The Daytime Emmys is an important awards show that recognizes the work of everyone from daytime television. Everyone from the world of soap operas to game shows to talk shows receives appreciation for their contributions.
The 2023 ceremony will honor two of daytime TV’s biggest stars with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Soap opera star Susan Lucci and talk show host Maury Povich are the lucky recipients of this year’s award.
Susan Lucci and Maury Povich will receive Lifetime Achievements at the 2023 Daytime Emmys
There’s no one more deserving of the Daytime Emmys’ top honors than Lucci and Povich. The two were a main staple of daytime TV and were popular with fans.
Lucci is famous for her iconic role as Erica Kane on the ABC soap opera All My Children. The actress began playing Erica in 1970 and remained with the show until its cancellation in 2011. While Erica was known for her glamour, life wasn’t easy for the Pine Valley heroine.
Lucci showed off an amazing range in various dramatic storylines. She was nominated 18 times for a Lead Actress Daytime Emmy before taking home the award in 1999.
According to EW.com, Lucci is “humbled” by her upcoming Lifetime Achievement honor. In a statement, the actress expressed her gratitude.
"“Throughout my career, I have been incredibly fortunate to work alongside exceptional talents and embraced by my fans that have been with me every step of the way. This honor is not just a reflection of my journey, but a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the profound connection we are so lucky to forge with audiences all over the world through television.”"
Co-honoree Povich is being recognized for his contributions to daytime talk shows. Povich’s talk show Maury was a main staple of daytime TV from 1991 to 2022. After 31 seasons of paternity tests and lie detector tests, Povich decided to retire in 2022, with the final episode airing in September of that year.
Upon hearing news of his Lifetime Achievement award, Povich said he was “blown away by this honor from the Academy.”
"“I have always had great respect for its work as I served on the National Board and was President of the New York Chapter. I guess if you hang around long enough, some good things happen. It’s been a 60+ year ride for me in this business, so I feel extremely blessed with this acknowledgement.”"
Lucci and Povich might have to wait a bit to receive their Emmys. The ceremony was initially scheduled for June 16, but according to Variety, the ceremony has been postponed because of the WGA strike.