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89 May 1st, 2017 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners: GH Wins Drama Series, Y&R’s Tognoni and B&B’s Clifton Take Top Acting Honors!

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On Sunday night, the winners were revealed at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards streamed online and held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.  For the second year in a row, General Hospital took top honors for the Outstanding Drama Series.

Executive Producer, Frank Valentini took the stage to accept the trophy on behalf of the long-running ABC daytime drama series.

In addition, GH took home the honors for Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series.  GH won 4 Emmys last night making it the evening’s most rewarded daytime program.

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In the top acting categories of the night; it was The Young and the Restless, Gina Tognoni for her role as Phyllis Summers taking home the gold for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. This is Gina’s third Emmy in her enduring daytime career.  She has previously won two for her role as Dinah Marler on Guiding Light.

And making Emmy history was The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton.  After winning his first Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for his role as Liam Spencer, Clifton became the only male actor in daytime drama history to have the trifecta – he has now took home gold in the Younger Actor, Supporting Actor, and Lead Actor categories.

It was also a great night for another previous Daytime Emmy winner.  Steve Burton was awarded the Emmy for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless.  He had previously been won in this category for his role as Jason Morgan on GH.

Performers involved in storylines revolving mental illness also did extremely well at last night’s ceremonies.  Kate Mansi took home the gold for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Abigail Deveraux on Days of our Lives, and Bryan Craig made it a two-peat for his performance as Morgan Corinthos on General Hospital in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

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General Hospital’s Lexi Ainsworth was awarded her first Daytime Emmy for her role as Kristina Corinthos Davis on General Hospital.  

The Young and the Restless took home the honors for the Outstanding Writing in  a Drama Series, and Jim O’Heir won the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for his role as Matt Cannistra on The Bold and the Beautiful.

So, what are your thoughts on this year’s Daytime Drama winners? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. John says:

    Congrats GH but honestly the Lead Actress trophy belonged to Nancy Lee Grahn – totally robbed !

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    Lew S. replied

    Gina Tognoni had a good year, but I thought Laura Wright or Nancy Grahn would take home the award.

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    mark replied

    Gina Tognoni? Please. She is not phyllis

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    Alan replied

    I couldn’t agree more.

    Adam replied

    Really, wow – both are you are wrong period.

    Gina won get over it

    JK replied

    GINA TOGNONI IS THE REAL WONDERFUL PHYLLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sonniorsolita replied

    But she is Phyllis. I think what you mean is she is not Michelle Stafford. And it’s totally a legitimate opinion for people to prefer Michelle’s portrayal. But the Emmy Awards aren’t about comparisons. In fact, if Gina tried to imitate Michelle’s style, she would never win an Emmy because it would be so inauthentic. The best acting is when a performer brings shades of herself and uses them to influence her choices, making the character more fully realized. That’s what both Michelle and Gina do, which is why they are both well-respected actresses. Gina does amazing things with the character of Phyllis in her own right, which is why she deserved the win.

    Timmm replied

    AMEN!

    Barb replied

    I have scoured the news for police reports, none found. Appears there was no robbery at all, and that the Lead Actress Emmy is safely at home with the sparkling and talented winner, Gina Tognoni! Yes!!!

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    blake replied

    Yes, Gina Tognoni definitely deserved it!

    k/kay replied

    Well she probably did not win because did she have any scenes with Maurice because according to FV that’s the only reason Lexi & Bryan won they had scenes with MB honestly how insulting to those young actors.

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    Shay replied

    You mean just being Sonny’s “devil spawns” weren’t enough????

    Celia replied

    Agreed, John.

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    dmr replied

    As much as I like Gina, I really thought that Nancy deserved to win.

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    Timmm replied

    I agree.

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  2. PA Melloy says:

    Please get award show back on TV. Even a cable network would help.

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  3. Nick says:

    I thought April Fool’s Day had passed a month ago. GH (aka Mob Central) actually won for “Outstanding Drama Series”?!?! What a colossal joke! There’s nothing at all that’s “outstanding” about what’s currently seen on that hot-mess of a soap with those two old out-of-touch hack women as the head writers. That’s why these daytime awards cannot be taken seriously at all anymore. No wonder they were taken off broadcast TV for good.

