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Days of our Lives Wins WGA Award for Daytime Drama Series

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In a virtual ceremony on Sunday, The Writers Guild of America revealed the winners for the 2022 WGA Awards for outstanding writing in the fields of film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories.

And, in the field of daytime drama, the winner was the writing team from Days of our Lives. The DAYS team consisted of: Head Writer: Ron Carlivati Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, Elizabeth Snyder.

The NBC soap opera bested the two other nominees in the category; General Hospital and The Young and the Restless.

DAYS won with three scripts from the following episodes: Doug reveals to Marlena that he’s possessed, Thanksgiving when Doug and Julie battled Marlena, and finally the Christmas Days exorcism of Marlena.

In a tweet on the DAYS victory, head writer, Ron Carlivati expressed: “Thank you to the WGA and congrats to my amazing team of writers at @nbcdays #days #wga”

During his acceptance speech, Carlivati expressed: “Thank you so much to the Writers Guild for this award, Thanks to everybody at NBC, especially Michael and Sharice. Your support of Days of our Lives has been incredible. We did a mini-series with you this year for Peacock, we did a Christmas movie, which was great for the show and for the genre. Thanks to Ken Corday, to Albert Alarr, to our cast and crew at DAYA who worked tirelessly to put on 250 episodes a year, especially over the past two years has been amazing, and lastly to my team of writers I could not do my job without you, especially Ryan Quan. There wouldn’t be a Days of our Lives’without you.”

For a complete list of winners in all categories go here.

So, what do you think of DAYS taking home the WGA Award for Daytime Drama series? Comment below.

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Moto62
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Moto62

Outstanding writers? Oh LORD

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I am sorry, but are they serious??!!

Celia
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Celia

If they are, Lew, then they’re on another planet—Also, this new Jan/ Shawn twist may be headed towards a breakup between Belle and Shawn. The end game? Belle makes a beeline for EJ’s bed.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

To me, this is more of a statement about the poor state of the other soaps, particularly Y&R. GH and YR have been constant letdowns this past year. Notable exceptions: GH had the heartbreaking loss of Sasha & Brando’s baby and the terrific character Trina coming into her own. As far as DOOL, I guess the voting committee could always claim that the devil made them do it.

Patrick
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Patrick

Be that as it may these 4 serials will never change the standings… #1 Y&R is at least showing it’s true colors… the real numbers… just stop bragging about how many years @ #1. meh on the value of and what durable writing can . #2 i could never get in to a 19 minute show.. I can say… i actually think this show started floundering after Susan flannery , retired. Alas, The Logan tramp sistahs, prevail, for naught. As KKL , ( meh, i’m locked in , for her to win an Emmy, if this nails down @GH Laura… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Bravo, Patrick! Bravo! From your lips…

You have expertly enumerated (and illuminated) the current state of affairs. For some shows, that state (“same shit they stink,” e.g., GH Sonny and Carly) has nauseatingly lingered for decades…

Thanks for fighting the good fight, Friend!

Moto62
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Moto62

Breathe in Breathe out.
Namaste.

Richard
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Richard

Good for days. Yandr is a bore and gh id overrated

Satan
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Satan

Well this proves it…. this show just couldn’t make it without me!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
Where are you? Hope you are well, have missed your posts and opinions lately on all sites.

Satan
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Satan

Where am I? Well, right now I think I’m in Allie!

Momo
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Momo

Congratulations!!!

Lincoln
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Lincoln

This just shows you why awards have no credibility.

SonniOrSolita
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SonniOrSolita

The Writers Guild only sees a few episodes so they aren’t really judging the overall story arcs or plot direction for the full year. The voters are more interested in the scripts for the episodes they see. And let’s face it, “Days” tends to have wittier or campier or just more vibrant and entertaining dialogue than the other soaps. I can see why “Days” could win this award.

