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Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless Score WGA Nominations!

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Award season is upon us and first up for the soaps, the competition for the 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards! Nominations honoring achievements for 2014 in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation were announced today!

Nominated this year from the network daytime dramas are the writing teams from Days of our Lives, General Hospital and the Young and the Restless.   The winners will be announced in ceremonies to be held on February 1, 2014 in simultaneous ceremonies in both New York City and Los Angeles!

Here now are the nominated writing teams:

Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J. Whitesell; NBC

General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

To view the complete list of nominations in all categories, click here!  So, who do you think deserves to win this year?  On-Air On-Soaps will keep you posted if we learn the scripts/episodes that were submitted for contention!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

General Hospital 1st choice…Days 2nd choice but Nicks story and ‘death’ almost makes this a tie for me!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days Abigail will have an affair with E.J., and not Danial who i once predicted…i think! Its just a feeling after the way they were looking at each other…i could be wrong!

su0000
su0000

DOOL; 12 writers 4 women

GH; 12 writers 8 women

Y&R; 14 writers 11 women
………….

GH is by far the best writing!!!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

As a fan of DAYS, I am satisfied with the writing, but can’t deny the improved writing of GH.
I just hope YawneR does not win!

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I agree about GH having the best writing !

ronald mikell
ronald mikell

what channel will it b on

jake r
jake r

I don’t think any networks broadcast the Writers Guild of America Awards. They all assume the general public only cares about the famous faces of actors and actresses, and the occasional well-known director, not the scribes who actually create the lines!

RLeternal
RLeternal

Hope DOOL wins!

Donnie
Donnie

I wonder if Tomlin is officially gone from Days…

shawn
shawn

All the writers who elected ficore status during the last writer’s strike are not eligible for WGA awards. Tomlin, Josh Griffith and Paula Cwikly from YR are missing from the rosters this year because they are all ficore status. Jeanne Marie Ford is missing from the nominees too.

MARY GHUSEIN
MARY GHUSEIN

general hospital!!

MARY GHUSEIN
MARY GHUSEIN

general hospital has the best writing!!

su0000
su0000

For a few years Y&R has not been all that good, not at all..
Without fail, no matter how bland it is it holds #1 constantly for two decade, or so..
The odds of that happening are ………………………. ??

Perhaps CBS has some type of influence..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

my original comment: GH is my first choice, Days my second choice but Nicks story and ‘death’ almost makes it a tie for me! Days Abigail will have an affair with E.J. and not Danial who i once predicted…its just a feeling i have after the way they were looking at each other in a previous episode! I could be wrong!

Derrick
Derrick

What did each soap submit so I CAN DETERMINE WHO WILL WIN???

janet
janet

GH ,but why is it I have never heard of ANY of the Y&R writers. Not a one.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny Goes Off On Scheming Gabi & This Week Maggie Remembers The Night Adrienne Was Killed

Things are definitely reaching a boiling point in Salem.  First, if you caught last Friday’s episode, it featured a terrific scene between Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Camila Banus (Gabi) that shook everyone to its core.   Gabi, who has now been arrested at the PCPD for her crimes against Julie and her schemes against Lani, gets a visit from Sonny, and boy is he angry.  At the time of their visit, Justin (Wally Kurth) has already told Sonny that he doubts there is any way that Gabi will avoid prison time.

Realizing that both Ari’s parents are looking like they will be in prison, he asks Gabi, “Who gets the fun job of explaining this to Ari?” Ari loves Julie. He exclaims,”How I am supposed to explain that her mother tried to kill her multiple times?”

Distraught and thus facing parenting alone, Sonny screams at Gabi if she even knows her daughter exists!?  Gabi thinks Sonny is being horrible to her, but stands by her actions that Julie needed to pay.  Sonny just shakes his head in disbelief.  Ari’s parents will both be in the slammer!  When DA James Giddens arrives (Terrell Tilford) he says that Gabi will get 10 years in prison with no time off for good behavior and no parole.   In these scenes. Smith and Banus really delivered the material and brought it to an emotional level that hit home to the viewers.

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And now this week, get ready for more drama.  Gabi may get a last minute reprieve, while Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) is so close to remembering what happened the night of the accident that killed Adrienne (Judi Evans) – how she was drunk in a car that caused the crash – and the victim of this is not only Adrienne, but Will (Chandler Massey) who was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

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In the latest promo for DAYS, look for Sonny to also lower the boom on Maggie with another deserved outburst and a homecoming for Will and Sonny.

So, what did you think of the scenes between Freddie and Camila? What do you hope happens to Maggie after her remembrance of the night of the crash is revealed? What will Xander (Paul Telfer) and Victor (John Aniston) to next and all of their plans seem to be unraveling? Comment below.  But first check out the scene from Friday between Camila and Freddie, and this week’s promo for DAYS>

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DAYS POLL: Which Actor Are You Most Upset About Exiting The Show?

Over the past few weeks, Days of our Lives fans were devastated hearing the news of several upcoming departures.

The NBC soap opera does tape so far in advance that many will still be airing through September of this year; while Casey Moss’ last episode as JJ aired this past week.

With Galen Gering (Rafe) leaving as well as Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Chandler Massey (Wll), we wanted to know; which actors are you most upset about leaving the series?

Vote below in our most recent DAYS poll and then let us know why you cast your vote that way via the comment section

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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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