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General Hospital and Days of our Lives Score WGA Nominations!

Nominations were announced this morning for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards (WGA) in Television, New Media and Radio honoring the work of writers for the 2014 season.

In the Daytime Drama category, it is was ABC’s General Hospital and NBC’s Days of our Lives that landed nominations for their work.  The writing team members who received a nomination are as follows:

Days of our Lives  –  Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher Whitesell; NBC

General Hospital – Written by Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

In addition, the Amazon Prime series, Transparent which stars Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light received a nomination for writing in a Comedy Series and New Series, and HBO’s adaptation of The Normal Heart received a nod in the writing Long Form Adapted category.   To view the complete list of nominations click here!

As for what scripts were submitted to earn DAYS and GH their respective nods in the Daytime Drama category, we will keep you updated.  The WGA Awards will be handed out in ceremonies on Saturday night, February 15th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.

So, which writing team are you rooting for to win the writing award between General Hospital and Days of our Lives?  Let us know!

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I watch both shows so it doesnt matter to me which one wins…lol

CONGRATS to both General Hospital and Days of our Lives !!

General Hospital’s writing has been suburb !! outstanding!

Days of our Lives, I have not watched but-
Its’ fans speak highly of their soap so no doubt the writing of Days of our Lives has also been good..

good luck to both 🙂

days all the way

General Hospital of course.

It speaks volumes that when there are only four soaps left, two of them don’t make the cut for a nomination. B&B, in particular, recycles tired stories and tries to pass off exotic locations as a storyline. I’m glad WGA didn’t reward them with a nomination. Brad Bell may be good at giving his audience pretty people in pretty settings, but he can’t write a decent story to save his life. Y&R was a mess all year and just fired its HW. What’s B&B’s excuse?

Agreed and agreed. When was the last time that B&B actually told an original story? I’m three weeks behind & don’t feel any rush to try to catch up. Sad when there are now so few choices to watch.

THANK YOU WRITERS my #GH & #DAYS.Deserve to win! Thank you Michael for letting us know!!

Good to cite GH and DAYS. They are the best among the four soaps remaining.

GH may not always be my cup of tea, but darn! Those writers can tell tall tales and keep that supersoap cast in motion, spinning like plates. And with a nod to history. I just wish we would not rely so on resurrections and baby-stealing.

DAYS remains old-fashioned in its storytelling but oh, the suspense and buildup and dialogue those characters say (especially in the heat of the moment!). There remains a strong sense of humanity is Salem this latecomer to the proceedings has come to appreciate.

@ Iakovos

way to go on the marquee for both shows

it could be any day of the week. when one against the other just fulfills and takes first

these two above and beyond take over the CBS shows

I have to pull from your DAYS cull : “… DAYS remains old-fashioned in its storytelling ”

I don’t know that the numbers 3 and 4 respectively will ever overtake… CBS #1 and #2… but that’s because of mindset …

days and GH have never lost their or wavered less than the audience take

they’ve both maintained their draw… and it’s because of word of mouth

I WISH that these two would overtake and cement their loyal following as we deserve it… that GH and DAYS be lauded

And I think the Writers Guild has more cred than the Emmy nominators. That is why I am so pleased with how this is going. Thanks for the comments, Patrick. Maybe GH and DAYS will rise up, huh? I am doing my best to make that happen. Will admit I follow the other two and watch them some. Y&R was once my favorite. I miss ATWT the most.


They DESERVE TO Win For This Too

Since They Were Shunned At The 2014 Daytime Emmy Award WHICH WAS A TRAIN WRECK…. Because They Didn’t Give General Hospital And Equal Fair Chance To Win Anything

It Was All About Jill Farren SOAP OPERA KILLER Phelps

I Am GLAD That The Young And The Restless WAS NOT NOMINATED

That Show (Y and R) And Jill Farren Phelps Don’t Deserve Another Damn Award.

I am a big fan of Days of Our Lives. It should win big.

Way to go “GH”s Ron Carlivati and Crew, You guys are totally awesome, keep it up…

Now I wish We could have Laura(Genie) and steal Greg Vaughan from “Days” and bring Him back as Our Lucky!!!

Hope You win Ron, and keep up the great work…

Glad to see GH finally getting some recognition for the tremendous work they’ve been doing. A very well deserved nomination! Hopefully the Emmys will follow suit when those nominations come out in the spring.

Great news for Days of our Lives and General Hospital!!

