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44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations Announced!


UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were revealed exclusively on The Talk in categories from daytime dramas, talk shows, game shows, legal courtroom, entertainment news, morning programs and more.

The ceremonies will be held on Sunday night, April 30th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.  The Young and the Restless led all daytime series with 25 nominations, followed by General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful with 23 and Days of our Lives with 22.  In a press release NATAS addedL “The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to be presenting the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With an outstanding roster of nominees, we are looking forward to an extraordinary celebration honoring the craft and talent that represent the best of Daytime television.”

“After receiving a record number of submissions, we are thrilled by this talented and gifted list of nominees that will be honored at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime Emmy Awards. “I am very excited that Michael Levitt is with us as Executive Producer, and that David Parks and I will be serving as Executive Producers as well. With the added grandeur of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, it will be a spectacular gala that celebrates everything we love about Daytime television!”

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year.

Here is the list of nominees revealed in the major daytime drama categories. On-Air On-Soaps will be updating this list throughout the day.


The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


Peter Bergman – The Young and the Restless


Scott Clifton – The Bold and the Beautiful

Billy Flynn – Days of our Lives

Vincent Irizarry – Days of our Lives

Kristoff St. John – The Young and the Restless


Nancy Lee Grahn – General Hospital

Gina Tognoni – The Young and the Restless

Heather Tom – The Bold and the Beautiful

Jess Walton – The Young and the Restless

Laura Wright – General Hospital


John Aniston –Days of our Lives


Steve Burton  – The Young and the Restless

Chad Duell – General  Hospital

Jeffrey Vincent Parise  – General Hospital

James Reynolds –Days of our Lives


Stacy Haiduk  -The Young and the Restless

Anna Maria Horsford  – The Bold and the Beautiful

Finola Hughes – General Hospital

Kate Mansi –Days of our Lives

Kelly Sullivan –The Young and the Restless


Lexi Ainsworth  – General Hospital

Photo Credit:

Reign Edwards –The Bold and the Beautiful

Hunter King –The Young and the Restless

Chloe Lanier –General  Hospital

Alyvia Alyn Lind –The Young and the Restless


Bryan Craig  – General Hospital

Pierson Fode – The Bold and the Beautiful

James Lastovic – Days of our Lives

Tequan Richmond – General Hospital

Anthony Turpel – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Guest Perfomer in a Drama Series

Tobin Bell – Days of our Lives

Photo: IMDB

Don Harvey – General Hospital

Monica Horan – The Bold and the Beautiful

Nichelle Nichols – The Young and the Restless

Jim O’ Heir – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Digital Series

The Bay  – Amazon

Tainted Dreams – Amazon

Red Bird – Amazon

Tough Love the Series – You Tube

Venice the Series – Venice the

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Photo Credit:

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Mary Beth Evans – The Bay

Anne Marie Cummings – Conversations In L.A.

Alexandra Goodman – Red Bird

Lilly Melgar – The Bay

Kelley Menighan Hensley – Tainted Dreams

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Anthony Anderson – Anacostia

Photo Credit: Lesley Bohm

Kristos Andrews – The Bay

Michael Lowry –   Tainted Dreams

Michael McShane  – Red Bird

Gustavo Velasquez  – Conversation In L.A.

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Jade Harlow  – The Bay

Vanita Harbour  – Conversations in L.A.

Carolyn Hennesy  – The Bay

Natalia Livingston  – Tainted Dreams

Kym Whitley  – The Bay

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Matthew Ashford – The Bay

Nicolas Coster – The Bay

Ronn Moss  -The Bay

Armin Shimerman – Red Bird

Anthony Wilkinson  – Tainted Dreams

So, what did you think of the nominations? Who got in that you felt deserved their nod? Who do you think was left off the listthat should have made it to the final group of nominees? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Can’t believe there was no Maurice Benard!


Maurice should have been nominated for an emmy, this is insane.

Some of the nominations were predictable, while some were unexpected. It goes to show you where some soaps need to pick themselves up, and where some are doing quite fine. The four main acting categories are going to be packed solid! Best of luck to everyone!

You bet, Scott. I don’t understsnd why :

1) Gina Tognoni and not Tracey Bregman….why Gina, at all?
2) why no Finola Hughes as lead nom.—-I think Nancy Grahn should get the Emmy. She rose above everyone else, for me. But, Finola belongs on that list, too. As does Kate Mansi. Lordy, Lord….Kate was breathtaking the past year. Her acting gave me goose-bumps. Sooooo goood! So, why not in the lead list? I also expected Mishael Morgan to be on the supporting actress list.
3) Why Kristoff St. John? He is just taking up space.
4) why Tequan Richmond? Nothing impressive about his acting or storyline. Hardly ever see him.
5) what is the big deal about Hunter King? Camryn ate her up. I suppose she is not in that category?

Also, how does Alyvia fit among these older nominees? She is a little girl.

PS. LOL…. I forgot; congratulations to those who were nominated….whether I agree or not, you worked for this achievement. So, enjoy !!

1. Gina is a strong actress, and if she submitted the material I believe her to have submitted, it does not surprise me of her nomination. As for Tracey, she really did not strong enough material for the qualifying year. Next year? She could be a shoe-in for the category she submits herself to, if she does!

2. No offense to Finola, but during the qualifying time for nominations, nothing she did was worthy of a “Lead” qualifier. She was a supporting player majority of her time last year. Kate, I believe, is due to her age, as to why she was omitted from the “Lead” category and was given a “Supporting” nomination once again.

3. Kristoff St. John is not “taking up space”. He has been doing tremendous work!

4. No clue! I could name 2-3 other people that could replace him in the “Younger” category.

5. Let’s not even discuss.

As for Alyvia Alyn Lind, she IS a “Younger” actress, so the category she is nominated in suits her appropriately so! There is no “Child” category.


I believe the actors usually choose which category to submit themselves in most cases, so most likely Finola is in the supporting category because that’s where she chose to submit herself.

Thank you, JK.

