Many asked over the weekend what episodes did ATWT submit and win for, when we first reported As the World Turns won it’s stunning WGA Award on Saturday night, making it extra special since it is the last time the series will be in the category. Today, On-Air On-Soaps can confirm after speaking with a representative at the Writers Guild of America that in fact, the Daytime Drama nominees have to submit three scripts for judging.
Then, CBS Soaps In Depth today confirmed that ATWT’s submission for their win consisted of two of the scripts focused on Reid’s death and Chris realizing he had the late doctor’s heart, and the third, the finale.
Former ATWT writer David A. Levinson, who accepted the show’s award in Hollywood stated about the finale selection, “It had an ‘Our Town‘ feel to it. We felt that Bob’s retirement was the perfect way to go out. And the soap’s ending was a well-planned and thoughtfully-considered phrase. To have the last words on the show be him saying, ‘Good night’ [was] because [the late] Helen Wagner (Nancy) opened the show with ‘Good morning.’”