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

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In ceremonies held last night in Los Angeles, NBC’s Days of our Lives took home the honors as the Outstanding Daily Drama at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards!

The GLAAD awards pay tribute to “inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”   The event, hosted by actress-producer-director Drew Barrymore, and included Hollywood favorites: Charlize Theron, Betty White, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

DAYS Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) accepted the award on behalf of Days of our Lives for Sonny and Will’s (Chandler Massey) love story and its portrayal and representation of a same-sex storyline and the couple’s struggles from: coming out to gay hate crimes and bullying.

Also in attendance from DAYS were Freddie’s on-screen father, Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis), Kate Mansi ( Abigail) and Nathan Owens (Cameron).  Days of our Lives bested the other nominee in the category, The Bold and the Beautiful who were in the running for their representation of their first same-sex storyline with the “My Two Moms” story featuring Crystal Chappell (Dani) and Joanna Johnson (Karen) and their on-screen daughter, Linsey Godrey (Caroline).

Other big winners of the night included: NBC’s The New Normal for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Mini-Series or Special went to FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum created by Ryan Murphy.

Former President Bill Clinton accepted the Advocate for Change Award and delivered an inspiring speech to those in attendance.  Clinton’s accolade was presented to him by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein!

So what do you think of DAYS win for its portrayal of an LGBT storyline?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Huge congratulations to DAYS and everyone involved with their LGBT storyline. While I may have agreed with everything concerning the storyline, such as Nick being involved, the writers have been doing an amazing job with handling it with care and new ways unlike the other soaps who ventured into their own storylines.

They’ve treated Will and Sonny as a true soap couple, and not like a special subject that shouldn’t be touched. I have been enjoying DAYS for years, and really feel like for the over-all, their storylines have been brilliant. Doesn’t mean some bumps have been in the road or are still in the bump, but they’re really doing a great job!

gene
gene

Awesome! DAYS has been doing it right with this storyline – even with the Gabi pregnacy bump in the road. Hopefully Will & Sonny will be a part of Salem for a long time.

jimh
jimh

Glaad Days won!

Jules
Jules

Ha!

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

As a newer viewer, and an advocate for equality, DAYS has done a GREAT job-even with the negative portrayal of Nick. Kudos

Ces
Ces

Congrats Days! About the only storyline worthy of watching is Will & Sonny!

kay
kay

I commend Days of our Lives for creating and writing this storyline involving Will and Sonny (portrayed by actors Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith). This storyline is what drew me to Days of our Lives after many years of not watching daytime soap operas. I loved the characters of Will and Sonny from the first time they met in June 2011 when Sonny came back to Salem and as Will struggled with and finally realized he was gay with the help of his friend and mentor Sonny. Then when they both realized that their feelings for each other had changed into love and they became a couple. Freddie and Chandler are doing an amazing job of making the relationship of Sonny and Will as realistic and believable as possible. I hope the writers will continue to tell this story as truthfully and honestly as possible. This is a love story between two people who care about each other and are committed to making a life together. Love is love. Embrace it and live it.

kay
kay

Congratulations to everyone at Days of our Lives for winning this award again this year (Outstanding Daytime Drama) especially the writers and the actors who are involved.

icla
icla

Amazing that DAYS won the ODD award again! So happy for Freddie and Chandler! It’s one thing to have a (mostly) well written storyline, and another to have two young totally committed actors who show us Sonny and Will’s story as realistically as possible. Wonderful!

daryl
daryl

Congratulations to the team of Days for their successful gay storyline. I’m all the way from the Philippines and I have to say that I only started to watch the show because of Will and Sonny although I remember the show being televised here about 20 years ago. Also, I would really like to thank Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey for portraying their characters really well, believable, and with love. Even if this is just a TV show, you don’t know how much you have inspired me, as well as other people (gay or straight), around the world. So again, thank you for bainging Will and Sonny and their beautiful story to life. This is a very well-deserved award. Congratulations and more power to the staff and actors of Days.

