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Days of our Lives Wins GLAAD Media Award For Outstanding Daily Drama!

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NBC’s Days of our Lives was the winner last night in the Outstanding Daily Drama category at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California! The series bested General Hospital for the victory.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.

DAYS gents: Freddie Smith (Sonny), Guy Wilson (Will), and Christopher Sean (Paul) were on hand to accept the award for the LGBT storyline in Salem.

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The night’s other big winners included: Transparent which co-stars former soap favorite Judith Light as Outstanding Comedy Series,  How To Get Away With Murder took home the Outstanding Drama Series,  Outstanding Mini-Series or Movie Made for Television went to The Normal Heart, and Outstanding Film-Wide Release was given to The Imitation Game.  In addition, Scandal’s Kerry Washington received the Vanguard Award presented by Ellen DeGeneres.

Guy Wilson tweeted some photos of himself, along with Freddie Smith and Christopher Sean driving to the ceremonies together and then on the red carpet!

So, what do you think about DAYS win for Outstanding Daily Drama in the GLAAD Media Awards? We say, “Congrats to all involved, and well-deserved!”

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blake
blake

Great news and well deserved. The Sonny/Paul/Will story is the best on Days and on all of daytime in my opinion. Congrats Days and the actors and writers.

Leo
Leo

That’s about the only award they are going to win in 2015 and 2016. This show is pure and utter crap.

No offense to “crap.” 🙂

Jeremy
Jeremy

@ blake – Totally the best news! The Sonny/Will/Paul storyline is the main reason I keep watching, it’s intriguing, real, honest, and totally deserving of this great award. Congrats to the writers and to the show for committing to these very worthy characters. And, to Freddie, Guy and Christopher, three professional actors who consistently deliver strong performances. What other soap right now, can say that with a very strong LGBT storyline? DAYS all the way. They’re committed to Will & Sonny and Paul. Thanks DAYS for stepping up and depicting challenging and empowering strong male characters who happen to be gay.

Patrick
Patrick

Days has so “many” reasons to BUILD around… this story line… and has

the actors on DAYS are 2nd to none… with GH

the potential for stir… emote… build… intrigue box office.. tune IN

honestly… Leo.. you are being harsh

there are so many fine actors attached to Will… Sonny… Paul

and they are ALL bringing their A game… forward

for the life of me… disgruntle mode

I’m so over ! Daniel, Jennifer… the magic elephant story befuddles me.. where are they going with this?

outside of that? I know DAYS is squandering… the potential of the canvas

will Stefano and Chad keep the DiMera intrigue forward
where will Kate go.. now that she’s sans co-ceo of Dimera enterprises

I was more than a little disappointed that Adrienne slap was all the build up went… with Justin already off to Dubai

I”M DONE with JJ and Paige… will they or won’t they get back together
ship her off to stanford… and focus.. if that’s the intent… no holds barred… who cares what jennifer thinks… if romance sex and pairing are : let JJ and Eve move

where are Hope and Aiden heading? I love that they are in love…

i’m so OVER Daniel and Nicole.. that sexy shave… was that leading to an all out no holds barred.. that Daniel didn’t have to say a thing… or carry every story line.. and that was enough to accept his dull presence? get rid of him

Nicole… as was stated on soapcentral.com… give Nicole her balls back… bad girl to the front… get your mojo back… shutz pa… arent’ you sick of Daniel, Eric, and Brady

get with Rafe!

I have not missed Ben, Jordan, and Clyde… dismissed

with the new head writing team… and executive producer or producer shuffle… if DAYs is moving past Sept, 2016… then listen to fan base

bring in the Donovan family… Shane and Kimberly… with Andrew

bring back Carrie… for Rafe.. and a new heroine

bring a love interest for Kayla

there’s not much going on in Salem these days

Brady and Melanie are as dull as daniel

I hope the story arc… for Kristen, Brady, Theresa… catapults

thank the stars… the thread this is about… Paul, Will, and Sonny… are leading the pack

I love this

blake
blake

ITA with everything Jeremy and Patrick said.

