Like sands through the hourglass, so are the gays of our lives. Chandler Massey snatched his second consecutive Outstanding Young Actor Daytime Emmy for his role as gay teen Will Horton on Days of Our Lives on Sunday.
He beat out his on-air boyfriend Sonny Kiriakis, played by Freddie Smith, who Massey called a “phenomenal” actor and person. Massey’s win last year marked the first time an actor won for portraying a gay character, while this year he won for Will Horton’s coming-out storyline, seen below.
The 22-year-old actor plans on returning to UCLA to finish up his degree after his contract is up in December. Massey completed his first quarter as a freshman before dropping out to pursue his award-winning role on Days.