TV Guide's Best of 2012

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Best Soap

General Hospital

TV Guide says this was a soap that was DOA last year, and was merely waiting to be cancelled like AMC & OLTL were in favor of cheap reality programming. Instead Brian Frons exited the network and GH was handed to OLTL's HW Ron Carlivati & EP Frank Valentini who amped up the action, humor & romance, and energized the cast by adding top stars from GH's past as well as popular refugees from Llanview. Dreary messy GH became a thrilling, surprise-packed can't-miss experience.

TV Guide says the moral of the story is, don't get rid of the soaps, make them better

Best Actor

James Scott

TV Guide wonders why he's not the biggest move star on the planet (me: rolleyes.gif ) They say JS had a dynamite year from EJ as mayor, flip-flopping between Nicole & Sami, and blackmailing Will into a skeevy master-slave relationship

Best Actress

Jane Elliott

Too long relegated supporting others, she finally achieved leading lady status as GH's uberbitch Tracy Quartermaine & left us breathless with her hilarious, ferocious, utterly brilliant work. There's no reason at all that we should care about Tracy, but we just can't help ourselves. That's the magic of Jane Elliott

Best Supporting Actor

Doug Davidson

They call him a quiet powerhouse-who plays one of the few true heros in soaps, and wonder why he has yet to win a much deserved emmy He had one of his toughest storylines this year when his character unintentionally killed his own son and nearly went to jail. Davidson's performance was so beautiful & poignant that it made our souls ache

Best Supporting Actress

Robin Mattson

Mattson returned to GH in all her high-camp madness, her character Heather somehow declared sane & released from Ferncliff asylum. She's so fab, we don't care if she bumps off half the peeps of Port Charles

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TV Guide says the moral of the story is, don't get rid of the soaps, make them better

THIS!!!

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Glad Robin for picked for best supporting actress. She was phenomenal

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No mention of B&B? I thought it was a solid No. 2 soap this past year, with GH being first. Y&R and DAYS are a far tie below for No. 3.

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It tells you a lot about the level of talent in men of daytime if the best actor amounted to James Scott watching Chandler Massey make cow eyes.

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Just to throw B&B a bone (as the only other good soap besides GH), I would've given Best Actor to one of their men. Scott Cliffton had a great year as did Don Diamont.

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I actually like James Scott, but that writeup isn't even trying. It's basically saying, "He should be a star, so here's the award." I don't believe he had anything in 2012 which was any material worth playing. He had about three scenes, repeated in a loop.

I would have given it to someone like, I don't know, actually - I might give it to Brandon Barash, out of pity, considering the terrible writing and being stuck with the worst actress ever on GH.

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Jane Elliot and Robin Mattson are two of the best, if not the best, on soaps today.

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Just to throw B&B a bone (as the only other good soap besides GH), I would've given Best Actor to one of their men. Scott Cliffton had a great year as did Don Diamont.

With all the heavyhitters on Y&R, I often forgot about him (not the being drop dead sexy part, but otherwise yes) when he was Brad. But he is a GREAT presence on B&B as Bill.

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I think James Scott was pretty good during his first two years on DAYS, but now during the everyday normal scenes he always looks bored and then when the big stuff comes he always goes over the top.

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"Everybody knows the best actor on soaps is Mr. Michelle Stafford."--Phaedra Parks.

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GH as best soap when prior to October no one cared about what was happening on it is a joke. Best soap should've went to B&B despite that horrible triangle. That soap was the most consistent and interesting one all year.

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