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Outstanding Lead Actor Meets Outstanding Younger Actor – Geary & Massey!

On-Air On-Soaps got this very exclusive shot of Days of our Lives  Chandler Massey, the winner of the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, at last night’s 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards alongside  seven time Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  Daytime Emmy winner, Anthony Geary from General Hospital!

During the telecast one of the features we liked was having the new guard- the Younger Actor nominees present the Emmy to the Lead Actor winner.    Chandler Massey, many now consider to be one of the finest young actors ever to debut on daytime, and it was also 30 years ago that Anthony Geary won his first Daytime Emmy!

Geary’s award was first up in the evening and during his acceptance speech stated,  “Thank you so much. I got lost, which I tend to do. John McCook, Bobby Woods, Darnell Williams, Maurice Benard, you are all dear friends of mine and I admire you all very much. And I feel a little bit guilty here.  I think you were all robbed. I want to say this is amazing to start the evening. We usually end it and the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 is flashing in my face by now. So I don’t really know how to handle this except to say it’s a good way for GH to start. We have 23 nominations which is pretty amazing since last year we were almost canceled in favor of a surefire ratings bonanza, Celebrity Boob Jobs Gone Wrong, I think it was.”

I’d like to thank the hardworking cast, crew and production team of GH, and Jill Farren Phelps for over three decades of friendship and support. Bob Guza for throwing my character into the existential abyss and giving me the blackest story I could ever hope for. I would like to thank all my directors who always seem to come down on my side when the chips are down. And, a special shout-out to Craig McManus and Crystal Kraft for great humor under fire.  And finally, to the finest acting team and acting family a guy could have: Jonathan Jackson, Julie Berman, Nathan Parsons and the incomparable Jane Elliot.”

As for Chandler Massey, his acceptance was emotional, short, but sweet, as the young star was poised and a bit overwhelmed, but thanked his family, his colleagues, and the DAYS writing and producing team for giving him such great story to play.

What do you think of the Emmy wins of Geary and Massey? Let us know!

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Chandler Massey… So well deserved! Thank you for a tour de force, fete accompli, STAR TURN… As Will. You and Grandma Marlena, the fabulous Deidre Hall… are a constant delight…. a rich twosome. Mother Sammi and Dad Will…. A collective surround of high calibur. Wasn’t Chandler a lil nervous…. rightly so… “earning” his wings… so to speak… it amazes me, when you see, press, and these awards shows… that give us a glimpse in to actors “lives”.. that pique our curiosity… They give us must see, must watch… TV. How an actor, can deliver, performances, day after day. I salute… Read more »

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Mother, Sammi, and Dad, Lucas!

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Chandler so deserved this. I don’t watch GH anymore, but I always thought Tony Geary was excellent.

Days did so well, and continues to with this story. Chandler, Deidre, Freddie, and others, as their characters were clued in have made the story really powerful, and not just a “stunt”. Drake had the best line this week, when he found out, he told Will “You’re gay, you’re out, and I”M proud”. Loved that !

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Stephanie 06-26

Just saw the episode you mentioned…. Tears.,, scene ends… with Will and grandma Marlena hugging…. he tells her… “I wouldn’t be me without you”.

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I thought having the younger actor nominees present to lead actor/actress was great, although some of the young actor noms didn’t seem comfortable with each other or wanting to be there. Strange.

So happy Chandler won. He has been fantastic on Days.

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I was happy to see the show. Did not like the non-existent ‘tribute’ to previously cancelled soaps. Don’t understand that OLTL got little to no nominations and no emmys. Hope we have better news regarding daytime television by this time next year. Many thanks to HLN for airing the show!

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Loved Tonys speech. Short, Sweet, and honest.

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LOVE the picture! Best of the daytime veterans with best of the younger crowd. Loved both wins.

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Joan Faist

Congrats to Chandler Massey, have loved him as Will from day one. He’s seems like a nice young man and we already know Chandler is a terrific actor. Best Wishes for his future.

Braindoc
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Braindoc

Chandler has really come into his own, developing the pathos of his role. Im sure an invitation to the enigmatic Atlanta secret society, Par 3, is sure to be his next accomplishment.

TriMom
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That would be almost too much to ask for, but undoubtedly, the pinnacle of his career!

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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