Jules
Jules

Hell yeah they did! Well deserved! Kudos to the writers, producers, Corday and of course Chandler, Freddie and everyone else involved for giving this storyline the weight, the airtime, the care and the opportunity it has earned.

Mattsnplace
Mattsnplace

I am SO glad (excuse the pun) to see the show that deserves to win actually WIN! The writers need to make the rest of Days as good as this SL. If they could do that, then Days would be around for a long, long time. Still, kudos to the show for well-deserved win!

Derrick
Derrick

Congrats DAYS!!!!
Well deserved!

Jacob
Jacob

we need a sonny and will on ANC .OLTL.GH,Y&R,DAYS,since its on the internet I always hate how they start a gay storyline then stop assoon as they come out or make love for the first time congrats to days for kepping sonny and will around. I hope AMC,OLTL,GH,DAYS, Y&R takes a note and we see that on there as well, because to many times shows have a habit of just make us gay couples look shallow, and dont show us in the same light as stright couples and that is so unfair, Ihave been in a relationship for going on about two years and daysof our lives story lineshowed me it wasok to be my self. So I cant’t wait to see AMC,OLTL GH, Y&R Days and to see how it all unfolds. THERE needs to be more people with disabilitys on soaps

Brett
Brett

Well done DAYS. They so deserve this award, the storyline has been handled brilliantly and unlike other soap gay couples, they act like a couple all the time and the show hasn’t shyed away from romantic scenes. It has been the best gay storyline ever. I’m so glad they beat B&B’s crappy half baked lesbian story.

Blake
Blake

Great that Days won, out of all the soaps they definitely deserve it!

And I’m glad to see that American Horror Story won for Oustanding Mini Series, LOVE that show!

Patrick
Patrick

another show…. if you have cable… sounds like you might…. is “Bates Motel”

on A&E….

it’s a study in contrast….. mystique….. between Mother and Son…

Norma and Norman Bates…..

a lot of shows have since aired…. this is the first season….

it’s catchy and draws you in…..

FYI.

Patrick
Patrick

Vera Farmiga – who plays the mother: Norma…. is Fascinating, to watch.

she reminds me of the combo…. Sally Kirkland/Felicity Huffman/Peggy Lipton.

the added older son… is HOT.

along with the two cops…

the one cop who is “corralling the twosome”…. blond cop is weathering his own storm.

it’s inriguing stuff to mind.

Dmitri
Dmitri

So glad they won. DOOL sucks except for these two!

Patrick
Patrick

my heart and mind… are free’er.

at the tender age i am…. it’s touching…. affecting…. to watch and linger with the story…. a couple in love… unrequited… dealing… with life… like all twosomes…. fraught with the same energy…. complexities… the romance…. LOVING.

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watching these two SHARE their life… openly… with family and “out”… is to applaud and acknowledge how well done this is written.

Thank you DAYS/NBC/SONY.

you deserve the accolade and continued success.

mike leigh
mike leigh

I have wathch days of our lives for over 43 yrs and always loved the horton storylines.
The gay storyline between Will Horton and Sonny is one of the best. I love seeing them
in sceens and hope their love continues. Years ago I watch One life to live and enjoyed
the storyline of gay men of Kyle and Oliver, I was very upset when the storyline was cut
and the actors were let go. I hope this does not happen with Will and Sonny on days of
our lives.

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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Days of our Lives Peggy McCay Passes Away

One of the greatest actresses, and one of Days of our Lives most beloved cast member, Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away.

According to reports, Peggy passed away in her sleep on October 7 at the age of 90 of natural causes.  Peggy’s close friend, Denise Kiel Smith broke the news on social media on Twitter relating: “To all of Peggy McCay’s dear friend and family I have some sad news…  Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end. Acting and animal rescue were her passions in life. If you would like to show your support please visit the Kitty Bungalow, Peggy’s favorite charity, at Kitty Bungalow.”

One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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