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DAYS Peter Reckell Shares: "These New Writers Are Really Inspired For The 50th Anniversary. They Will Have You Laughing, Crying, Jumping For Joy!"

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Days of our Lives icon Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) is giving out some major kudos to DAYS new head writing team of Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, who are apparently turning the show on its ear, and are apparently penning inspired storytelling come time for the show’s 50th anniversary milestone.

Over the last few months, everyone On-Air On-Soaps has spoken to from the cast, the powers-that-be, and those behind the scenes are over the moon with the scripts and the storylines that they are taping, and that viewers will see come this fall.  DAYS turns 50 on November 8th.

Today on Twitter, Reckell shared: “These new writers are really inspired for the 50th anniversary. They will have you laughing, crying, jumping for joy!!!”  In addition, Reckell said in a previous tweet:  “The show has been on hiatus this week, so I went camping with family! Looking forward to Salem this next week, have some amazing material!!”

So, do you think Josh Griffith and Dena Higley have found the golden formula to make sure that DAYS 5-0 is one for the soap opera record books? What do you think will be Bo’s story when he returns on-air?  Are you excited by all the enthusiasm and all the big returns from Thaao Penghlis, Stephen Nichols, Jason Cook, Reckell and more?  Comment below!

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Jeremy
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Jeremy

This is all sounds very good for DAYS! It pleases me that Peter Reckell and other cast members are excited by the new writing team. This is great news. Looking forward to the return of Thaao, Stephen, Peter Jason, and Allison.
I just wish NBC would realize that the advance taping may have been very effective in the past, but it’s not working now. Fix that problem, it has to be addressed, so the show can quickly fix casting issues, storylines, etc. in a quicker fashion.

Becky Davis
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Becky Davis

I agree about the 5 months,they Need to ‘re think their letting go of good actors like sonny,and Melanie…..what’s up with that…I am a little disgusted watching gay men kiss and make out…not right read the bible.
Get rid Massey he does a terrible job of acting,of will.

Helen
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Helen

You sound like a homophobe, If you think seeing 2 men kissing, is discussing then dont watch Days of our Lives. You are a bigot.

Mateo
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Mateo

Besides the stupidity of the comment regarding two men kissing I have to make one slight correction to your inane rant, Ms. Davis. Chandler Massey hasn’t played Will Horton for over a year. The actor portraying Will Horton now is Guy Wilson. Get a grip lady, your knowledge of the cast is just as poor as your alleged Biblical knowledge. The Bible actually does not address two men kissing on television. In fact it says nothing about men and women kissing on television. So if you’re gonna use that make believe book as a tool to get your point across… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t know it this will get pass the moderators because it is really off topic but I do wish to address Becky’s comments and those who responded to it. I will try to be brief @ Becky– if you are going to judge fictional characters and stories by Biblical standards then you need to judge all of them. You cannot say you offended by the gay storyline because it is not right, yet be okay watching, premarital sex, adultery, murder, lying, or any other sinful behavior, because those too are not right. If you’re okay watching immorality and are… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

Mary what a beautifully written post!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Jenkins
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Tom Jenkins

There is an old saying “don’t argue with an idiot”. Becky, your comments are so absurd and inane they really don’t warrant a response. However, if you’re unhappy with the direction the show is taking, then by all means don’t be a part of the viewing audience. Honestly, no one is forcing you to watch the show.

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

Let’s hope the material the new writer’s have given lives up to the hype.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I knew having Josh as a head-writer would bring back some joy to the series. Hopefully all of these changes keep up and that the entire fiftieth year is one o be enjoyed!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Wont judge the stories for the 50th until i see them……so far the guest appearances are exciting! Keep them coming! Wish they could get Denise Alexander for a few eps.—she was Julie’s rival Susan Martin.—would love it if she showed up as Anne’s mother. Susan did have a daughter named Annie.

