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Days of Our Lives & The Bold and the Beautiful Score GLAAD Media Award Nominations!

The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Award nominations have been announced this morning. And each year, the GLAAD Media Awards celebrate outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their allies on TV, in film, and in the news. These are the images and stories that bring the LGBT community closer to equality.

In the Outstanding Daily Drama category it will be Days of our Lives nominated for Sonny and Will’s love story featuring Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith vs. The Bold and the Beautiful with Caroline’s My Two Moms story featuring: Crystal Chappell, Joanna Johnson, and Linsey Godfrey who have been recognized for their achievements.

In addition, HBO’s vampire saga True Blood was nominated in the Outstanding Drama Series category and will go up against: Smash, Degrassi, Grey’s Anatomy and the L.A. Complex!

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out in three ceremonies:  New York on March 16th, in Los Angeles on April 20th and in San Francisco on May 11th.   Last year, the Daytime category was handed out in ceremonies in San Francisco.  You can view the complete list of GLAAD Media Award nominees here.

So soapers, who would you vote for between DAYS & B&B for their depictions? And in a world that stresses diversity and the importance now more than every of equality among all human beings, would you like to see a fully fleshed out story encompassing more gay characters on the other current daytime soaps?  Yes, General Hospital’s Felix was just brought on the canvas too, but we have to wait to see if more of a story also develops for him, or not.  Weigh-in!

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Blake
Blake

Days really deserves this award!

Ces
Ces

They sure do!

Iakovos
Iakovos

It could not be any show but DAYS. I thought ATWT and OLTL did an awesome job with its gay storylines but this DAYS plot has me riveted!

B&B did not do service to its lesbian aprents storyline, but at least something is there!

Jules
Jules

Make it a fourth from me! DAYS all the way. Yes this latest bit with Gabi has really soiled a lot of the great work done before it, but overall DAYS put A LOT of time, effort and good work into Will’s coming out, everyone’s acceptance and Will and Sonny’s love story. Beautifully written, gorgeously acted and executed better than nearly any other show’s (tied maybe only with ATWT).

CC on BB does not an award make. They had a 2 week story and then zilch. It doesn’t even rank.

Patrick
Patrick

GLAAD !!!!!!! Diversity, Equality, We ALL BELONG !!!! We Are a PART of YOU.

DAYS – Will and Sonny…. Love Them….

B&B – Danielle and Caroline…. Rock ON Crystal Chappelle. ENJOY YOUR LIFE.
You give back so much to this Genre w/your on-line Work.

GH – Felix. Bear Salute – We got you…

Y&R – ???? Get on Board.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

You’ll notice that Y&R gets FAR better ratings than DAYS. Maybe Y&R likes being #1 and doesn’t want to risk losing many of their viewers.

Dmitri
Dmitri

The gay storyline is not why DAYS is losing ratings, the bad writing is. People want less Dannifer and Sami triangles and more of our vets!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

Well, you’ve got me there! lol .. I want the same thing. I would be willing to FF through the gay story if DAYS would give me just ONE good storyline to enjoy

bc
bc

hollywood smugly congratulates itself for being “tolerant” w/ these glaad “awards” w/c are a joke. hollywood screams against homophobia but is openly racist to people of color and especially to Asian americans. of course it’s bec hollywood thinks the white lgbt community is a more “special” minority group compared to African americans and latinos and especially Asian americans!

glaad “nominated” smash?! is glaad seriously that delusional?! ny based smash got rid of their 1 Asian romantic leading man who was not portrayed as your stereotypical asexual Asian american char. hollywood loves to portray Asian males as asexual yet who wrote the kama sutra again? billions from the Asian population yet they’re all asexual males according to “tolerant” hollywood. Typical hollywood racism.

