Congratulations are in order for former “General Hospital” head writer Ron Carlivati. The writer, along with his team consisting of Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the WGA Award in the category of Daytime Drama for their writing work on the anniversary episode of the soap opera.
Nominees for “The 37th Annual Young Artist Awards” were announced yesterday and “General Hospital’s” Brooklyn Rae Silzer (ex-Emma Drake) is facing off with “The Young and the Restless'” McKenna Roberts (Matilda Ashby) in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress (13 and Under). Joey Luthman, who played a young Luke Spencer in the anniversary episode of “GH” in 2015 is nominated for his stint in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor (14-21).
When history is re-created to tell a new tale on a daytime soap opera some of us can’t help but groan at the mere thought, especially when history is mined by use of re-created flashback scenes. Sure, we love that stories continue day-to-day, but ultimately we don’t expect it to truly have much impact in today’s storied world. As “General Hospital” celebrated its 52nd anniversary earlier today, with re-created flashback scenes with several of its current cast playing yesterday’s important characters, one can’t help but be amazed at how far we’ve come in our quest for drama on screen, be it scripted or reality. The lack of shootouts, sex scenes, romantic triangles, catfights, or whatever passes for drama today, took a back seat to character driven story.