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Nancy Lee Grahn Interview – General Hospital – 44th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet

General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), a nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series chats with Michael Fairman on the red carpet at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmys. Nancy discusses: her Emmy-nominated reel, being an ABC daytime soap opera viewer growing up and then becoming friends later in life with Tony Geary (Luke, GH), if she prepared a speech for Emmy night, and that as she jokes, she would like Michael to produce an Emmy “tribute” to her 30 years from now.

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Nancy is the greatest and is always a winner to me!

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nancy dillingham

Michael, please “put a bug in Nancy’s ear”–from one Nancy to another–please tell her to get over Julian and get on with her life–like “Jordan” said. LOL!

rebecca1
rebecca1

ohhhh…Nancy. I still love Julian. Can’t help it…kinda like Alexiis! 🙂

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nancy dillingham

Hey, Rebecca, I’ve never “warmed” to the Julian character nor the actor–he, like his character, seems rather “cold” and distant. I liked Alexis when she was strong; I hate to see her be so used and so weak–and drunk–ugh.:)

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL…I know we differ on this. I’ve loved Julian from the start…was dismayed that they had him do a 180…but I buy the reasoning they gave that it was all an act to protect his family and dupe Olivia. As always, of course I wouldn’t see it the same way if this were real life, but as far as the show I’ve bought so many twists and turns I allow myself that indulgence when I like a character. Unless, he becomes obnoxious. I like his personality…smart, mellow, genuine (about those he loves), charismatic, etc. And Alexis, still one of my favorites. She’s just in a slump. 🙂 She’s strong; she’s endured a lot and is still standing.

Alice
Alice

Rebecca, I agree with you one hundred percent on Julian.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Thanks, Alice! I just hope we haven’t seen the last of the character/actor. From what I’ve read he’s starting a wine show (I think that’s what I read) and is involved in some other projects. So…it may be that they put him away until /if he’s ready to commit to the show? Sigh…so many characters leaving….

Patrick
Patrick

Nancy Lee deserves prop…

her chops rose to the “challenge” as it were… and there are a lot of them

FIRST and foremost… how she ??? lamely kowtows to her daughters opinion . LOL

her eldest daughter “Sam” really drags down the davis girls. I hate that Sam doles out her advice, or threats of more sam.. or whatever… it’s just enough already

ring any bells Carly and Sam w/Michael ? ENOUGH PLEASE

2ndly : NLG choice to keep her hair forever the same… at least bun it ( loosely with strands out )… you can do that with maturity and pull it off… UP ! stop with the youngish looking hair… may as well feather it and Farrah faucet all the way. you are middle age plus. with the way your character is written.. so by the book… uptight moral and virtue intact… yet freely bed Julian like it’s your first time… and /or neverending. I don’t know.. watching her physically… mentally .. emotionally.. there should be some balance somewhere… just bouncing all over the place with your rack. LOL OK… just grow up some…

3rdly : William DeVry is ooh la la.. and dare I say.. if he’s to be paired with you… is your lucky leading man… so show his character some slack… acceptance… LIGHTEN UP Alexis… geez’us . what a lucky lady Alexis is… woah on the .. be a better man Julian. geez’us. wouldn’t want to distract from Sonny now would we ? Julian presence is top draw. along .. with Valentin / Dante / Griffin / etc…. I’ve mentioned every other male actor OUTSIDE OF : Sonny / Jason / Finn and Michael who are dull.

I haven’t seen her in a long long time… forever and a day… I know some or most of her fans.. just want her to have fun… be herself… OR NOT… loosen UP. hang out with Diane… and YES.. I would much prefer Alexis to be the functioning addict, Finn lacks so much .. and party with her bottles of wine. than watch an even more odd , who cares, because now that Tracy is gone… his only contact is Hayden… ugh! so let Alexis party and play . Julian is a keeper.

so yes… Nancy Lee Grahn.. DESERVES this nomination

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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GH's Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver "The Power Performance of the Week"

These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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‘Studio City’s’ Sean Kanan to Host Indie Series Awards Virtual Ceremony

Coming up, another award show will transition during the coronavirus pandemic to a virtual presentation when the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards reveals its winners in a ceremony w=on Thursday, June 18, starting at 9:00 p. m. EST.

This year, the host with the most will be Sean Kanan, known for his roles on General Hospital (Ex-AJ) and The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless (Ex-Deacon), and this year for his Daytime Emmy-nominated work from his digital series, Studio City,

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

For more on the Indie Series Awards visit their site here.

So, will you be checking out Sean and the Indie Series Awards next month? Comment below.

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TODAY: General Hospital Rebroadcasts Masterful 52nd Anniversary Episode

Fans are in for a treat today (Friday, May 22nd) when ABC’s General Hospital airs an encore presentation of one of the finest hours of soap opera in the history of the genre, with its 52nd anniversary episode from April 1, 2015.

In the episode, viewers finally learned what turned Luke (Tony Geary) into Fluke, which has been the on-going story for months; but it all lead up to the shocking reveal, when Luke revisited his past in his broken down childhood home and the demons that haunted him.

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The episode goes from black and white to color, as Geary plays two roles: Luke and his abusive father, Tim, in one of the greatest performances of his career.

It is there we finally see Luke’s mother, Lena, played to perfection by Laura Wright (Carly).  And, it is in these scenes we meet for the first time Chloe Lanier as a young Patricia Spencer, who was so good, she was later cast as Nelle.  Playing the young Luke in another powerful performance was Joey Luthman,

Throughout the twists and turns, viewers learn that Luke not only killed his father, but accidentally killed his own mother who he loved.  It was a harrowing moment of deeply repressed memories.  The ending in the present time also features the Spencer family rallying around a distraught Luke in the hankie-inducing final scenes.

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From the performances, to the script, to the direction, to the writing his one had it all.

So, will  you be watching today’s 52nd anniversary episode of GH?  Do you agree it was one of the finest episodes of the series? Comment below

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