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11 June 24th, 2012 Outstanding Lead Actor Meets Outstanding Younger Actor – Geary & Massey!

On-Air On-Soaps got this very exclusive shot of Days of our Lives  Chandler Massey, the winner of the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, at last night’s 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards alongside  seven time Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  Daytime Emmy winner, Anthony Geary from General Hospital!

During the telecast one of the features we liked was having the new guard- the Younger Actor nominees present the Emmy to the Lead Actor winner.    Chandler Massey, many now consider to be one of the finest young actors ever to debut on daytime, and it was also 30 years ago that Anthony Geary won his first Daytime Emmy!

Geary’s award was first up in the evening and during his acceptance speech stated,  “Thank you so much. I got lost, which I tend to do. John McCook, Bobby Woods, Darnell Williams, Maurice Benard, you are all dear friends of mine and I admire you all very much. And I feel a little bit guilty here.  I think you were all robbed. I want to say this is amazing to start the evening. We usually end it and the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 is flashing in my face by now. So I don’t really know how to handle this except to say it’s a good way for GH to start. We have 23 nominations which is pretty amazing since last year we were almost canceled in favor of a surefire ratings bonanza, Celebrity Boob Jobs Gone Wrong, I think it was.”

I’d like to thank the hardworking cast, crew and production team of GH, and Jill Farren Phelps for over three decades of friendship and support. Bob Guza for throwing my character into the existential abyss and giving me the blackest story I could ever hope for. I would like to thank all my directors who always seem to come down on my side when the chips are down. And, a special shout-out to Craig McManus and Crystal Kraft for great humor under fire.  And finally, to the finest acting team and acting family a guy could have: Jonathan Jackson, Julie Berman, Nathan Parsons and the incomparable Jane Elliot.”

As for Chandler Massey, his acceptance was emotional, short, but sweet, as the young star was poised and a bit overwhelmed, but thanked his family, his colleagues, and the DAYS writing and producing team for giving him such great story to play.

What do you think of the Emmy wins of Geary and Massey? Let us know!

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  1. Patrick says:

    Chandler Massey… So well deserved! Thank you for a tour de force, fete accompli, STAR TURN… As Will. You and Grandma Marlena, the fabulous Deidre Hall… are a constant delight…. a rich twosome. Mother Sammi and Dad Will…. A collective surround of high calibur.

    Wasn’t Chandler a lil nervous…. rightly so… “earning” his wings… so to speak…

    it amazes me, when you see, press, and these awards shows… that give us a glimpse in to actors “lives”.. that pique our curiosity… They give us must see, must watch… TV.

    How an actor, can deliver, performances, day after day. I salute Daytime…. and Serials.


    Patrick replied

    Mother, Sammi, and Dad, Lucas!


  2. Stephanie says:

    Chandler so deserved this. I don’t watch GH anymore, but I always thought Tony Geary was excellent.

    Days did so well, and continues to with this story. Chandler, Deidre, Freddie, and others, as their characters were clued in have made the story really powerful, and not just a “stunt”. Drake had the best line this week, when he found out, he told Will “You’re gay, you’re out, and I”M proud”. Loved that !


    Patrick replied

    Stephanie 06-26

    Just saw the episode you mentioned…. Tears.,, scene ends… with Will and grandma Marlena hugging…. he tells her… “I wouldn’t be me without you”.


  3. mo says:

    I thought having the younger actor nominees present to lead actor/actress was great, although some of the young actor noms didn’t seem comfortable with each other or wanting to be there. Strange.

    So happy Chandler won. He has been fantastic on Days.


  4. Robynne says:

    I was happy to see the show. Did not like the non-existent ‘tribute’ to previously cancelled soaps. Don’t understand that OLTL got little to no nominations and no emmys. Hope we have better news regarding daytime television by this time next year. Many thanks to HLN for airing the show!


  5. barbara t says:

    Loved Tonys speech. Short, Sweet, and honest.


  6. Jules says:

    LOVE the picture! Best of the daytime veterans with best of the younger crowd. Loved both wins.


  7. Joan Faist says:

    Congrats to Chandler Massey, have loved him as Will from day one. He’s seems like a nice young man and we already know Chandler is a terrific actor. Best Wishes for his future.


  8. Braindoc says:

    Chandler has really come into his own, developing the pathos of his role. Im sure an invitation to the enigmatic Atlanta secret society, Par 3, is sure to be his next accomplishment.


    TriMom replied

    That would be almost too much to ask for, but undoubtedly, the pinnacle of his career!


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