Asian americans are portrayed by hollywood as dorky and accented men who are often asexual. while hollywood hypersexualizes latinos and black americans w/ these high pregnancy rates. thus being white becomes the “norm” and the “ideal” w/c racist hollywood loves. it’s a form of social control to make racial minorities worship whites as the “standard”. it’s hollywood’s version of white supremacy.

smash is being whitewashed even more by getting rid of 2 racial minority male chars and creating even more white chars! pathetic for an ny based tv show! white privilege has been around for centuries. it’s manifested thru hollywood’s institutionalized racism by suppressing the presence of racial minorities and removing racial diversity from tv shows like smash thru whitewashing. typical of trashy “art” from hollywood when heck even jesus was even whitewashed on paintings!

of course smash gets rid of dev and ellis who are the 2 racial minority males who were portrayed romantically but it keeps the gay chars and puts even more white chars. typical from “tolerant” hollywood: a majority white ny based tv show. smash’s ratings are blamed on the racial minority men and its rebooted to get rid of them. Dev was paired as the bf of the lead female char “acted” by horrid katherine mcphee. but of course the smash reboot gets rid of dev and pairs her w/ new white chars and w/ “bombshell’s” white director. Disgusting!

Would glaad “nominate” an ny based tv show w/c got rid of its gay chars and replaced them w/ straight chars? of course not bec they’d scream homophobia. yet whitewashing ny based smash of its racial minority male chars is not a problem for “tolerant” glaad.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

I’m glad you see the irony in all this “tolerance” .. GLAAD is a powerful lobbying group and has successfully bullied TV and movie producers into including gay characters on almost ALL shows – never mind that ALL LGBT people make up only 3% of the population. They must be represented, DAYS makes it look like 20% of their town of Salem is gay. Other minorities, that actually have far MORE members in the REAL world, are barely seen in soaps or any other form of entertainment, especially in comparison to how many gay characters we see all the time! I realize that gays are highly represented in Hollywood, but those of us in the REAL world rarely encounter gay people. We are far more likely to encounter people of diverse races, the handicapped, people with devout faith – how many of THOSE types of people do you ever see on TV ? !

bc
bc

that’s what bothers me abt hollywood and glaad. they act like the most “enlightened” and “tolerant” people when they can be the most backward. you can forget abt religious people being portrayed objectively. all hollywood churns are psycho bible thumpers who are not tolerant and must be “educated” bec they are stupid. The complaints abt very little lgbt representation are hilarious! More like too much lgbt representation. And of course majority of those chars have to be white lgbt people. cnn reported that only 3% of the us population identify as lgbt and they wouldn’t get that wrong bec the face of cnn is openly gay anderson cooper. hollywood gives too much priority to lgbt chars and too much representation and yet they love to talk abt “realism” when explaining the lack of racial minority representation. how is it realistic to have little racial minorities and too many white gay chars when the lgbt population is only 3% w/c is measely? typical hollywood racism. the following shows have lgbt representation w/ mostly white lgbt chars and personalities: ahs. the new normal. modern family. revenge. true blood. person of interest. pretty little liars. b&b. days. y&r. oltl. amc. mad men. enlightened. downton abbey. plethora of reality tv shows and entertainment news tv shows. bravo tv. ellen degeneres. axed but still floundering on tv: blanderson cooper daytime talk show and emily owens. rather recently axed tv shows w/ white lgbt representation: desperate housewives. gcb. gg. ringer. heck glee alone has had the following lgbt chars: brittaney. santana. sandy. blayne. kurt. new gay guy for kurt. unique. sebastian. karofsky. that’s 9 alone and of course majority of them are white! it’s hilarious that gay people think hollywood “lacks” lgbt representation and is “homophobic” to gays. hollywood isn’t “homophobic” to white lgbt actors. it rallied around the gay guy from grey’s anatomy when washington uttered that slur. washington was fired from grey’s bec of that and his career hasn’t recovered. yet hollywood did nothing for Asian american actor rex who is openly gay from entourage. he publicly complained abt the discrimination he experienced from entourage w/c was worse bec it was homophobic and racist. yet hollywood did nothing bec being racist towards Asian americans is acceptable for hollywood. those “enlightened” hollywood people love to talk abt diversity yet they bash Asian americnas w/ their lack of representation and racist representation and whitewashing. there are very few Asian american chars on tv and yet according to pew research Asian americans are the most educated and have the highest median income and spend the most and are the fastest growing group making up 6% of the us population. that’s a lot more than those that identify as lgbt and yet there are far more white lgbt chars than there are Asian american chars. where are all the “it gets better” videos from hollywood for Asian american students? Asian american students are the most bullied grp according to huffington post but hollywood only cares abt gay bullying.… Read more »

