February 16, 2017 at 9:13 am #1202013406
Thank you to everyone who voted for this year’s Goldies! Below are the winners we have selected for their outstanding work in daytime drama for 2016. Please feel free to ask any questions about how the voting went; it was very exciting, with many really close categories! There were a few somewhat easy wins and one landslide!
Best Drama Series
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Best Ensemble Cast
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Best Directing (TIE)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Best Lead Actor
JOHN ANISTON (Victor, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Lead Actress
NANCY LEE GRAHN (Alexis, General Hospital)
Best Supporting Actor
GREG VAUGHAN (Eric, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Supporting Actress (TIE)
JANE ELLIOT (Tracy, General Hospital)
SUZANNE ROGERS (Maggie, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Younger Actor
BRYAN CRAIG (Morgan, General Hospital)
Best Younger Actress
LEXI AINSWORTH (Kristina, General Hospital)
Best Guest/Limited Performer (TIE)
KASSIE DePAIVA (Eve, Days Of Our Lives)
PAUL TELFER (Zander, Days Of Our Lives)
Lifetime Achievement (TIE)
Days Of Our Lives won 7 Goldies (plus one for Lifetime Achievement); General Hospital won 5 Goldies (plus one for Lifetime Achievement); The Bold and the Beautiful won 3 Goldies; and The Young and the Restless did not win any Goldies this year.
Four of our winners are Emmy pre-nominees – can they go the distance? Nancy Lee Grahn, John Aniston, Lexi Ainsworth and Bryan Craig.February 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm #1202013615
Thanks again for putting these on, Freeman! What an exciting list of winners. Some of them I expected, but some are quite surprising, though not bad by any means. It’s interesting that DAYS and GH won all of the acting awards, despite generally being the two lesser enjoyed soaps in 2016. And that DAYS, a show that spent many years being considered a relatively poorly acted soap and was really torpedoed by its writing in 2016, still managed the casting award (and I would say deservedly so).
Can you tell us which categories were the landslide and the easy wins? I guess the categories that were closest were the ties, but was there a category or a few categories where voting among all of the nominees was really close?February 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm #1202013637
The landslide was Best Supporting Actor. Greg Vaughan got all but one vote in the final round (Chad Duell got that one).
There were nine performer nominees who got zero votes in the 2nd round: Gina Tognoni, Maura West, Eric Martsolf, Dominic Zamprogna, Rome Flynn, Pierson Fode, Don Hastings, Joseph Mascolo, and Michael Zaslow. In addition, Y&R didn’t get any votes for Series, Ensemble or Writing, and Days didn’t get any votes for casting (This is for the Casting Director and reflects new cast members, replacement cast members, day players, etc. Days won for its ensemble cast).
Best Lead Actress: NLG won by ONE vote over Rena Sofer! All of the votes were cast for the two of them. Best Younger Actor was also a one vote victory for Bryan Craig over Casey Moss, and they got all of the votes.
Best Lead Actor was the closest category: John Aniston won by one vote over Billy Flynn and Jason Thompson (in a tie for 2nd) and they in turn had one vote more than Eric Braeden and Darin Brooks!
Healthy margins of victory for B&B for Series, Days for Ensemble, GH for Casting, Lexi Ainsworth for Younger Actress, Agnes Nixon for Legacy award.
I was most surprised in the first round by the extremely poor showing for Maurice Benard and Laura Wright. I thought they might get more support and nominations.
The only performer affected by vote splitting was Camryn Grimes – she turned 26 in January 2016; some votes were cast in Younger Actress and others in Supporting Actress.
Performers who almost got nominated but didn’t quite make it: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Camryn Grimes (in 2 different categories), Matthew Ashford, Linda Dano (Lifetime) and Philip Carey (Legacy).February 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm #1202013649
Pretty good list of winners. I am especially glad to see B&B was chosen as Best Drama Series. Now I know that I am not the only one who felt it was the best of the four in 2016.
I like all the winners in the acting categories, although I did not fare as well as usual in terms of voting for the winners.
So who was the landslide? I’m guessing Greg Vaughan.
Thanks for doing the work on this, Freeman!February 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm #1202013652
Freeman, thank you for the intel behind the voting! Very interesting! (I must have accessed this page before that post, so disregard the question about the landslide.)February 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm #1202013694
I so hope that Greg Vaughan simply did not submit his name for Emmy recognition and that is the only reason he was not pre-nommed for his work in 2016. It would be unfathomable to me for there to be any other reason.
I noticed that in addition to Greg Vaughan – Nancy Lee Grahn, Jane Elliot, Suzanne Rogers, Bryan Craig and Kassie DePaiva all won their second Goldies. For Grahn, Elliot and Rogers they won after a 12-13 year gap since their first win!February 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm #1202013874
Thank you for your hard work in putting the Goldies together!February 17, 2017 at 6:48 am #1202014119
Very interesting info about the voting! I’m not surprised that the lead acting categories were so close. I am surprised that Casey Moss was so close to winning younger actor, and that younger actress wasn’t closer.February 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm #1202014585
Wow, the ladies of GH cleaned up in the acting categories, congrats to them! And nice seeing DAYS represent in the guest acting category with not one but two winners! You guys know I’m a sucker for ties, so the fact that we had four, including a three-way tie for the lifetime achievement winners (go Deidre Hall!!) is cause for celebration!
With the stiff competition they were up against, I wouldn’t have expected John Aniston and Greg Vaughan to emerge as the Lead and Supporting Actor champs, respectively, so those were two really pleasant surprises! It’s unfortunate Vaughan is out of the Emmy conversation this year, though I had a feeling it would happen considering his limited airtime last year; he should have a substantial shot during the next Emmys cycle though with his most recent work, post-Eric’s prison release.
Awesome that DAYS gets to walk away with the Best Ensemble award and share Directing honors with B&B! I’m glad with the rollercoaster of a year that DAYS had transitioning between the different writing regimes, which can’t be an easy task for any show, it wasn’t overlooked for its valiant directorial efforts, especially when paired up against B&B’s rich showcase of visually-stunning on-location shoots (Monaco and California coast) that were in a class all by themselves. And speaking of B&B, I love that it scored its first ever Goldies win for Best Drama Series (and I believe also its first Best Writing win, right?) for a year where it wholeheartedly deserved the top prize.
I still found it kind of a bummer that Y&R’s record-winning streak (in which it has won in at least one category every year since the Goldies Awards’ inception) has to come to an abrupt end. I know records are meant to be broken, or so they say, but in sensing that the show wouldn’t have stood much of a chance anyway in one of the top three categories against the juggernaut that was B&B, I was hoping it would’ve been nice for the show to be rewarded with at least one prize (maybe Eric Braeden in Lead Actor, just sayin’?!) to see it uphold its record. I love little distinctions like that because it makes winning a Goldies Award or any type of award really that much more meaningful.
I’m curious if some of the eligible winners here will repeat at this year’s Emmys. I think I’m rooting most for John Aniston. He’s already long deserved to be an Emmy winner for his perfect line deliveries (all those zingers!) and gold comedic timing, but it was those scenes surrounding Daniel’s death, Brady’s heart transplant, Maggie’s paralysis and of course the dark sibling rivalry with Deimos that proved he has some serious dramatic chops. How amazing would it be if we were to see one of daytime’s most revered vets walk up that Emmys stage and finally receive his due?!