It was a big night for that Susan Lucci at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday.
The 76-year-old actress was reunited with her soap colleague, The young and the restless alum Shemar Moorewhen he presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Honor on stage at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
“If you’ve honed and refined your craft longer than most people can even fathom, if you’ve maintained the same eager, clear-eyed gaze toward everyone you’ve ever worked with, if you’ve encouraged others every step of the way, you deserve to be recognized” , Moore said on stage before presenting Lucci with the honor. “She has been ranked as one of the 50 greatest television stars of all time, and I couldn’t agree more.”
After playing a series of career highlights and tributes from her family and colleagues, Lucci stood greedily on stage to a roaring standing ovation.
“Thank you very much,” she said, fighting back tears. “I thank the Academy, the Emmy committee and CBS for giving me this tremendous honor. And how lucky I am to dream my dreams of becoming an actress and to grow up and make my dreams come true. “
“I am truly humbled to receive this esteemed award from the Academy. Throughout my career, I have been incredibly fortunate to work with exceptional talents and be embraced by my fans who have supported me every step of the way,” said Lucci in a statement. before receiving the award. “This honor is not only a reflection of my journey, but a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the deep connection we have been so fortunate to forge with audiences around the world through television.”
Lucci, who played Erica Kane All my children For 41 years, from 1970 to 2011 – was nominated for a Daytime Emmy 19 times before finally winning in 1999.
Moore was the one who presented Lucci with her first Emmy, shouting, “The streak is over!”
She has been nominated a total of 21 times.
Next to Lucci, veteran talk show host Maury Povich was also given the same honor at this year’s Daytime Emmys.
The awards show was hosted by ET’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner and aired on CBS and is now streaming on Paramount+.
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