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The Young and the Restless Wins WGA Award For A Daytime Drama

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In ceremonies concurrently going on right now on Saturday night, February 1st in Los Angeles and New York City, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is handing out their prestigious awards for accomplishments in writing for motion pictures and television.

The WGA West is handing out awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, while the WGA East is holding its ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

And in the Daytime Drama category, The Young and the Restless took the top honors besting the writing teams from Days of our Lives and General Hospital.

The Y&R writing team that won the category consisted of: Writers: Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater, and Teresa Zimmerman.

For the list of winners being updated live check here.

So, what do you think of Y&R’s victory for writing in a Drama Series over Days and GH? Comment below.

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Wow! Gmm

Kay
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Kay

Hmm

Soaphound
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Do they specify which stories are award caliber? Other than a few of the Adam/Victor confrontations, I’m hard pressed to find a great writing achievement this past year. The Theo fiasco was/is laughable, Chelsea’s return was overused, Mia & Arturo are already history, and the promising returns of Fen, Kevin, and Chloe seem back-burnered. Am I missing something?

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Y n r won a ‘ best writing ‘ award?
..in the category for Insomniacs

Soaphound
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It’s so funny you say that, Damien, because in the past few months, I’ve been nodding off regularly! Usually when Tessa, Theo, this new, dull-as-dishwater Chance, or the latest installment of the Chelsea Show featuring Conner the Unhinged is on. Where are Jill, Nina, the Baldwin/Fisher clan including Gloria and hottie Fenmore, Paul…anything but the Lola/Kyle/Theo triangle. So I don’t know what great writing they’re referring to here either.

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Writing for Kyle Abbott as he poured out his heart to Lola, her brother. His father, his aunts was moving and emotionally authentic. It was moving fans to believe and trust his integrity. Time will tell if this offering will be respectfully treated or casually trashed.

Soaphound
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Moonbeam2, yes, Michael Mealor is a wonderful actor and a perfect Kyle. To me, Jack has been very insensitive to his son on behalf of this interloper with weird hair and no substance. As you can see, I’m not a Theo fan!

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I agree with you Soaphound. I am so sick of listening to Chelsea whining to anyone who will listen. And you know it is just a matter of time and Lola and Theo (the man who gives me the creeps and makes my skin crawl) start rolling around in bed together. God I hope not. It would be nice to see Esther fussing over a pregnant Chole. They should the Fenmores in one episode for 5 minutes last week at Society. Ten was telling his parents he was moving to Nashville and renting a house with sober friends. So much… Read more »

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I’m with you on “BillyBoy”, soapqueenforever. At first, I didn’t know if he was channeling Humphrey Bogart in THE CAINE MUTINY (with chewing gum substituting for marbles) or Sally Field in SYBIL. Why put him and Vic back together for such a short duration? At least Nikki and Victor make it work for a year or two!

Louie
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Congratulations Y&R!!! Well deserved, stay true to your roots…

Joel
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It’s an award for best writing, not worst.

Colin
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There is absolutely no comparison in writing. Y and R wins by doing what it always has. It offers a layered, nuanced, subtle writing style. It’s not all plot velocity all the time. There are no back from the dead serums. No memories on flash drives. People forget……Y and R was often mind-numbingly boring when Bill Bell wrote it. Nothing would happen for months! Stories would start, and were abruptly dropped. I like watching a show that isn’t all guns and violence and explosions and evil psychos running around town. Y and R is far from perfect, but even on… Read more »

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Jai Rodriguez Named Host For Digital Drama Daytime Emmys; Loni Love To Host Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation Programming Edition

The next two Daytime Emmy ceremonies to be given out virtually this year have announced their hosts.  The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today revealed that Jai Rodriguez, producer and actor best known for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy will host the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honoring Digital Dramas.  That event will be live-streamed this coming Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

In addition, The Real’s Loni Love  will host the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming.  That event will be live-streamed Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS shared: “The far-reaching consequences of the global pandemic have challenged our industry and our community in ways never before imagined, These unprecedented circumstances demanded new and exciting ways to recognize the great talents creating Daytime television. Building on the success of our Daytime Emmys telecast on CBS, we continue to applaud and acknowledge the contributions of our diverse field of incredible nominees.”

NATAS also announced today more dates for their annual awards –  the 41st Sports Emmy Awards will live-stream on Tuesday, August 11th, at 8 p.m. EDT.  Meanwhile,The 41st News & Documentary Emmy Awards will stream in mid-to-late September, followed by the 71st Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in mid-to-late October.

Two dedicated specials will also debut in the fall of 2020: one recognizing Lifetime Achievement honorees in Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary and Technology & Engineering programming, and the other recognizing Spanish-Language nominees across the genres.

All events will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and smart TV platforms via  TheEmmys.tv.

So what do you think of the choice of hosts for the Digital Drama Daytime Emmys this Sunday, and the Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming edition the following weekend? Comment below.

 

 

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Rick Hearst, Sonia Satra, and Frank Beaty Scheduled For Virtual ‘Guiding Light’ Reunion

Here is a very exciting upcoming reunion for Guiding Light fans coming your way on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Circle this Friday July 17th beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 noon PST when former GL show publicist and host Alan Locher welcomes: Frank Beaty (Ex-Brent Lawrence / Marian Crane), Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding) and Sonia Satra (Lucy Cooper Spaulding).

Viewers of the beloved CBS soap, know the “crazy” that Beaty brought in his role of Brent/Marian, how Hearst first won an Emmy for his work in Springfield, and how Sonia became a fan favorite as Lucy.

You can watch it here.

So excited about this GL reunion? Comment below.

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Melissa Reeves Has NOT Been Fired From Days of our Lives

A technical error caused a bit of a firestorm on Monday night, and a retraction early Tuesday morning when an item appeared most notably on TV Line’s partner’s feed, Yahoo News, that had a headline stating that Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) had been fired from Days of our Lives.

If site visitors and readers looked closely, there were actually two versions of the opening line that appeared.  One of which was noting that Reeves was apologizing for “catching heat” from co-stars and fans for backing a post by Candace Owens that was Anti-Black Lives Matter, and the other one that she was fired from the NBC soap opera.

TV Line early Monday morning issued this statement to clarify what happened and confirmed that Reeves had NOT been fired from DAYS: “Due to technical error, a story was briefly published on TVLine on Monday evening — and has since surfaced on several of our partner feeds, most notably Yahoo — that erroneously claims Days of Our Lives has fired Melissa Reeves. The story is false. Melissa Reeves has not been fired from Days of Our Lives. In the meantime, we apologize for the error.”

So, what do you think of the mix-up? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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