Thanks, Scott. You did put things in perspective….You’re right.

No outstanding lead actor for GH? Did no one submit?

Maurice Benard and Roger Howarth were the two that got pre-nominations. First time since 2010 that GH won’t have a nominee in the Lead Actor category.

As everyone knows, by now, I do not like Sonny. I have no idea how ‘potent’ this character was as a crime boss ( size aside, LOL…no malicious intent). But, I do feel that TPTB give the character too much credit, in the intimidation department.
I don’t know if he lost steam, or what; but, since I have been watching I have not seen this character enmeshed in anything ‘high-powered’, mouth agape, in awe, at all.
But, I do like Maurice. When Morgan died, I praised Maurice’s acting….his sense of loss and helplessness were tangible. I, finally, saw what all the hoopla is all about. Unfortunately, the inspiration did not continue…not as far as I could see.
I do not know what to say about Roger/Franco. Here is an actor whom I admire and have loved for years, but whose craft is so wasted in this role. I cannot even fathom where the writers are going with Franco.
What can be done for him? He can break through the invisible wall between Jackey and the world. Voila’, Franco, the hero!

Mo is a very good actor, he makes you believe he’s Sonny Corinthos and he was very good in those scenes when Morgan died. He also has a pretty good comedic touch and delivery, like when he was off his meds at the engagement party a few years ago, he should be able to explore that more often.

I don’t get Roger,never have. I only know of him since he’s on GH. I didn’t fi anything great about Todd and he lost me with Franco the minute he showed up. Both Todd and his Franco are just obnoxious to me. I don’t think it can be blamed on a role, not on a soap, when he’s had 4 years, over 300 episodes and multiple storylines to try and get it right. I don’t think he’s been nominated all that many times for Emmy’s and he’s never won a best lead or supporting actor in over 20 years.

That said, a lot of really good actors are gone from GH. Jason Thompson, Tyler Christopher, Rick Hearst, there aren’t a lot of Emmy caliber actors left. Billy Miller, who has won Emmy’s, hasn’t impressed me either with his portrayal of Jason.

Hayley Erin was robbed, big time!

Still developing, she will get her time.

Couldn’t agree more! Hayley was excellent a couple of years ago when Silas got murdered, and I thought she would get a nomination that year, and she didn’t. The same this year, she was fantastic in the aftermath of Morgan’s death, and I thought for sure she would get nominated. She was better by far than the other two actresses from GH that got nominated in that category.

She’s improved a great deal as an actress over the past couple years, hopefully she’ll get recognition one of these years.

I agree…I completrly missed Hayley, audrey. She has proven her muster…has stepped up. Love her.
She deserves it more than Hunter King, in my opinion.

@Celia their is a lot of hanky lanky going on with these nominations that’s why I have quit getting upset that’s it’s the same over and over actors nominated!

Especially when it’s for those with barely cameo-appearances, but the desired P-C cred that the Emmy committee obviously desires! Happens every year, k/kay!

No Maurice Benard for Lead Actor after the excellent year he had? What an absolute joke! People can agree or disagree on whether they liked the Morgan’s death storyline, but the one thing that was for sure were the performances of Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, and Bryan Craig They gave Laura and Bryan their well deserved nods, but Maurice gets left out once again. A terrible snub.

Hayley Erin is another one that I thought was great in the aftermath of Morgan’s death, but she gets passed over for Chloe Lanier and Lexi Ainsworth in that category, neither of which I see as being deserving. Tequan Richmond got nominated as TJ, but no offense to him, I can’t remember one scene he was in last year.

Some very bizarre and head scratching choices.

Is the ceremony going to be televised?

Surprisingly really don’t care who wins whose nominated I can’t see it so eh what eva good luck it’s all I’m saying n thanks alot since I’m the one who is watching n supporting my soap yhe decency thing would be is to say thank u to the fans by showing it on tv

It looks like it will not be televised on the television.

The talk…hypes the Daytime Emmy Nominations…along with CBS….yet not shown on the ” BIG 3″…IN YEARS!

Interesting that most of the Corinthos clan got nods except the Don himself. Not sure what CD submitted, unless it was the one episode that Michael was angry again at Sonny.

NLG should runaway with Best actress. She’s won in years when she’s practically been on the back burner. Shocked if she doesn’t win this year when she drove story.

Is there some Kelly Sullivan fan club in the TV academy that I don’t know about? Whether it was cuckoo Connie or superfluous Sage, her # of nominations through the years is puzzling.

It will be a tough battle between Nancy Lee Grahn and Laura Wright in that category, both had an awesome 2016. Although, you can’t look past perennial Emmy favorite Heather Tom, who I think could walk on screen, drink a glass of water, walk off, and she’d get nominated for it. All previous Emmy winners in that category.

Maurice Benard not getting nominated was a terrible snub. I know Sonny is a very polarizing character, but he brought it during that Morgan’s death storyline.

I look at it this way, Brian…Laura Wright, the person, is extremely likable. However, in her role as Carly, she is most decidedly the polar opposite….I actually loathe the character. That’s called great acting, and so it’s Laura for the Emmy win!

Exactly, Steve. Go figure!

Maurice was robbed from getting an emmy, Sharon case did not get nominated, she is a wonderful actress. the academy should all get fired.

Some new names among nominees, and several who are no longer with their characters or series. And some actors/roles that in days gone by would never get a serious look. Interesting! Seems odd that all four series get nominated when there are only four in the running. I almost want to make a joke that this is akin to participant medals in kids’ activities anymore. But process is always being tweaked, hopefully for the better. Some of the most deserving likely did not submit for consideration. And with awards of any kind, someone is always overlooked.

The nomination list had my eyes rolling. No disrespect to the actors but some on this list barely got any good materials. Seriously, whoever selected these nominees need help. It seems like they don’t know much about soap operas.

I cannot take daytime drama awards seriously, all four soaps are nominated in so many categories. Every show is automatically nominated. Even the actor awards don’t mean as much as there is much less competition compared to ten, twenty years ago.

