WGA announces 2022 nominations for three soap operas in Daytime Drama category

Posted Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:00:31 PM
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The Writers Guild of America has given official nominations to the three daytime dramas that submitted for the 2022 competition, with the winner set to be announced during a ceremony in March.

The Writers Guild of America has announced its 2022 nominees in several categories, including daytime television. Congratulations are in order for Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless, all of which are official nominees in the Daytime Drama category in this year's competition.

A spokesperson for The Bold and the Beautiful confirms that the show once again chose not to submit, which is why it is not included on the list of soap opera nominees.

This year will be an interesting race, because any one of the nominated soaps -- which were chosen based on votes cast by 15,000 WGA members -- could win the category. General Hospital won the trophy for five years in a row, from 2015 to 2019, before The Young and the Restless broke GH's winning streak in 2020. Meanwhile, Days of our Lives won in 2021, which was the NBC soap's first WGA win since 2014.

The names of the nominees from each of the three soaps' writing teams are as follows:

General Hospital (ABC)
Head Writers: Chris Van Etten, Dan O'Connor; Associate Head Writer: Anna T. Cascio; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Shannon Peace, David Rupel, Lisa Seidman, and Scott Sickles.

The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Head Writer: Amanda L. Beall; Writers: Susan Banks, Jeff Beldner, Sara A. Bibel, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Marin Gazzaniga, Lynn Martin, Natalie Minardi Slater, and Teresa Zimmerman.

Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, and Elizabeth Snyder.

For a complete list of WGA nominations that have been announced so far, click here. The winners of the 2022 WGA Awards are set to be announced in a ceremony that will take place on Sunday, March 20.

Which soap opera do you think will take home the award in the 2022 WGA competition? Which daytime drama do you think had the most outstanding writing in the past year? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.

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