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 #WGA AWARDS. So glad @MichelleAltman1 is my partner. Lucky me.”
She also tweeted: “Congrats to my wonderful #GH 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!