ITA– also the nomination for outstanding game show pretty much covers every one that is on daytime — and game show host, everyone of them got a nod except poor Drew Carey. Not enough competition except in talk shows.

The prime time Emmy show has the opposite problem with cable and streaming shows now included, some very good network shows never have a chance competing with the big budget talent cable and streaming services pay out.

Honestly I think there is so much imbalance in the present Emmy system both in the day and night time verison that it should be completely overhauled or scrapped

Interesting. No leading actor from GH.
BUT I’ll cast my “vote” for Vincent Parise for Supporting Actor!

He was very good but I don’t think it’s fair for short term, recurring actors to be competing against contract actors. Of course JVP got very meaty, dramatic material where he could pull out all stops because the writers don’t have to pull any punches with disposable characters. Contract actors, however, have to remain viable unless they’re doing a big exit story like Bryan Craig. What’s sad is that Frank Valentini has so gutted GH’s contract cast, ignored actual story development in favor of the big splashy plot points and hasn’t bothered with character development for new characters to the point where day players shine brighter than contract actors who should be the heart and the core of the show.

Excellent point, KM….everything you state is all so true!

Well I guess Im going to be the first to comment. So many greats not mentioned and a few that I feel shouldn’t be mentioned. Outstanding drama BOLD & Beautiful–Lead actor Peter Bergman–Lead actress Laura Wright–Outstanding supporting actor John Aniston—Supporting actress Stacy Haiduk–Outstanding younger actress Alyvia Alyn Lind–Younger actor Pierson Fode Outstanding guest Nichelle Nichols—Digital series The Bay–Drama writing team Beautiful & Beautiful—Directing team Bold & Beautiful. Ireally hate that Heather Tom put her name in again.I’m sick of her winning and what exactly had Hunter King done. I think the writing team for Y & R could have won but they never tie up loose end stories like Jill Abbott lost all her money,got the money back wanted the ring instead, now she’s wearing the ring but has the money to travel the world. Chloe’s baby story is still up in the air and we’re just getting close to finding Adam, but they also went through a lot of different writers so we’ll see.

Jill should have money from working at Chancelor? They never even mention that company and who works there! I have an itch that Colin gave her a fake and he kept the money!

Hey Timmm, She was working & saving her money but when she wanted to buy back the shares from Jack remember her lawyer said “you don’t have enough to buy a dress at Fenmore’s let alone shares”. So Colin spent all her money, then found the ring and sold it in order to put the money back into her account, then she was so upset about the fact that he sold the ring behind her back that she through him out saying “get the ring back”. So he bought the ring back which means she has no money again. She own’s half of Fenmore’s but Jack owns 40% so that leaves 60% between the two sisters that’s only 30% each and it’s not sold. She didn’t have the money to help Lauren get her son back and said she was broke. It makes no sense but Jill said she changed all her bank accounts so Colin can’t touch it. Well at least we’re getting into finding Adam that should be interesting.

You know, Timmmy? That did cross my mind….not that Colin gave Jill a fake, but the guy who bought the ring, originally.

You corrected me with an excellent recap! Yes, we should be cleaning up the Adam mess in about a month. Chloe is set to go on the run in May! When they show pictures of Justin Hartley as Adam you just know there is no recast. But in the last couple flashbacks they only showed Conner and Hellsea! Maybe Justin will reappear in May to show everyone Adam is alive? He is on hiatus from “This is Us.”

I think the idea putting the tracker in the toy dinosaur was genius writing, Timmmy.
See? I could get into that…it seems simple, but, what a great way to implicate Chloe.
We always assumed Adam was alive. So, I hope you’re right; whether it be Justin or someone else.

A tracker in a play dinosaur??? That sounds absolutely Helena Cassadine-like! Would have been a perfect ploy of a toy when she was terrorizing little Jake….

In my opinion, Outstanding Guest Performer should go to Nichelle Nichols who did an amazing short run / stint as Neil’s alcoholic mother on The Young and The Restless. Both Nichelle and Kristoff St. John did an amazing job in those scenes together, hands down! 🙂


What happened to Maurice Bernard’s nomination??? . Everyone else in the story line got one and he didn’t. He rocks and he’s the glue of the show. Something wrong here!!! Finally nice to see Nancy Lee Grahn with a nom. Well overdue and she is the best actress ever! Along side w/Michelle Stanford and Maura West, wow what an acting crew!

Both Maurice and Dominic Zamprogna who also did stellar work during Morgan’s death were robbed !!

They should take Dante and Lulu, put them on the Haunted Star and sink that rusty bucket of shit!


Jeffrey Vincent Parise? For what? Slicking back his hair and making every third Sabrina?

I’m puzzled by this. Other more deserving actors. No offense to JVP, but he had nothing to do.

Then he comes back as that horrible brother and walks away with Sabrina’s baby!

I’d give him an award just for that, Timmmbo!!!! It was bye-bye to Sabs and her bambino in one fell swoop!

I agree and was surprised to see the nomination.

Sah-bree-nah 🙂

Congratulations to all of the nominees. I would have loved to have seen Rena Sofer, Kristian Alfonso and John McCook nominated.

Rena wasn’t prenominated so she couldn’t be nominated. I was surprised not to see her get a prenom. Hopefully next year with the ep with her and Ridge in San Fran.

Ready for the avalanche of “Sharon Case was robbed” (no, she wasn’t) comments …. in 3, 2, 1 …..

That’s just mean.

Sharon Case was ROBBED!
(I did not want to disappoint you).
But seriously, Hunter King? Nothing against the actress but Summer was barely on all last year.

Right? They always omit Sharon…used to it. Shame. Sharon always delivers. Never falters.

That’s happening all-over Twitter, and I cannot help but continue to roll my eyes. Sharon Case is a quality actress, but in truth, she does not give a performance that makes me scream “OMG EMMY!”.

