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GH's Kristen Alderson & Chad Duell Vie For the First Ever Daytime Emmy Fan Favorite Award! Vote Now!

Now comes a first for the Daytime Emmys! Due to the fact that the award ceremonies are streaming live online for the first time in the history of NATAS, and to add to its social media slant, for the first time ever, there is a Daytime Emmy Fan Favorite Award that fans can vote on by heading over the official Daytime Emmy Awards Facebook Page!

Nominated for the Fan Favorite Award are Ellen DeGeneres, General Hospital’s Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson (they are both in the running separately not as duo), Nick Cannon, Ashley Tisdale, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Guiliana Rancic, Steve Harvey and Terrence Jenkins.  Click here to cast your vote!

The award to the winner will not be an actual Emmy, but a custom a social media prize determined by daytime fans.  From the official voting page:  “They’ve dominated on set, on screen and on social. They tweet, post, hashtag, selfie and keep it real!  Now it’s time to give them the props they deserve!”

The winner will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys live-stream on Sunday Night, June 22nd live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The awards start at 5PMPST/8PMEST.

So soap fans, who are you going to vote for?  Kristen or Chad?  Or are you going to throw your support behind one of the other social media nominees?   Let us know and make sure to cast your vote!  Then, tell us what do you think of of the Fan Favorite Award?

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Kate A
Kate A

Don’t like any of them! Not voting.

Mama
Mama

AMEN! You would have to be def, dumb and blind to vote for Kirsten Alderson for anything other than annoying.

Christy
Christy

oh, well if i did facebook, i’d pick Ellen or Kristen… bad they’re all lumped together talk hosts and actors. I’ve enjoyed watching Kristen since was just a little squirt. I can only catch Ellen on clips of her show, but she’s gotta be a fan favorite as she’s just so funny.

Melissa W.
Melissa W.

Excuse me but Kristen Alderson has grown up on soaps and is a fine actress and she deserves any/all awards that come her way. Go Kirsten!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

The only one i like is Steve Harvey but id be ok if a gh STARR would win…lol

su0000
su0000

ahhh not voting..
when I clicked it on it wanted access to my facebook ..
Not worth it .. lol 🙂 Not that important ..

SZima
SZima

I’m with you su0000! I will never sign up/on for anything that requires access to my Facebook information! As soon as that popped up, I “un-liked” their page.

katieK
katieK

Isn’t weird how half the people are not even on Daytime tv at all?

Lisa
Lisa

I would like to see ms. alderson walk away with this award…she has grown up on Daytime and is fabulous to fans…always!

Rodd
Rodd

I’m not voting either. I think this is lowering the standard of “The Emmys” to have such a category. This is something for “The People’s Choice Awards”, not this show. Also, you must register using your Facebook account and it says they will be able to get a whole lot of personal information from your FB page. Don’t like that. So, don’t care about this one iota.

louisa
louisa

Can we write in somebody? These are not my fan favorites!

Dan
Dan

What a totally random group of people to nominate for an award. Did they pull the names out of a hat or something?

Patrick
Patrick

OMG!

Gag!

you cannot be serious

Michael and Kiki of GH… no other actors from any of the 4 serials

unbelievable

there is no way either or deserve this accolade

it’d better go to

Sharon Osborne
Steve Harvey
or Dr. OZ

incredible that this tired twosome merits

heck i’d even boast more that Daniel and Jenn deserve this
course I just have to think about deer in headlights Jenn and stalwart i don’t know why he’s ON Daniel and wait their scenes over

Mary SF
Mary SF

Unless I misunderstood the article, I believe they chose daytime personalities that have a large presence on social media and are asking their followers in that media to chose their favorite daytime personality to follow on facebook, twitter and so forth. It is an award for using social media to connect with fans, and now fans from that arena can reward them for that effort by voting for them to get this special Emmy. It has nothing to do with their work — but how they use social media–at least that is how I read it.

davlestev1
davlestev1

So in other words we’re voting for the girl who came onto GH with a purpose because RC liked writing her. ABC pulled an oakey-doke and becoming a different character (KIKI) proves this girl was a one trick pony. Starr as a brunette. Knowing she’s not a show favorite she started dating Chad and keeps her name out there in social media for whoever chooses to follow her. Bottom line this award makes absolutely no sense at all since other daytime actors interact with their fans and have a much larger following. Somebody needed a time filler towards the end of the show and quickly came up with those bonehead idea. SILLY…SILLY…SILLY….Like they used the superlotto machine to whirl around names printed on balls and these popped out.

