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!