    To me, these awards have been completely watered down. With only four daytime dramas left, it stands to reason that there’s now a much greater chance of a show winning. Each show has a 1/4 chance. It was much more impressive back when there were 10+ soaps on the air and much more competition and quality on the shows. If the terrible writing/stories and lack of focus being seen on GH these days is actually being rewarded with an honor like that, then this genre is in more trouble than any of us think.

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    Jules replied

    I used to think that way too. What kind of a competition is it really with so few competitors? Is it really much of a “win”? And in some ways, I still think like that.

    But then I look at a category like the news program or entertainment news. You have GMA, Today and CBS morning / Sunday mornings in one, and Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Extra in the other. The field is very thin in those categories too with the same nominees every year but watching them accept the awards they won showed me how much it meant to them nonetheless.. It didn’t matter how many there are just as long as they beat their competition. And I thought, if it means a big deal to them, why would I think it means any less to soaps?

    Just something else to chew on.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Thank you, Nick! Excellent points!

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    blake replied

    General Hospital winning best show is just silly. That show is always all over the place.

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    Rhonda replied

    The writing for GH is God awful!!! There’s a good reason why Jean and Shelly were fired from Y&R.
    The actors and the dialogue writers should be paid over time for dealing with the crap which is constantly being thrown at them.
    Time for the EP and head writers to go bye-bye.

  4. Maureen says:

    Excellent show- loved the tribute to Agnes Nixon and seeing Susan Lucci also the Bold and Beautiful tribute and the singing was great, too. Totally delighted with Gina Tognoni’s well-deserved win. I was surprised that Chuck Pratt won best writing. He did bring a lot of explosive storylines, and I see that can make a good emmy reel, but things were constantly happening-again, exciting-but always left me wondering why, how, what??
    Great work on the tributes, MF, also the red carpet coverage was fun to watch and appreciate the hard work that went into the entire evening.

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  5. Mo says:

    Surprised by a lot of these winners.

    Kate totally deserved her Emmy.

    Scott and Gina are great actors, but I am surprised they won.

    Don’t watch GH so I am partial to the other three soaps. I do think B&B should have won best show, but there’s always next year!

    Congratulations to everyone.

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    dmr replied

    Kate Mansi, definitely deserved to win; agreed! She definitely grew into a fine, young actress during her time at Days.

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  6. Patrick says:

    the orchestra can take leave

    baubles and champagne blitz… leftover

    no bells and whistles , forever

    Laura Wright did not – win -

    YES YES! and more YES ( p-a-r-t-y)

    Frank / Jean / Shelley are the ones responsible for this mess. they rely so heavily on the Corinthos Clan…. that it fell…. crashed… and is left all over the place

    as I’ve posted of late

    Sonny , Carly, and Michael are caricatures of themselves. they are better of in one room piling it on. no need to lock the door … they wouldn’t know the difference

    this has just got to stop… who cares for all the misunderstandings ? Sonny and Carly , along with Jason, Sam, Finn, Hayden, and MIichael have simply got to be given the heave ho. OUT

    FIRE

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    Brian replied

    Is someone supposed to make sense out of this nonsensical word salad?

    I’m sure Frank, Jean and Shelly were thinking about how the show is a “mess” and has “crashed” when they were celebrating winning their second consecutive Best Drama Series Emmy, based on episodes featuring many of the actors you maligned.

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    Shay replied

    @Brian…Many of us consider Patrick’s “word salads” to be an essential ingredient of a healthy daily diet here at MFSoaps. His unique style of expression is an absolute mainstay…and yes, sense can be made from his interesting and highly creative manner of writing! It just sometimes requires a bit of equally-inspired imagination on the part of the reader!

    davlestev1 replied

    Hey if you’ve EVER read Patrick’s posts they’re anything but a non sensical word salad. They’re quite prolific. Not cool. If you don’t like what you read keep it kicking don’t attack cuz you think it’s cute. It’s not. LOVE IT PATRICK. and very easy to understand. And don’t bother bashing me Brian cuz I won’t respond even if you do. PEACE!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Thank you, Patrick! Excellent commentary and ideas on firings!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Well, I was beaten to the punch by some other terrific people here (Shay, davlestev1), but I also wish to commend you for your unique eloquence and always enjoyable posts.