Might be because SC does not wear a sign around her neck that says oh my gosh look I am acting I am spitting I am waving my arms. No she does none of that Thank God she is still pulling story and the only reason I still give two shits for this show and if SB gets the Emmy he owes it to being paired with her!!!!

I’m excited that Laura wright n Gina tognoni were nominated but as far as the men go what the heck ? Where is Maurice Bernard Billy Miller on gh Joshua morrow Christian let blanc on y&r ? Lastly Cam’ryn grimes should have been nominated for supporting actress r younger actress Oh n Alyvia Alyn Lind needs to win this one !!! Love her! !! Come on Laura for leading actress n Peter Bergman for leading actor ! Oh n outstanding daytime drama series : Y&R GH

Billy phones all his scenes in! Josh is boring! Cam should have been niminated. She is great! Please dont put her with that suck ass Devon!

Congrats to all the nominees! GH has a great chance of walking away with the most acting awards for the third straight year! Good luck!


Nobody! Maurice Benard was snubbed once again! Unbeleivable! GH had won in this category the previous two years with Tony Geary and Tyler Christopher. No three in a row in 2017. Maurice was hoping for his second win and eighth nomination.


YES!!! Laura Wright and Nancy Lee Grahn were two of the five nominees. The two best actresses and most riveting performers on daytime last year! Carly and Alexis were the characters to watch in 2016! This is one seriously competitive category this year with basically everyone having great material to submit. I still beleive the winner will come from GH in the end. I am very curious to find out what Laura and Nancy submitted. They both had tons of great tapes to choose from last year with some heavy quality drama. So intense! GH last won in this category two years ago with Maura West. Laura is going for her second win and this is her fourth nomination for lead actress. Nancy is going for her third win and this is her eighth nomination overall, she was won twice before in supporting and this is her fourth lead actress nomination.


Woo!!! GH scored two of the five nominees in this category with Chad Duell and Jeffery Vincent Parise. I don’t think the category is very competitive this year, so these two guys have a strong chance to win. Chad was amazing in the fallout of Morgan’s death! He had great explosive scenes with Michael confronting Sonny, venting to Jason, and then blasting Kiki to peices. He could also submit the heartbreaking stuff when Michael learned about Sabrina’s death and the tearful goodbye he shared with her. Great range showed in both of those stories by him from intensity to tenderness. GH has won in this category the past two years with Chad Duell two years ago and Sean Blakemore last year. Three in a row? Let’s hope so! Chad is going for his second win and this is his fifth nomination overall. Jeffery Vincent Parise landed his first nomination and is hoping for his first win as supporting actor.


GH landed one of the five nominees with Finola Hughes. The women categories look much stronger than the men categories this year across the board. I would say that four of the five who made the final cut in supporting actress all have good material to choose from. I don’t even know what to say anymore or pinpoint any particular moment cause Finola is excellent all the time. We had some solid stuff from last year with Anna seeking justice for Duke and learning that Griffin was his son so another nice blend of intensity and tenderness. GH last won in this category four years ago with Julie Marie Berman. Finola is going for her second win and this is her seventh nomination overall, she just landed her second supporting actress nomination along with five nominations for leading actress.


Hooray!!! GH landed two of the five nominees in this category with Lexi Ainsworth and Chloe Lanier. I love the chances with one of those two winning after looking over the final five who made the cut. Chloe probably doesn’t have the scenes to win this year, but may be the frontrunner for next year. Lexi had some good frontburner material in the first half of 2016! Much more than the other four in this category so the chances of a win are very strong. Kristina’s sexual fluidity story did produce some very impressive scenes. Solid family drama was at the core of those episodes. Maurice, Nancy, and Haley Pullos all played great supporting roles in these episodes, but Lexi was showcased as the key centerpeice in every scene. Nobody overshadowed her even once. She also showed more range than just the usual soapy drama. The fun episode last summer with a drunk Kristina snarking away with level headed Molly was decent comedy. GH last won in this category four years ago with Kristen Alderson. Lexi is trying to score her first win and this is her second nomination for younger actress. Chloe landed her first nomination and is hoping for her first win as younger actress.


Cool!!! Bryan Craig and Tequan Richmond were both nominated for the third straight year. I am gonna keep this one short and sweet in my thoughts on this category. Bryan is a 100% lock to take home his second straight emmy! The emotional dramatic stuff from early last year when Morgan reacted to Carly and Sonny have him committed was excellent work. He has tons of more quality powerful material to submit than the other four in the category. This one is in the bag. Bryan is looking for his second straight win in his third nomination.

What the hell? No Maurice Benard in the lead actor category? No men from GH at all? Really? REALLY? The Emmys always find a way to piss me off every year about something but I think this is the first time they’ve managed to do it before they’ve even aired!!!

I felt the same way. There have been some years where I was “meh” on whether Maurice would get nominated or not, but after the great work he did in the Mogan’s death storyline, I thought he would be a slam dunk this year. When I saw the list and his name wasn’t on it, I was like WTF! Especially when I see some of the names that did get nominated. Absolute joke.


The Bold and the Beautiful


Peter Bergman – The Young and the Restless or Billy Flynn – Days of our Lives


Heather Tom – The Bold and the Beautiful or Jess Walton – The Young and the Restless


John Aniston –Days of our Lives


Kate Mansi –Days of our Lives


Alyvia Alyn Lind –The Young and the Restless


Pierson Fode – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Guest Perfomer in a Drama Series

Nichelle Nichols – The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Yes even though I think Gina will get lead actress

I am rooting for Nancy Lee Grahn for outstanding lead actress. I think her portrayal as Alexis, breaking down, and becoming an alcoholic was amazing. Alcoholism is a real disease that many of us can relate to in some way, I think. Kate Mansi also did an amazing job during Abigail’s breakdown on Days of Our Lives. Billy Flynn, was absolutely incredible on Days of our Lives, as well.
Was (or has) Hunter King even been on-air in order to gain a nomination?-not in any memorable storyline that I can recall. I’ve never been a fan of Bryan Craig. I always thought his craft needed a lot of work. The only time I enjoyed his character was when he wanted to fight to protect Avery. Other than that, the character was just nasty and spoiled, in my opinion, and never fully grew. As much as I don’t care for the character of Nelle, I think that Chloe Lanier did a great job with the character (in a lackluster storyline).