Jeremy
Jeremy

@ Patrick – I too, love other characters, the vets are tied to Sonny & Will. Grandma Marlena having a therapy session with Paul and learning of what William did. Classic. Grandma Kate encouraging Will to do whatever it takes to get to Paul’s truth. I love how DAYS utilized them, and I hope we see soon more of Marlena’s gentle coaching and words of wisdom to Will. Especially, since we have Lucas working with Will to dig deeper into Paul and Tori’s history.
I would like to see Marlena help balance out Will’s choices moving forward. So, pleased that Sonny is back, I want him to be stronger and tougher with Will. Will messed up…big time. Yet, I remain rooting for Will and Sonny. I do however, am intrigued to see how Paul fits in, haha-ha – as it were. Christopher is definitely equally a powerful actor, along with Freddie and Guy.

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

Its the only writing Days deserves at the moment…

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

OOPS-meant writing award!!!

Patrick
Patrick

not far from the truth

as the will/sonny/paul

seems to be the only part of days that is catching

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

Guy at Serena’s door resembles Austin Peck…imo!!!

Donna
Donna

So glad Day’s won. I had no doubt. Great soap. Love you all.

Carolyn
Carolyn

Best story line on Days. I hope they wisely continue to feature the Will/Sonny/Paul story as it develops.

Congratulations on the well-deserved win!

Elisa
Elisa

Congratulations to Days of our Lives for their GLAAD Media Award win. I so like the Sonny/Will/Paul storyline.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Glaad to see Freddie Smith in the back seat!

New drinking game: take a sip every time Will says “my husband!” God, if I’d thought of this game sooner, I’d be drunker than Y&R’s Neil, Y&R’s Nicki, and B&B’s Brooke put together!

mollie
mollie

Literally, LOL 🙂

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Mollie! You’ve made my day! 🙂

dmr
dmr

Nu-Will (yes; I know he’s no longer “new,” but…) unnerves me. I have to fast-forward through his Sami-esque temper tantrums. Will, put on your big boy pants (and donate your cardigans) and take some responsibility for your actions and show some remorse. I think if it were another actor who portrayed Will, I would feel entirely differently. The actor just has never grown on me.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

I agree with you completely, dmr!

mark
mark

days is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy 50th days!

LeeAnn
LeeAnn

Congrats to Days ..well deserved. Love Will/Sonny and Paul. We need to find Paul a man..;) Freddie, Guy and Christopher are doing an amazing job!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Remove Will from the picture. Leave Paul and Sonny intact…..my favorite storyline…love Paulson…congrats!

Jeremy
Jeremy

I agree with you LeeAnn, Will & Sonny all the way! And, yes…Freddie, Guy, and Christopher are an awesome threesome, and are fantastic storytellers! Well done, DAYS! Big win for DAYS.

AnneVanH
AnneVanH

Me too. Always been a huge fan of Will & Sonny as a couple. And I have no problem with Guy Wilson. But I’m all for Paul & Sonny right now. Their past history is sooooo intriguing and the chemistry is off the wall. So PaulSon plz !!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Guy Wilson lacks charisma. He is blah…he is no Chandler Massey. I just can’t even look at Will….a cheater is a cheater is a cheater. And, he is deceitful…removing his wedding band to boot?
Sonny is so vibrant and gorgeous…he and Paul just fit right.

Jeremy
Jeremy

@ AnneVanH – I too, have always loved Sonny & Will as a couple, and actually ever since Guy took over – he’s one me over, I love his version of Will…sure, it’s definitely a different approach yet, he and Freddie, also Christopher all have great chemistry together.

I’m pleased DAYS is continuing strong with this big storyline, and I hope Grandma Marlena can help Will see the bigger picture of what his future looks like with his husband, and Aria.

Jeremy
Jeremy

correction: “and, actually ever since Guy took over – he’s WON me over, I love his version of Will…”

Brett
Brett

Very well deserved, DAYS has done a great job with this story, respectful and exciting.

Rj
Rj

Glad they are doing gay story lines. Stay with them no matter what other changes are needed or come. This is the best aspect of Days currently .

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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.

Photo: JPI

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.

Photo: JPI

I know, it’s a shame.

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

Photo: JPI

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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Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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Former Y&R Star, Emily O’Brien Set to Debut On Days of our Lives

You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

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