    I am going to assume that Brian was having a bad day and regrets his first sentence. Unfortunately, at this site, there is no “Edit” button after a post has been submitted. Lord knows, I am no stranger to rewrites… Take care, Friend!

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  7. k/kay says:

    Biggest head scratcher moment for me Clifton best actor his reel was the weakest and it is not just my opinion everybody is having a OMG moment!

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    mark replied

    His appeal really is a head scratcher as is Gina Ts.

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    dmr replied

    Agreed, k/kay.

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  8. Carol says:

    I don’t believe that Lexi deserved the win. She wasn’t that outstanding in my opinion.

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    JK replied

    SHE WAS LEAST OUTSTANDING TO WIN…….ONLY THAT STORY LINE WON IT FOR HER…..GO FIGURE…..SO MANY TALENTED OTHER PEOPLE….

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    dmr replied

    I agree. However, I am not a fan of the character, nor am I fan of the “Morgan” character, or Bryan Craig, for that matter. Both characters are spoiled and rotten to the core, very narcissist, in my opinion. I just don’t care for the characters or how they are portrayed by the actors.

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    Timmm replied

    I hope Morgan stays dead!

  9. Aria says:

    I’m happy with gh winning best show and I’m happy Lexi ainsworth won for playing Kristina, it’s well deserved.

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  10. Tomas Torquemada says:

    Gina! Gina! Gina!!!!!

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    Fanny replied

    Agree,Agree,Agree‼️‼️‼️

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    blake replied

    Yes!

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    Rhonda replied

    Love Gina too, but please tell her she’s captured our attention so she can stop whispering!
    Speak up, girlfriend!

    Timmm replied

    Michelle! Michelle! Michelle!

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  11. Joe says:

    Both Nancy Lee Grahn and Finola Hughes were robbed! And what funny is….all the winners got their start on ABC Daytime. Says a lot doesn’t it?

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    Shay replied

    Well, Finola was definitely robbed! Chloe, too. Enough said!

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    Timmm replied

    I cannot remember ONE scene where Gina out acted Finola? Horse crap!

    Dan replied

    I thought Finola had one of her best shots to win this year since she’s been back. Her reel was fantastic from start to finish. Not sure what more she has to do. 26 years and counting since her last win.

    I had Laura Wright for the win slightly ahead of NLG, but was definitely rooting hard for both of them. I don’t watch Y&R, but in watching Gina Tognoni’s reel, I wouldn’t say anyone was robbed, however.

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  12. Still a fan says:

    Fun fact: Phyllis is the only character to win lead actress for two different actresses. That was daytime history.

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    blake replied

    Didn’t GH do that with the different Carlys?

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    Dan replied

    Sarah Brown never won for Lead Actress as Carly, for her it was two Younger Actress and one Supporting Actress. Laura Wright is the only Carly to have won for Lead Actress.

    Still a fan replied

    No. Only Laura Wright won for Carly. Sarah Brown got the nomination for playing Claudia in 2010. Maura West won that year for atwt Carly

    blake replied

    I thought Sarah Brown or Ava B. won lead actress for playing Carly.

  13. Ella says:

    I miss Kate Mansi as Abigail! She was so deserving of this award!

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    blake replied

    Me too, I liked her as Abby and she’s so pretty. I’d love to see her come back.

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    Patrick replied

    THIS was a huge moment of heart tug

    its long in the tooth to see DAYS of OUR Lives “win” at any thing

    with all due respect to Ms. Kate Mansi… big hug it OUT… to YOU. Congrats , their you go… my little girl is stretching her wings… nest open.

    speaking of big triangle emote : with Chad, Ben, and Abs. this knocked . so much range of emotion… and all these three hit

    tearful emotion to Kate. hey, I truly thought she had no chance against Finola Hughes. be well and take care.

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    dmr replied

    Yes; and I think its wonderful that she is moving on at a nice pace with her career. However, the casting department really made a mistake casting nuAbby. The actress has no spark, no spunk. She’s a dud!

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    blake replied

    Exactly, and I feel bad saying this but why does she still look like a burn victim? Don’t they have makeup to make her look more attractive?

  14. Dan says:

    Watched the show on Facebook and had no issues other than the feed froze once. I was skeptical about the whole streaming online thing, but my hat off to the producers, thought it was a well produced show for the most part. Although, I think Mary Hart might still be giving her speech, lol.

