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3 February 8th, 2009 WGA shocker! “ATWT” upsets “OLTL” for top honors!

OLTL-logo.jpgSaturday night, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) held their 61st Annual Awards  ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles honoring outstanding acheivement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation.

In an upset that no one saw coming in the “Daytime Serial” category, the writing team of AS THE WORLD TURNS with head writer Jean Passanante and her team  Leah Laiman, Courtney Simon, Lisa Connor, David A. Levinson, Peter Brash, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Cheryl Davis, Leslie Nipkow won for the second time in three years.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s brilliant Ron Carlivati and his team of Carolyn Culliton, Elizabeth Page, Aida Croal, Shelly Altman, Janet Iacobuzio, Christopher Van Etten, Anna Theresa Cascio, Fred Myers failed to take home the prize in what had been expected as a shoo-in based on the incredible and brilliant creative efforts over the past year in Llanview.

This is ”ATWT’s” Passanante’s fourth WGA win this decade, including two wins for her work on ALL MY CHILDREN. Carlivati has no wins.

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  1. Paula says:

    That should tell everybody something. That As The World Turns should have never been cancelled period.


  2. Paula says:

    As The World Turns shouldn’t have been cancelled. I bet after this everyone realized they made a mistake.


    George replied

    It is extremely extremely heartening to know that ATWT is off the air. If ATWT was half as good as what you say it was, it would never have been rejected by the audience and ultimately being cancelled. The rejection of ATWT by viewers worl-wide is testament that it was the worst soap towards the end of its tenue on screen. The testimonies presented here are in support of a few characters (overwhelmingly about Luke and Reid), and definitely no one else associated with the show, especially the writers.


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