Emmy Moments: Jess Walton Wins Lead Actress


Jess Walton won the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy in 1997 for the role of Jill Abbot on the Young and the Restless. It was her first win and fourth nomination in the Lead Actress category.

Looking back at the submitted work in this clip I couldn't help but remember Jensen Buchanan's Vicky on Another World. Boy do I miss that show and wouldn't it be great if a show brought her back to daytime with a gangbuster role and not the role murdering nurse like General Hospital did?

Lead Actress Nominees in 1997:

  • Jensen Buchanan - Another World
  • Genie Francis - General Hospital
  • Susan Lucci - All My Children
  • Jess Walton - Young & Restless