It’s that time of year again, for the third consecutive year TVGuide.ca has announced their third annual TV Guide Canada Soap Opera Spirit Awards nominations. Nelson Branco revealed the list to online fans and the soap industry. The performances and programs nominated must have made the eligibility period which was between Jan. 01, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2009. However, eligibility for web-soap categories ended last week in February 2010.
Winners and honorees will be announced right here on our brand new On-Air On-Soaps Podcast on Tuesday night, March 9th 7PMPST/10EST. The next day a full list of winnners will appear at TVGuide.ca.
In total, there are 130 nominations in 24 categories. In addition, there are three special editor awards, including the first annual Vanguard Award, along with our yearly Douglas Marland Memorial Award, and Irna Phillips Soap Opera Spirit Award. In the soaps, One Life to Live was the big winner with 26 nominations, followed by General Hospital with 18 and The Young and the Restless with 17.
In the category of Outstanding Lead Actress the nominees are Maura West (Carly Snyder, World Turns)Arianne Zucker (Nicole DiMera, DAYS) Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia Spencer, GL) Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado, One Life) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman, Y&R), and in the category of Oustanding Lead Actor, the nominees are Michael Park (Jack Snyder, World Turns) James Scott (EJ DiMera, DAYS) Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life) and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, Y&R). For Oustanding Drama Series, the nods went to Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and The Young and the Restless.
Paul Rauch co-executive producer of The Young and the Restless will receive the Irna Phillips Spirit Award for Oustanding Contribution To The Serial Art Form, and On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman received a nod in the Outstanding Web Series or Special category for his un-aired 4 minute Daytime Emmy tribute to Guiding Light, which was brought to the web.
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