December 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm #423331
WGA nominations were announced earlier today. Congratulations to the three daytime nominees:
“Days of Our Lives”
Written by Lorraine Broderick, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick
Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Lacey Dyer, Janet Iacobuzio, David A.
Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Roger Schroeder,
Elizabeth Snyder, Christopher J. Whitesell, Nancy Williams Watt; NBC
“One Life to Live”
Written by Lorraine Broderick, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio,
Daniel J. O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Melissa Salmons,
Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Courtney Simon, Chris Van Etten; ABC
“The Young & The Restless”
Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice
Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Maria Kanelos, Natalie Minardi
Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda
Schreiber, Lisa Seidman, Sarah K. Smith, Christopher J. Whitesell,
Teresa Zimmerman; CBSDecember 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm #423333
I noticed that a few of these writers are nominated for two shows, which makes sense for the OLTL writers who found homes elsewhere (Lorraine Broderick and Melissa Salmons at DAYS), but I didn’t realize Chris Whitesell had been writing for Y&R before coming back to DAYS. I’m assuming Gary Tomlin and some of the Y&R writers were excluded because their work during the writers strike a few years ago makes them ineligible for WGA awards.
While we’re talking about awards, I browsed some of the Daytime Emmy guidelines and noticed that the pre-nominee rules for this year say for each actor to submit up to three minutes of a single unedited scene in MP4 format for consideration, and then the actors will vote. I thought that was kind of interesting because it’s kind of hard to find a scene that lasts longer than a minute on most soaps, and it’s hard to believe that the voting would actually be influenced by such a small amount of material.December 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm #423334
Where’s GH? Luke’s intervention beats anything that will be submitted by these nominees.December 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm #423335
I don’t see how Days doesn’t win this. OLTL is a distant memory and pretty much everyone hates Y&R. Days can coast on its Emmy win and the general respect for what it is trying to do and has done in the past year.
Not that it matters but does anybody know what episodes were nominated?December 7, 2012 at 9:07 am #423336
yay for days getting nominated, and yay for GH not getting nominated!!! LOLDecember 7, 2012 at 11:49 am #423337
Where’s GH? Luke’s intervention beats anything that will be submitted by these nominees.
They won earlier in the year and that episode was one of the scripts submitted.
This crop of nominees were expected. I had a feeling that the new GH that has been huzzah by everyone will become like OLTL when it comes to awards. Though they should be, and rightfully so, considered for directing awards.December 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm #423338
Yes, Luke’s intervention was in early 2011. I didn’t really know what to expect with only five eligible soaps this year, but I guess they’ll either pare it down to two nominees next year or forego the nominating process and just declare a winner from the four choices they’ll have?
DAYS may seem like a top dog here, but OLTL’s final episodes could prove really strong. I personally thought that whole Fraternity Row thing went way too far, but it produced a really moving meta speech for Viki that I could see people really going for. I don’t know which episodes were submitted, though.