Hunter/Summer did have a lot of story with her romance with Luca and working at Newman. She hasn’t been on lately because of her other show.

Hunter King/Summer Newman would throw her name into the opening of a pizza parlor.She was married to the guy that went to jail but it wasn’t an exciting story at all. None of her story’s have been especially good.

I second everything you said, dmr. Billy Flynn, Nancy Grahn, kate Mansi and Chloe Lanier—-fantastique!!

Billy Flynn for the WIN!!!

It is his year. He had the best material last year. 🙂

Yes he did


Outstanding Dram series: GH should win, Y&R is rebooting but I truly think B&B will win and I wouldnt have a problem with that!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category: Nancy Lee Grahn, hands down! Why was Gina Tognoni even nominated? She sucked yesterday, today and will suck tomorrow!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category: Peter Bergman, hands down! Why was Kristoff nominated? I like him but he didnt do anything significant to get the nom? Maurice Bernard deserved the nom over Kristoff.

Outstanding Supporting Lead Actress in a Drama Series category: Finola Hughes, hands down! She should have been in the lead category!

Outstanding Supporting Lead Actor in a Drama Series category: Yes, Steve Burton deserves the nom for his exit story acting. I wouldnt care who won as long as its not Chad Duell. He sucks!

Outstanding Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth, hands down! How the freak did GLUMMER even get nominated? Is Eric Braeden on the Academy board!

Outstanding Younger Actor: Bryan Craig did okay in some scenes. Dont miss him though! Its up in the air. How the hell and why the hell did Tequan Richmond get a nom. He is as stiff as a piece of cardboard!

Upon Finola Hughes we can heartily agree, Timmmbo! As the always classy and elegant Anna, she is a winner every year in my book, although I do think a Lead Actress nomination wouldn’t have gone amiss for this GH treasure. However, given her absence in that category, I have to root for Laura Wright’s highly- convincing Carly….yes, she is an awful, annoying character who drives a lot of us to abject distraction and disgust with her headstrong ways—not to mention, abiding love for Sonny, but that’s also exactly what makes her portrayer a strong and deserving contender for the Emmy. Lastly, I also must part ways with you on the Younger Actress category….I’m all in for Chloe Lanier! She has been one of the best additions to GH in an absolute age…whilst I’ve not been necessarily pleased with the material she’s been provided thus far as “Nelle from H#!!,” she has managed to allow her innate talent to rise above those subpar storylines.

And thats the nail on the head concerning Laura. She plays Carly perfectly but outside the character, she is a very nice, compassionate human.

SOOOOOO glad Maurice didn’t get nominated. Sonny is killing GH. UGH! My only fear is they’ll ramp up the Sonny crap in hopes of getting him a nomination next year. GROSS.

I would have liked to have seen John McCook be on this final nominees and taken the gold thirty years on this soap and did some fine work this last year. Sorry but so bored with the same names !

Ok, for lead actor I say Peter Bergman or Billy Flynn. Lead actress it’s a toss up between Laura Wright or Nancy Grahn. Supporting actor, I say Steve Burton and supporting actress, Finola Hughes. The woman has had a phenomenal year! Younger Actress my pick is Chloe – Lanier and Younger actor, ya know it’s Bryan Craig.

Best drama will go to either b&b or days…Lead actor Peter Bergman or Billy Flynn…Lead actress Gina Tognoni (Phyllis blasted Victor in court and her affair with Billy was worth watching… Supporting actor either John Aniston or Steve Burton…. Supporting actress Kate mansi…Younger actor Pierson fode…Younger actress reign Edwards (Nicole caught zende and Sasha together) (omg r u people full or something)… Writing b&b …directing b&b trust me I will be right I watched all four shows last year

The outstandings I liked this year were:

Nancy Lee Grahn…what a departure from our regular Alexis as she went down her dark rabbit hole compared to Laura Wright’s (great actress) same-old Carly. Next year for Jess.

Not overwhelmed by the lead actor category, so I’ll give it to Scott Clifton this time for at least breaking his usual Liam mold in the story between him and Quinn/Rena which I found weird but charming.

I always like Finola, but wouldn’t be disappointed of Stacy Haiduk got it for never-know-who- is-going-to- show-up Patty on Y&R. Or even Kelly in playing the unforgivingly, plotted role by writers as Sage. Again, like Jess, next year for sure for Finola who is starting off with great performances.

Chloe for younger actress. And as much as I thought the Morgan story has been overdone for the last couple of years, have to give it to Bryan Craig for younger actor. It was a very emotional role to play without much of a let up in intensity.

And of course Michelle Nichols, guest, as Kristoff’s mom as a guest on Y&R. What a touching performance. For me, this is another acknowledgement of the what her role as Uhura on StarTrek did for diversity and women, before most tv industry time, from a genre that is mostly ignored or underrated for it’s progressive, thought provoking thinking. If anything I wish she could have had a few more days on Y&R to meet the grandkids and great grandkids.

Impressive post, Rose. Especially, your take on Alexis….I like how this character emerged from, what seemed to me ( only my opinion), the Julian spell. I like this brand new Alexis.
Nancy Grahn captured every nuance inherent to the classic ‘closeted’ alcoholic. She simply blew me away.
I never took to Morgan….to the end, LOL. But, although, the character came across as a spoiled, rich kid, he truly did a great job.
Stacy (Patty) was phenominal. Sadly, many of us tend to forget how well-developed the character was….Stacy made Patty her own; very believable.
And, yes, I wish Nichelle Nichols could have ‘visited’ a little longer…..I can appreciate your last sentence .
By the same token, she served a very specific, momentous purpose. Making peace with Neil was paramount to closing a chapter in his life. Just a thought, Rose.
I would have traded a few nominees with others, but, who am I? Different strokes for different folks….to each his/her own….live and let live….etc. etc. etc. LOL.

