General Hospital’s 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Actor Nominations
Laura Wright (ABC)
And the nominees are…
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations were announced this morning and “General Hospital” led the pack with 21 nominations, seven of which were in the acting categories.
Maurice Benard received an Outstanding Lead Actor nomination for his work as crime lord Sonny Corinthos. Last year saw him face several challenges, including shooting Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), the son he just learned he had. He also dealt with his other son Michael (Chad Duell) going to prison and welcoming the love of his life, Brenda (Vanessa Marcil) back into his arms.
One of Benard’s many onscreen counterparts Laura Wright received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of Carly Corinthos Jacks. Carly spent much of last year trying to protect Michael, keeping her marriage to Jax (Ingo Rademacher) intact, plotting to destroy Dante and Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) for their perceived role in Michael’s imprisonment and getting the goods on Brenda’s secret.
The Outstanding Supporting Actor category sees two "General Hospital" actors competing for the win. Jonathan Jackson earned his spot for portraying Lucky reeling from the betrayal of Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) sleeping together. He also dealt with the fact that Liz's baby wasn't his, played a dual role as Ronan O'Reilly and embarked on a new relationship with Siobhan (Erin Chambers). Meanwhile, Jason Thompson's Patrick had an affair with Lisa (Brianna Brown), but did his best to make things right with his wife Robin (Kimberly McCullough).
As for the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Nancy Lee Grahn is nominated for her work as legal eagle Alexis, who dealt with the fact that her daughter Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) was being abused by her boyfriend Kiefer (Christian Alexander) and then accidentally ran him down with her car, killing him.
Onscreen siblings Chad Duell and Lexi Ainsworth were also recognized in the Outstanding Younger Actor and Outstanding Younger Actress categories. Chad kept busy as Michael went to prison for Claudia's (Sarah Brown) murder and was raped by Carter (Josh Wingate). Lexi's year was equally emotional as she depicted Kristina's aforementioned abuse and longing to be loved by her father Sonny.
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