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15 February 22nd, 2017 WATCH: General Hospital Writing Team Accept The WGA Award!

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ABC’s General Hospital took home the Writers Guild Award for in the Daytime Drama category. As previously mentioned, GH was the only network soap to be nominated.

The winning writing team consisted of: head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante, along with show scribes: Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten, and Christopher Whitesell.

During the west coast ceremony held earlier this week, Big Bang Theory and Shameless star, John Ross Bowie presented the award,  Elizabeth Korte accepted the honor on behalf of the team and GH in this just posted video from the WGA.  In her acceptance speech, Korte noted: “On behalf of the GH writing team, we’d like to thank the guild for honoring our work. Thanks to Rebecca Campbell, Vicki Dummer, and Nathan Varni at ABC for championing the show. Thanks to the producers, directors, staff, cast and crew of GH. And special thanks to our executive producer, Frank Valentini, for his energy, creativity, and his tireless commitment to bringing the writing to life.  Thank you all very much.”


Meanwhile, Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante, who attended the WGA east ceremonies in New York celebrated their win via social media.  Jean shared: “Jelly at the  AWARDS. So glad @MichelleAltman1 is my partner. Lucky me.”

She also tweeted: “Congrats to my wonderful # teammates on our Writers Guild Award!”

Watch the GH writing team acceptance speech after the jump!  Then let us know your thoughts on the honor for GH in the comment section below!

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  1. Aria says:

    Congrats to GH way to go !!!


  2. Scott H says:

    This was posted on the December 2016 thread

    ABC’s General Hospital, who has delivered some very emotional and compelling storylines in 2016, received the sole WGA (Writers Guild America) Award nomination for a daytime drama series on Monday, when the TV categories were announced.

    Thus, GH will be the victor in the category as well when the awards are handed out in ceremonies on Sunday, February 19th in Los Angeles.

    Last sentence, please take note. They only won because they were the only series nominated…..hahahahaha

    I love the 1st sentence of this article

    ABC’s General Hospital took home the Writers Guild Award for in the Daytime Drama category.

    Of course they took it home, they were the only one nominated…… funny to me. Cannot wait for Ron Carlivati to take Days to number one and show the fans how a soap should be written. GH has not had any good stories at all in the last year and a half. JMHO.


    Dan replied

    Ron couldn’t even get GH to break 3 million viewers on a regular basis when he was writing, and he’s gonna double DOOL’s viewership to overtake Y&R as the #1 soap? Lol, I’d like some of whatever you’re smoking!


    KansasGuest replied

    @Scott – I read this somewhat differently. You say GH was the only series nominated. Very true. You could also say GH was considered to be the only soap worth nominating this year. What prevented the other four from being nominated by the WGA? Nothing really…except a year’s worth of work. 220+ episodes written by 3 other soaps, and none of them had work that attracted the WGA. GH should be proud, especially considering that Carlivati won the very same award the two consecutive years prior for his work on GH. If he thought it was an honor to receive it at the time, why shouldn’t anyone else?


    su0000 replied

    hi Scott ..
    you said- ” They only won because they were the only series nominated….”

    aha haa haa that explains their undeserved win ..
    (( how embarrassing for them to take the ‘given’ bow ))
    ahaa! a pity win ..


  3. su0000 says:

    BOOOOO!!! BOOOOOOO!! BOOOO! (tomato throw..
    Get the H away from my soap yah two *&^(&^%# ..!!
    (( absolutely not deserving ))


    Addison replied

    It’s rather like praising the pooch after he took a dump on the floor, isn’t it?


    su0000 replied

    hey Addison..
    yah know– you can’t make this stuff up, nope, you can’t shine shite.
    ahaa haaa! this is just too sadly good …

    rebecca1 replied

    We’ve gotta get you out of this mood! Soaps are supposed to make you forget…join me in escapism and let your mind roam free….

  4. Christine says:

    Congrats GH!


  5. ncboston1 says:

    Congrats GH! There have been some compelling stories this past year and I’m happy that you were recognized. Well done!!


  6. Rodd says:

    Congratulations to the Writing Team at GH!


  7. cooks7570 says:

    Jelly are just plan crappy writers. Boring storylines Boring couples. All the couple are boring and they are all the same looking. Why are Nathen and Maxie on prop duty..


  8. PF says:

    What a sad joke! “Jelly” couldn’t write a coherent letter to Santa Claus. Although they’re not really writing the show, anyway. They’re just taking dictation from Valentini and Varni, GH’s true HWs. The show was a silly, unwatchable mess in 2016, a total waste of and insult to its stellar cast (they deserve so much better than this team of no-talents).


  9. Nik says:

    Got to say GH story-lines are getting better but I will be glad when the Nelle story-line is over since we learned her father was Carly’s adoptive father. I wish they could bring Morgan back, with another actor in that slot, cause Morgan had potentials. Lastly, we need to know what really happen to Charlotte’ “mother” Claudette, the actress is a powerful girl and can handle any lines thrown at her.
    Congrats to GH’s writing team on their award. :)


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