Celia…Who would you have traded? One was more personal, for me, but earned. Liam/Scott a little off the grid.

But i did find outstanding drama a little tricky. One seemed no better than the other, and each had a moment…maybe because there was so much transition with writers, actors and stories.

Then outstanding supporting actor. I don’t watch Days, so as for Chad, maybe next year…he does seem to be maturing a an actor, but he’s not ready yet. Plus it would help if writers gave him better stories to work with than all his “girlfriends” not working out and giving babies back. Steve had a good swan song. Wish he and the story hadn’t waited so long. I probably tend to Jeffrey and his jail scenes. He never had much of an imprint when he took Sabrina’s baby, but it did leave room for him to return. Yea!

Then again, CeeCee, what always roils me is when a character is awarded a contrived soap-staple of a story along the lines of disease of the month club, mental breakdowns, twinning or dual-identities, alcohol or drug addition, politically-correct subjects, etc. for the highly-transparent reason of garnering an Emmy nomination….it’s become so cliche’ that I refuse to even buy into the practice anymore. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not the scenery-chewers or barnburners that deserve recognition, but those exquisite few performers who can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by the sheer weight of their talent….as specifically relating to soaps, I would mention the ever-effective, yet extremely subtle, Finola Hughes and Genie Francis. In a more general example, I can think of nobody better than Dame Maggie Smith, and no, I’m not simply referring to her incomparable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley of Downton Abbey fame, but ALL of the roles this most accomplished actress tackles…check out The Lady in the Van, Curtain Call and/or Keeping Mum….to name only a couple of fine choices. Everything this lady does is at once utterly magnificent, but at the same time, wholly natural….never forced, overdone or overwrought…However, the results are quite frankly riveting and speak for themselves!

Hi, Rose,
I have a few in mind whom I would have traded. But, I’ll settle for one, at this point: Hayley Erin for Hunter King.
Erin ‘grew’ in the short time as Kiki. She gave the character a few, very explorable dimensions. To me, that’s very important ….showing progress.
I cannot say the same for King.
As an example, I present to you, Billy Flynn. I realize you do not watch Days; but, as a ‘new’, relatively young actor, he slid right into the role of Chad DiMera as if he had played him for years. If anything, he deserves to win just for that—it’s a merit.
To be honest, Duell’s nom sort of caught me off guard; as did Richmond’s.
You raise interesting points, Rose.

Agree…Hayley Erin is another good pick.

OMG GH can’t win every award. I think y&r will be the nights biggest winner on 4/30. Sully’s paternity was the best. I think Bryan Craig might win if Pierson fode doesn’t or directing for the car bomb going off at Morgan’s expense but Nancy, Laura, and Chloe are not going to win. Morgan’s death was greatly written but in all honesty it’s not going to win best drama. I see the other three with a fighting chance though especially y&r & b&b.

Why wasn’t Maurice Bernard nominated for GH lead? This is crazy!!!! What about William DeVry for supporting actor???

Maurice Bernard of GH not nominated?? After his brilliant performance grieving his sons death? Come on people. Didn’t William DeVry performance this past year warrant a nomination for supporting actor?

Downton Abbey…nice timeout. Had a hard time sleeping last night so was delighted when I could tune into the Downton Abbey marathon on my local PBS station anytime throughout the night, through the next day morning hours. I know it’s not your traditional daytime soap, but soap it is. Even though it is based on a “real,” reality timeline. Right now I’m at blackmail, child out of wedlock, older relationships….”full marriage” or warm relationship, power struggles, back stabbing, etc., and always love, family and loyalty. With all it’s great axtors.

I have seen comments on MF about how we separate our soaps sometimes convoluted stories from real life…”it’s only a soap.” Makes you wonder real life isn’t just a bigger than life soap opera.

A few thoughts here…

1. Scott Clifton…W-H-Y?!?!? And for what…for playing a whiny, moronic and lovesick CHEESEHEAD?!?!? N-O!!!!!
2. Steve Burton…for playing a clueless and dimwitted “SUPER-COP”?!?!? Again…N-O!!!!!
3. Most of all, why is that Hunter King chick EVEN NOMINATED this year?!?!? She’s not even on Y&R anymore!!!!! ULTIMATE N-O!!!!!


Whoever the people were who voted for pre-nominee Peter Bergman obviously didn’t see his one-size-fits-all facial expression, which was bite the lower lip. Every scene Peter was in where he was to show frustration, anger, annoyance, hatred: all I saw was that one and only expression. Normally I love Peter Bergman, but he’s spoiled my enthusiasm for his performances. I’d rather see Kristoff win this time around; he has better range.

Michael Fairman, have you heard whether this year’s awards show will be televised? I do agree with the others who say one of the 3 networks which air the soaps should broadcast the awards, since – my guess – there are likely more soap fans interested in the outcome of the voting than any other category of show. Any Canadian fan, such as myself, is left out of the viewing when the show is broadcast on a network, or streaming website, not allowed in Canada. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide!

Now that I know what reels most of the acting nominees picked I can kinda predict the winners. For lead actor- it’s Billy Flynn; lead actress- it’s down to Gina Tognoni or Nancy Lee grahn; supporting actor-steve Burton hands down; supporting actress- Kate Mansi no doubt about that; younger actor-steve Bryan Craig or James lastovic ( his reel is on point omg lots of range); younger actress-reign Edwards or Hunter king ( despite what you all may think she’s won twice before. A third win should not surprise you. She picked her break up with Luca and the jail scenes where she rips him apart omg it was good); writing-possibly y&r; directing -(I’m just guessing) gh; drama series- y&r but it’s only my opinion though

Hey Michael! Waiting for the Emmy reels!

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Days of our Lives wins WGA Award for Daytime Drama Series

Sunday night, April 14th in concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City, the Writers Guild of America is handing out their 76th annual WGA Awards in the fields of motion picture, television, news media, and radio/audio.