bc
bc

To maddiehayes: It’s great that you understand the larger issue of racial discrimination from hollywood and glaad. You’re the only person on here that contributes to the discussion on discrimination. it’s hilarious for people to say gays are being bashed by hollywood and the mainstream manhattan media. And people who say that hollywood is all abt money are delusional. the best example to refute that would be the global phenomenon jeremy lin. hollywood refuses to give funding to the documentary on jeremy lin bec hollywood’s racist and they don’t want Asian americans to succeed at fields like entertainment and sports bec that would make them part of the popular culture and its discussion. U.S. Trending Athletes 2012: 1. Jeremy Lin 2. Peyton Manning 3. Michael Phelps 4. Ryan Lochte 5. Tim Tebow U.S. Most Searched NBA Players 2012 1. LeBron James 2. Jeremy Lin AOL Sporting News – Top Sports Stories of 2012. #10 of 30 ESPN NY – Top Ten Sports Stories. #2 Facebook – Most Popular Public Figure Sports. #9 Fox Sports – Top Ten NBA Stories of 2012. #2 Google – Overall Top US Searches 2012. #5 Google – Most Searched Athlete for the WHOLE planet. #1 Google – Most Searched Person Globally. #7 Men’s Health – 12 Most Inspiring Sports Moments 2012. #6 MSN – Pop Culture. #1 NY Post – Person of the Year Jeremy Lin Annual Recap Facebook Poll – Most Inspiring Performer of 2012. #1 The Sporting News – Top 10 Sports Stories of 2012. #10 Twitter – 2012 Recap of Top Trends. #6 Wall Street Journal – Top 10 Sports Stories of 2012. #10 there’s clearly a demand for Jeremy Lin not only from Asian countries but from other countries and from america as well. obviously a Jeremy Lin documentary would make money but hollywood hates Jeremy Lin and Asian americans. hollywood is abt the suppression of the presence of racial minorities as shown by how horrid they are when it comes to racial diversity on tv shows. hollywood loves to whitewash minorities from the narrative to dilute the significance of authentic racial representation. hollywood has often claimed that its the “audience” that’s racist and that the audience won’t accept an Asian american as a leading man. Jeremy Lin completely refutes that racist hollywood notion. Racist hollywood hates that bec he has shattered their narrative on how Asian americans must be portrayed. hollywood’s not abt money per se. That’s secondary compared to shaping the culture. Look at how hollywood and the manhattan mainstream media were furious w/ gallup poll’s report on the low economic status of the lgbt community. It’s bec gallup’s research goes against what hollywood and the mainstream manhattan media has portrayed lgbt community. They’re portrayed on film and tv shows as rich and fashionable and trendy and often white. It’s bec hollywood and the manhattan media want advertisers to think they’re profitable and desirous to advertisers for their glaad galas and whatever blah. hollywood and the manhattan media are… Read more »

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

Hi BC, oh yeah, I am fully aware of how Hollywood brainwashes people into thinking their way – don’t forget, half the population has below average intelligence! LOL .. a recent Gallup poll shows that more than half of the populace think that 25% of the population is gay! (from overexposure in the media, no doubt). Another Gallup poll shows that white/caucasian is the LEAST likely race to be gay. African American being FIRST, Asian second. And the only gay people I know personally are not white, one is Asian, the other Hispanic. The Asian Americans I know (I also have Asian in-laws and nephews) are successful and smart. Yep, the media controls the national dialogue, we should start a grass-roots effort to set the record straight! 😉

