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While celebrating the best in daytime television programming, the Daytime Emmy Awards have also served as a glamorous runway for stars to showcase their style.

Susan Lucci, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tyra Banks and Oprah Winfrey are some of the guests who set the standard for timeless glamour at the event over the decades.

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Here, WWD looks back at the best-dressed Daytime Emmys red carpet moments.

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Oprah Winfrey

best dressed red carpet celebrities list, Oprah Winfrey attends 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 25, 1994 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey at the 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 25, 1994, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Winfrey wore a corset dress with a floral-print sheer skirt to the 1994 Daytime Emmys.

Susan Lucci

best dressed red carpet celebrities list, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Susan Lucci attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Susan Lucci attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites on Dec. 15, 2023, in Los Angeles.

Susan Lucci wore an orange Zuhair Murad sweetheart gown with sequins throughout at the 2023 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Tyra Banks

best dressed red carpet celebrities list, HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 15:  Model/host Tyra Banks arrives to the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 15, 2007 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks arrives at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 15, 2007, in Hollywood.

Tyra Banks wore a bronze Roberto Cavalli dress at the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards.

See all the best looks in Daytime Emmys history in the gallery below.

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daytime emmy awards red carpet best dressed, susan lucci, tyra banks, oprah

The Daytime Emmy Awards are annual awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to recognize excellence in American daytime television programming. First awarded in 1974 to honor daytime television programs and performers, the Daytime Emmys are separate from the Primetime Emmys, which honor primetime programming. The 2024 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled for June 7 and will air live on CBS and stream on Paramount+. Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner are hosting the ceremony.

See the 2024 Daytime Emmys nominations list below.

Daytime Drama Series

“The Bay” (Popstar! TV)
“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
“Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
“General Hospital” (ABC)
“Neighbours” (Amazon Freevee)
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Daytime Talk Series

“The Jennifer Hudson Show” (Syndicated)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“Tamron Hall” (Syndicated)
“Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts” (Disney+)
“The View” (ABC)

Entertainment News Series

“Access Hollywood” (Syndicated)
“Entertainment Tonight” (Syndicated)
“Extra”(Syndicated)

Culinary Series

“Be My Guest with Ina Garten” (Food Network)
“Family Dinner” (Magnolia Network)
“Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays” (Food Network)
“Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network)
“What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel” (Max)

Legal/Courtroom Program

“Hot Bench” (Syndicated)
“Judy Justice” (Amazon Freevee)
“Justice For The People with Judge Milian” (Syndicated)
“The People’s Court” (Syndicated)
“We The People with Judge Lauren Lake” (Syndicated)

Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

“Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory” (National Geographic)
“Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper” (National Geographic)
“Guy’s All-American Road Trip” (Food Network)
“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild” (NBC)
“Street Somm” (Tastemade)

Instructional/How-To Program

“Fixer to Fabulous” (HGTV)
“Fixer Upper: The Hotel” (Magnolia Network)
“Hack My Home” (Netflix)
“Martha Gardens” (Roku)
“Windy City Rehab” (HGTV)

Lifestyle Program

“Downey’s Dream Cars” (Max)
“George to the Rescue” (NBC)
“Growing Floret” (Magnolia Network)
“Homegrown” (Magnolia Network)
“Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” (Netflix)

Arts and Popular Culture Program

“Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids” (Vimeo)
“King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch” (Netflix)
“Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter” (SundanceTV)
“Oprah and ‘The Color Purple’ Journey” (Max)
“Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” (PBS)
“Working in the Theatre” (AmericanTheatreWing.org)

Educational and Informational Program

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Harlem Globetrotters Play It Forward” (NBC)
“Ireland Made with Love” (PBS)
“Leveling Lincoln” (PBS)
“What Really Happened: America’s Wild” (National Geographic)

Daytime Special

“Culture Quest: Ukraine” (PBS)
“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (ABC)
“97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (NBC)
“Recipe for Change: Celebrating Black Men” (SpringHill)
“Unexpected” (Hulu)

Short Form Program

“Catalyst” (LinkedIn News)
“The Dads” (Netflix)
“Hollywood Atelier: Rob Pickens” (The Hollywood Reporter)
“How Una Pizza Napoletana Became the No.1 Ranked Pizza in the World” (Eater)
“Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre” (Netflix)

Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Eric Braeden as Victor Newman, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Eric Martsolf as Brady Black, “Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
John McCook as Eric Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Tamara Braun as Ava Vitali, “Days of our Lives” (Peacock)
Finola Hughes as Anna Devane, “General Hospital” (ABC)
Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Annika Noelle as Hope Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Michelle Stafford as Phyllis Summers, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Cynthia Watros as Nina Reeves, “General Hospital” (ABC)

Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan, ”The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Linsey Godfrey as Sarah Horton, ”Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra, ”The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Allison Lanier as Summer Newman Abbott, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Emily O’Brien as Gwen Rizczech, “Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)

Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford, “General Hospital” (ABC)
Bryton James as Devon Winters, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis, “Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
A Martinez as Nardo Ramos, “The Bay” (Popstar! TV)
Mike Manning as Caleb McKinnon, “The Bay” (Popstar! TV)

Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Linden Ashby as Cameron Kirsten, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Ashley Jones as Dr. Bridget Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Alley Mills as Heather Webber, “General Hospital” (ABC)
Guy Pearce as Mike Young, “Neighbours” (Amazon Freevee)
Dick Van Dyke as Mystery Man/Timothy Robicheaux, “Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)

Daytime Talk Host

Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, “The View” (ABC)
Kelly Clarkson, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, “Live with Kelly and Mark” (Syndicated)
Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, “The Talk” (CBS)
Tamron Hall, “Tamron Hall” (Syndicated)

Culinary Host

Lidia Bastianich, “25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee” (PBS)
Valerie Bertinelli, “Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network)
Eduardo Garcia, “Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia” (Magnolia Network)
Emeril Lagasse, “Emeril Cooks” (Roku)
Sophia Roe, “Counter Space” (Tastemade)
Buddy Valastro, “Legends of the Fork” (A&E)

Daytime Personality — Daily

Frank Caprio, “Caught in Providence” (Facebook Watch)
Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner, Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo,
Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, “Entertainment Tonight” (Syndicated)
Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent, “Inside Edition” (Syndicated)
Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, “Divorce Court” (Syndicated)
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, “Judy Justice” (Amazon Freevee)

Daytime Personality — Non-Daily

Samantha Brown, “Samantha Brown’s Places To Love” (PBS)
Derrick Campana, “The Wizard of Paws” (BYUtv)
Christian Cooper, “Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper” (National Geographic)
Zoë François, Andrew Zimmern, “Holiday Party with Andrew & Zoë” (Magnolia Network)
Jet Tila, “Ready Jet Cook” (Food Network)

Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

“The Bay” (Popstar! TV)
“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
“Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
“General Hospital” (ABC)
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Series

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild” (NBC)
“Reconnecting Roots” (PBS)
“Super Animals” (Syndicated)
“Team Rubicon” (Roku)

Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

“The Bay” (Popstar! TV)
“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
“Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
“General Hospital” (ABC)
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Directing Team for a Single-Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids” (Vimeo)
“Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” (Netflix)
“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild” (NBC)
“Searching for Soul Food” (Hulu)
“TrueSouth” (ESPN/ABC/SEC Network)

Directing Team for a Multiple-Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (ABC)
“The Drew Barrymore Show” (Syndicated)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts” (Disney+)
“The View” (ABC)

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” (Netflix)
“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild” (NBC)
“Mysteries of the Faith” (Netflix)
“Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre” (Netflix)

Original Song

“Shine” (“General Hospital”) (ABC)
“Unexpected Truth” (“Unexpected”) (Hulu)
“We’re Home” (Reconnecting Roots) (PBS)

Lighting Direction

“General Hospital” (ABC)
“The Jennifer Hudson Show” (Syndicated)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“The View” (ABC)

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video

“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
“Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (ABC)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)

Cinematography

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory” (National Geographic)
“Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” (Netflix)
“Living For The Dead” (Hulu)
“Oracles of God: The Story of the Old Testament” (CBN)

Single Camera Editing

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Drive with Swizz Beatz” (Hulu)
“Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” (Netflix)
“Oprah and ‘The Color Purple’ Journey” (Max)
“Searching for Soul Food” (Hulu)

Multiple Camera Editing

“Family Ingredients” (PBS)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“Team Rubicon” (Roku)
“TrueSouth” (ESPN/ABC/SEC Network)
“The Wizard of Paws” (BYUtv)

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

“The Jennifer Hudson Show” (Syndicated)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“The Talk” (CBS)
“Tamron Hall” (Syndicated)

Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Downey’s Dream Cars” (Max)
“Drive with Swizz Beatz” (Hulu)
“Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” (Netflix)
“Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre” (Netflix)

Main Title and Graphic Design

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Car Masters: Rust to Riches” (Netflix)
“Searching for Soul Food” (Hulu)
“Super Animals” (Syndicated)
“Tex Mex Motors” (Netflix)

Casting

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“Days of Our Lives” (Peacock)
“General Hospital” (ABC)
“Start Up” (PBS)
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“The Drew Barrymore Show” (Syndicated)
“General Hospital” (ABC)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“The View” (ABC)
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Costume Design/Styling

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
“The Jennifer Hudson Show” (Syndicated)
“Sherri” (Syndicated)

Hairstyling and Makeup

“African Queens: Njinga” (Netflix)
“The Drew Barrymore Show” (Syndicated)
“Sherri” (Syndicated)
“The View” (ABC)
“The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

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