Patrick
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Patrick

just for you : Denise Alexander, “Susan Martin” ex- Days : 1966-1973 an excerpt from the DAYS 50th anniversary issue. ie: she was asked… about Susan Seaforth Hayes “do you still keep in touch with her?” “oh, yes. I will love her and Bill forever. I can’t explain to you the affection. it’s everlasting and it will be life long. in your life you just meet some people that become like a sister of the soul, and Susan is that to me. I also have a great fondness for Susan Flannery, or Flannels, as we called her. one of the… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Susan Hunter Martin Peters Portrayers: Denise Alexander 1966-73, Bennye Gatteys 1973-76 Date of Birth: unknown Parents: Richard and Diane Hunter Entrance onto Show: Susan was an old schoolmate of Julie’s Marriages: David Martin 1966, Dr. Greg Peters 1973 Romances: Bill Horton, 1968/9, Scott Banning 1969 Children: Richard “Dickie” Martin 1967, Annie Peters 1972 Occupation: Founded the David Martin Clinic Crimes/Incarceration: Shot and killed her husband David Martin Other Interesting Facts: none Date of Death: Still Alive Susan was Julie’s best friend, and married Julie’s husband to be David Martin in 1966. Susan only married David because she learned she was… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ps: I had “NO” idea.. she was on DAYS

I absolutely loved Lesley and Rick Webber… OK : give me this… I loved him

ie: Lesley ; the character was killed off in March 1984. Angry fans picketed the studio, upset that the character had died.[4] In 1996, the series wrote the character back on, and Alexander appeared in a recurring status until October 2009

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I hope … she returns… to GH.. and rights her grandson… Nikolas… she’a a HOOT

liz
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liz

That is inspired. A Denise Alexander – Susan Seaforth Hayes showdown. Best thing since Krystal and Alexis.

Darren
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Darren

There have been rumors that Days of Our Lives will not be renewed for 2017, as of now. Days will stick around till September 2016. The ratings are really bad now. I enjoy Days but the Serena storyline is boring and Dragging on and on.

marsha pace
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marsha pace

I agree boring . I do wish they would keep Brady and Melanie together .

Jana Hugins
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Jana Hugins

Days needs Jack Devereaux for the 50th. His presence is missing in so many story lines!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I am glad to hear that they are making a true effort to make the 50th year special. I am looking forward to it, and hope it lives up to the press being put out there to create buzz. It only saddens me to think they are making this effort only because of the 50th, and not because they truly want to improve the show. Why does it take a special milestone for producers and higher ups to finally make changes to set the show back on course? Don’t get me wrong I am happy the show seems to… Read more »

Leah
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Leah

Pleeeezzzeee give Peter a full time contract!!! I am 55 & watched DOOLs most of my life. Do what ever u need to keep him!!

Sara
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Sara

I agree with you, they need to give Peter Reckell a contract. I really miss him as Bo Brady.

Blake
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Blake

I agree. The show really needs Peter Reckell and Bo for good.

Mark
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Mark

I am looking forward to August when we start seeing the new material. I just wish they could have moved it up sooner!

code
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code

Me and you me both.

su0000
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su0000

I’m not a Days watcher..
the 50th sounds great, I will watch it, and go from there..

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

To su0000,

I am a devout OLTL fan and had never seen DOOL until 1 year ago. Since then, I’ve become a regular Days viewer and really enjoy it. I watched Y&R for 2 years and finally couldn’t take it anymore. Days certainly cannot replace OLTL in my opinion; but, it is fun and generally well done. Hope you enjoy it.

Lorianne
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Lorianne

I wasn’t watching when Peter left; i hadn’t watched Days in YEARS. i came in just before Kristen left, just as Sami left. I’ve LOVED THIS SHOW SO MUCH and hope to never stop watching again.

Don’t know why Peter left, but i’m not missing him. i know DOOL can sell it tho, and i may end up happy he’s back.

HEY DOOL why all the days that DAYS isn’t showing? there was a monday one week, a friday one week, now no show on thurs OR fri this week? COME ON!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Blame NBC for preempting Days — for tennis I think.