    I wrote on here the other night about how I didn’t think GH would win Best Show with the episodes they submitted, the hostage crisis at the church where Sonny jumped out of the wheelchair to save the day. I was wrong. Still not a fan of those particular episodes, but credit to the decision makers at GH, they know what the Emmy voters like. Very happy to see them extend their own record with their 13th Best Drama Series win. And I liked Frank shouting out Maurice Benard on stage.

    Was rooting for Laura Wright and Nancy Lee Grahn in the Best Actress category, but I watched Gina Tognoni’s reel and thought she was very good, so I can’t complain. Thought Finola Hughes had a good shot to win for Supporting Actress this year, unfortunately that didn’t pan out. Very happy for Bryan Craig winning his 2nd consecutive Emmy, that one was a slam dunk. Lexi Ainsworth was a bit of a surprise, but she put together a good reel and with the gay storyline, it was winning formula. Congrats to her.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Nice post, Dan. LOL regarding Mary Hart!!! I actually put the sound on mute because I couldn’t deal with it once we got past the ten minute mark! LOL!

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  15. Jules says:

    Billy Flynn and/or Peter Bergman should have gotten Lead Actor. Scott is a very good actor and I know he puts out very good work, but Billy had an amazingly honest reel while Peter’s is so visceral. I would have liked to see them take it, or have Vincent Irizary be the spoiler.

    So happy for Kate. While I actually don’t think her reel did her work justice, having followed her work last year in its entirety I know that she deserved it. It was gut-wrenching and at times very hard to watch.

    Lead Actress was very tough to call. I think Gina is wonderful and I love her Phyllis. The first half of her reel was powerful. The second half I thought made her (the character) look very weak and needy. I thought because of that for sure Laura was going to get it. But all 5 ladies in that category were off the chain good. Any one of them, if not all of them, deserved the statuette (winkwink Mario Lopez).

    Anyway, GREAT show. From start to finish all involved put on a show WORTHY of being called an award show. It was classy, well-attended and did justice in making winners feel like winners. Kudos to all (including Michael Fairman who I’m sure once again had a hand in reel packages and tributes). A show like that makes me forget about the Vegas awards show!

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    Shay replied

    My dear Jules!!!! What a lovely surprise! How are you??? I’m ever so glad to know that you are still lurking about this website and enjoying my saucy little slams! I wish you would occasionally pop in at the GH threads….that’s basically where my “feet” remain planted and it would be a real treat to see you post there at least now and then. I have nothing but absolutely wonderful memories of our past times discussing all things Port Charles, so I hope to see you there soon and that all is truly well and good with you…..Later!

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    Jules replied

    That’s so nice of you to say!

    I’m afraid other than the headlines on websites such as this one and their reels for award show purposes, I honestly and truly know nothing else about the work of any GH actor. I caught a glimpse a few weeks back of a show, and was on the verge of tears. I recognized so few of the players on screen…I was so disappointed with how far gone this show has, well, gone. I don’t recognize it at all. I watched that show throughout University (I guess what you Americans would call “college” :P ) and beyond and it pains me to see what a shell of its former self it has become. And that’s storylines aside; I’m just talking about the people first, before I even had a chance to get up to speed on where everyone was. GH has always been a very divisive show, but it seems most agree on how lousy the writing is. A return is likely not going to happen with me anytime soon.

    These days I am more of a browser than a contributor to any topic of conversation. If however I ever do check out those articles and comb through the threads, I will be sure to keep an eye out for yours because I enjoy reading your material like I love reading any amusing yet sharp piece of writing.

    I hope all is well with you too. I’m so happy to see you’re still around, firing on all cylinders as per usual. Show em how it’s done!!

    Shay replied

    Thank you for your interesting update and kind thoughts, Jules! Yes, I’m very well, too, although GH is an abysmal disappointment for many of us these days…I could barely make it through the entire “Tracy” episode that was featured on Friday, and I’m limping toward her swansong on May 4th…but let’s suffice to say, I “generally” rely on video snippets and mostly this wonderful website to stay apprised of the show’s happenings. It’s become much more of a daily habit than I believe GH shall ever be again, as I truly enjoy the “cast of characters” featured here at MFSoaps!!! Some date back to the early days of our “first introduction,” whilst others are more recent fast friends, but the number of talented and truly nice people here is the real impetus to keep “dropping in!” It’s ever so pleasing, not to mention flattering, to know that one of my first fond acquaintances here is still prone to reading my comments, so thanks for remembering me and appreciating my sometimes naughty musings! Take care!

