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OLTL, GH and ATWT land WGA Nominations!

Nominations were announced this morning for the Writer’s Guild of America’s annual awards for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season.  And, in the Daytime Serials category the nominations went to the writing teams of As the World Turns, General Hospital and One Life to Live. The winners will be announced and honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in both Los Angeles and New York.

Here are the writing team nominees:

As the World Turns, Written by Susan Dansby, Lucky Gold, Janet Iacobuzio, Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Leah Laiman, David A. Levinson, Leslie Nipkow, Jean Passanante, Gordon Rayfield, David Smilow; CBS

General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, David F. Ryan, Tracey Thomson, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald; ABC

One Life to Live, Written by Shelly Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Aida Croal, Carolyn Culliton, Frederick Johnson, Elizabeth Page, Gordon Rayfield, Melissa Salmons, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Courtney Simon, Chris VanEtten; ABC

Congrats to all from On-Air On-Soaps!

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Even though ATWT gave us the wonderful story of Luke and Reid, i wouldn’t give them an award because of the horribly rushed way they ended the show and giving Luke and Reid the worst ending ever!

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Brad bell and B&B’s writers were ignored. YAY! B&B is a mess. That show should have the most developed characters bec Brad bell has been the same headwriter for b&B for centuries. The chars should be so consistently written since, unlike other soaps, B&B doesn’t experience writing upheavals every so often. Other soaps have new headwriters bringing in their differing ideas of who the chars are on a regular basis. While B&B has the advantage of having the same headwriter and a rather consistent writing team. Yet it’s a plot driven mess of a soap. The personalities of the chars… Read more »

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I’ve been watching B&B once in awhile since ATWT went off the air.there is no comparison between these two soaps.ATWT was so much better.it had so much heart and soul.Even though the ending of ATWT broke the hearts of the fans by the horrible ending.i don’t know why B&B can’t write stories so you actually care about the characters.And is it me or did the once really beautiful Hunter Tylo ruin her lips ?She should go back to the old Hunter because she doesn’t look good with those lips and those huge breasts!Sad!!!!

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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‘As the World Turns’ Writers Virtual Reunion Planned

Coming up, four former writers of As the World Turns will share their favorite moments, storylines, or perhaps not-so-favorite storylines during the history of the beloved CBS soap opera on an upcoming edition of The Locher Room.

Look for Emmy-award winning writers: Tom Casiello, Susan Dansby, Charlotte Gibson, and Jean Passanante to go inside stories about the characters and stories they helped to create in Oakdale during their time with the series with host, Alan Locher.

Circle your calendars for next Friday, August 7th beginning at 2 p.m. EST/noon PST and follow the link here to view.

So, looking forward to the former writers chat of As the World Turns? Comment below.

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NEXT WEEK: As the World Turns Reunion with Lesli Kay & Kristina Romero

The Oakdale mother/daughter duo of Molly and Abigail is back for a virtual reunion coming up next week on Alan Locher’s The Locher Room via You Tube.

That is when Daytime Emmy-winner Lesli Kay (Ex-Molly) and Kristina Romero (Abigail) share stories and remembrances from their time on CBS’ iconic soap opera, As the World Turns.

Kay debuted on ATWT back in 1997 and her first run on the show lasted till 2004.  She later reprised the role on a recurring basis from 2009-2010.  She won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series back in 2001.

Throughout her daytime career Lesli has also been on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful in the parts of Lois and Felicia, respectively.

As for Romero, when she was on ATWT from 2000-2002, she earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her role as Abigail, back then she went by the name “Kristina Sisco” before she was married.

You can watch the reunion live on Thursday, July 30th at 2 p,m. est/111 a.m. PST by clicking on the link here.

So, looking forward to this ATWT reunion with Lesli and Kristina? Comment below.

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