Chandler Massey, the 21-year-old actor who plays recently out Will Horton on the NBC soap Days of our Lives, on Saturday won his first Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series category.

Massey's win is also the first Daytime Emmy given to an actor playing a gay character.

“I wasn't nervous at all this morning or anything,” he told gay male entertainment blog, “but when they started announcing the names in the category I got really nervous.”

“I didn't hear the name that they called, but all I heard was my dad go 'Yeah!' because my dad was sitting right next to me, so that's how I knew. Then I went up and flubbed the speech.”

“I definitely did not think it was going to happen this year. Not at all,” he added.

Massey, whose character was also the show's first to share an onscreen same sex kiss, previously told The Huffington Post that he was thrilled to play gay, calling the storyline “important and relevant today.”