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  16. Debbie K says:

    I wish the Daytime Emmy’s would have been televised. In my opinion, Nancy Lee Grahn should have won an Emmy for her work this past year. She was amazing and I can’t imagine anybody better.

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    Shay replied

    Try Viola Davis….

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    Jules replied

    HAHAHA!!!

    Shay!!! You always have a way with words!

    PERFECT response!!! I am in stitches!!!

    Timmm replied

    HAAAAAAAAAA!

    Rhonda replied

    Oh SNAP!!!

  17. Jimmy says:

    I was surprised that Nichelle Nichols didn’t win for her stint as Lucinda. Those scenes with her and Kristoff were heartbreaking and performed superbly by both of them.

    But the real snub of the night was Laura Wright. She absolutely slayed her scenes as Carly grieving her son’s death, and provided so much weight in every scene she was in. She’s an actress who can speak so much without saying a single word, and I think she deserved the win this year. That’s not to say Gina wasn’t fantastic as well; the court scenes with Victor and the reveal with Jack were phenomenal. But this was Laura’s year, in my opinion.

    Bryan Craig’s win was a foregone conclusion; his reels were the best of the bunch. Same with Lexi Ainsworth, she’s been great ever since she started back on GH several years ago.

    It’s really nice that now, since Kate Mansi and Steve Burton are no longer part of their shows, that they won for their roles. Abigail and Dylan both went through extremely emotional stories this past year, and the acting talents of Kate and Steve showed their character’s pain beautifully. They both deserved their wins.

    Scott Clifton was unbelievably impressive in his scenes. His rival, in my opinion, was Billy Flynn, who also gave a great performance this year. But I think Scott deserved the win; he took Liam to a whole new level this year with his seething anger and pain because of what Quinn put him through. Congrats on the record!

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  18. su0000 says:

    I may have missed it but–
    Who were the judges???
    They are responsible for the outcomes.

    I’d bet some of the judges do not even watch the soaps.

    So— who can give the names of the judges????

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    Rhonda replied

    Beavis and Butthead?

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  19. Jay Trotter says:

    YES!!! Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital wins for the second straight year!!!

    The best daytime drama series category was first created in 1972 and GH is still the runaway leader with 13 total show wins (81, 84, 95, 96, 97, 99, 00, 05, 06, 08, 12, 16, and 17) so congrats to the cast and crew of GH for taking home the top prize once again. Outstanding Directing Team, too, for the second straight year!

    Frank and Jelly submitted the back to back episodes from the Julexis wedding on Feb 23rd and Feb 24th, 2016. The back to back submissions were a exciting fantastic choice, imo, and showcased basically the entire cast at their very best. Totally action packed, high stakes drama, thrilling cliffhangers, romantic reunions, martial conflict, near drowning, punches flying, bullets connecting, and riveting confrontations in the entire two hours. The two hours were centered on the hostage situation at the church with Nathan getting shot, the big holdup on the pier during the gun shipment with Kiki getting shot, and Lulu going overboard outside the Haunted Star only to be rescued by Dante. Ava slapping the hell out of Paul and raging at Morgan at the hospital was excellent. Carly finally tearing into Sonny for all the danger and chucking the rifles into the water one by one was excellent. Maura West and Laura Wright were incredible in the fallout of the chaos at the church and the pier. Sonny jumping out of the wheelchair to save Kristina by slugging Dixon in the face was great stuff. The underwater shots of Lulu were very cool as was the slow buildup to Dante jumping in the water to save her. Alexis and Julian’s sitting down in the church after all the mayhem ended was actually very enjoyable. Morgan going ballistic after seeing a bloody Kiki on the ground was quite compelling as was the arugment between Anna and Paul after they made the bust. TWO GREAT EPISODES!

    PS: The Chew and The View didn’t win a single award this year. The Talk, Steve Harvey, and Ellen walked away with all the daytime talk show gold. ABC is lucky they have GH to give them something to brag about.

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    Dan replied

    Great post, Jay! I love seeing some positivity about GH in the comments section of this site for a change. For 54 years and counting, the best soap opera on television….Long Live GH!!!

