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

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

su0000
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su0000

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 🙂

Fran
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Fran

days all the way

Fanny
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Fanny

General Hospital of course.

Beth
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Beth

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?

IowaMan
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IowaMan

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.

Margie Rose Dalton
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Margie Rose Dalton

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

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@ 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… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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.

Kevin
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Kevin

CONGRATS TO GENERAL HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They DESERVE TO Win For This Too

Kevin
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Kevin

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.

Caleb Rogers
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Caleb Rogers

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

Buddy
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Buddy

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…

Dan
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Dan

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.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

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

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

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

jeremy
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jeremy

Congrats!! 🙂

Margaret
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Margaret

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

Tom84
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Tom84

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.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

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

Patrick
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Patrick

Days of OUR Lives supplants and steers trigger

enigmatic imagination wild one hour of dream

quality ON

MARY DITANNA PENDRAK
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MARY DITANNA PENDRAK

OF COURSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I ALWAYS WILL PICK GH. THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST IN MY EYES, AND ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE THEIR AN EXTENDED FAMILY. THAT’S HOW MUCH I’M ADDITED TOWARDS GH. THANKS FOR SHARING AND KEEP US UP TO DATE. THANKS AGAIN.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

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!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

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… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

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

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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