bc
bc

To maddiehayes: great contributions from you on this topic. of course majority of hollywood’s lgbt chars are w/ white actors despite gallup refuting that. Typical “diversity” from stupid hollywood. hollywood’s hatred for Asian americans is typified by the jeremy lin phenomenon. hollywood’s abt social brainwashing and jeremy lin’s success refutes the narrative that hollywood has crafted to bash Asian americans. CAA manages not only “actors” but NBA athletes. It’s bec hollywood has realized there’s a limit to hollywood’s profitability w/c doesn’t apply to sports. nba is not affected by dvr. hollywood is. there’s no pressing concern to watch a dumb hollywood tv show and movie anymore. Look at how low the ratings of tv shows have become. there’s an immediacy to sports and hollywood can’t compete w/ that. Majority of the most popular nba athletes are managed by CAA and it’s bec athletes are the real stars compared to manufactured “stars” of hollywood. Anyone can be an actor. saying your lines and knowing your blocking are all that’s required of these self aggrandizing actors. but not everyone can be an athlete. Discipline and talent are required of athletes and there are scientific stats to back up the skills of an athlete. While actors can buy awards and the “talent” of an actor is debatable. meryl streep is often called the “best” actress and she has mentioned that she thinks the “best” actress is katharine hepburn. and yet hepburn has called streep’s acting mechanical and robotic. acting talent is opinion based but there are stats to back up the talent of an athlete w/c makes athletes the real stars compared to “star” actors. hollywood has even extended its racism against Asian americans thru the NBA. Even the NBA ignores discrimination against Asian americans but it prioritizes lgbt bullying bec of hollywood’s stance on lgbt bullying and bec hollywood openly bashes Asian americans. Jeremy Lin experiences a lot of racial discrimination for being an Asian american global phenomenon. there were all these racial slurs tweeted at him. yet the nba did nothing. No commercials against racism towards Asian americans. But the NBA makes commercials against gay bullying. This obvious bias is bec of hollywood’s influence on the NBA. athletes from the nba have to speak against lgbt bullying bec hollywood wants society to prioritize only gay bullying and be influenced by these star NBA athletes. And yet the huffington post has reported that Asian american students are the most bullied group. Typical hollywood bias. franchise athletes like lebron james have been groomed from childhood to become a part of the NBA. dumb actors get discovered from the mall. some actors use nepotism to climb up the hollywood ladder. But the manufacturing of “stars” is controlled by hollywood. And the grooming of bonafide atheltic stars is controlled by NBA athletic scouts. There is a system to create hollywood’s “stars” and to develop NBA’s star athletes. jeremy burst onto sports and challenged all of that. from harvard. not from traditional basketball school. Asian american.… Read more »

Mary SF
Mary SF

A few years ago here in Canada there was a case where a gay student was being banned from his Catholic high school prom because he wanted to bring a date. The reasoning at the time was because his life style conflicted with morals and the teaching of the Catholic Church allowing him to attend would be condoning his behavior. As a Catholic, I remember thinking at the time, if morality was the issue, then why weren’t straight students who practice immoral behavior against the teaching of the Church not banned as well? Why was one particular immoral behavior the sole focus- if morality was the issue?

Likewise, I never understood soap viewers who object to gay story lines based on morality. They don’t want to watch because according to their values homosexual is wrong. But they are willing to watch other immoral behaviors such as lying, fornication, adultery, murder, and other soap standards. The Bible states tattoos are wrong, so do they avoid watching all actors who have tattoos? If their values mean that much to them then by their own reasoning they should not be watching soaps at all.

Everyone is entitled to their views, but in the Scriptures I read, God detest hypocrisy more than any other sin. So I can only hope @maddiehayes and others like her will remember that bit of truth as well.

These awards are not given out to promote homosexuality, but to acknowledge shows that portray gay people as people regardless of their sexuality. No matter what people do —they still are.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

the thing I hate is the way the media is using propaganda about gays to change people’s minds, thus promoting social engineering, like gay marriage. If people knew the truth about the gay lifestyle, they would never vote in favor of “normalizing” it and making it “equal” to the relationship God ordained. As I said in another post, more than half the population believes gays make up 25%. They don’t personally know anywhere near that amount of gays, they just see them on TV. And yes, I am fully aware that we are ALL sinners, we should not judge others. But homosexuality is NOT portrayed as sinful on DAYS, far from it! The sinful ones are the ones who think it is wrong (never mind what the Bible says). You don’t see this amount of pimping for all the other immoral behaviors you listed. You don’t see anybody on the show saying “If you think Sami is bad for lying and committing adultery, well, you’re just a bigot!” Not so the gay story. Victor went so far as to say “If you think there’s anything wrong with it, well, you’re just ignorant”. Slap in the face to those who believe in the Bible. I wouldn’t be surprised if Father Eric performs Will&Sonny’s gay wedding.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Days and Degrassi, my two favorite shows on TV, really deserve the award, B&B focused too much on the love triangles and too little on the lesbian storyline. I love WilSon! Go DAYS!