Lorianne
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Lorianne

yeah; i thought about that as i was waking up this morning. of course it’s not DOOLs fault.

Beth
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Beth

I’m looking forward to the 50th anniversary and the months leading up to it. But we’re still a long way away from mid to late August when some of the returning veterans start to air. I can’t believe we have to wait so long for all this good stuff to happen.

Annette Ostrom
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Annette Ostrom

I have watched days since day one. I am SO excited to hear that Bo, Steve, and Tony are coming back to Salem. From what I hear in this report, as bad as the winter was here this past year, and our summers are so short as it is, I can’t wait for September! I am so looking forward to some decent storylines for a change. And better acting now that the veterans are returning. I hope it’s not all hype, and has some real promise in what they say. Welcome back, Bo, Steve and Tony!!! Can’t wait to see… Read more »

Rose9
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Rose9

Oh I hope so, this show is so terrible right now. They need something. And the returning faces sounds great, but we need the combo of writing and favs otherwise what is the point?

Tony Gallo Sr.
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Tony Gallo Sr.

I wish Day’s never changed. I wish the new writers stay with all the old characters such as Bo, Patch, etc. I wish Bo gets back with Hope. Aiden is too shady.

susan blackman
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susan blackman

Yes I’m so excited they are bringing back all my faves from the good old Days,I’m looking forward to the new storylines and fixing what needs fixing (Steve and Kayla) who never should of been apart ,I’m sure whatever they have planned will be exciting. I have faith in the new writers.

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

Im so excited for this & def can get behind Josh Griffith. But Im a little annoyed that Corday would turn the reigns over to TWICE fired Dena Higley. Most viewers hated her stints in the writers room and the answer is to rehire her a third time. I think what makes that decision so frustrating is that Lorraine Broderick is right there to pair with Josh which would have been magical, but instead they go with Dena Higley again. I def know the 50th Anniversary will be amazing, but the bigger question is what happens after this big moment.… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

It would be great if the new material is enough to raise DAYS’ ratings and erase any cancellation rumors but based on Higley and Griffith’s previous work I’m not counting on it.

Larry
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Larry

Yo…Bo…Been a long long time…Glad to see ur back…

PatF
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PatF

I’m going to tune in once Josh’s material starts to air.

We’ll see how he does. He was hit and miss on YR. But compared to Pratt….

damien
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damien

hopfully the set designers will be inspired too…. the sets are an eyesore. no matter how well the story is written, visual appeal is also important. three sets: the square, the bush, and the office with the awkard door and window in the corner. oh and the bradey booth now, and the hospital registration desk. c ‘mon

Aden
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Aden

Lmao @ the bush.

alice
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alice

This so good to hear Days has not good story lines fir our fab.actors!
Plus they have draged out the shirt lines with Nj and eve and Paige.
not only that mort fans bated the whole Nj and eve story line!!
And to.finally. have Peter back is wonderful! And Steve .
Really can’t wait for Saki.to come back too.

Blake
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Blake

I’m really looking forward to the stories starting in August. Hopefully this means the current storylines will start getting better because a lot of them will be wrapping up and they will likely be getting rid of characters like Clyde to make room and save money for the vets coming back.

Days is going to be MUST SEE again starting in August and I can’t wait!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

“Laughing, crying jumping for joy” sounds like a Bo and Hope reconciliation to me! Didn’t expect Bo to take Hope divorcing him and moving forward with Aiden – or any man for that matter – lying down! (Don’t think Peter could take it either! I think he likes Bo and Hope as a supercouple too!)

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Days could make a huge storyline out of telling what Bo has been doing since he left Salem! Speaking of jumping for joy, I might do that if they brought back Joe Gallison (Neil Curtis), Gloria Poring (Liz) and Jed Allen (Don’t Craig). Also they say Tommy Horton, Jr. went upstairs at Horton house and never came down again. I think the actor who played Tom Jr is deceased. But what Days could down is have Tom Jr’s grandson come down the stairs at Horton house and say something about his grandfather. A whole lot has gone on upstairs at… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Gloria Loring

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Maybe when Tommy Horton, Jr. went upstairs at Horton house, the Coneheads from SNL got him because that is where they landed when they came to earth. They landed upstairs at Horton house!

