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44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Photo Gallery!

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In ceremonies held over the weekend on Friday night, digital drama series performers, and those who work tirelessly behind the scenes on daytime dramas and more were recognized for their accomplishments during the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Hitting the red carpet and/or presenting were soap notables including: B&B’s Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer), GH’s Chad Duell (Michael) and B&B star Courtney Hope (Sally), Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc (Michael) and Melissa Ordway (Abby), Tainted Dreams and former ATWT alum Kelly Menighan (Veronica/Ex- Emily), The Bay’s Lilly Melgar (Janice), and DAYS Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Thaao Penghlis (Andre) and more.

Taking home gold and hitting the press room backstage were: The Bay’s Mary Beth Evans, Gregori J. Martin, Kristos Andrews, Carolyn Hennsey, Nicolas Coster, Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday, plus Game show icons; Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune, Alek Trebek of Jeopardy, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Harry Friedman.

After the jump, take a look at some of our favorite photos from the Daytime Creative Arts Emmys.  Then let us know which was your favorite pic in the comment section below!

 

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Beautiful thank you so very much for sharing our big night! Need back on our TV! Thank you very much ♥️

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ex-ATWT , Kelly Menighan forever lauded it took me a long…. long …. long while to get over her as a recast… because of how much I loved Melanie Smith ( 1997-1982 who didn’t love As the World Turns just one heck of a complete picture… where all walks of life totally encompassed this best of show Kelly Menighan along with her mother… Susan have always been 2 of my favorite core characters it was a lovely article in the latest SOD issue to feature a blast from the past. she’s divorced from Jon Hensley. whodathunk. be that as it… Read more »

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The Bay The Series)
Anne Marie Cummings (Michelle Macabee, Conversations in L.A.)
Alexandra Goodman (Kitty Mae, Red Bird)
Lilly Melgar (Janice Ramos, The Bay The Series)
Kelley Menighan Hensley (Veronica Ashford, Tainted Dreams)

CONGRATULATIONS on the emmy nomination

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At least the people who attended the Creative Arts Emmys dressed for the age & weight they ARE versus the age & weight they want to be.

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Loved seeing Nicolas Coster.

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Mary Beth Evans–so richly deserving. Such a beautiful, fulfilled, loving life she seems to live. Good on her. And it shows in her lovely, expressive face.

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DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

Share your well-wishes for Billy, Gina and the incoming newest addition to their family via the comment section.

 

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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