Soap Central’s annual Dankies, also known as the Soapcentral.com Awards, has just announced their All-Soaps ballot so fans who are currently registered or who become registered users of the site can get in on the voting. Help Soap Central name the best of the best of the soaps from 2010. The winners will be announced after balloting concludes on Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Eligibility period is performances and storylines from January 2009 through December 2009. The final nominees were selected by site voters in individual show categories and now those top vote getters have moved on to this final ballot. Here is a sampling of the nominations!
For Outstanding Lead Actor, the nominees are: Grant Aleksander (Phillip, GL), Steve Burton (Jason, GH), David Canary, (Stuart & Adam, AMC), Don Diamont, (Bill, B&B), Billy Miller, (Billy, Y&R), Michael Park (Jack, ATWT), James Scott (EJ, DAYS), and Trevor St. John (Todd, OLTL)
For Oustanding Lead Actress the nominees are: Crystal Chappell ( Olivia, GL), Jeanne Cooper, (Kay, Y&R), Susan Flannery, (Stephanie, B&B), Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC), Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Maura West ( Carly, ATWT), Bree Williamson (Jess, OLTL) and Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
Vote in the other categories such as: Supporting Actor or Actress, Most Attractive Male and Female Star, Favorite Storyline, Least Favorite Storyline, Favorite Character, Least Favorite Character, Most Memorable Moment, Favorite Duo, Most Missed Performer, Outstanding Guest Star or Recurring Performer and Outstanding Overall Performer.
Dan J Kroll, the brain trust and founder of Soap Central shared with On-Air On-Soaps why the Dankies differ from any other type of online award recognition for the genre: “For more than a decade, soapcentral.com visitors have helped to pick the best of the genre. Sure, daytime has the Emmys, but this is something more special. I think what makes the Dankies so special is that the fans are involved in every stage of the process — from the nominations to the finalists to the winners. There’s no other awards process that allows this much fan involvement. ”