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5 January 27th, 2016 The Bold and the Beautiful Receives GLAAD Media Award Nomination & Win; Only Daily Drama In Category!

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The nominations have been revealed for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and the only daytime drama in the Outstanding Daily Drama category this year is CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  Far and away, the drama illustrated inclusion of the transgender community in it’s storytelling while telling the emotional and riveting tale of the disclosure of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), previously born as a man named “Myron”.

The two other daytime dramas that have  gay characters on the canvas, General Hospital with Brad, Felix and Lucas, and Days of our Lives with Sonny, Paul, and Will on the canvas in the 2015 calendar year, were not included in the category for their representation of LGBTQ characters on daytime television.  One can only think that the backlash of the graphic murder of core character Will Horton did not help DAYS’ cause.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out on Saturday April 2nd in Los Angeles, and in a ceremony in New York on May 14th, where winners in the categories of motion pictures, television, and journalism will be announced.

So, what do you think about GLAAD’s recognition of The Bold and the Beautiful? And it being the only soap opera that reflects  an important social issue of our time?  Do you hope within the next few years the daytime dramas will consider and implement further inclusion of LGBTQ characters on the landscape?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Mike says:

    General Hospital doesn’t deserve a nomination because their gay characters are an afterthought, popping up here and there in nothing more than a half-hearted attempt to tell a story that leaves much off screen. They have the characters on there to be able to say they have gay characters, but do nothing to tell a real story with those characters or integrate then into the larger canvas.

    And Days. Oh Days. The torch bearer for a good three years, they may not have always succeeded fully, but at least they tried to tell an interesting, grounded story for their gay characters. No question, they did a better job of making those characters important to the canvas and engaging than any soap to date by a WIDE margin. They deserved the awards they received because of it.

    But the last six months has pretty much taken back any good will they had on that subject. No recast for Sonny. Brutal murder of Will – which, by the way, has had no long term repercussions (to be fair, most of the families of all the dead people on the show have moved on rather quickly). And Paul appears in about two to three episodes a month as set decoration. Hard to believe that a year ago, all three characters were driving story. It’s been the most blatant move to de-gay a show in record time that I can remember, as well as the most misguided and shameful considering that for a long while, it was one of the few stories that generated any buzz for Days. So, yeah, they don’t deserve a nomination.

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  2. Iakovos says:

    I understand changes are part of daytime dramas, but I remain upset over the murder of Will Horton on DAYS, especially after all the energy, talent, and resources spent to make for such and interesting and layered character and engaging stories in recent years. I still wish he and Sonny would have left Salem to come back sometime in the future refreshed for new plots.

    I miss strong gay characters on daytime the likes of Bianca (AMC), Luke (ATWT), Oliver & Kyle (OLTL), and Will (DAYS). Is it too much to ask for a little more in our daytime families?

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  3. Matthew Place says:

    Congrats to B&B!

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  4. Patrick says:

    every chance I get

    Ken Corday ! @Days of OUR Lives

    where is your mindset ?

    is their no room in your vast arena of story; to minimally share with us; Paul Narita !?!?

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  5. Alisa says:

    GOOD for B&B, they deserve it….and DOOLS deserves to have LOST…..after winning the past couple of years…..it doesn’t surprise me that the GAY storyline was dropped, since dena higley returned as head writer…..i saw the writing on the wall with her return……i was THRILLED when days decided to go with the storyline, but i am DISAPPOINTED that they have DROPPED it.

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