Awards show season has begun! The nominees for the 2021 Writers Guild of America Award nominations are out and General Hospital and Days of Our Lives are being honored with nods.
General Hospital and Days of Our Lives Earn Nods
The WGA has announced that both soaps have received nominations for best writing in a Daytime Drama. The DAYS writers nominated are head writer Ron Carlivati and writers Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, and Elizabeth Snyder.
The GH team is comprised of head writers Dan O’Connor and Christopher Van Etten, associate head writer Anna Theresa Cascio, and writers Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, David Rupel, Lisa Seidman, Donny Sheldon, and Scott Sickles.
No word on what each soap submitted, however, key GH highlights from last year include Mike’s (Max Gail) passing from Alzheimer’s, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) emerging as Port Charles’ newest baddie, Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) reign of terror, Chase (Josh Swickard) and Sasha (Sofia Mattson) conspiring to help Michael (Chad Duell) keep Wiley (Erik and Theo Olson).
DAYS continued to reveal what had occurred during the period of time that viewers hadn’t seen due to the time jump. Viewers learned how Adrienne (Judi Evans) died and how the switch with Kristen’s (Stacy Haiduk) and Sarah’s (Linsey Godfrey) babies played out. We also saw the returns of Belle (Martha Madison) and Shawn (Brandon Beemer) only to be confronted once again by wackadoodle Jan Spears (Heather Lindell).
The shows always have many episodes from which to choose, however, 2020 gives them fewer options as for several months encore episodes aired due to the COVID-19-related production shutdown.
Fans of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful who feel that their shows were snubbed can take heart — Soap Hub hears that neither of the CBS serials submitted for WGA Award consideration this year. The 2021 Writers Guild Awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 21 in a virtual ceremony.