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Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) earned the most nominations of any performer in all of the post-nominations in this year's Dankies. The young actress scored six nominations including nods in the Outstanding Younger Performer, Outstanding Newcomer, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Favorite Character (Belle Black). Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) grabbed five nominations.
Among the men, heartthrob Matt Cedeño (Brandon Walker) scored three nominations, including Most Attractive Actor.
In the storyline areas, the "Virtual Eden" saga earned a nod as Least Favorite Storyline. Hattie's transformation from frump to diva took a nomination as Favorite Storyline.
In the only posthumous nomination, the late MacDonald Carey (Tom Horton) was nominated as Outstanding Recurring Role or Special Guest for a series of flashbacks and computer-generated holiday scenes.
THE FINAL BALLOT IS SET
The first phase of the Dankies balloting took place throughout December and part of January. In this phase all DAYS Online users were asked to offer their choices for the best of the best of Days of our Lives over the past year. These users were allowed to nominate any performer or storyline that they felt fit the various categories. When balloting closed, Soap Central tabulated all of the nominations. The top four vote-getters in each category were placed on a final ballot, a ballot for which voting begins today. Additionally, all 16 nominees in the Outstanding and Supporting Actor and Actress categories were placed in an Outstanding Overall Performer category. Voters are asked to choose which of the nominees turned in the best performance over the past twelve months.
Voting on the final ballot will continue through February 9, 2001. At that time voting will close. On February 12th, the winners of the Dankies will be announced on the Soap Central web site. On February 19th, a special "all soap" edition of the Dankies will be held. In this special balloting, the winners of each of categories in all of the ten soap sections of the Soap Central site will compete against one another. Every user of Soap Central will be eligible to vote in the all soaps ballot.
CAST YOUR VOTES
All registered users of the Soap Central site are eligible to vote in the Dankies. Users who are not registered can do so for FREE by visiting our registration page. Each user is permitted one vote. Users can contact friends by Email or other Internet sources and point them to the Soap Central web site so that they can vote. Users may cast their votes in as many of the different soap sections as they'd like.