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Welcome to Soaps.com’s 35th Daytime Emmy Awards live blog for Guiding Light.

Once again the show has been lucky enough to garner a bevy of nominations across the board. The series already took home three trophies at the 35th Annual Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment Awards last week, but tonight viewers will be tuning in to ABC networks across the continent to see if their favorite actors will take home one of these prestigious awards.

Be on the watch for Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) and Nicole Forester (Cassie Lewis) as they compete for Outstanding Lead Actress, as well as Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler) and her on-screen brother Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis) as they look for wins in the Supporting Actress and Actor categories. Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall) is also up for Outstanding Young Actor once again and the show has nods in the majority of the major categories. Will this be another win for Outstanding Daytime Drama like last year’s surprise tie with Y&R? Or will they take the top honor home alone?

Check back with Soaps.com throughout the night, the weekend and the next week for more backstage Daytime Emmy coverage from our crew at the Emmys, Christine Fix, Lori Wilson, Shannon Burrell and Shaun Proulx.

8:00 PM: During the opening sketch, we got to see former Gus, Ricky Paull Goldin, showing off a little of his comic chops while the show’s host Sherri Shepherd ran through the sets of all the ABC soaps searching for co-host Cameron Mathison. As the evening’s opening ran, we caught a glimpse of most of the cast of GL sitting around a table together. Each of the shows was set up at their own table. Mathison wandered through the over to the AMC table to speak to Ricky Paull Goldin. Former Harley Cooper Beth Ehlers was seated beside him and they joked about how she couldn’t resist following him onto AMC from after he left GL.