This past Saturday night General Hospital took home the prize in the Daytime Drama category for its writing team under former head writer Ron Carlivati at the WGA Awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.
TV and film writers Brian Koppelman and Davie Levien, who this year have premiered their series Billions on Showtime, presented the Daytime Drama category. They both stumbled through their bit, and reading the nominees before announcing the winner. But when all was said and done, GH was named the winner and a good majority of the team was present at the New York cermonies who came up to the stage to accept. Ron Carlivati spoke on behalf of the team.
GH won this award based on their 52nd Anniversary episode that aired on April 1, 2015, and two other episodes surrounding that, which told the tragic story of Luke’s (Tony Geary) childhood past, and how it has haunted Luke his entire life. Carlivati took the opportunity to deliver some choice words aimed at former GH icon Tony Geary, who dissed Carlivati publicly as Geary finished up his run on the show.
After first acknowledging the work of the other nominee in the daytime drama category, the writers on The Bold and the Beautiful for telling the transgender storyline of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), Carlivati went on to say: “On General Hospital, we told an origin story about one of the most popular characters on daytime television. At the time the actor who played him told me it was his favorite storyline in his entire 37 year run on the show. Shortly after this however, he became disenchanted with my writing, and for some strange reason refused to acknowledge that we ever even met, referring to me in interviews only as ‘the writer’. Apparently, this is supposed to be some kind of insult, but I’m sure my fellow writers standing on the stage, and most of you in this room would agree, I can consider being called ‘a writer’ a badge of honor. So thank you to him for that, and thank you to the writer’s guild for this.”
Watch Ron Carlivati’s speech and GH WGA victory after the jump! Are you glad that for winning an award based on a massive storyline written specifically for Tony Geary, and then being dissed in the press by the lead actor in said story that Ron tied that together with his acceptance speech remarks? Share your thoughts below!
Holiday Joy! Jane Elliot Returns To General Hospital As Tracy Quartermaine
November 21, 2019
Fantastic news General Hospital fans! Daytime Emmy winner and longtime fan favorite, Jane Elliot is reprising her signature soap role as Tracy Quartermaine just in time for the holidays.
According to EW.com who broke the news, Eliot will make her appearances beginning in December, when Tracy comes home to Port Charles, and is embroiled in the ELQ family business.
Elliot’s last episode on GH aired May 4, 2017 when Jane made the decision to to exit.
Her character left Port Charles by telling her family she was ready to have her own life, away from the shadow of her father. A later episode revealed that Tracy settled in Amsterdam after meeting up with Luke (Tony Geary).
Jane began playing the role of Tracy back in 1978.
So excited to hear Tracy Q will be home for a visit and to stir up some trouble? Comment below.
Tamara’s latest GH alter-ego (she had previously played Carly Corinthos) of Kim Nero, found herself pining after Franco (Roger Howarth) who now has her beloved Drew Cain’s memories transplanted into his brain, thanks to the horrifying procedure done by the late Shiloh and Dr. Cabot. Kim has also been grieving for months the loss of her son, Oscar.
Watch to see how Kim exits Port Charles on the ABC daytime drama series.
Share your thoughts on Tamara leaving General Hospital via the comment section below.
Former GH and DAYS Star Tyler Christopher Update: Judge Rejects Plea From Police To Put Actor In Treatment Program
November 18, 2019
Daytime Emmy winner, Tyler Christopher (ex-Stefan, DAYS; ex-Nikolas, GH), who was arrested back on November 11th for public intoxication, pled guilty to two counts of misdemeanor public intoxication, according to a report from TMZ.
The report also notes that the judge in the case rejected the plea of a police officer who begged the court to put Tyler into an alcoholism treatment program.
As previously reported, Tyler was booked on his birthday and was behind bars for two days until being released. The incident happened in Indiana, where the actor has been residing with his family.
For the public intoxication incident, Christopher will need to pay a $440 fine.
In addition, police noted that they had received multiple calls about Tyler being intoxicated since September 14.
We hate reporting this difficult news. All of is in the daytime community love Tyler and wish him well and want the best for him. He is one of the finest actors ever in this genre.
Share your thoughts on the latest on Tyler Christopher via the comment section below.
DAYS Eric Martsolf and Stacy Haiduk chat with Michael Fairman at Day of Days 2019; during their conversation the on-screen dup talk about the latest developments of Brady and Kristen within the series time-jump and more. Leave A Comment