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Days of our Lives Wins GLAAD Award for Outstanding Daily Drama! Massey & Smith On-Hand to Accept!

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Tonight in ceremonies in San Francisco at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Days of our Lives was named the Outstanding Daily Drama besting All My Children, the only other nominee in the category.  DAYS won for Will and Sonny’s storylines, and on-hand were Chandler Massey (Will) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) to accept on behalf of the NBC soap.

Other honorees at Saturday’s ceremony in San Francisco included Grey’s Anatomy for drama series, Max J. Rosenthal of The Huffington Post for digital journalism article, Wells Fargo for the Corporate Leader Award and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes for the Golden Gate Award.

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The awards salute fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media.  Other winners from among this year’s 35 categories were honored at ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles over the past few years.

Congratulations to Days of our Lives and to Chandler and Freddie!

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barbara t

They deserve it with Wills coming out story. Chandler Massey is a great actor all of his scenes are sincere, and very heartbreaking, Most of all I love the scenes with Marlana, there so honest together, Brilliant writing. Congratulations to days of our lives.

David Connor
David Connor

Hopefully the reboot of the reboot of the reboot of Days of Our Lives will include more Freddie Smith and some stuff for Will, like frustrating realistic crushes on inappropriate men (Like one of his step dads haha or Chad) –and a date or two. I like that he is involved in storylines that have nothing to do with being gay, as if he was just a “normal” character (which he is) but I also don’t wan’t coming out to be the end for that part of him. Crushes, romance, sex that doesn’t live up to the hype if not with someone you have feelings for–be brave Days and go there. An eighteen year old gay guy would not be all about word play with gramma. He would definitely be using the Internet for other stuff too.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. I think DOOL deserves this win! Chandler, Freddie and Deidre are all great actors/actresses.

Jules
Jules

It’s very sad only 2 soaps were nominated. Still happy for DAYS. This story has been kickass and they truly earned this award.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Well deserved. Days, Chandler, Freddie, Deidre, and the rest of the cast are doing an awesome job with this story.

Sheryl
Sheryl

I am glad they won they really deserve it the acting was fantastic , Chandler and the rest of the cast did a super job.with this storyline.

Dorothy
Dorothy

Chandler is an awesome actor…he rocks his scenes and I’m so glad he’s being recognized. Freddie is also doing a great job although he hasn’t been on for a while. Yayyyyyyy, for days & Chandler & Freddie….

Jennifer
Jennifer

Totally agree! Chandler is awesome, but we need more Freddie. After all, Sonny is the first gay character on the show. He deserves more airtime. It would be nice to learn a little more about his past. According to Freddie Smith, we will see more of him this summer! YEA!!!

Patrick
Patrick

Patrick replied June 1st, 2012 at 2:47 pm

DAYS is providing a keen insight and opportunity with this JUGGERNAUT story and HUGE Accolades to the Actors adeptly delivering tour de fource Show. first and foremost… DAYS, for all intents and purpose, has stepped up to the plate… front burner status.

I hope DAYS continues… throughout it’s tenure… on the air… Keep Chandler Massey… his talent.. and sensitive.. portrayal… is affective, and thought provoking. CHEERS! congratulations DOOL. continued wins at the 2012 DAYTIME EMMYS!

I’m re-posting… my take on Sammi and Will… these two… from the get go… survived, existed… “co-depended” on each other.. regardless of “fault”… Mother and Son… Will’s coming of age… transition to adulthood… with Sammi, is tumultuous. we’re watching Will find his voice…his way in life.

Let’s see more of Sonny, Justin and Adrienne.

i kinda see this as a catalyst… a full circle, if you will… in Sammi and Will… Lucas, readily admitted he wasn’t around for so many years… and is re-learning how to be a father.. you have Sammi and her oldest son… parenting with his siblings… and side by side, through the years.. distant, moreso… watching Sammi’s relationship(s) fallout, one after another… No stable influences… or father figure(s). it’s just time for Sammi, to pay attention and focus on her son. She has support from Lucas… the three of them will find their way back to each other. it’s a burgeoning… clean slate. Adulthood.. Empowerment for Sammi to heal old hurts… past mistakes… and Bond with her child.

I’m just saying… there’s so much more story to be told… ie: rumblings.. leaning to dropping the ball… going back burner with Wills, coming out.

along with the Lexie story… and i really liked the Austin/Carrie/Rafe/Abby story.

Give Stefano time off.. and bring him and Kristen “Eileen Davidson”, back to helm the Dimera Empire… and reignite John and Marlena.. with some passion.

