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Days of our Lives and The Bay Win Big at 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards!

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On Friday night, NBC’s Days of our Lives and the digital drama series, The Bay were two of the night’s big winners! DAYS took home 5 awards, and so did The Bay at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Tonight’s gala in the magnificent Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a tribute to the hundreds of men and women that work behind the scenes to make Daytime television glow with the brilliance, energy and enthusiasm that make viewers tune in each and every day of the year,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “In addition to our esteemed nominees and the more than 1,500 attendees, honoring the extraordinary accomplishments of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Executive Producer, Harry Friedman with our Lifetime Achievement Award topped off a wonderful evening of celebrating the best there is in the Daytime television community.”

The Daytime Creative Arts 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. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year.

Here is who took home the gold in the Digital and Daytime Drama categories:

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
The Bay The Series (Amazon)

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Mary Beth Evans, as Sara Garrett
The Bay The Series Amazon

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Kristos Andrews, as Pete Garrett/ Young Jack Madison
The Bay The Series Amazon

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Carolyn Hennesy, as Karen Blackwell
The Bay The Series Amazon

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Nicolas Coster, as Mayor Jack Madison
The Bay The Series Amazon

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Days of Our Lives (NBC) – Marnie Saitta

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Outstanding Art Direction/ Set Decoration/ Scenic Design for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series
“When Time was on our Side”
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series
General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

So, what did you think of the winners for this year’s Daytime Drama and Digital Series 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys? Comment below!

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good lawd!
out of all those awards GH bring home – Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series
General Hospital (ABC).
An award for hair styles .. ahahaaa!

Anyways.. Alexis needs to cut those long straglers always hanging over her eyes..
Nina has the best hair ..

outside of that I see nothing special with the hair of GH..
but!! hey! GH at the least got an award (for hair ahaa!

Jenny
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One of few times I will ever agree with you Su! Lol! Whose hair did they submit?? Wow!

rose
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Speaking of hair in soaps, generally…maybe hairdos where the actors aren’t continually pushing their locks out of their faces and eyes?

Kevin C
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Kevin C

DAYS winning for music direction and composition for a daytime drama, I think DOOL’s background music is the worse of the 4 shows…

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I wonder what poor Drake Hogestyn and his lawyers make of Days winning the Emmy for outstanding stunt coordination??!!!

Judith
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Judith

So disappointing. Once again not able to watch. And The Bay? Again, not able to watch. Y&R still the best ON TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still smarting that All My Children isn’t on ABC. Really sucks.

Jim Larson
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Jim Larson

I hate to say it, but DAYS OF OUR LIVES has HAD it’s day – Maybe it’s me, I know soaps are silly, and I’m not growing younger and I remember the good ole’ days of ALL MY CHILDREN – of course, as I said, I was younger and even though they were preposterous even then, I enjoyed them. Now, watching Days of Our Lives, it’s so ridiculous, or maybe in today’s modern high-tech World it just doesn’t make it – and the writing on Days is just awful. How it got nominated for anything is in itself a wonder.

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives WGA Nomination for Daytime Drama Series

UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

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In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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The episodes DAYS submitted for competition were #14320 which aired 4/19/2022, #14321 which aired 4/20/2022 and show #14331 that aired 5/4/2022.  They also featured the disastrous double wedding of Leo and Craig and Xander and Gwen, and its fallout.

To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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