The 1996–1997 Daytime Emmy Awards were presented on May 21, 1997 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.
|Outstanding Drama||General Hospital (ABC)|
|Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Justin Deas, Guiding Light (CBS)|
|Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Jess Walton, The Young and the Restless (CBS)|
|Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Ian Buchanan, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)|
|Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Michelle Stafford, The Young and the Restless (CBS)|
|Younger Actor in a Drama Series||Kevin Mambo, Guiding Light (CBS)|
|Younger Actress in a Drama Series||Sarah Brown, General Hospital (ABC)|
|Outstanding Children's Series||Reading Rainbow (PBS)|
|Outstanding Children's Special||Elmo Saves Christmas (PBS)|
|Outstanding Children's Animated Program||Animaniacs (WB)|
|Outstanding Game Show||The Price Is Right (CBS)|
|Outstanding Game-Show Host||Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune (syndicated)|
|Outstanding Talk Show||The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)|
|Outstanding Talk-Show Host||Rosie O'Donnell, The Rosie O'Donnell Show (syndicated)|
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