Days' James Reynolds won his first Emmy award this past weekend and is still stunned, click here to read what he had to say about it--->
James Reynolds has spent the last 3 1/2 decades playing the role of Abe Carver on 'Days of Our Lives', a role he's very well-known for, but earned his first Emmy award this past weekend. Reynolds joined the cast of 'Days' in 1981 and took only 2 short breaks during his run on the show. He is currently the longest-running black actor in soap history hence his win at the Daytime Emmy Awards held on April 29, 2018, was a history-making one. He is truly overwhelmed and stunned, in fact, when we spoke to him, Reynolds shared, "I have spent the last couple of days responding to texts, tweets, calls, and emails. I think it is proof of this journey and the lovely people I've encountered along the way. To say I'm thrilled is an understatement."
Though he earned a number of nominations in the past, this is his first win. It was also the first time that he was ever nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor. His winning made history not only for himself as a black actor but also for his show who's winning an award in that category for the first time since 1975. Reynolds now becomes the third black actor to win the award in more than 30 years joining Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard, All My Children) who was the last to win the award in 1985. Soap Opera News congratulates Reynolds on his well-deserved and long overdue honor as he has offered outstanding Emmy worthy performances over the years.