Thaao Penghlis: Shocked by Emmy Nomination

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After almost 30 years playing Tony DiMera on Days of Our Lives, Thaao Penghlis has finally been recognized.

It's safe to say the Australian actor did not expect to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

β€˜β€˜I was not expecting anything,'' he recently told The Herald Sun. β€˜β€˜In fact, I was meditating and didn't hear the phone ringing with people calling to congratulate me. I've won awards before, but never an Emmy. The Emmy is one of those things, like the Oscar is to film - it's the award for television.

Even if I don't win, it will completely change the way that I'm described. In articles I'll now be Emmy-nominated or Emmy-winner Thaao Penghlis.''

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