Susan Lucci, 76, wows in glam tangerine gown at 2023 Daytime Emmys red carpet – all the best pictures

After a six month wait the Daytime Emmy Awards are back – and the red carpet looks were as gorgeous as ever with Susan Lucci, 76, rocking a gorgeous sequin tangerine gown.

Susan – who starred as Erica Kane on All My Children and was nominated 19 times before she won the award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – will be honored as the Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award recipient. 

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Susan Lucci attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards

The ceremony was postponed from June 16 due to the SAG and WGA strikes, but with the strikes now over, the Daytime Emmys will be broadcast on CBS, so if you’re a cord cutter you can sign up for a free trial from a live TV streaming service that carries the network if you want to watch without cable. 

It will also be live streamed on Paramount+.

Jennifer Hudson oozed old Hollywood glamour in her silver sequin gown that hugged her figure, while Amanda Kloots looked stunning in a white column dress with cut-out detailing and a sequin bra top, and Sherri Shepherd went with a bold canary yellow gown with a thigh-high split.

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Susan Lucci attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
Susan Lucci will receive the Lifetime Achievement award
Susan Lucci attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
Susan infamously waa nominated 19 times before she won in 1999

Susan will receive her statue by SWAT’s Shemar Moore who was the man who handed her the Emmy back in 1999. 

“I think he’s a perfect choice. Of course, it brings back very happy memories. He’s so charming and wonderful. He’s a very good actor and a very busy man. I’m very glad he’s going to be presenting again. I think the fans will enjoy seeing him,” Susan told TV Insider ahead of the ceremony.

Jennifer Hudson attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards © Frazer Harrison
Jennifer Hudson attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Amanda Kloots attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites© Frazer Harrison
Amanda Kloots attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
Sherri Shepherd attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
Sherri Shepherd attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Krista Allen of The Bold and The Beautiful © CBS Photo Archive
Krista Allen of The Bold and The Beautiful
Lisa Yamada attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards © Frazer Harrison
Lisa Yamada attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Katelyn MacMullen at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)© Gilbert Flores
General Hospital’s Katelyn MacMullen at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero, producer Artisha Mann Cooper and General Hospital’s Eden McCoy among the first to hit the carpet at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in the hours before the ceremony kicked off at 9/8c. 

Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show has took home Outstanding Daytime Talk Series early on during the ceremony; it was her first out of a possible six at the 2023 Daytime Emmy Awards. Kelly was not in attendance, and her crew including producer Alex Duda accepted the award of her behalf.

General Hospital actress Sonya Eddy won the first 2023 Daytime Emmy of the evening, a year after her death at the age of 55. 

The beloved actress, who appeared in over 500 episodes of General Hospital over 15 years, died on December 19. She won the Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Drama Series: Actress award, and her friend Tyler Ford accepted on her behalf, giving an emotional tribute, sharing that Sonya would be “more overjoyed for being remembered for how she made people feel on screen and off.”

Jennifer Nettles  attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
Jennifer Nettles attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Allison Lanier at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards © Gilbert Flores
The Young and the Restless’ Allison Lanier at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
The Young and the Restless' Lauralee Bell attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards© Frazer Harrison
The Young and the Restless’ Lauralee Bell attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Cassandra Creech at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards© Gilbert Flores
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Cassandra Creech at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez and Zac Efron are all also nominated. Kelly received six for her talk show, while Zac received four for his Netflix documentary Down to Earth.

Joanna and Chip Gaines have one nomimation for Fixer Upper: The Castle, but their network Magnolia has two further nods as well.

In the soap categories, General Hospital earned the most with 19 nominations – the show has been on air for 60 years – with The Bold and the Beautiful receiving 14 nods, The Young and the Restless 13, and Days of Our Lives 11.

Melody Thomas Scott attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
The Young and the Restless’ Melody Thomas Scott
Annika Noelle and Henry Joseph Samiri attend the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
Bold & Beautiful’s Annika Noelle and Henry Joseph Samiri
Tabyana Ali at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards © Gilbert Flores
General Hospital’s Tabyana Ali at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Rachel Schwartz, Daytime Emmy Awards director© Frazer Harrison
Rachel Schwartz, Daytime Emmy Awards director
General Hospital actor Eden McCoy attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards© Frazer Harrison
General Hospital actor Eden McCoy attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Sylvia Villagran attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards © Frazer Harrison
Voice actor Sylvia Villagran attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Evelyn Xu attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards © Frazer Harrison
Evelyn Xu attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Sharon Case attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
The Young and the Restless’ Sharon Case attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Melissa Claire Egan attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
All My Children and The Young and the Restless actress Melissa Claire Egan
Brook Kerr attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
General Hospital’s Brook Kerr attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards
Kate Linder attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on December 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)© Frazer Harrison
The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder attends the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards