The ousted writing team of General Hospital took home the WGA Award in the Daytime Serial category at ceremonies held tonight at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles! The writing honors are for excellence in motion pictures, television series and specials, new media, and video games.
The General Hospital writing team of Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, and Tracey Thomson, bested teams from All My Children and The Young and the Restless to nab the prize.
Michele Val Jean, who is now writing at B&B, took to her facebook page after GH’s victory stating, “Bittersweet WGA Award win for the (decimated) writing team of General Hospital. Congrats to all my former colleagues. It was a great ride and we got one last trophy to boot.” Meanwhile, according to a tweet from Variety’s, Dave McNary, scribe Karen Harris noted in the GH acceptance speech that ABC did not buy seats for their nominated writers!
The rules for submission and judging in the daytime writing category were that each daytime drama submitted three scripts and a précis, which is a recap that covers an integrated period of time and describes what has been happening on the program, and the relationships of the characters. WGA does not comment on what episodes were submitted by the nominees. You can view the complete list of winners here.
So what do you think of the victory for the GH writing team? Let us know!