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DAYS Lamon Archey On Jackée Harry & Precious Way Arrivals: “Not Only Racially & Culturally Needed But They Bring So Much Character & Larger Than Life Personalities to the Show”

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In March, Days of our Lives fans will see two new character hit the canvas when Jackée Harry & Precious Way make their Salem debuts as the mother/daughter duo of Paulina and Chanel, who have ties to the Carver family.

DAYS and All American star, Lamon Archey has been a vocal advocate for more diversity on the NBC daytime drama and television, in general.

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Archey took to his Twitter account to share his enthusiasm on the addition of Harry and Way to the cast of DAYS: “I understand that everyone isn’t going to like everything, BUT bringing Jackee & Precious to #Days was such a great move! Not only racially & culturally needed but they bring so much character and larger than life personalities to the show. #AppreciationTweet @nbcdays”

 

In addition, Archey spoke of having Harry join DAYS, in an interview with WeAreEntertainmentNews.com for its Black History Month celebration.  He expressed: “Working with Jackée, how can you even describe it? Oh my God, she is so funny. We felt her impact the very first day working with her. You feel something when you work with her. You can actually see, feel and know things are different and for the better. There’s a different vibe. It just feels good when she steps on set. It’s relaxed. It’s fun. I can’t tell you how happy I am that she’s here and a part of Days. Sal (Stowers) and I have talked about it and she feels the same way. It really does feel good.”

Lamon also recently teased on his Instagram story: “There will be quite a few new African Americans on the show. They are characters that the fans have been waiting to see, and will be happy to see. So, things will be looking a little different in Salem which is a good thing.”

So, excited to see Paulina and Chanel take Salem by storm next month? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Louie Y
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Louie Y

Days should have thought about diversity and inclusion when they let the actors that play the gay couple Will and Sonny go.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Yes, of course, turn a racial conversation into a LGBTQ+ one, and I state this as a gay man myself. Two completely different situations.

Mary B
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Mary B

There is black representation on Days; diversity and inclusion isn’t just about race. I say that as a black woman.

Zoe
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Zoe

Diversity includes more than black characters. Where are the Jewish or Asian characters? We had Haley;we still have Melinda. That’s it. Two Latin people. No Jewish characters. Diversity to Lamon Archy and TV & film execs primarily means more black people.

The other lis
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The other lis

Don’t fret. Will and Sonny and teen aged Ari will be back and coming soon!!

Satan
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Satan

Let’s hope not. It’s bad enough we have 28 year old Claire, when her mother, Belle wasn’t even born until 1994! Will, Sonny, and Gabi, barely appear to be out of their teens themselves. They would look ridiculous with a SORASed teenager.

Almost as ridiculous as Will actually being older than his stepdad, EJ. But you aren’t supposed to remember that, of course!

So yeah, Will & Sonny should be back. But leave Ari as a little kid.

paula BONILLA
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paula BONILLA

It doesn’t matter. I stopped watching the show when Sarah left. My two favorite couples are Sarah and Xander and Ciara and Ben. To lose one couple is bad enough but what are the odds of losing both the same time. So that made me stop watching and I watched over 40 years

Momo
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Momo

Looking forward to seeing Jackee.

Pigeon
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Pigeon

Just great another larger than life character; as if Days doesn’t have enough of those. How about actors that can act and do quality drama?? This show has lost it’s way. I’ll take the minority characters on Y/R and GH any day of the week over with RC is giving fans. Those writers are writing quality drama and these actors bring it every chance given. The last time I saw they are still called “daytime drama” for a reason.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

It seems the only diversity producers are interested in are black characters. They keep adding more & more, letting vets go & ignore other ethnicities. It’s a trend that’s front & center which bugs the crap out of me. To top it off, Days seems to think it’s important to incorporate race issues and discussions into the stories. Not what I watch soaps for, but it’s an obvious grab at new demographics to boost ratings.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmys were held on Friday night and for the first time since 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic, the event was live and the red carpet was back in full swing.

Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, B&B’s John McCook and Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Take Top Honors

Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

The biggest winner in terms of total gold belonged to The Kelly Clarkson Show. When all was said and done, between the Creative Arts ceremonies held last weekend, and last night, the talk show took home 7 awards including: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host. General Hospital followed with five total wins for Daytime Emmys 2022.

The ceremonies featured DAYS Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) anchoring the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to her longtime co-star John Aniston (Victor), who was not present, with the help of John’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who was seen on tape.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) made her first public appearance since the passing of her beloved husband, Helmut Huber and introduced the In Memoriam segment.  Grammy-winner Michael Bolton performed his classic tune “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” during the tribute.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud 

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts 

 

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