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  20. Jay Trotter says:

    YES! Bravo to Bryan Craig and Congrats to Lexi Ainsworth! Best young actor and actress of 2017!

    Bryan’s emmy reel was truly brillant and packed an emotional punch that was unmatched compared to the other four guys in his category. I was blown away by this acting performance and it was even more riveting watching it a second time without any cuts in the scenes. Bryan submitted the heartbreaking powerful scenes of Morgan’s reaction to Sonny and Carly deciding to have him committed (which was the majority of this six minute reel) along with the roof scenes with Morgan considering jumping and Sonny talking him down. No way and no how was he gonna lose here! The desperate pleading to his parents to not have him sent away, while having his arms tied down by a pair of restraints, was such raw intense gut wrenching drama. Morgan screaming at Diane telling her she’s fired and Morgan telling Andre to go to hell was also great stuff. Easily, the best work of this young man’s career, and it’s as close to perfection as you can get. Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, and Carolyn Hennesy all did great jobs in supporting the scenes. Come back Bryan!

    Lexi coming back to the show in the fall of 2015 was such a great surprise and so was them giving her such a big story to work with to start off 2016. Kristina’s sexual fluidity journey was breaking new ground on this show and was easily one of my favorite parts of last year. I really thought it lead to some good family centered drama in key reveal scenes with Sonny, Alexis, and Molly. Lexi is the best young actress this show has had since Julie Berman, imo, and it made me very happy they showcased her so well with some challenging dramatic material. I really enjoyed watching her eleven minute reel and feel like it captured the meaty parts of this storyline very well. Kristina explaining to Sonny and Alexis that she got kicked out of school for offering sex for a grade was the main highlight. She really nailed all the emotional beats in these scenes and expressed herself so well about not wanting to feel like a failure to her parents. The remainder of the reel was a good subtle performance by Lexi with Sonny confronting Kristina after catching her kissing Parker outside the hotel room. She is asking him if he would be able to accept a gay daughter in these scenes. I thought this reel concluded on a warm heartwarming note with Kristina crying tears of joy and falling into a hug with Sonny after he tells her he will love her no matter what. More Lexi please! Write for her!

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    rebecca1 replied

    Excellent post, Jay Trotter! I agree with all you’ve said. I particularly loved Bryan Craig’s performances from the time he set foot on the show. Fantastic actor. He broke my heart in his scenes…

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    Dan replied

    Couldn’t agree more again. I got chills watching Bryan Craig’s scenes when they originally aired and again in watching his Emmy reel. Bryan never got the credit he deserved for the strides he made from the time he joined the show, learning and improving under the wing of greats like Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Maura West, to become one of the best young actors in the industry. I was sorry to see him leave GH, but I have doubt he’ll have a lot of success in whatever he does.

    Lexi, they didn’t write a lot for her, as you pointed out, Jay. But the quality stuff they did write for her all ended up in her reel. The coming out scenes with her and Maurice were so thoughtfully done. And they struck me right in the heart personally, as that conversation is one that I’ve never to this day has the courage to have with my own father.

    Two very well deserved wins.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I have a feeling, Dan and Jay, that Bryan may reprise his role down the line. I know many people didn’t like the character; others feel it would take away from all the grieving that the characters (and, the audience, went through). I don’t agree. I’d love to see Bryan/Morgan back on the canvas. After all, it’s a soap and his body was never found. It doesn’t take away from the stories and acting following his supposed death and I think his there’s plenty of story left for Morgan.

    Patrick replied

    Jay : excellent post on Lexie AinsWORTH

    isn’t she something

    she was discarded as not being “Barbie” enough .. and or having that picturesque figure

    she got herself together… when asked to return… and has never not once let up.

    she is thee key character of Alexis Davis family… yawn along with Sam and Molly.

    altho Molly will always get a nod.. as long as she stops with all her morality… god.. think like her mother… enough.

    Kristina is magic. GH just is not doing enough with her character… Kristina with either/or Parker and Aaron… struck gold.. and they just left that by the wayside

    well expletive to that… hear that Frank, Jean, and Shelley… seriously you are flawed

    Congrats Ms. Ainsworth… love your character.. you lighten up my load of too much Sam… god

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  21. k/kay says:

    Funny quote: I would like to know how you get robbed if the Emmy was never in your possession to begin with? Hughes was lead not supporting so was Mansi the woman from B&B her reel was great and she was supporting and when was the guy from B&B considered a guest he is recurring . This is why a lot of viewers shake their heads as far as best soap none they all are struggling!

