Forum posters declare ‘General Hospital’ 2012’s best soap

Take notice, Daytime Emmys! Annually for the last 10 years, our savvy forum posters have come together to decide the best in daytime television, and for the first time they’ve picked “General Hospital” as daytime’s Best Drama. The long-running ABC soap, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, won six awards total, including Best Writing and Best Ensemble Cast.

“GH” also won three acting prizes: Florencia Lozano won Best Limited/Guest Performance for a brief crossover of her “One Life to Live” character, Tea Delgado. Jason Thompson (pictured above, right), who also contends at the Daytime Emmys, won Best Actor. And Robin Mattson was awarded Best Supporting Actress; she was pre-nominated at the Emmys for her villainous turn as Heather Webber, but didn’t make the final cut.

The Young and the Restless,” which leads the Daytime Emmys with 23 nominations, had to settle for two wins from our posters: Best Casting and Best Supporting Actor for Doug Davidson. Davidson also earned a Daytime Emmy bid, but in the lead category.

The Bold and the Beautiful” also won a pair of awards: Best Directing and Best Actress for Susan Flannery, one of the original cast members of the CBS drama, who left the show in 2012 after 25 years as matriarch Stephanie Forrester. She defeated, among others, her co-star Heather Tom; the two women will face off again at the Daytime Emmys, where Flannery currently gets best odds to win.

Days of Our Lives,” which our forum posters honored as Best Drama in 2009 and 2010, was shut out of this year’s event.

Elsewhere, Daytime Emmy frontrunners “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jeopardy” were named Best Talk Show and Best Game Show, respectively, while Best Daytime Host honors went to Wendy Williams for her self-titled syndicated talk show; to date, she has never been nominated at the Daytime Emmys.

Agree with their choices? Read select comments of our posters below, and to see and discuss all of their results, click here.

gdfl: My two gripes: (1) Susan Flannery’s win considering the buzz for all the other noms when their stuff aired, and (2) the lack of love for “Days” because it really was exceptional last year.

Boidiva02: I am stunned [“Days”] won NOTHING and that “GH” won so much, considering how much we like to gripe about that show here.

EmmyLoser: I do think “Days” really deserved the win in a couple of those categories. Maybe next year! Or maybe at the Emmys!

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