I'm not sure if there's to much to say about these nominees other than how great it is for Days of Our Lives to have a lead actor nomination for Thaao Penghlis. I am a bit surprised that As the World Turns' Michael Park didn't receive a nomination this year. He's had some great work. Many had said that this was As the World Turns' Jon Hensley's best year in years so it wouldn't have surprised me if he got a nomination. Unfortunately for him he didn't.
What is there to say about General Hospital's Tyler Christopher. He had the best work of his career last year and after having spent years in the Supporting Actor category it is understandable that he would want to try and break into the Lead Actor category with his best work. Unfortunately for Christopher breaking into the Lead Actor category isn't easy. The last actor to successfully make the transition from Supporting Actor to Lead Actor was the Young & Restless' Christian LeBlanc who won his first Lead Actor award in 2005 and then again last year. LeBlanc is nominated this year.
After the death of Asa on One Life to Live I fully expected Robert S. Woods to get a nomination. His scenes with that cowboy hat in the barn were heart wrenching and should have made him a shoe in for a nomination.
Looking at the prenominations list below and comparing it to the nominees above is there anyone who you feel is missing from this list or who should be on it instead of someone else?
Outstanding Lead Actor Pre-Nominees
AMC: David Canary, Thorsten Kaye, and Michael E. Knight
ATWT: Scott Bryce , Jon Hensley , and Michael Park
B&B: John McCook, Ronn Moss, and Jack Wagner
DAYS; Stephen Nichols, James Scott , Thaao Penghlis, and Peter Reckell
GH: Steve Burton, Tyler Christopher,and Anthony Geary
GL: Ricky Paull Goldin, Robert Newman, and Ron Raines
OLTL: Michael Easton, Robert S. Woods, and Jerry verDorn
Y&R: Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, and Christian LeBlanc
Days Of Our Lives: Thaao, Drake, Deidre and Ken Corday on Mornings With Kerri-Anne in Australia - October 18th, 2007By Brian Peel on March 08, 2008
Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Thaao Penghlis and Ken Corday appeared on Mornings with Kerri-Anne here in Australia on October 18th, 2007. This interview was taped right during the airing and news of John Black's sudden 'death' on Days in the US. It's also interesting to hear Ken Corday speak out publicly and give the audience an insight into his profound knowledge of Days, as well as clearly show that he is 'in power'. It might be my observations, but I get the impression that Drake, Deidre and Thaao don't have a very good relationship with him...anyone else think the same?
Thanks to forums poster Dr.EvansBlack for sharing this Days of our Lives blooper reel featuring many of our beloved Days favourites from the 80s.
A word of warning... some of them use rather surprising (ie. colourful) language to express their frustration... with that said, enjoy!
Wow, what a week it’s been for offscreen drama on Days of Our Lives. The news about Tamara Braun joining Days, then the breaking news of Martha Madison (Belle) and Brandon Beemer (Shawn) being fired. Is anyone safe in Salem? Rumblings around the net are that no, noone is and watch out for more firings… seems it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Plus, I’ve heard we should expect some sort of announcement on the future of Days, sometime in Feb/March.
So is it worth continuing to watch the show? Decide for yourself – this is what you can expect to see this week (apologies, yet again I have missed Monday’s show so I will comment from Tuesday on):
EJ/Sami – go into hiding with the twins; Lucas aint too happy hear about this, but there isn’t too much he can do about it from behind bars… or so you would think! Maybe having Stefano as a cellmate wont be so bad after all? Especially a Stefano who may have his own reasons for finding EJ and Sami… and little Giovanni. Is Lucas about to make a deal with the devil?
Marlena/John – after John got free on Monday’s episode, Marlena still refuses to give up on him (frankly I’d be disappointed if she had so soon). She and Dr Carrington give John truth serum to find out exactly what Stefano and Dr Rolf did to him in the DiMansion Dungeons – unlike for everyone else, the serum doesn’t work (what modifications did Dr Rolf make to John so that truth serum doesn't work??); the mention of Stefano’s name apparently has John going mental. Instead, they give him a psychiatric test, learning what seems obvious to me, that John is without emotions (a real DiMera soldier if you like). I’m just hoping what I’m reading as a spoiler is true for this next part… Marlena goes to confront Stefano, armed with more truth serum! Brooke pleads… please please please let scary Marlena stay!
Shawn/Chloe, Philip/Belle – are going to team up to investigate Claire’s kidnapping. They research Rob’s tattoo and end up finding him in Crystal’s store. Shawn the rookie cop demands his daughter back… Belle's still recovering in hospital, with Philip there to comfort her. She wants to join the hunt for Claire of course, but is not allowed.
Sorority (and Billie) – More disagreement over whether to tell the truth about Ford’s death; Stephanie confesses her rape to the sisters in an effort to convince them to stay quiet, Chelsea has a normal teenage emotion/experience when she can’t convince the gals to talk and wonders if Nick will dump her because of her continued secret keeping. Billie’s job is threatened by the Dean if he finds out she had any knowledge of the girls’ involvement in Ford’s disappearance, prompting Billie to continue to work on Nick to spill his guts, appealing to his goody goody nature and his love for Chelsea. Meanwhile, Chelsea ends up cracking under the pressure and tells Crawford Decker his son is dead. Oops. Bo gets in on the action, meeting with a Dectective to discuss the case and Stephanie finally admits the truth about the rape to Steve.
Aaaand speaking of Steve, he and Kayla are still pursuing this baby making business – I’m sorry, but the only thing making me watch this s/l is how amusing I find Patch.
Holy moly! Next week looks freakin' awesome…
• Return of the lost DiMera’s – Lexie (Renee Jones), Tony (Thaao Penghlis) and Anna (Leann Hunley)!
• Adrienne (Judi Evans) says her goodbyes
• John and Marlena start off the Ireland adventure
• Colleen (Shirley Jones) reveals she faked her death
• Max comes forward with Ford’s body (ewwwwwwwww)
In Other News:
First date onscreen: Tamara Braun – her character ‘Ava’ (another soap character named Ava? Is there no originality left in soapland?), will be seen from February 8th
NBC Text Message Spoiler: Hope to rejoin the Salem PD? She’s certainly been getting into everybody’s business lately