The “Greeky” side of the upcoming Emmy Awards

Thaao Penghlis, the actor of Greek descent who plays Andre DiMera in Days of Our Lives is nominated for an Emmy Award. Penghlis was born in Sydney Australia, and is best known in the US for roles in daytime soap operas such as Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, and General Hospital. He was a student of Greek American acting teacher Milton Katselas. For more info go to www.thaaopenghlis.com

Another Greek who is involved with the Emmys is Lydia Loizides. She is not nominated for an award, but she is one of the trustees of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Many media insiders call her “one of the most intelligent people” of the industry. She is also Vice President, Director of Technology and Media Engagement Analytics at the Consumer Experience Practice, a part of Interpublic Group. Her blog can be found at www.lydialoizides.blogs.com


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