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The 21st Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominations

Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: "One Life to Live's" popular 'Kish' storyline earns the soap a GLADD Media Award nomination, pitting it against three other daytime drama series.Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC and CBS soaps compete for top honors. "The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives," according to the organization's website.  "The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."  The nominees for outstanding achievement in a daily drama series are as follows:All My Children, ABC As the World Turns, CBS Guiding Light, CBS One Life to Live, ABCThe 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be...

The 41st NAACP Image Award Nominations

Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: CBS Daytime leads the way with 6 NAACP Image Award nominations, compared with only 4 for ABC.Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- African-American actors from the ABC and CBS serials compete for top honors. "Established in 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement, the NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (motion picture, television, recording, and literature), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors,"  according to a press release.  The NAACP Image Awards honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in the arts in television, recording, literature, and motion pictures. The nominees for outstanding achievement in acting peformances in the daytime drama series categories are as follows: OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIESBryton James – Devon Hamilton on "The Young and The Restless" (CBS) Cassius...

The 62nd Annual DGA Award Nominees

Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: CBS's "The Young and the Restless" picks up two Director Guild of America Award nominations.Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC and CBS serials compete for top directing honors. In releasing the 62nd Annual Director Guild of America nominations, DGA President Taylor Hackford best described the director contribution to the production process, "directors play a crucial role in eliciting performance, advancing the story and establishing the look and feel in all genres of television." In 1991, the DGA began awarding directors of Daytime Serials. Michael Stich, a director for CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful," earned the first win in the category. "One Life to Live" director Larry Carpenter earned last years win in the category. "The Young and the Restless" received two of the six nomination awarded this year. The nominees for outstanding achievement in direction of a Daytime Serial at the...

The 2010 WGA Award Nominees

Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: CBS's "As The World Turns" was the 2009 Writers Guild of America Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Serial.Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC and CBS serials compete for top writing honors. Every year since 1949, The Writers Guild of America has awarded the best in scripted media. In 2010, writers will be rewarded for their work in movies (screenplays), television (primetime and daytime), radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation. For most of these categories, the WGA committee will just look at raw scripts in both choosing the nominees and picking the winners. Over the past several years, CBS's "As the World Turns" and "The Young and the Restless" have alternated WGA wins for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Serial  and are among the 2010 WGA nominees in the category. The 2010 WGA nominees for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Serial, which awards scripts that aired between October 1, 2008 and September...
Photo: ABCSunday, January 24, 2010 2:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest news on "All My Children's" writing team scramble. On Wednesday, January 20, ABC confirmed the news Soap Opera Network administrator Xavier Toups broke on Wednesday, January 13, David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski are "All My Children's" new Head Writing Team. This left a lot of fans a little bit concerned ... and wondering what the news meant for esteemed, long-time "AMC" writer and current interim Associate Head Writer Lorraine Broderick. Sources close to daytime serial website Daytime Confidential  have indicated that Broderick has indicated that her stay at "AMC" would not be a long-term situation. "AMC" star Susan Lucci, who has played Erica Kane since the show's debut in 1970, seems to be indicating that may not be the case. MSN.com blogger and former Soap Opera Weekly reporter, Deanna Barnert, attended AFTRA and The Paley Center for Media's...

Dahlia Salem: United States v. Sonny Corinthos

Sunday, January 24, 2010 12:15 AM EDT
Sunday, January 24, 2010 12:15 AM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: IMDb(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is going down, albeit not for long (we all know that!). "Generall Hospital" has cast the recurring role of Federal Prosecutor Claire Walsh with actress Dahlia Salem, who begins taping on Thursday, January 28. According to sources, Walsh will represent the United States v. Sonny Corinthos, who is being prosecuted for the murder of Claudia Zacchara. Salem's first airdate is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24. You may have seen Salem in such primetime dramas as "CSI: MIami" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "ER" or even more recently in the ABC series "the forgotton," but it was NBC's defunct soap "Another World" where the actress got her start. From 1995-1998, she portrayed the role of Sofia Carlino. "General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. General HospitalCSI: MiamiCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationERDahlia SalemMauurice BenardAnother Worldthe forgotten

GH Casting: Comas, Burns and Officers

Saturday, January 23, 2010 9:47 PM EDT
Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:20 PM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: Ron Tom/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) is having a little nightmare next month on "General Hospital" thanks to his mobster daddy, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), who shoots his son during the all important February Sweeps period. On Tuesday, February 2, fans will get a glimpse into a comatose Dante's childhood when the character has a nightmare. Youngster Matthew Johnson will play the "Kid," who plays with a young Dante in the episode. It is unclear at this time who will be playing young Dante, however. Child star Adam Wylie (now 25) will play "Officer Church" on Wednesday, February 3. Sam (Kelly Monaco) tries to distract Church in order to get back incriminating evidence on Sonny. Wylie is best known for his appearances in such series as "Picket Fences," "American Dragon: Jake Long" and "Legion of Super Heroes." Claire...

It’s Official: Garrick Comes Back to ‘Life’

Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:42 AM EDT
Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPISaturday, January 23, 2010 1:15 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It now appears that Barbara Garrick is back as Llanview's favorite wackjob Allison Perkins. SON first told you last week that Garrick, who portrayed Perkins from from 1986-87 (and again from 2001-03, as well as in 2008), was photographed hanging around with the"One Life to Live" cast outside the soap's studios by shutterbug Steven Bergman. Now, The Suds Report confirms that the actress will first air sometime "at the end of February.... will continue to air long after Roscoe Born’s Mitch leaves the canvas."  Born is rumored to be departing from "OLTL" sometime after the upcoming February sweeps. When viewers last saw Allison, she lapsed into a coma following a serious fall from a high-rise balcony, all-the-while insisting she knew a shocking secret about Jessica Brennan.  SON will continue to follow this story. In other news... The Suds Report also states that, according to Robin Strasser's (Dorian Cramer Lord)...

‘AMC’ Loses Another Legend

Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:05 AM EDT
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCSaturday, January 23, 2010 12:05 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Accomplished actor and dancer, James Mitchell has died at the age of 89. "All My Children" star James Mitchell passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010. According to Soap Opera Digest complications from pneumonia aggravated a pre-existing condition (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and proved to be too much for the elderly actor to fight. Mitchell was born in Sacramento, California on February 29, 1920. Prior to joining the ABC soap, Mitchell was best known for his work in musical theatre. The accomplished dancer appeared in Broadway productions of "Billion Dollar Baby," "Bloomer Girl," "Brigadoon," "Paint Your Wagon," and "Carnival!" to name a few and worked closely with theatre and dance legend Agnes de Mille. Mitchell's career as a film star never really took off, but he did notably appear as Dream Curly in de Mille's 1955 film-musical "Oklahoma!" His last appearance on the...