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8 June 29th, 2012 DAYS Former Head Writers, Marlene McPherson & Darrell Ray Thomas Jr. Give A Belated Emmy Acceptance Speech!

SoGeneral Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) was not the only newly crowned Daytime Emmy winner who was a no-show and who later gave an acceptance speech during this week!  Turns out that Days of our Lives former head writers, Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas Jr. gave a belated acceptance speech, since they were also not in attendance, when DAYS was announced as the surprise winner in the Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series category!

Marlene and Darrell told Soaps In Depth, in a joint statement the following:  “We are so sorry we were not able to attend the awards show, but are thrilled to have won! We would like to thank [DAYS executive producer] Ken Corday for his endless support and for entrusting us with his family legacy, and [co-executive producer] Greg Meng for always believing in us and having our backs — we share this award with both of them. Thanks to NBC and Sony for helping keep the genre alive. A very special thanks to the fans — without their devotion and commitment there would be no show. We also want to thank our amazing cast and crew. And, lastly, we want to thank our mentor and friend, James E. Reilly. We know he is watching over us and smiling.”

So what do you think of Days of our Lives winning the writing award last Saturday night?  Let us know!

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  1. TS says:

    Still not really sure how Days won the writing category.. Award shows do not make sense many times


    cr replied

    Days submitted a soild episode for writing and they long overdue for emmy wins and point you made about award show not making sense, are you just not fan of the show.


    TS replied

    I have been a loyal watcher for many years… since 81….that is 1981…. there has not been good writing for many years.. the only good writing I have seen has been the Carly addicted drug storyline and that was well written… maybe that was what was submitted…

  2. Katie says:

    Loved it! But I was shocked Days hadn’t won since 1976?!?!?! Still can’t get over that.


  3. RobinAshley says:

    Well my jaw hit the floor…


  4. Jules says:

    Much more gracious words than what Marlene used following her firing. So happy for DAYS and this award for them. No matter what others (critics and nay-sayers) say, DAYS is a wonderful and entertaining show. Is it perfect? No, but I will forever root for this underdog.


  5. Gmbenet says:

    I was elated, yet very surprised when Days of Our Lives won the writing Emmy for 2012. I wanted to see Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas Jr. accept the Emmy, but they were not there. Nice statement from them. Now Days needs to rehire them!


  6. cr says:

    I was so surprise that days won, because days is usually snub at the emmys.


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