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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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blake

Well done Days, congrats Ron and crew. Well deserved!

Jerrine Cole
Jerrine Cole

General Hospital

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

if gh wins and it probably will it is a joke

aria
aria

GENERAL HOSPITAL ALL THE WAY!!!!

su000
su000

I have not watched Days of our Lives (never had the time)
but-
I know Ron Carlivati’s writing, he’s a brave/bold writer.
As for Shelly Altman, she has always been
stale/lackluster.

Days of our Lives deserves the win, hands-down.

(GH has no bragging rights, for sure)

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

I HOPE GENERAL HOSPITAL WINS BUT I QUIT WATCHING ALL AWARDS SHOWS WHEN IT SEEMED LIKE DEMONS WERE ON STAGE. THEY CURSED JESUS & GOD.THEY ALSO USED THE TIME TO MOCK TRUMP. COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS WERE THE ONLY ONE NOT TO TELL HALF OF THEIR FANS TO GO TO HELL. SO CMT AWARDS GET AN A & THE REST AN F. THIS FROM A USED TO BE FAN OF HOLLYWOOD. BETTY WHITE WAS THE ONLY ACTRESS WITH DIGNITY.

Satan
Satan

Thanks! That’s the best laugh we have had here in Hell all week!

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

JUST REMEMBER LAUGH NOW BUT JESUS WILL WIN IN THEN END & YOU & the rest of your demons will burn forever. if you don’t believe i will pray for you cause u will lose so bad. u have my pity.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Edna, Edna, Edna, I have never seen you here before. I’m sorry, in advance, to disappoint you, but I must speak up for Satan in this case.

Is it really necessary for you to interject “JESUS AND GOD” into this Discussion?

Is it really necessary for you to offer your phony “i will pray for you” while at the same time wishing upon someone to “burn forever” and “lose so bad?”

If you were really one to follow Christ’s teachings, you wouldn’t be spouting this venom, nor would you choose to defend the current president who is about as far from Christ-like that anyone can get…

And please, please don’t pity me, or anyone else for that matter. It’s hollow, it’s insulting, it’s insincere, and it’s worthless…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
AMEN!!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Violet!

Lulu
Lulu

“Days of Our Livers”. That’s the best laugh I’ve had in a week!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m rooting for Days of our Lives (not Livers).

Carol
Carol

I hope Days wins it the most exciting show on.Far from being boring like some shows are.

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Constance Towers Returns To GH As Helena Cassadine … But Just How Does She Appear?

Now, any General Hospital fan knows that if there is skullduggery and evil going down, Helena Cassadine (whether dead or alive) is usually somehow involved when it comes to the lives of certain people in Port Charles.

And … some major storyline news from TV Line reveals that on next Monday’s August 19th episode of the ABC soap opera, Constance Towers reprises her role as the evil one herself … Helena!

Apparently, look for Helena to appear in a flashback with none other than Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and about Drew Cain’s time in Afghanistan.  That scene might hold a key to just what Shiloh wants now that he has implanted Drew’s memories into Franco (Roget Howath), thanks to Dr. Cabot’s work.  But could what is revealed also relate to the story that will see Billy Miller (Drew) exit the canvas later this month? Stay tuned.

Viewers last saw Helena alive in story until November of 2016, but then she was part of Jake’s hallucinations that were a part of the chimera storyline that climaxed at the Nurses’ Ball back in May of 2017.

So what do you think Helena’s presence in a flashback will reveal? And, who is ultimately having that flashback? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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So, what do you think of the change; that there will now be one Younger performer category at the Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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GH Writer Change: Shelly Altman Retires; Dan O’Connor Named Co-Head Writer Alongside Chris Van Etten

The word is out that General Hospital’s co-head scribe, Shelly Altman has decided to retire from the rigors of writing a daytime drama series and is leaving the ABC soap opera.  Most recently, Altman had been in charge of the writing of the show along with c0-head writer, Chris Van Etten.

With Altman retiring, GH has named former breakdown writer, Dan O’Connor as the new co-head writer of the series who will work with Van Etten.

According to TV Insider’s report, Shelly’s last day with the characters in Port Charles is this coming Friday, August 2nd.   Viewers can expect to see her stories to continue to play out for the coming months.   In lieu of Altman’s departure, O’Conner was promoted within the writing team and GH ranks.

In a statement, General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini said on his new co-head writing duo:  “These two understand the canvas and the characters. They also bring creativity, passion and commitment to the show’s history and its future.”

And for Altman’s years on GH, Valentini added: “Shelly, thank you for years of complex, emotional, intriguing story that ranged from suspense to heartbreak to laugh out loud funny, and everything in-between. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”

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Altman had been with the GH writing team since 2011 and eventually was promoted to head writer.  She is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner. and a two-time WGA Award winner throughout her soap opera writing career.   As for Chris and Dan, they have been with GH also since 2011 and before that together on the writing team at One Life to Live.

So, what are your thoughts on Shelly’s exit and Dan and Chris crafting the stories for Port Charles? Comment below.

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