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BREAKING NEWS: Jill Mitwell Wins DGA Award For One Life to Live's "Between Heaven and Hell" Episode!

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We are thrilled to spread this news this evening as the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA) are just wrapping up here in Los Angeles! The DGA honors outstanding directorial achievement in feature film, documentary, and television every year at the annual DGA Awards celebration.

Tonight in ceremonies hosted by Kelsey Grammer, One Life to Live director, Jill Mitwell was the night’s big winner in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials category for her stunning work in the “Between Heaven and Hell” episode which many remembered as one of the final classic episodes of One Life’s run on ABC!

This is Jill Mitwell’s fourth win in the category for One Life to Live and it was her ninth nomination.  Mitwell bested episodes from General Hospital directors: Larry Carpenter,  Scott McKinsey, William Ludel, and Days of our Lives Albert Alaar.

Ron Carlivati, the man in charge of  writing Jill’s winning episode at One Life to Live, sent out an excited tweet this evening stating, “Jill Mitwell wins #DGA award for #OLTL episode: “Between Heaven and Hell”! So well deserved!!! Couldn’t be happier!!!”

Ms. Mitwell’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Tracy Casper Lang, Teresa Cicala, Michael Sweeney, Paul S. Glass
Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Tracy Casper Lang, Leah M. Weber Production Associates: Nathalie Rodriguez, Kevin Brush are also honored.

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So soapers, what do you think of Jill’s win for One Life to LiveOn-Air On-Soaps wants to send a big congratulations to Jill for an outstanding episode and a job well-done!

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Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

God Blessyou Jill!

Matt Disel
Matt Disel

SHARON CASE FOR BEST ACTRESS ON Y&R

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

So very wonderful! Congratulations Jill and OLTL wooooohoooo!

meg
meg

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY ,CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alison
Alison

A well deserved win. Congrats.

Mitch
Mitch

Congratulations to Jill!!!! She’s the BEST!

lisa
lisa

Thumbs up !

Robert Lee
Robert Lee

Outstanding!!

terri
terri

Congratulations this honor is so well deserved!

Nancy
Nancy

OLTL was the best of all the shows thanks to Frank and Ron and the rest of the people involved. Glad someone finally acknowledged it.

Renee
Renee

Very exciting to see a well deserve win for Jill and OLTL in it’s final days on ABC. Sad that it happened a year after OLTL’s demise on a national network. But many thanks again to PP for reviving a wonderful soap. Congratulations to all at OLTL that participated in those final episodes… they truly were amazing!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Congratulations! Though all the nominees were exceptional, she, and “Between Heaven & Hell” deserved the win! Kudos to all involved in this unforgettable episode!

Rodd
Rodd

Wonderful news and so well deserved!

brian
brian

Best news. Congratulations.

( Will she be involved with Prospect Parks OLTL? )

Delainey
Delainey

Hope Prospect Park snags her to direct for OLTL now! Congrats Jill!

Scott
Scott

Oddly enough I just rewatched this episode yesterday on the DVR.

MK
MK

Hope RonC wins the WGA award as well. OLTL was literally HOT in its final 2 weeks.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Good news, and congrats!

danica
danica

OLTL…best show ever!

liz
liz

Congratulations! Well deserved. OLTL was the best show ever!!! I hope it will be again.

Does anyone know if Frank/Ron sent in Emmy reels? I hope that OLTL cleans up at the Daytime Emmys this year. The last 2 weeks of the show were some of the best in the 43 1/2 years of the show. I can say this because I watched from day 1.

Ella
Ella

I completely agree with you, Liz!

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The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

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Fans of daytime drama were very excited to learn that Robin Strasser (Ex-Dorian, One Life to Live) was coming to Salem and taking on the role of Vivian Alamain, previously played by Louise Sorel.

On the latest episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast Strasser chats it up with host Michael Fairman about mixing it up with the cast of DAYS, playing some scenes with her former OLTL co-star Kassie DePaiva (Eve), her key story points opposite Lauren Koslow’s Kate … and the opportunity to play a character that is being presently written by Ron Carlivati, who also wrote for Strasser while both were in Llanview

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To download and listen to the podcast head on over to iTunes here, or check it out at NBC.com/InsideSalem

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DAYS’ Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes On Doug and Julie’s Emotional Scenes: “We Didn’t Have To Act Them. The Love Between Us Played Them For Us.”

If you have been witnessing this week’s episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives, you know that Julie suffered a massive heart attack that has rocked Doug to his core, and has made the once invincible Julie devastated that she may not survive this medical crisis to continue her enduring love with her husband.

The heart attack which came about after Julie minced words with Gabi (Camila Banus), has given veteran stars and Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, some emotional and heartfelt material to play.  As everyone knows, the popular duo has been married in real-life for decades.

On their official Twitter handle DaysHayes, the couple shared this tweet to their followers: “Those scenes between Doug and Hope, and the ones between Doug and Julie were so beautifully written, we didn’t have to act them. The love between us played them for us. Thank you, Ron!”

Of course, Bill and Susan were referencing Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati for this storyline and giving them these impactful scenes to play which mean so much to them and the longtime DAYS viewing audience.

So, what have you thought about the recent Doug and Julie scenes, since Julie suffered a heart attack?  What do you think of giving vets like Bill and Susan the ball in this storyline? Comment below.

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