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The Bold and The Beautiful and General Hospital Score WGA Award Nominations!

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The Writers Guild of America this morning unveiled their nominees for their written work during the 2015 television season.  The award ceremonies will be presented on February 13 ,2016 in ceremonies in Los Angeles (WGA West) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and simultaneously in New York. (WGA East).

WGA Awards honor TV writers in the categories of: comedy, dramatic, new media, animation, comedy/variety, quiz ans audience particpation, daytime drama, children’s, documentary and news scripts.

And this year in the daytime drama categories two writing teams landed nominations: CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s General Hospital (which includes the work of former head writer, Ron Carlivati).

Here are the official writing team nominees:

The Bold and the Beautiful, Head Writers: Bradley P. Bell, Michael Minnis Writers: Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Mark Pinciotti, Michele Val Jean; CBS

General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

So, who are you rooting for to take home the award between the two soaps? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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su0000
su0000

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RC’s 52nd anniversary; the Black & White episode ..
(Luke going full circle)

Buddy
Buddy

Ron Carlivati did not write that anniversary episode, or the day before or after, all KUDOS go to Our very Own Elizabeth Korte…

Buddy
Buddy

p.s. Ron C. is the reason Genie was written off back to Paris in one episode, as he stated that he could NOT write anything for Laura without Luke…
I am loving the new Writing Team, never a dull moment + Genie is back on long term contract for atleast 3 more years, possibly more once the 3 year deal, bringing her back home!!!
I think WE have the BEST Cast, Crew, Frank Valentini, and NOW a great Writing team!!!
By the way, when Ron C submitted reels for Best Writing, his ego didn’t allow for that… He didn’t even submit that awesome anniversary (B&W) show, which would have won “GH” another EMMY definitely!!!

Rose
Rose

Su…I’m not a great fan of Ron or the Fluke story, but this case have to agree with you about the b/w episode. It was great!

I love gh
I love gh

Yep!

Timmm
Timmm

That episode should be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I think it should be ADBUCTED by the Television Hall of Fame –and left on the desert island with Helena’s corpse–LOL!

Joan
Joan

General Hospital. Do not like the maya story and Thomas story that Bell has been writing for B&B.Get rid of Maya and send Thomas on recurring status like before,And I will support B&B.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

In this case it doesnt matter…enough said!

Bart
Bart

I for one am turning handsprings knowing that “Y & R” will NEVER receive a WGA nomination with Chuck Pratt as the Head Writer/Plagiarizer/Hack!!

Matilda
Matilda

GH ratings fall so far that RC is fired and GH gets a writing nomination. This is why awards that are decided on one or two episodes for a genre that does 250 a year are ridiculous and meaningless. Just like it was meaningless when GH won last year.

Steven
Steven

Why only 2 (out of the 4) soaps get nominated?
Why doesn’t WGA Awards nominate all 4 soaps?!

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

B&B! I love the Maya SL! It’s great to see a soap that is timely and relevant. We don’t live in 1950 — and soaps can’t be stuck their either and survive. All soaps have to evolve and reflect current times or be left behind and die. Younger viewers love SLs that relfect the times — and no current daytime soap can survive without younger viewers because older viewers do not count in the ratings/demos. I am a B&B fan, but congrats to both B&B and GH for these noms!

Harry
Harry

Just another testament which proves that those who vote on such matters do not watch the shows. GH has been horridly written for the last two years. I heard B&B has been pretty horrid too.
These awards are meaningless.

Joe
Joe

Wait, Y&R’s Chuck Pratt didn’t get a nomination?? All is right with the world.

Mary SF
Mary SF

If I knew which episode or episodes they are using I might be better able to decide which one I would be rooting for. My guess that BW episode with Luke finding out he killed his mother is the one GH is using, if so, I think they have it hands down, but then again, awards are given for so many reasons, it is hard predict—-

jeremy
jeremy

Totally GH Trophy this year, The Epic era of 1963 will Definately Win this!!! Go GH, All the Way. 🙂

Brett
Brett

I hope GH gets in, just to highlight what a mistake firing Ron was.

Aria
Aria

The GH team got nominated not only RC and there was no mistake in letting him go, sorry if your a fan of his work but he was horrible.

Guest
Guest

RC did not write that episode Elizabeth Korte wrote it! He had nothing to do with it.

Rodd
Rodd

Congratulations to the writing team at GH!!!!

sybil
sybil

gh

gloria pusser
gloria pusser

I think u need some knew writers. It is upsetting to think we are so stupid and the show is repeating itself. I cannot believe Wyatt is still on the show.

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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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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section 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.

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.

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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’.

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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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