The writing team of General Hospital led by former head writer Ron Carlivati were the big winners tonight in the Daytime Drama category at the 68th Annual Writers Guild Awards. The ceremonies are being held simmultaneously in New York and Los Angeles and are still in progress.
General Hospital beat The Bold and the Beautiful to take home its second WGA Award in a row in this category. Carlivati and his team won for their submission of three scripts; one of which was the beautifully written 52nd anniversary of GH that aired on April 1, 2015 that centered around the reveal of what caused Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) to act out as Fluke. Viewers learned as a young boy Luke had accidently killed his mother and murdered his father. The scenes in the show flipped from black and white to color, and incorporated other cast members including Laura Wright, who played Luke’s mother, Lena.
The winning GH team consists of Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, and Chris Van Etten.
Days of our Lives writer Melissa Salmons will also be honored tonight with the Richard B. Jablow Award for service with the guild at the ceremonies in New York City. To follow the live time updated winners list in all categories click here.
So, what do you think about GH’s victory for the top writing honors by the WGA, and former GH head writer Ron Carlivati and his team being honored for the 52nd anniversary episode of GH? Share you comments below!