A big congratulations to Days of our Lives for 17 Daytime Emmy nominations. The show was nominated for several awards, including outstanding drama, directing team, hair, makeup, editing, music, technical direction, stunt coordination, art direction, casting, costume design (for drama series).
Peggy McCay, aka Caroline Brady was nominated for lead actress in a drama series. She did a great job making the Alzheimers story line personal and relatable, and she has been cracking me up at the strip club lately.
Arianne Zucker, aka Nicole Walker was nominated for supporting actress in a drama series. It is hard to call AZ/Nicole a supporting actress, as she is part of the heart of the show, and she is one of my favorites. Even when Nicole is acting crazy (read: most of the time) I can’t help but root for her. Zucker has chemistry with almost anyone, and she sells even the most ridiculous of lines.
Freddie Smith aka Sonny Kiriakis and Chandler Massey aka Will Horton were both nominated for outstanding younger actor in a drama series. I think both actors have done an amazing job with their story line, taking their characters beyond just being seen as gay, and making them more complex and interesting. Chandler Massey won the Emmy in this category last year.
See all the nominations here.
It’s easy to forget all the hard work that goes into making a show like Days. I am happy to see so many people recognized, and I wish there were even more. The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, and Sesame Street all got more nominations than Days this year. CBS got twice as many nominations as NBC. But who’s counting. Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who makes a show that bring so many people so much joy (even if most of the time we complain about it, we still love it enough to watch every day )!