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In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions, the Producers of Days of our Lives, is seeking 20 million dollars in damages from its producing partner, Sony Pictures Television, as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions, and to significantly take back control of the show.

In the 33-page court filed document this morning, Deadline.com noted some of the key points contained within.  Corday Productions is alleging that Sony has treated the show unfairly skewed in favor of its Sony-owned daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless.  The complaint indicates that, “While the domestic ratings for Days of Our Lives have remained largely constant, Sony’s distribution receipts have decreased by over 50%. This dramatic decline is directly attributable to a decision at the highest levels of Sony management to eliminate any competition to its own wholly-owned series The Young and The Restless also distributed by Sony.”

Sony Pictures Television distributes Days of our Lives in overseas territories, and in ancillary markets such as digital streaming.  The DAYS suit alleges that Sony has failed to sell the show in key territories including: Great Britain, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Zambia, and South Africa.”

In the lawsuit, the producers also claim that Sony has stiffed them by forcing the production company, Corday Productions, to absorb budgetary deficits . The filing also claims that Sony is “imposing solely on Corday the burden of absorbing the multi-million dollar annual operating deficits due to an inadequate NBC license fee and mandating an inefficient, costly production schedule.”

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, also alleges that Sony has provided Corday with inaccurate accounting and has failed to pay millions of dollars in profits.

Make sure to read more on the lawsuit click here.

So, what do you think about some of the key points that the Days of our Lives producers bring up in their lawsuit against Sony? Comment below.

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Ron Carlivati Staying Put At DAYS As Head Writer

In great news for Days of our Lives, Daytime-Emmy winning scribe, Ron Carlivati has renewed his contract with the NBC soap opera.  Formerly head writer at One Life to Live and General Hospital, Carlivati took over the lives of the good people of Salem back in 2017, and since then the show has been on a creative and ratings uptick.

Ron spoke with Soap Opera Digest and revealed he is staying put in Salem stating: “I am both thrilled and grateful to be staying put in Salem.”

After winning a Daytime Emmy for his work on the show (from the 2017 season last April of 2018), and the series winning the trifecta of Writing, Show and Directing, Ron added: “From day one, (executive producer) Ken Corday, (Co-executive producer) Greg Meng, and the entire cast and crew at Days of or Lives welcomed me into their family with open arms. It is truly and honor and a privilege to write for these wonderful characters on this legendary show.”

Look for more drama, mystery, romance and antics, Carlivati-style in the days and months to come.

So, DAYS fans, glad to hear Ron is staying on-board at DAYS? Comment below,

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Judith Chapman Dishes On Diana On All-New Episode Of “Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast”

Oh, the mother from hell has certainly come to NBC’s Days of our Lives ,now that it has been revealed that Diana Cooper is in actuality none other than Diana Colville, who shared a romantic past with John Black (Drake Hogestyn), and is Leo aka Matthew’s (Greg Rikaart) worst nightmare!

Daytime fan favorite, Judith Chapman is back on Days of our Lives in this delicious new take on Diana, and on the latest installment of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.

During her interview with host Michael Fairman, Judith talks about how she was asked to take on the role, and found herself reunited with her former on-screen son from Y&R, Greg Rikaart.  She also teases what is to come in this twisted mother and son relationship, reveals what it has been like working with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, and talks about her former soap opera roles that included: Natalie Bannon on As the World Turns, Ginny Blake, General Hospital, Charlotte Greer on Ryan’s Hope, Angelica Deveraux on Days and Gloria Fisher Bardwell on Y&R- quite the resume.   When not on TV, Judith can be found in the theatre, where she is currently starring as Tallulah Bankhead in the show, Looped now through February 10th in Palm Springs, California.

Later in the podcast, John Aniston (Victor) stops by Suzanne Rogers  (Maggie) dressing room, where the duo talk about how they work together running scenes, and going through a tape day, and some fun historical anecdotes from Salem, and more.

To get the extended version of this interview with Judith, make sure to download it via iTunes and all major pod platforms.  To listen to the NBC.com version make sure to click here and enjoy.

Let us know what was your favorite part of our chat with Judith and if you are loving her thus far as Diana on DAYS via the comment section below.

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