In the Daytime Drama category, Peacock’s Days of our Lives was the winner, taking home its fourth WGA Award in this category in a row.

The DAYS winning writing team consisted of Head Writer Ron Carlivati Creative Consultant Ryan Quan and Writers Sonja Alar, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Henry Newman, Dave Ryan, and Katherine D. Schock.

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The team from Days of our Lives bested the only other team in the category from General Hospital, which consisted of former GH head writers: Dan O’Connor, Chris Van Etten Writers Ashley Cook, Emily Culliton, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Shannon Peace, Stacey Pulwer, Dave Rupel, Lisa Seidman, and Scott Sickles.


As previously reported, a show spokesperson for Days of our Lives shared that the episodes submitted for the competition were #14663, #14678 & #14679, and mostly centered around the death, and the funeral of Victor Kiriakis played by the late John Aniston.

This week, DAYS head scribe, Ron Carlivati, confirmed that, and told Michael Fairman TV on the decision of the scripts the team submitted: “I like to have some humor, but it was also the funeral, and then there was Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) giving birth, and then Vivian’s (Louise Sorel) crashing the reading of the will.”

You can follow along with the live updated list of all the winners from tonight’s WGA ceremonies here.

Michael Fairman TV will have more on DAYS WGA Award win as it becomes available.

So, what do you think of Days of our Lives winning the WGA Award writing award for a Daytime Drama series for the fourth year in a row? Comment below.

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Matthew Ashford and Melissa Reeves Talk Return to DAYS for Doug’s Funeral, Susan Seaforth Hayes, and Their Enduring Friendship

Last week, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000th episode which is tentatively scheduled to air on December 3rd. The story will feature emotional and heart-tugging scenes of Doug Williams funeral and honor his portrayer, the beloved Bill Hayes, who passed away on January 12th at the age of 98.

While the actors, producers, and crew took a lunch time break to pose for some pictures and speak with the press, they knew they would have to get back to taping the funeral, which was going to make it a tough day, but also cathartic for all who loved Bill Hayes.

Several returns have thus far been announced including; Melissa Reeves reprising her signature role of Jennifer Horton (a part she first played in 1985), and Matthew Ashford as Jack Deveraux. Reeves had last appeared on the show back in 2021, and she was replaced by Emmy-winner Cady McClain in her absence when Jennifer was in storylines. In real-life, Melissa had moved full-time to Tennessee along with her husband, Scott Reeves (ex-DAYS, GH, Y&R). Now, and as previously reported, Reeves will first appear back on DAYS for the Thanksgiving episodes with the Hortons.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Matt and Melissa during the 15,000th episode celebration to get their take on: being back for these special episodes, how it has been working with and watching Susan Seaforth Hayes portray Julie’s grief over losing Doug, and how they have supported each other through the years. Check out what they shared below.

Melissa, you are back on the set of Days of our Lives for this very emotional and special moment in the series history. How does it feel?

MELISSA: Oh, my goodness. I am honored. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but to be here for Bill. He was like my real-life dance partner. He taught me how to ballroom dance. And to be here for Susan, of course, who’s just been our sweet hero this whole week. We’re just following her lead. She’s just been this incredibly strong example for us in the midst of this trial and season of her life. She is like just lifting us all up with her. It’s been incredible.

I was at Bill Hayes memorial service which was truly incredible and I know at the time you were in Tennessee. It was moving and celebratory of his life, all at the same time.

MELISSA: That’s all I have heard. I have to watch it on You Tube. They said it was just a real celebration of his life and I love that.

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This must be difficult for Susan Seaforth Hayes depicting the death of Doug, when she is still grieving the loss of her beloved husband. (Susan pictured above with the returning Stephen Schnetzer who plays her on-screen brother, Steve Olson).

MELISSA: I’m sure Susan has those moments at home by herself, but she’s so good at being a leader and leading all of us. We’re following her, you know, and she’s like, “This is how I want to feel today.” And we’re just going along with her, you know? It’s so sweet.

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How is it to see Matt Ashford again live and in-person?

MELISSA: You know, Matt and I can go years without talking, or seeing each other, and then the minute we see each other we’re chatting away.

MATT: Melissa was out on set doing a scene yesterday on the phone talking to a stage manager; as she was telling some really tough news on the phone. I’m like crying in the background, literally, I’m off-stage crying.

MELISSA: And then we get like back into normal life, and we’re like, okay, “What’s happening? What’s happening with this … or what’s happening with that?”

I had read, Melissa, that you were in touch with Matt about if there night be a possibility for you to reprise your role as Jennifer for these special episodes?

MELISSA: Yes. Well, Matt was like, “Hey! Would you want to come back? “And I was like, “Matt, you know, I would always come back. ”

MATT:  Every time I come here to Days of our Lives, they ask, “Where’s Missy? How’s Missy?” Everybody backstage says, “I miss her.” All of the crew is asking about her and saying, “It would be nice to see Missy. Nothing wrong with you Matt, but …”  They said, “Where is she?” I said, “She wants to come!”

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There are some beautiful photos of Missy and Bill and Susan thorough the years that I found. It just reminded me of just the deep and entrenched history we all have had with the show, personally and professionally.

MATT: Missy is roughly the age where Francis Reid (ex-Alice Horton) was when she started the show, which is just crazy.

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I’ve always said Missy was going to be the next generation Alice. Do you feel that Jennifer is the heir apparent matriarch of the Horton family?

MELISSA: Yes. I mean, this has been greatest blessing of my life, and that would be great. I told Ken Corday (executive producer, Days of our Lives) when I was 17 that this show would be my life. Ken always told me, “This is your home,” and I’ve always felt like that.

How have gotten through the scenes watching Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie go through the loss of Doug?

MATT: Susan is bringing her best performance life for her and Bill. I mean, she’s a showbiz baby. She always has been one hundred percent, and she’s doing it for him, and this is who they’ve always been. So, you’re seeing this amazing performance colored by her life. She has her private life as Susan, but she has enough plugged into Julie that she’s done amazing work. The director, producers and writers are giving her room to live in these moments and it’s quite wonderful.

