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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive WGA Award Nominations

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Nominations were announced on Wednesday for the Writers Guild Awards with the winners set to be revealed on March 21, 2021.

In the Daytime Drama category two of the network soaps writing teams received nominations, Days of our Lives and General Hospital.

Of note: The Bold and the Beautiful chose not to submit for this year’s competition.

Here are the nominated teams:

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, Elizabeth Snyder; NBC

General Hospital, Head Writers: Dan O’Connor, Christopher Van Etten Associate Head Writer: Anna Theresa Cascio Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, David Rupel, Lisa Seidman, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles; ABC

For the complete list of nominations in the television, new media, news, promo writing and radio/audio read it here.

So, who will you be rooting for in the Daytime Drama category this year … DAYS or GH? Comment below.

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Good! Y&R is out and it deserves to be out.
How it stays #1 is a mystery..
I believe the way it has ratings counted is a scam
perhaps it pulls in via whatever means Puerto Rico etc.
Some dark tech going on there, yup
Since the first soaps, Y&R has been #1
what are the odds of that-?
Many soaps were much better during the past 5 decades
to not have one of them be #1 just once.Just once.

Joel
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Joel

The Nielsen ratings aren’t a reflection of a programs quality. We know that even though it’s been number one, it is far from being the best soap, probably ever. It’s just a habit of many people leaving the tv on during that time period on that channel, doesn’t mean they are paying attention to the show.

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No Y&R not surprised – the writers are awful, feel for the cast, they not being used very well. It’s awful that BB did NOT submit -their writers are awesome, great storylines with an awesome cast. They rock!

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It’s already sad that there are only four soaps left & then I see only two nominees. If GH doesn’t win this award there is no hope left for quality writing & these awards like others are pointless.

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General Hospital for sure should win them all. Days used to be good a few years back then it would have been a toss up for me but not now.

Rodd
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GH all the way!

The other lis
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Same old names since the 1990’s. They just keep recycling the same old failed soap writers among the final four soaps. And you wonder why the audience only sees back from the dead stories and poor ratings!!! Is it really so difficult for the heads of daytime to demand new writing blood on these shows? Can someone at least pass a Rooney rule for daytime soaps where at least each writing team has one member under 30 and a person of color?

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The problem is that many fans of daytime, like my mother, started watching GH, Days, Y&R and B&B years ago. These people want to the writers to mainly focus on the “legacy characters” ie Laura, Monica, Anna, Robert etc on GH, John, Kayla, Patch, Marlena, Maggie, Julie, Jennifer, Jack etc on Days and who ever the legacy characters are on the other two shows. My mother and others believe that the younger generation should be there to enchance the legacy characters storylines. And these people don’t believe that writers under 30 have the ability and experience to write the necessary… Read more »

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I would buy that if the legacy characters actually had real lives and weren’t generally used as props for the younger group. Look at John and Marlena or Victor Newman, these vibrant characters are pretty much reduced to worrying about their children and meddling in there lives. People over 50 do have something more to offer than advice and for Pete’s sake let’s keep people out of the hospital.

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Sasha Calle Cast as DC Universe’s New ‘Supergirl’ In Upcoming Motion Picture, ‘The Flash’

Exciting news for The Young and the Restless, Sasha Calle (Lola).  The young actress was chosen from over 425 other performers who auditioned for the role of Supergirl.

With her casting, Sasha will star in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature, The Flash and become the first Latina Supergirl ever chosen for a DC Universe role.

According to Deadline: The Flash director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions along with DC Films boss Walter Hamada and the producers, was blown away by the actress’ toughness and vulnerability that she brought to the role adding, “I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role.”

Calle will follow in the footsteps of Helen Slater who played Supergirl in the 1984 Warner Bros movie, Melissa Benoist who played the part on the on the TV series for 126 episodes.

The Young and the Restless tweeted out huge congrats to their cast member stating: “Huge Congrats to our “Supergirl” @SashaCalle”

Word is that Calle will join the production of The Flash soon to begin her new role.  No word yet on what will happen to the character of Lola on Y&R.

Watch the moment below when Sasha is told by director Andy Muschietti she has the part!

So, excited for Sasha landing this major motion picture DC Universe role? Let us know in the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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