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Venice, Muhney & Lozano top TVG Canada SOS Awards…GH wins big!

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What a week it was to honor the best and brightest on daytime on the web.  Earlier in the week the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast presented it’s latest edition, which doled out the top thirteen categories in the TV Guide Canada Soap Opera Spirit Awards.  And yesterday, TV Guide Canada posted the entire list of winners here.

During the podcast presentation on hand for the ceremonies were Suds Report’s Nelson Branco, and a star-studded list of call-in guest who delivered their acceptances speeches and entertaining interviews including: Venice’s Crystal Chappell, whose stellar web soap won Outstanding Soap Opera, and she for Outstanding Head Writer, Y&R’s Michael Muhney who took home the Lead Actor prize, GH’s Lexi Ainsworth who was awarded the Younger Actress Award, ATWT’s Eric Sheffer-Stevens and Y&R’s Tricia Cast, who took home the Actor and Actress in a Recurring or Guest Star Role kudos, respectively.

Yesterday, when TV Guide Canada revealed it’s complete list of winners in all categories, the tabulation showed that the top ABC sudser General Hospital took home the most recognitions winning 6 SOS Awards including: Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Script and Breakdown Writing, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Jonathan Jackson, Younger Actor for Chad Duell, Younger Actress as previously mentioned for Lexi Ainsworth, and finally, Outstanding Casting Direction.

As well, MIA Daytime Emmy contender, One Life to Live’s, Florencia Lozano won for her performance as Tea in the Outstanding Lead Actress Category. Venice also nabbed some more honors for Hillary B. Smith and Nadia Bjorlin winning for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Female Actor in a New Role or Recast.

Make sure to check out the complete list of SOS Award winners at TV Guide Canada, and listen down to the podcast co-hosted by Nadia Bjorlin, Carolyn Hennesy, and On-Air On-Soaps, Michael Fairman.

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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Alicia Leigh Willis On Her Heavenly Return To GH: “What a Wonderful Experience Reminiscing With My Favorite Cast & Crew.”

Yesterday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the surprise return of Alicia Leigh Willis shortly reprising her role of Courtney Matthews, as she escorts Mike (Max Gail) to heaven.

Willis was last seen on GH in 2015 as a spirit and created the role back in 2001.

The actress took to social media and shared:”A little clip of my surprise return on @generalhospitalabc What a wonderful experience reminiscing with my favorite cast & crew.”

Viewers know that as Mike succumbed to Alzheimer’s, he wanted the dignity of not dying in front of his son, Sonny (Maurice Benard), and to shield Sonny from witnessing his death.

But in the story, Mike did not pass on alone; as his daughter showed up to take him with her to the afterlife.

Check out Courtney’s post below.

What did you think of the moment having Courtney be there for Mike at the end of his life? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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