Mateo
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Mateo

Days has a lot of potential. There are some stellar cast members. However people keep choosing to look back instead of looking forward. I mean please, how much Bo and Hope can any one stomach take. They will never be what they were in their hey day. Same for Marlena and John. Some of these couples are things of the past. Time to move forward and accept it. It’s great that they are bringing back some of the actors from the past but it would be silly to bring them back to “tease” the audience about getting something they most… Read more »

janet
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janet

Lets face it. All the returns will get people like me watching. But for how long ? I haven’t wanted to or been tempted to watch days in years. TITC of GH have completely destroyed that show. I hate to say it but, TIIC of soaps want them GONE. they want more of the Chew, Talk, the gag me with all the idiots. Talk shows don’t cost as much. I never watch them no matter how many soap stars they drag on, and soaps they are not tempting me at all either. I will watch Bo’s return , Stephen ,… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi janet!

Maybe you’re talking about Matthew Ashford as Jack, but he was not the original Jack. Here’s a list containing the five Jacks, including Matthew Ashford’s three stints:

Joseph Adams (1987)
James Acheson (1987)
Matthew Ashford (1987-1993)
Mark Valley (1994-1997)
Steve Wilder (1997-1998)
Matthew Ashford (2001-2007)
Matthew Ashford (2011-2012)

Joseph Adams was blonde and scruffy…much like patch.
James Acheson was more of a preppy like the most well know Jack…Matthew Ashford, but James was not seasoned.
Mark Valley was really good, but when he was in the shower, he turned into Steve Wilder…MID EPISODE!!

I hope Matthew Ashford comes back!!!

janet
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janet

Matthew Ashford was the Jack I liked. He was the last one, TIIC destroyed. Missy and Matt had great on screen chemistry. M A is the one I would love to see returned. At one time days was the show you didn’t want to miss. Now I just don’t bother with any soaps. Oh I know he wasn’t the original, I also remember him coming on..If I happen to turn the show on out of curiosity, I think that is a different show.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I need an adventure plot with bo hope patch and kayla.

Libby
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Libby

Hype for 50th sounds great. Days has always run as a rollercoaster. Counting on Josh Griffith to bring it back to life and commerate the best of show.Thrilled to hear Peter Reckell, Stephen Nichols, Thaao Penghlis, Jason Cook, Nadia Bjorlin, Denise Alexander are all returning. So far so good. I hope we see a lot or even cameos & flashbacks from Matthew Ashford,(Jack), Kirsten Storms(Belle) James Scott (EJ), Billy Warlock,(Frankie), Jane Elliott(Anjelica Devereaux), Jed Allen(Don Craig), J Kenneth Johnson(Phillip), Ashley Benson(Abby), John DeLancie(Eugene), LeeAnn Hunley(Anna), Wayne Northrup(Roman),Michael Weiss(Mike), Christie Clark(Carrie), Austin Peck(Austin), Julie Pinson(Billie), SteveBlackwood(Bart) I would especially like to… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi Libby!

Maybe you think Denise Alexander is coming back because she’s on so many people’s wish list. Or possibly you heard she’s actually visiting. Are you sure Denise is on her way? I sure hope so, but I would understand if you were mistaken.

Go DAYS!!!!!

Ray
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Ray

I continue to watch because I know I will miss the show if it ever goes away. One of the biggest problems is knowing that Serena, Zander, Melanie and Sonny are all leaving in the next few months and so much of the show revolves around their story lines. The show MUST stop taping so far in advance and get rid of story lines that are HORRIBLE. Did someone at NBC actually think a ceramic elephant storyline sounded interesting involving characters we do not know or care about? Next, the show has dropped the ball on two huge story lines.… Read more »

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Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

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This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

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Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

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Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

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Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

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Outstanding Entertainment News Series

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Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

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Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

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