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‘Days of our Lives’ Star John Aniston to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

"Days of our Lives" actor John Aniston will be this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award during "The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."

‘Days of our Lives’ Star John Aniston to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

"Days of our Lives" actor John Aniston will be this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award during "The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."

Days of our Lives” star John Aniston will be this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at “The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” taking place live and in-person at the Pasadena Civic Center on Friday, June 24 on CBS and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+. Meanwhile, the complete list of nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 5 with additional information available in the coming weeks.

Since 1985, Aniston has portrayed the iconic role of Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama series. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2017 for his portrayal. In real life, he is the father of actress Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”).

Also receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award this year is LeVar Burton who will be honored during the first-ever “Children’s & Family Emmy Awards,” a spinoff of the Daytime Emmys and marks the first standalone expansion for the Emmy Awards since the launch of the “Sports Emmy Awards” and the “News & Documentary Emmy Awards” in 1979.

Burton has received more than 20 Emmy Awards throughout his storied career and is best known for his performance as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and as the host of “Reading Rainbow.”

“The 1st Annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards” will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. The event will also be in-person as will all other Emmy Awards celebrations going forward.

“We look forward to honoring this year’s unparalleled class of Lifetime Achievement honorees, each an icon in their craft, and couldn’t be more excited to award the first-ever Children’s & Family Emmys,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “After two years of virtual ceremonies, we’re overjoyed to once again be together, in-person, to celebrate the best of television.”

In addition to Aniston and Burton, other Lifetime Achievement Award winners this year include technology entrepreneur Yvette Kanouff (Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards), sports journalist Lesley Visser (Sports Emmy Awards) and PBS News anchor Judy Woodruff (News & Documentary Emmy Awards).