Congrats to both but I am a Days Fan all the way <3

Congrats!! 🙂

I have never seen general hospital
I love days though. Have been watching on and off for 30+ years

It’s reallyr nice to see a thread where all the comments are overwhelmingly positive! Congratulations to all involved in both shows – good to see that there is some positive recognition for all the hard work put in to these long running and great shows.

Love both shows & both are winners to me. Congrats & good luck.

Days of OUR Lives supplants and steers trigger

enigmatic imagination wild one hour of dream

quality ON


I love General Hospital, primarily due to most of the brilliant cast members, but I feel the show is all over the place, too many characters, subplots. Days has more structure, and surprisingly I care about the characters more on Days. My vote is for DAYS!

I guess congrats to both. I don’t watch GH but hear good things about it.

I hate to rain on the parade, but as a long-time DOOL fan, I thought I had to comment. DAYS right now is awful! I have no idea how they were nominated for the award!! Their current storylines are a mess and really boring. The vets are underutilized while dull newbies keep coming onto the canvas. Jordan & Rafe’s relationship was super boring; no doubt she’s better with Chad. But the thing is, we’ve been waiting for her secret to come out for over a year, and frankly, we just don’t care anymore. She’s a good actress, but the material is awful and boring. The same goes for Ben–his only storyline is having sex with Abigail.

JJ and Paige suck. Really. Paige claims to love JJ and trust him, but always lets her conniving mother and classmates stir up doubt in her. She’s supposed to be a nice, smart girl, but she comes across as judgmental and bland instead. No wonder her and JJ keep taking breaks! He’s had a bad past but he did change. However, I’m really disappointed that he crawled into bed with the much-older Eve, the mother of his girlfriend, former stepmother, and the arch-enemy of his mother. She’s been trying for months to break up him and her daughter’s relationship. Their romp was absolutely disgusting. And as for Eve…a brilliant actress, but her storylines are boring. I think she should’ve mixed it up with Sami before her departure, as well as interacting more with Kristen. But for now, why not have her share scenes with other powerhouse characters like Nicole, Clyde, or Kate? Heck, maybe even her and Rafe would have cool interactions.

The Daniel & Jennifer storyline has been really beating the dead horse. Very few people enjoy their relationship. I used to when they first got together, but Jennifer’s been acting like a shrew while Daniel is simply getting too much airtime to truly be enjoyable. I’d like to see him with Eve or Nicole; they would bring out the joy in him, whereas Jennifer only stresses him out.

Similarly, Eric & Nicole, who could’ve had a great relationship, have also been destroyed. Eric is constantly being a jerk to her–yes, what Nicole did was wrong, but how did this man ever become a priest? He’s whiny, hypocritical, and judgmental. Nicole forgave him for the false rape accusation, but he can’t forgive her for shredding some papers that he once told Jennifer that he didn’t care if he came upon again? Moreover, how could he be fine with his sister marrying the man who knew Kristen raped him, AND forgive his rapist, yet not give Nicole a free pass? It’s high time that Nicole found some happiness, and I think she should either be hooked up with Rafe (which fans have been requesting since at least 2010), or be paired up again with Daniel or Brady.

I think we’re also not seeing enough stable relationships. The only one right now is Maggie & Victor, who we barely see. Both Sonny & Will and Hope & Aiden, both of which the audiences love, are going through really rough times. I don’t count Abby & Ben (because they always just have sex) or Chad & Jordan, since he’s using her. I know its a soap, but it would be more enjoyable and realistic if we had at least 4-5 couples that actually stay together. There’s also hardly any, if any at all, of an element of family or friendship on the show: just constant conniving, bed-hopping, and doom & gloom.

We’d like to see more of the vets. They’ve all been backburnered in favor of showing more boring characters like Ben and Jordan. I mean, John just returned from many months in Europe only to land in a coma quickly for a long time, then wake up and none of his issues with Brady were resolved, nor did he truly reunite with Marlena. Then, he leaves off to Europe again with no return in sight for now. Huh?? WHAT was the point of even bringing him back?

Lastly, the storyline of Kristen’s scheme before leaving town again was predictable and just plain bad.

TOO much doom & gloom on DAYS and a lack of realistic storylines. I haven’t watched in weeks, but instead keep up by reading daily summaries. Please fire the writers and replace them; maybe then DAYS won’t be in last place anymore in terms of the ratings.

John is coming back for Christmas and so is Kimberly! Also, Doug and Julie are going to have a storyline!!!

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Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.


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