Deborah Denison Schock
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Deborah Denison Schock

I’m always happy to see that Days has received an award. I am wondering if Ms. Schock is a relative. We have so few.

clb
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clb

So the SAG Daytime Drama Winners are based on 3 scripts? And 2 of the three were based on demon possession and exorcism from Days. That award is a joke. Change your name to SAD.

Celia
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Celia

The writers are all over the place in everywhichway. But, to be fair, I thought that Greg Rikaart and Billy Flynn were hilarious—amazing acting; yeahyyy—( especially the threesome part) —-we were all LOL!!
Too bad the rest of the show leaves a lot to be desired and nothing to the imagination.
So, EJ may have implied, to Belle, that the note was about a contretemps, however, as far as I can see, the entire soap is a contretemps in itself.

Celia
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Celia

What a joke–Now “what’s her face” is pregnant? Ewww!! Nah–don’t believe it’s Sean’s. Not to mentiom Anna and Tony–I guess he’s got the hots for that freakish weirdo-banshee; claiming compassion. I wish I could shake her and smack the “nuts” out of her. When she does finally snap out of it, she’ll take one look at her beloved Tony and run for the hills, shrieking, with hands wildly waving in the air; her hair getting frizzier by the second. Hmmmm. I guess the devil is making the rounds. Now, it’s Allie’s turn? Mamma mia!! Please stop this thing called FARCE!!

Satan
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Satan

Considering Jan went to prison right after I helped her pull her little XXX-mas prank on Shawn & Belle, she didn’t really have time to get busy with any other dudes. So either Shawn is the father, or she’s been getting busy with prison guards at Statesville. And I would suspect they probably try to use female guards in the female division of that prison, so even that is unlikely. As for my new Allie incarnation…. yeah, I could have fun with this one…. since I own my own bakery now, I’m going to be making a lot of Devil’s… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, OK Satan, but Jan was Jan when she went to prison. She could have done it with any of the guards, who are not necessarily all female, BTW. I watch “Law and Order: SVU”. LOL
Jan was you when she slept with Sean ( pardon me, Shawn). So, I repeat, how do you make that work? Externally, you looked like Jan—-there still remains the issue of the reproduction organs and how “they” function. Men cannot have babies, even after going through gender re-assignment surgery. I know, I know–it’s a soap. LOL.
Poor Allie. Please be gentle!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Shouldn’t the devil be pregnant?!?! Not Jan?!?! Also, is the devil simply going to jump from person to person for the foreseeable future?!?! I am getting bored… So glad you commented on this, Celia. Jan is a one-note villain. I didn’t watch the show when she, Belle, and Sean were in high school, but in her recent appearances, she is repetitive and thus predictable. I am getting bored… Again, I didn’t watch the original story for Anna and Tony, but has Anna always been such an annoying, in-your-face character, with the grand, affected, overacting gestures to boot?!?! I am getting… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Sarah thinking she was 40 years dead Renee was beyond ridiculous. Now it would seem that she’s herself… but somehow regressed to childhood? If that’s the case, she should have red hair (as Sarah always did, before she went away to college)

I imagine now Maggie will have to explain to her why Tom, Alice, Mickey, and most of the other Hortons are not around. But will she still think Xander is Alex Marshall??

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

It boggles my mind, Satan. They say, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That being the case, there is no other soap that will attempt to imitate this preposterous Sarah storyline. “Beyond ridiculous” is the case! And your admonition about the “missing” Hortons (yet available Alex) is something that should be considered.

Celia
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Celia

You know, James–that thought did cross my mind. How does the “take-over” work? Does the ‘host’ become wholly female, inside and out, uterus ‘n all? LOL. The devil cannot get pregnant. —if he were able, then why covet Ben’s and Ciara’s baby? The illogicality hurts my brain. At least, “Rosemary’s Baby” follows a logical pattern. These writers’ reach is stretching too far into the obnoxious–to what end? Drive viewers away? To be honest, I still watch out of habit. I am hoping the nonsense will soon stop and bring back a modicum of “sanity”, for lack of a better word.… Read more »

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