Robin Cornett
Robin Cornett

Good luck Chad and Kristen!!!!!

Tammy Kreiss
Tammy Kreiss

None of the links I tried work! Gotta get my little sister from another mother, to win! Go Kristen!

Johnny
Johnny

What a random group of people. Lol. How were these names determined…pulled from a hat?

Mary SF
Mary SF

The way I understood it is that they chose daytime personalities that are very active in social media and are asking fans which one is their favorite to follow in that area– it is reward to the star who uses social media to connect with their fans the best—it isn’t an award for their work– that’s how I read it anyway.

Ann
Ann

I clicked on to vote. I could not get to where I needed to vote. It gave me some strange message in a box.

Michael
Michael

Not voting either! There are absolutely NO CBS daytime drama stars included, so there’s absolutely no reason to vote. And like someone said, they wanted access to my Facebook and I’m not about to let them have access to it. It’s bad enough as it is.

Mo
Mo

None of them are my favorite.

Mo
Mo

Why are there two from GH and none of the other soaps? Who came up with the nominees?

Timmm
Timmm

Kathy Griffin!

Jules
Jules

Ummm..why 2 GH players and no people from any other soaps?

And what odd choices too- what makes these two such fan favourites above others? Ali Sweeney, Maurice Bernard, Sharon Case, Kirsten Storms etc ok I get it. But Chad and Kristen? No offense, but what in fresh hell? They are liked and have plenty of fans, sure. But the only two daytime drama representatives of fan favourites? I would have never have chosen these two.

And people complain about the list of nominees…..OY!

su0000
su0000

The Fan Favorite Award was created by the Emmy staff/promoters..
The same group who snubbed GH ..
Perhaps that is why Kristen Alderson & Chad Duell were chose to calm the waters with GH fans .. By throwing GH fans a bone; so to say..

Jules
Jules

Yeah right. They didn’t do this because GH was “snubbed”- which in and of itself is a subjective notion I do not agree with. DAYS only got 4 actor nominations, by your logic, shouldn’t those actors of the show have been “thrown a bone” too?

It’s just not so. Even IF your logic tracks, which IMO it does not, why those two GH actors? Why not Finola Hughes or Kelly Monaco, actors who were both quote unquote ‘snubbed’ and with large enough fan bases to ‘calm waters’?

Omar
Omar

I agree with you Jules all the way..

In my opinion, this award is just plain dumb and useless..

Maybe an award for best couple in a soap, or Best overall fan favorite who was NOT nominated this year..Kind of “6th man of the year” , like the award they give in NBA basketball, to any daytime performer : soaps, talk show, informative show, judge show, etc

Tsuds
Tsuds

HMMM I guess I am not voting either..I go with the majority!

cinicic
cinicic

Were these the only people who promised to show up to the cermony? 🙂

Charday
Charday

What terrible choices–I wouldn’t vote for any of them. Who was the nominating committee?

Timmm
Timmm

The same people who didnt nominate GH for and Emmy for “Soap of the Year!”!

Timmm
Timmm

Nutshell: Cannon is a racist, Harvey is annoying, Oz is full of BS, Osborne is classless, and Michael and Kiki, puke! There, I voted!

dmr
dmr

You’ve got to be kidding me? My least favorite actress and character on General Hospital is Lauren Kiki Jerome. She seems to be used as a filler in scenes because she can not hold her own storyline. Such a waste of air-time.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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