Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama

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Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama
Awarded for Outstanding Performance by an Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Country United States
Presented by Soap Opera Digest
First awarded 1984
Currently held by Tamara Braun
General Hospital (2005)

The Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama is an award held by the daytime television magazine Soap Opera Digest. It was first awarded at the 1st Soap Opera Digest Award ceremony in 1984.[1] It is given to honor an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the soap opera genre industry. The winners are decided by the fans who read the magazine.

Deidre Hall holds the most wins, winning in 1984, 1985 and 1995. Hall is followed by Kim Zimmer who won twice in 1988 and 2000.

Winners[edit]

Year Recipients Program Role Network Ref
1984
Deidre HallAward winner Days of our Lives Marlena Evans
NBC
[1]
1985
Deidre HallAward winner Days of our Lives Marlena Evans
NBC
[2]
1986
Patsy PeaseAward winner Days of our Lives Kimberly Brady
NBC
[3]
1988
Kim ZimmerAward winner Guiding Light Reva Shayne
CBS
[4]
1989
Jeanne CooperAward winner The Young and the Restless Katherine Chancellor
CBS
[5]
1990
Marcy WalkerAward winner Santa Barbara Eden Capwell
NBC
[6]
1991
Finola HughesAward winner General Hospital Anna Devane
ABC
[7]
1992
Anne HecheAward winner Another World Marley Hudson/Vicky Hudson
NBC
[8]
1993
Susan LucciAward winner All My Children Erica Kane
ABC
[9]
1994
Jess WaltonAward winner The Young and the Restless Jill Abbott
CBS
[10]
1995
Deidre HallAward winner Days of our Lives Marlena Evans
NBC
[11][12]
1996
Robin StrasserAward winner One Life to Live Dorian Lord
ABC
[13]
1997
Genie FrancisAward winner General Hospital Laura Spencer
ABC
[14][15]
1998
Vanessa MarcilAward winner General Hospital Brenda Barrett
ABC
[16]
1999
Lynn HerringAward winner Port Charles Lucy Coe
ABC
[17]
2000
Kim ZimmerAward winner Guiding Light Reva Shayne
CBS
[18]
2001
Melody Thomas ScottAward winner The Young and the Restless Nikki Newman
CBS
[19]
2003
Michelle StaffordAward winner The Young and the Restless Phyllis Summers Abbott
CBS
[20]
2005
Tamara BraunAward winner General Hospital Carly Corinthos
ABC
[21]

Total awards won[edit]

Wins Series
4 Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless
2
Guiding Light
1 Santa Barbara
Another World
All My Children
Port Charles
One Life to Live

Multiple wins[edit]

Wins Actress
3
Deidre Hall
2
Kim Zimmer

References[edit]

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