Among GENERAL HOSPITAL’s whopping 26 Daytime Emmy nominations, there is at least one actor who was surprised to have made the cut and another cast member that colleagues felt was snubbed. Who are they, and how will fans be able to watch daytime’s biggest night this year? Soaps In Depth has the scoop!
Supporting Actor contender Anthony Montgomery (Andre) admits he was quite surprised to receive the phone call from executive producer Frank Valentini. “I wasn’t supposed to be one of these nominees,” he marvels. “Are you kidding me? I got put in the middle of a story to bring back Jason. I want to make the most of this moment; I don’t know if I’ll ever be in this position again. I’m just going to enjoy the ride!”
Two Sides Of The Story
As it turns out, both Laura Wright (Carly) and Chloe Lanier (Nelle) submitted scenes from the same episode. “But not the same scenes,” clarifies Lanier. “I submitted the scenes where Nelle confronts Car- ly after she finds out who I am. The ‘What goes around comes around!’ scene.”
Wright’s tape, on the other hand, focused on when Carly thought Sonny was having an affair with Nelle, and also included the episode in which Jason returned. “I love that those scenes told such a classic, coming-back-from-thedead storyline,” smiles the soap vet.
Who Was Overlooked?
Hands down, the consensus is that Kelly Monaco (Sam) should have been a Lead Actress contender, especially since scene partner Billy Miller is up for Lead Actor for his work as Jason/Drew. “She had such great material,” sighs Lanier.
Adds Wright: “It would
have been awesome to have four spots in the Lead Actress category.”
The Write Stuff
In the Outstanding Writing category, co-headwriter Chris Van Etten shares that his team submitted the episode in which Tracy defended her life, as well as the Thanksgiving show. “That was fun, because the audience was up in arms for three-quarters of the episode. ‘How dare they not have pizza at the Quartermaines?’ And it ended with everyone coming to serenade Monica with the traditional song and bring her dozens of pizzas.”
Where Can You Watch The Emmys?
Fans will be able to view a live stream of the ceremony via the Daytime Emmys’ Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences’ YouTube page. Tickets for the Emmys, which will be held on Sunday, April 29, at the Pasadena Civic Center, are available through Ticketmaster.
“It’s a great validation that all the work I put in was truly not in vain,” says Montgomery. “Even if it felt like it at times.”
The Q clan’s annual Thanksgiving pizza party got the writers recognized.
The slap heard ‘round Port Charles nabbed Lanier a nod.
EP Valentini will defend last year’s Best Drama title.
Monaco should have been nominated alongside Miller.