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  22. Ray says:

    I am surprised so many people have written so many negative comments. ALL of these actors are hard working. ALL of these actors made it through the first round of voting. Obviously the voting committee saw something you didn’t. I may not agree with every storyline or the winners, but I raise a glass to everyone that won.

    My highlights were seeing Susan Lucci and once again seeing how much she means to daytime. Her tribute to Agnes Nixon was amazing. Although I loved seeing Kate Mansi win Best Supporting Actress, “DOOL” has done a great job with finding the new Abigail, Marci Miller. I loved her scenes with Gabi Friday and should be considered for next year’s Emmy Awards.

    During the past year, I have loved “B&B.” There was so many great performances, including Heather Tom, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Rena Sofer, Scott Clifton. In recent weeks, Pierson Fode and Courtney Hope (Thomas and Sally) have been amazing.

    “DOOL” has been showing signs of greatness again in the past few weeks. I do not love the Nicole/Brady on-the-run storyline, but Eric and Ari are doing some great work. Camilla Banas is showing even more growth and becomes more beautiful every day. Billy Flynn is an incredible actor. It may sound strange, but I like Abby and Chad better when they are fighting.:) The new actor playing Tripp is showing lots of promise, with his scenes with Kayla Friday outside the Brady Pub were fantastic.

    All of the stars looked fantastic, but Marci Miller, Laura Wright, Aisha Tyler, Susan Lucci, Kate Mansi, Billy Flynn, and the ever-beautiful Katherine Kelly Lang, looked stunning. I would like to see even more daytime stars as presenters next year. Although I love Gladys Knight, I think having a daytime legend (Liz Hubbard, Erica Slezak and Kim Zimmer) present the award would have been special.

    The quality of the show was the best I have seen. I have to admit I do not watch a lot of shows online, but the quality of the show was amazing. we NEED to see this show back on television. Can we not pre-empt “Young and Restless” and “Bold and Beautiful” one day and have it televised during the day, like it was in the 1970s?

    Congrats to everyone!

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  23. blake says:

    I’m so glad Gina Tognoni and Kate Mansi won.

    But Steve Burton winning Supporting Actor??? And General Hospital for Best Drama? Yikes!

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  24. Claudio says:

    I am so Happy, Gina won the Daytime Emmy. She is a terrific actress. Bravo Gina, we love you as Phyllis.

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  25. su0000 says:

    OK—

    I would like to see a list of the judges….

    Why are the judges hidden unavailable to the public??

    Who were the judges????

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    Timmm replied

    SONNY!

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  26. jaybird369 says:

    I’m sorry, but, BOTH that Scott Clifton dude and that TOTALLY OVERRATED Steve Burton DID NOT DESERVE to win…AT ALL!!!!! NO, NO AND MORE NO!!!!!!!!!!

    Later.

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  27. Adam says:

    Gina won and it was awesome, for those that commented that they wanted the GH actresses to win, please. Your show won get over it.

    GIna is an awesome actress to win 3 times is great in a tough category.

    GINA RULES DAYTIME, Y&R so glad you got her, not missing the old Phyllis that’s for sure.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Adam…AW, YEAH, dude…as always, Gina Tognoni TRULY ROCKS!!!!! TOTALLY!!!!!

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  28. stevie g says:

    I really don’t get wha’ts so great about Scott Clifton, he really is just playing himself. He does deserve an award for sustained performance though in dealing with B&Bs repetitive storytelling for so many years now. And how does it work that one soap wins Best Drama, but another soap wins Best writing? Wouldn’t the two go hand in hand?

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  29. Rodd says:

    I was so happy to be able to view the Emmys this year. I could have done without that lame banter about whether or not Ms. Underwood would get to sleep with Mr. Lopez and the Basset Hound march that took too long, but was other wise happy with it. Would I have liked to have seen other people win some of those awards? Yes, but I don’t begrudge anyone who did win them. Our favorites always win because they win our adoration. That being said, I am so over the moon for my GH peeps who won! Yeah!

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