The Winners of the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

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Who all took home the gold in 2003

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In a 3-hour broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy winners were announced tonight, Friday, May 16, 2003. 

The winners, in the order of their announcement on the broadcast are:



David Canary and Linda DanoOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Benjamin Hendrickson (Hal, ATWT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, GH)

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Jordi Vilasuso (Tony, GL)

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget, B&B)

ABC Daytime president Brian Frons and Sherri SaumOutstanding Drama Series Writing
General Hospital

Outstanding Drama Series Directing
All My Children

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B)

Real Andrews and Maurice Benard


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
As the World Turns

Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, GH)Backstage, Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, GH) borrowed the cell phone of LA-based ABC entertainment correspondent George Pennachio to call her mom to share the great news of her win.  Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B) echoed what she said on stage, that her 4th win as Outstanding Actress was becoming an embarrassment of riches.  Maurice Bernard (Sonny, GH) removed his bow tie, loosened his collar, and admitted that he’d worked hard for this award and coming from his peers, he felt that this was the biggest honor.

Stay tuned to for our continued coverage of the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Photos:  ABC

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