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The Bold and the Beautiful Receives GLAAD Media Award Nomination & Win; Only Daily Drama In Category!

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The nominations have been revealed for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and the only daytime drama in the Outstanding Daily Drama category this year is CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  Far and away, the drama illustrated inclusion of the transgender community in it’s storytelling while telling the emotional and riveting tale of the disclosure of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), previously born as a man named “Myron”.

The two other daytime dramas that have  gay characters on the canvas, General Hospital with Brad, Felix and Lucas, and Days of our Lives with Sonny, Paul, and Will on the canvas in the 2015 calendar year, were not included in the category for their representation of LGBTQ characters on daytime television.  One can only think that the backlash of the graphic murder of core character Will Horton did not help DAYS’ cause.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out on Saturday April 2nd in Los Angeles, and in a ceremony in New York on May 14th, where winners in the categories of motion pictures, television, and journalism will be announced.

So, what do you think about GLAAD’s recognition of The Bold and the Beautiful? And it being the only soap opera that reflects  an important social issue of our time?  Do you hope within the next few years the daytime dramas will consider and implement further inclusion of LGBTQ characters on the landscape?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mike
Mike

General Hospital doesn’t deserve a nomination because their gay characters are an afterthought, popping up here and there in nothing more than a half-hearted attempt to tell a story that leaves much off screen. They have the characters on there to be able to say they have gay characters, but do nothing to tell a real story with those characters or integrate then into the larger canvas.

And Days. Oh Days. The torch bearer for a good three years, they may not have always succeeded fully, but at least they tried to tell an interesting, grounded story for their gay characters. No question, they did a better job of making those characters important to the canvas and engaging than any soap to date by a WIDE margin. They deserved the awards they received because of it.

But the last six months has pretty much taken back any good will they had on that subject. No recast for Sonny. Brutal murder of Will – which, by the way, has had no long term repercussions (to be fair, most of the families of all the dead people on the show have moved on rather quickly). And Paul appears in about two to three episodes a month as set decoration. Hard to believe that a year ago, all three characters were driving story. It’s been the most blatant move to de-gay a show in record time that I can remember, as well as the most misguided and shameful considering that for a long while, it was one of the few stories that generated any buzz for Days. So, yeah, they don’t deserve a nomination.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I understand changes are part of daytime dramas, but I remain upset over the murder of Will Horton on DAYS, especially after all the energy, talent, and resources spent to make for such and interesting and layered character and engaging stories in recent years. I still wish he and Sonny would have left Salem to come back sometime in the future refreshed for new plots.

I miss strong gay characters on daytime the likes of Bianca (AMC), Luke (ATWT), Oliver & Kyle (OLTL), and Will (DAYS). Is it too much to ask for a little more in our daytime families?

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

Congrats to B&B!

Patrick
Patrick

every chance I get

Ken Corday ! @Days of OUR Lives

where is your mindset ?

is their no room in your vast arena of story; to minimally share with us; Paul Narita !?!?

Alisa
Alisa

GOOD for B&B, they deserve it….and DOOLS deserves to have LOST…..after winning the past couple of years…..it doesn’t surprise me that the GAY storyline was dropped, since dena higley returned as head writer…..i saw the writing on the wall with her return……i was THRILLED when days decided to go with the storyline, but i am DISAPPOINTED that they have DROPPED it.

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Network Exec, Angelica McDaniel On Y&R’s Staying Power: “We Have This Award-Winning, Ratings-Generating, Money-Making Show, And It Really Adds Value To CBS.”

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated 30 years as the number-one rated daytime soap opera.  That is a streak of 1,560 weeks in the top spot.

Angelica McDaniel, executive vp daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter on what has made this remarkable run; attributing it to strong storytelling and a cast that includes several beloved veterans who have been around the entire time.

The executive noted that while other soaps over the years have fallen by the wayside, and even though we are down to only four surviving network soap operas, that Y&R will be around with no end in sight.

McDaniel stated, “We have this award-winning, ratings-generating, money-making show, and it really adds value to CBS. We expect it be a part of our lineup in the future.”

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She also added, “The Young and the Restless has some of the best actors in the industry — not in soaps, not in daytime, but in television. We have iconic, legacy characters that have been on our show for decades. Melody Thomas Scott will be celebrating her 40th year on the show in February. Peter Bergman just reached his 30th anniversary in November. Eric Braeden started in 1980. We just have an incredible arsenal of actors who are so talented and play these characters so well that you don’t even realize they’re characters. They become people who are part of your life, part of your daily existence.”

As for the continual investment and ways the audience watches the show on various platforms, McDaniel expresed: “The great thing about daytime television is we have loyal, passionate viewers, and they really like to tune in day and date. They want to stick with their stories and see what’s happening today. … Having said that, The Young and the Restless is also one of the top streamed shows on CBS.com. As trends evolve, we are where our viewers are, and we’re making shows readily accessible so they can get their fix and follow their stories.”

So, what do you think about Y&R? Will it remain if and when all other soaps have come to theirconclusion? Do you think it will continue on for years to come, given its position at number #1? Comment below!

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Jacob Young Offers Up Thoughts On Rick and Maya’s Split On The Bold and the Beautiful

As fans of CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful know, Daytime Emmy-winner Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) has been off the canvas for some time, and the actor had gone on recurring status with the series.

Young has been busy with other projects involving acting roles, his You Tube show, and music career, but certainly is open to a return to the soap opera.

But after the cover of this week’s Soap Opera Digest hit newsstands; which indicates that Rick and Maya have split with the return on-air of Karla Mosley (Maya) (who had been off the show for maternity leave), it clearly looks like the show is moving in a different direction.

Jacob took to Twitter to offer up his feelings on the matter tweeting: “I for one am incredibly sad and disappointed. Rick and Maya have split. (Love that would never die) I loved working with Karla Mosley.  it has been the highlight of my 21 year career in daytime. TRUST ME when I say your opinion matters.”

Since that posting, fans of the couple known as #Raya, have been voicing their thoughts and sharing photos of the on-screen duo.  Young responded to one in particular saying, “Who remembers this? Gosh, I miss Maya.”  In it,the posting read: “This is heartbreaking, Raya was the only example of what true love looks like on that soap!”

Previously, B&B has told the emotional and socially-relevant love story of a transgender woman falling in love with one of the men of the wealthy and renowned Forrester family.

So, what do you think of Jacob’s comments?  Do you want Rick back on the canvas?  What should then happen next for Maya with no Rick?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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