Here’s to hoping Chandler Massey wins the 2012 younger actor Emmy! Kudos to DAYS.

Patrick
Patrick

Ms. Deidre Hall. Thank you. I’m appreciating you much more so. I read your’s and Chandlers interview in soap digest… perhaps, it’s with age… maturity. Our common sensibilities…. reaching for connection. What a duo… you and Will… are forever etched in DAYS. Aside, from Marlena’s “world”… John and Sammi, to mention a few… I wish Carrie was staying. It’s Chandler Massey… who’s cemented your characters belonging… LOL. your Veteran Legacy. That trust and commitment to act… an invariable… must… “we exist”. it’s a sharing, loving, nurturing combustion (if you will).. that lights up DAYS screen.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

congrats! much deserved. great story and great acting.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Never watched Days of Our Lives………..I just watched AMC, OLTL, & GH…Never watched soaps on other networks……………………………………….This was enough for me to watch ………………

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THURSDAY: E! News Daytime Drama Deep Dive Visits DAYS, GH, and Y&R

Mark your calendars for a very special segment on the soaps, when E! News delivers their Daytime Drama deep dive on Thursday, May 23 hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy at 7pm-8pm ET/PT on cable’s E!

Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

In Salem and Days of our Lives, E! chats with series staples: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), then Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).  Deidre reveals “possession will be on my tombstone” in terms of Marlena’s most infamous story of all-time when the good doc was possessed by Satan, while the beloved duo discuss why daytime is the best job to have.  Alfonso talks on the history of her character sharing: “I am going to hold near and dear to my heart the beginnings of Hope. And the adventure and the romance of Bo and Hope”.

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From the set of General Hospital new interviews are featured with: Laura Wright (Carly), Steve Burton (Jason) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia), plus Casting Director Mark Teschner remembers Meghan Markle’s acting debut on the ABC daytime drama series.

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Teschner remembers: “Meghan Markle actually had her first speaking role in television on General Hospital.  She worked on the show in the background as a nurse, and we brought her up to read her to see if there was something there.”

Steve Burton chats on the craziest story he has ever played as Jason Morgan, revealing, “The one that always pops into my head is we had to go catch a monkey that had a virus, and I said to Laura (Wright) I think this is probably the end of my career today.”

The E! News special segment will show nostalgic clips from all the daytime dramas, including Luke and Laura’s wedding on GH, Marlena’s possession from DAYS, and some of Victor’s nefarious schemes from Y&R.

Check out the promo below.  Then, let us know if you will be checking out the ‘deep dive’ this Thursday via the comment section below.

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Arianne Zucker Chats On Her Return; Days Stars Take To Daytime Emmy Red Carpet On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On an all-new episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast,  Arianne Zucker talks about her exciting return to the show, and once again being in front and center story following Nicole seeing the love of her life, Eric (Greg Vaughan) had attempted to move on in the love life department with Sarah (Linsey Godfrey), and then the shocking devastation at the death of her daughter, Holly.

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On the podcast with host Michael Fairman, Ari weighs-in on her most recently aired scenes, and talks about some of Nicole’s past wild storylines including; the infamous flesh eating bacteria storyline and when Nicole attempted to raise Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) baby as her own until the truth finally, finally came to light!

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Then, Fairman takes you to the red carpet at the just completed 46th annual Daytime Emmys where he chats with some of the most notable residents of Salem including actors: Galen Gering (Rafe), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Martha Madison (Belle), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and more.

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Make sure to check out the podcast one of two ways: 1) Go directly to iTunes here, or you can hear it on NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Let us know what you think of Nicole’s return and Days’ night at the Daytime Emmys via the comment section below.

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Ron Carlivati Interview – Days of our Lives – 46th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet

Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati chats with Michael Fairman on the red carpet at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Carlivati and his writing team were nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series; an award they won last year.

Ron reveals to Michael that the reels submitted in the writing category were different than those submitted for Outstanding Drama Series; with the writing submissions centering around Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) wedding and her shooting … and then the aftermath in the hospital where Marlena’s children and John have to say goodbye to her fearing she will not pull through her medical crisis.

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Later, Carlivati discusses how he has become more firmly entrenched in the land of Salem after being an ABC Daytime guy for most of his life; following writing for One Life to Live and General Hospital.

Watch the interview below.  Then let us know, what did you think of Ron’s choice for the writing award? Should DAYS have toppled Y&R on the strength of those reels? Comment below.

For more 46th annual Daytime Emmy Red Carpet and backstage interviews visit the Michael Fairman Channel here.

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