BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Days of Our Lives" won drama series honors for just the second time in 40 years at the Daytime Emmys in a rough-hewn ceremony that included more upsets and an envelope mix-up Sunday night.
The NBC soap opera that began in 1965 beat out defending champion "General Hospital" and former three-time winner "The Bold and the Beautiful," among others.
The only other drama series win for "Days" was in 1978.
The show claimed one other trophy: Chandler Massey as outstanding younger actor.
Doug Davidson of "The Young and the Restless" and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful" won lead acting honors.
CBS claimed eight trophies during the telecast, giving the network a leading 21 wins including those from last week's creative arts ceremony. PBS was second with 14 wins.
The show had its unexpected moments, including Corbin Bernsen uttering two expletives during the in memoriam tribute that included his late mother, Jeanne Cooper of "The Young and the Restless."
The ladies of "The Talk" presented outstanding talk show informative and when Aisha Tyler opened the envelope she quickly realized it was the wrong one. Ms. Tyler then announced "The Dr. Oz Show" as the winner.
In another surprise, Scott Clifton of "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Billy Miller of "The Young and the Restless" tied for supporting actor in a drama series.
Julie Marie Berman of "General Hospital" won supporting actress honors. She has since left the ABC soap.
In an upset, first-time nominee "CBS Sunday Morning" beat out heavyweights "Good Morning America" and the "Today Show" for outstanding morning program.
Ricki Lake, whose daytime comeback has been canceled, won outstanding talk show host.
Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab," which is no longer being produced, picked up his third win as outstanding game show host. "The Price is Right" won game show honors.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earned its seventh trophy as outstanding talk show entertainment.