Former DAYS OF OUR LIVES headwriters Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., weren't at Saturday night's Daytime Emmys to accept their award for Best Writing, but in a joint statement, they have shared their sentiments exclusively with Soaps In Depth:
"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."