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GH's Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Her Touching Emmy Acceptance Speech On Windy City Live – Watch the Video!

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So, here goes! General Hospital’s Finola Hughes rips open the envelope at Saturday night’s 39th Annual Daytime Emmys and announces the winner in the Outstanding Supporting Actress is her cast mate the fantastic, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis)!  Only, Nancy is not at the Emmys.  She is live tweeting in her pajamas, but the tweets, if you were keeping an eye on them on Emmy night and beyond, were hilarious!

As itt turned out, Grahn had a previous family commitment to be at her sister’s lake house on Emmy night!  And today on Chicago’s Windy City Live!, in which Grahn was back visiting her hometown, the actress revealed what happened on Emmy night and finally gave her acceptance speech!

Grahn indicated that when she heard her name called, she and her family were left, “confused, and there was sort of this moment of people looking around and going, ‘What happened?’ And then it was like, ‘You idiot, why weren’t you there?!’”

Next, the Windy City Live crew presented Grahn with an Emmy statue and gave the now two-time Daytime Emmy winner a chance to give an acceptance speech and to tell the audience how it would have gone down, if she were to have been in attendance.  And at first, Grahn was witty and self-effacing, and then it became a beautiful, heartfelt speech to her daughter, Kate who was also in the Windy City Live studio, whereby Grahn gave this Emmy for her daughter to keep!

Nancy said to Kate on-camera, “This is the first time I’m telling her this. This is yours. When you go to college … you’ll take this … because I want you to remember that life is good, and that if you do what you love in life and you do the best that you can and you have faith that all is well, it will be.”

Watch the great video segment after the jump and let us know what you thought about Nancy’s comments and acceptance speech!

 

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Olja
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Olja

Surprising, warm, mutual speech penetrating heart. I live in Russia, and with excitement in heart I looked and watched ceremony and that writes Nancy. Its speeches were witty, cheerful, ardent. When I heard her name, I was happy … as in paradise. This is the surprising, magic woman she should receive it long ago it is worthy without any doubt. I love you, Nancy Lee Grahn ! : ххххо

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Love Nancy !!! What a BEAUTIFUL speech she made. She is a CLASS ACT !!

Nancy
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Nancy

Just love her.

sheryl
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sheryl

Her speech was so great down to earth funny and wonderful just like she she. Thank you Michael for sharing. I met her at Super Soap Weekend and she is just a beautiful person. Lot’s of luck and good wishes.

aria
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aria

nancy rocks, glad she finally has an Emmy for her GH character. I know she has one for Santa Barbara, but for sure happy that now she has it for playing Alexis.

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dominicsmythe

nancy is so deserving. she’s put her time in the industry with memorable, powerful performances. there are over-rated (susan lucci, maurice benard) and under-rated performers like her. i love it when the underdog wins!

kudos!!

Traci
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Traci

Thanks for posting this!! Nancy is one of my favorite actresses and the Emmy is well-deserved. I love her ability to tackle comedy and drama so well and her scenes are always fun to watch – even when I don’t care for a particular storyline. I’d love to see her interact with more of her GH colleagues – it’s fun to see her scenes extend beyond the “Davis Girls”. She’s terrific with Tracy, Luke – I would love to see Alexis have scenes with Anna, Heather, Todd, John McBain, etc.

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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

I would like to see her in a court room with tea’ on opposite sides. Now that would be good.

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She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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