Won Awards For His Soap Opera Appearance
Ackles actually received a fair amount of positive attention from his appearance on Days of Our Lives, which in turn, contributed to his later success in other acting pursuits. This can be seen in the award and other acknowledgements that he won for his role as Eric Brady. For example, he won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998. Furthermore, he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in Drama Series in 1998, 1999, and 2000.