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Have you already broken down in tears during the taping?

MELISSA: Yesterday, but today’s taping of the actual funeral I think they want us to try and be just more celebratory.

MATT: I mean, it is a beautiful long life for Bill Hayes and his character of Doug Williams, and so it will be about that. Then, you get a bunch of us together in the church pews, and there’s going to be hijinks.

MELISSA: We all have been through the waves of grief. You have that awful cry and then all of a sudden you feel okay.  There are those family situations we are portraying where you’re like, “What do we do? What do we do now? You know, no one knows what to do. But, it’s so sweet. I’m looking forward to seeing how the scenes all turn out.

So, are you glad that Matt and Melissa are back for the 15K episode and Doug’s funeral? From what we can tell, it’s going to be quite an emotional journey for Days of our Lives fans, and especially the performance of Susan Seaforth Hayes, 

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Ron Carlivati Talks on Decision to Make Days of our Lives 15000th Episode About Doug’s Funeral, and Previews Chances for WGA Award

This week, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000th episode. In of it itself, that is an incredible accomplishment for the long-running soap opera currently streaming on Peacock.

However, this on set gathering was a bit different. Though the show is celebrating their achievement, they are also in the middle of taping scenes surrounding the death and the funeral of Doug Williams, played by the late Bill Hayes, who passed away on January 12th of this year at the age of 98.

As previously revealed many longtime favorites are back to honor Bill and the character of Doug including: Gloria Loring (Liz), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Matthew Ashford (Jack), Maree Cheatham (Marie), Victoria Konefal (Ciara) and Stephen Schnetzer (Steve) to name but a few.

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Michael Fairman TV was in attendance and spoke with Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati to gain some insight into how the 15,000 episode was crafted and the decision to honor the character of Doug Williams and Bill Hayes as its epicenter. In addition, Ron weighed-in on this Sunday’s April 14th WGA (Writers Guild of America) Awards, where he and his writing team are facing off with General Hospital for the daytime drama prize. Here’s what Ron shared below.

Was this your idea to make the 15,000th episode centered around Doug’s funeral and passing?

RON: It was. When you’re looking at it, and laying out the calendar for the whole year and you see 15,000 is coming up, we’re like, “What are we going to do?” And then, we got the news that Bill had passed away and something kind of clicked. I was like, “We should honor Doug on that show.” So then, we started to kind of build around that … when does he pass away? How does he pass away? Who could come back? You know, it’s a lot.  I’m very pleased with the returns that we got as there’s so much that you could do. We wanted everybody we could get. So, we put together a wish list and Janet Drucker (co-executive producer, Days of our Lives) made it happen.

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You have Melissa Reeves back as Jennifer, when the role was last played by Cady McClain. What has it meant to have Missy back for these shows?

RON: It was so nice to see Missy Reeves. I think Cady has done such a good job, but on the 15,000th episode to see Missy as Jennifer, it’s a big deal. So having her was great, and overall, the milestone was a big undertaking, because you want to live up to it. You want the 15,000th episode to be good. Now, it has a lot of real emotion that you’re playing. because for the cast and the crew they’re honoring Bill Hayes just as much as we’re honoring Doug Williams.

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Was it hard for you and the team to write this episode?

RON: Yes. I’ll tell you why it was hard to write.  When I wrote, for example, Asa’s (Phillip Carey) death on One Life to Live or Victor’s (John Aniston) on DAYS, Asa is a different type of character. Like, you could have characters going, “Oh! I’m glad he is dead.” You could have different points of view, but with Doug, you’re not having that. Every person loves this man. No one had a bad relationship with him. So, you’re challenge as a writer is how do you make it that not everybody’s saying the same thing and doing the same thing. And so, we tried to find ways to make the episode about all the familial relationships and yet, how do you make it about Doug and yet broaden the scope.

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I had spoken to Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), a week after Bill’s memorial, for an interview. She said that she felt very fortunate that you did include her on discussions of how you would tackle Doug’s passing. How did that conversation go?

RON: First, I attended Bill’s funeral, which was incredible. I said to so many people it was an emotional service, but it was hard to be sad at this. The guy had an incredible life and it was an incredible celebration. And so, you’re sitting there watching this knowing that you now have to write something similar. And how do you write something that lives up to what you just witnessed? I wanted to talk to Susan to get her thoughts about, you know, how much do you want this to be about keeping Bill separate from Doug. How comfortable are you sharing your grief. She was incredible to talk to. It was a great chat.

You’re in the middle of taping these major scenes for the 15,000 episode to air in December. How do you think it’s going? Have you seen any of the scenes?

RON:  I haven’t seeing anything. I mean, we were still making changes to the script up till this morning!

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The Writers Guild Awards are this Sunday, April 14th and once again this year there are two daytime drama nominees, General Hospital and Days of our Lives. How are you feeling about your chances this year?

RON: It is often just GH and us in the category. I’ve won three years in a row, so I’m kind of feeling like it’s their turn.

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What episodes did you submit for contention? If I recall, they had to do with Victor’s memorial.

RON: The episodes we submitted were centered around Victor’s funeral. I think one has story with Vivian (Louise Sorel). We had some fun stuff, we had some emotional stuff at Victor’s death, and I am pretty sure that our submission was three episodes right around that time.

Did you make the decision to go with those episodes because there was a mix of humor and drama?

RON: I like to have some humor, but it was also the funeral, then there’s Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) giving birth, and then Vivian’s crashing the reading of the will. So, we had a lot of fun and it’s hard sometimes to pick three that tell a story, as opposed to submitting for the Daytime Emmys, where the writing team only submits two shows. So, we shall see how it goes on Sunday.


So, are you looking forward to the emotional 15,000th episode of Days of our Lives? Do you think DAYS will take home the WGA writing award for daytime dramas for the 4th year in a row? Comment below.

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