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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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DAYS Susan Seaforth Hayes Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination For Julie and Doug’s Emotional Storyline

When you think Days of our Lives, what would it be without the legendary Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and her real-life and on-screen husband, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams)?

This past Emmy season, the beloved duo got a chance to shine, when they were put through a ‘heartbreaking’ predicament – Julie’s heart gives out, she is in need of a transplant, and things take a turn for the worse.

What would life be like for Doug without his Julie? How would she say goodbye to him? Fans clearly felt the sentiments overflowing from this real-life duo capturing the essence of their characters in such a raw and realistic way. So much so, that Susan landed a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her work.

Already a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient along with her husband, Bill back in 2018, will Susan finally get an award for her acting for her decades of beautiful work on the long-running NBC soap opera? Fans will need to tune-in to CBS on Friday, June 26th to find out with the virtual presentation of the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  But for now, here is our conversation with Susan.

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Congratulations on your Supporting Actress nomination.  You have been racking up a lot of these recently, having been nominated in the same category two years ago, and also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with your husband, Bill Hayes at the 45th annual Daytime Emmys in 2018.

SUSAN:  It’s really nice to be nominated, because I’ve had a few gap years.  I’ve had, what? 25 gap years between the recent nominations.

What scenes did you ultimately chose that landed you the nomination?

SUSAN:  I submitted when Julie dies.  I submitted the farewell montage scenes with Bill Hayes, and they were very moving to us… and we’ll see.  I did not submit anything snappy, or bitchy, or hysterical.  I’ve lost against hysterical every time.  Comedy has never worked.  So, I am going to try the heart and soul of soup opera: not bitchiness, but loss.

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Can I ask how you got through those scenes with Bill, because it was so touching?  I don’t know how you did it.

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SUSAN:  It was very difficult.  I mean, these are the things that make us so connected to the characters and the show.  This is a place where we can show the public what love means to us, which is everything.

They were beautiful scenes.  Do you remember when you did them, if you felt good about them at the time?

SUSAN:  No… no.  I didn’t know.  Everyone on the set seemed happy.  We are blessed to have feedback from out producers now, and they didn’t say, “I think you can do it better,” and, “Another take,” not that we would have anyway, because there is never time to do another take.

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How did you find out that you were nominated? 

SUSAN:  One of the producers, Randy Dugan called me, or I wouldn’t have found out for a couple of days,

What are your thoughts on this being a virtual Daytime Emmys ceremony because of COVID-19?  We don’t know anything about will play out yet or what that will look like, but it is back on network TV.

SUSAN:  It’s going to be a wonderful surprise.

So, if they have the shot of the nominees, do you think you’d be dressed in comfortable clothes or more formal?

SUSAN:  Well, I’d certainly wear my best earrings if I were at home, yeah.  If my grandson can arrange us to get on the internet (we have a grandson living on our property, and he’s our live-in techy), we will get dressed up, and sit there, if that’s the way to do it.

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DAYS did very well receiving 22 overall nominations and a lot of your co-stars got nomination as well.

SUSAN:  Yes, an excellent year for nominations for our show.

How many times have you been nominated now? 

SUSAN:  This makes six.

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Would it mean a lot to you to get the award?

SUSAN:  The Lifetime Achievement meant a lot.  It wouldn’t be bad to win this year.  I’ll say that.  It would be sweet for the show, since I am now the oldest living cast member of the original family – the original, original.  I’m not the original Julie, but close enough.  So, I think that would be some validation for the longevity of this original storytelling.  People look at the show and say, “Are you part of the DiMera family or the Brady family?”  I say, “I’m part of the Horton family!”

What did your husband Bill say when he found out you were nominated?

SUSAN:  (Yells) Billy, what did you say when you found out I was nominated?

BILL:  Yay!!!

SUSAN:  That’s about right. (Laughs)

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What a guy!

SUSAN:  I know!  What a guy, what a guy, what a guy!

I was really happy to see your name among the other well-deserving nominees.

SUSAN:  I know you are because I know you care.  Who knows what will happen? It isn’t going to ruin our lives you know, one way or another.  But it was very nice to receive this acknowledgment from my peers.

So, are you glad Susan received a nomination for her work in her emotional storyline? Do you think she should finally receive the Emmy for her performances? Comment below.

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Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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