Congratulations to younger actor winner Chandler Massey (Will) who became the 9th actor in "Days of Our Lives" history to win a Daytime Emmy! He joins two-time winner Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton, lead actor, 1974, 1975) and winners Susan Flannery (Laura Horton, lead actress, 1975), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton, supporting actress, 1979), Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera, supporting actress, 1986), Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali, supporting actress, 2009), Billy Warlock (Frankie Brady, younger actor, 1988), Darin Brooks (Max Brady, younger actor, 2009) and Hugh McPhillips (Carl Pearson, guest appearance, 1980).
Congratulations also go out to the "Days of Our Lives" writing team of Marlene McPherson, Darrell Ray Thomas Jr., Dena Higley, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Lacey Dyer, Jeanne Marie Ford, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Michelle Poteet Lisanti, Fran Myers, John Newman, Ryan Quan, Peter T. Rich, Roger Schroeder, Lisa Seidman, Elizabeth Snyder, Christopher Whitesell and Nancy Williams Watt for winning just the 2nd "Days" Daytime Emmy for writing. The first, and only, time "Days" had won for writing was for its first full-year as an hour program, in 1976, the year that Marlena Evans was first introduced to viewers!
The makeup team of Gail J. Hopkins, Nina Wells, Deidre Decker, Joleen Rizzo and Glen Alen Gutierrez as well as stunt coordinator Terry James also won Daytime Emmys at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on June 17. Head makeup artist Gail J. Hopkins has now won a record 5 Daytime Emmys for "Days" (1988, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2012). She now has won 2 more Daytime Emmys than any other person in "Days" history. She joined the "Days" staff in 1984 and became head makeup artist in 1994. Stunt coordinator Terry James' win is the first-ever Daytime Emmy for "Days" in the stunt coordination category.
"Days of Our Lives" has now been nominated for a total of 212 Daytime Emmys, and has won a total of 32 Daytime Emmys in its history. "Days" was nominated for a record 15 categories for this year's awards. A total of 29 people received Emmys for "Days" this year, bringing the all-time total to 89 people who have won Daytime Emmys for "Days" throughout its history. For more information, including a complete look at every "Days" nomination and winner in the show's history, please visit [urlhttp://www.jason47.com[/url]