The Official 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations were announced on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, with DAYS receiving a grand total of four nominations in the acting category. This is huge news for DAYS, since in years past the show has been snubbed as far as Emmy nods go. Not surprisingly, there were some of our stars from DAYS who rightfully deserved to get nominations but didn’t. However, I am very excited for those who finally received worthy nominations for their hard work this past year. DAYS is finally getting the recognition it deserves! The nominations are as follows:
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series:
Darin Brooks (Max Brady)
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series:
Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Judi Evans (ex-Bonnie Lockhart, ex-Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera, ex-Andre DiMera)
DAYS also received nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series and for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series.
As fans may recall, the last time DAYS was nominated in the acting category was back in 2004, when James Reynolds (Abe Carver) received the only Emmy nomination from the show. The last time an actor from DAYS actually won an Emmy in the acting category was back in 1988, when Billy Warlock (ex-Frankie Brady) won for Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series. The last time four DAYS actors received nominations was back in 1989. Those actors consisted of Darrell Thomas Utley (ex-Benji Hawk), Joseph Campenella (ex-Harper Devereaux), Jane Elliot (ex-Angelica Devereaux), and Arleen Sorkin (ex-Calliope Jones Bradford).
1979 has been the record year for Emmy nods, as the show was nominated for a total of nine Daytime Emmys, including four in the acting category. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama that year.
This is the first Emmy nomination for Darin Brooks, Rachel Melvin, and Thaao Penghlis. This is actually the second time Judi Evans has been nominated. The last time she was nominated for an Emmy was back in 1984 when she portrayed Beth Raines on Guiding Light. She took home the award that year for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series.
Heartfelt applause and congratulations go out to all the DAYS nominees for their excellent work this past year on DAYS! Be sure to watch the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on ABC Friday, June 20th, from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California.