10 Primetime and Film Stars Who Won Daytime Emmys
No. 1: Julianne Moore, As the World Turns
Arguably the most successful Daytime Emmy winner, Julianne Moore has navigated her way right to the top of Hollywood's A-List. Moore has yet to receive an Oscar—after four nominations— but what she does have is a shiny, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy from 1988 on her mantle. The actress won for her dual role as Frannie and Sabrina Hughes on As The World Turns.
Moore left the CBS Daytime sudser in 1988. She appeared in a few forgettable parts in primetime and film, prior to landing her film break in the thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle in 1992. Outside of a role in the 1993 blockbuster The Fugitive, Moore continued to struggle to find roles worthy her talent; that was until 1997's Boogie Nights. Moore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for the chops she displayed as porn star Amber Waves. It was official: Julianne Moore was a movie star!
Moore continued to stand out on the big screen in films like The Big Lebowski (1998), The End of The Affair (1999) and Magnolia (1999) as the 90's came to an end. In 2001, she took on the role of FBI Agent Clarice Starling—made famous by Jodie Foster in Silence of The Lambs—in the sequel Hannibal. The film, which saw Sir Anthony Hopkins reprise the unspeaking title character, grossed over $350 million.
In 2002. Moore won ever more acclaim in the period films The Hours and Far From Heaven. She was nominated for the Academy Award for both films — Outstanding Lead Actress for Far From Heaven and Outstanding Supporting Actress for The Hours.
In 2004, Moore attempted to change pace a bit from the meaty dramas she'd been doing, by starring opposite Pierce Brosnan in the romantic comedy Laws of Attraction. Unfortunately, the experiment flopped at the box office.
Moore continued to appear in independent and/or lesser known films throughout much of the remainder of the 00's, before being nominated for yet another Golden Globe for the role of Charley, opposite Colin Firth in Tom Ford's 2009 directorial debut A Single Man. That year also saw Moore return to As The World Turns as Frannie Hughes for a goodbye cameo.
Her career on an upswing, Moore garnered further acclaim in 2010's lesbian family dramedy The Kids Are Alright. The year 2012 saw Moore embody controversial—and oft times comical—former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change.
It was recently confirmed that Moore will play the mother of Carrie in a remake of the Stephen King horror classic. Not too shabby for an ex-Daytimer!