Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the Daytime Emmy Awards is probably the biggest night for any soap opera star (and avid soap fan) of the year. The ceremony showcases the ‘best of the best’ as it relates to daytime programming, which includes the finest in acting when it comes to the daytime drama. Any soap opera actor or actress will tell you, it is a true honor to simply be nominated; however, winning one of these golden statues is an incredible achievement. There are those who have been nominated, those who have won a statue or two, and those with multiple nominations and winnings. Below is a list of soap opera stars who have won the most Daytime Emmys in their acting careers.
5. David Canary – Five-Time Award Winner
Fans will remember David Canary’s incredible performance as twin brothers Adam and Stuart Chandler on All My Children. He initially joined the soap playing Adam in 1983, and a year later the good twin, Stuart was introduced to the show. David was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 16 times, winning the award five times in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, and 2001. Sadly, David passed away in late November of last year, at the age of 77, due to natural causes. He is terribly missed by family, friends, colleagues, and soap fans around the world.