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The Dankies: 2011-2012

Thousands upon thousands of fans of General Hospital cast their votes by their choices for the best of GH. Here are their nominations and winners.
Following are the final results of the 2011-2012 Dankies for General Hospital. Winners are marked with a right angle quote (»).

Outstanding Lead Actor
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH) 13 %
Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, GH) 35 %
Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, GH) 16 %
» Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, GH) 35 %
Outstanding Lead Actress
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, GH) 24 %
Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, GH) 22 %
Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, GH) 20 %
» Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos, GH) 32 %
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, GH) 18 %
» Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara, GH) 36 %
Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, GH) 25 %
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri, GH) 19 %
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer, GH) 26 %
» Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, GH) 34 %
Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri, GH) 9 %
Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones, GH) 29 %
Outstanding Newcomer
» Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler, GH) 39 %
Nathin Butler (Ewen Keenan, GH) 18 %
Jen Lilley (Maxie Jones, GH) 25 %
Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard, GH) 16 %
Outstanding Younger Performer
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Davis, GH) 27 %
» Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, GH) 43 %
Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing, GH) 19 %
Braden Walkes (Cameron Webber, GH) 10 %
Most Attractive Male Star
Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara, GH) 31 %
» Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, GH) 35 %
Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, GH) 17 %
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri, GH) 15 %
Most Attractive Female Star
Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer, GH) 12 %
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, GH) 34 %
Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri, GH) 14 %
» Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, GH) 38 %
Favorite Storyline
At Last: Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett rekindled their on-again, off-again romance when Brenda returned to Port Charles to hide from an international criminal known as the Balkan. Despite Carly's efforts to stop the wedding by revealing that Dante had once fathered Brenda's child, which Brenda had miscarried, Sonny and Brenda exchanged wedding vows. (GH) 16 %
Hitting Rock Bottom: Friends and family gathered to stage an intervention after Luke's drinking led to tragedy when he climbed behind the wheel of a car, and then unknowingly killed his grandson, Jake, in a hit-and-run accident. Luke agreed to go to rehab, but then left town to deal with his alcoholism on his own terms. (GH) 27 %
Merry Christmas Wedding: After bouts of cold feet, Lulu decided to accept Dante's proposal of marriage. To celebrate their engagement the happy couple went to New York for the weekend, and then decided to get married in a private church ceremony on Christmas Eve. (GH) 16 %
» The Marriage of the Dragon and the Phoenix: Jason decided to whisk Sam to a Chinese restaurant when she became overwhelmed with their extravagant wedding preparations. Jason and Sam realized that fate had intervened when they learned that the restaurant's owners' grandson was an ordained minister, so they asked him to marry them in the courtyard, surrounded by Chinese tradition. (GH) 38 %
Least Favorite Storyline
Franco's Diabolical Plot: Jason and Sam headed to Hawaii for their honeymoon, unaware that Franco was stalking them. The newlyweds' happiness was shattered when Franco kidnapped Jason, and then held him captive in a room with a television. Jason was forced to watch Franco slip into the bathroom, as Sam, who had been drugged, was showering. Franco gathered Sam, as she collapsed in his arms, and then carried her to the bedroom, where Franco proceeded to undress Sam, and then rape her in an attempt to impregnate her. (GH) 35 %
Hitting Rock Bottom: Friends and family gathered to stage an intervention after Luke's drinking led to tragedy when he climbed behind the wheel of a car, and then unknowingly killed his grandson, Jake, in a hit-and-run accident. Luke agreed to go to rehab, but then left town to deal with his alcoholism on his own terms. (GH) 10 %
Murder Cruise: Homicidal doctor, Lisa Niles, woke up from a coma, and then slipped onto a yacht where friends and family were gathered to celebrate Matt Hunter's recent medical success. Lisa terrorized the passengers until someone bludgeoned Lisa, and then dumped her body in the water. The case was closed when Anthony Zacchara arranged for the first mate to make a full confession, and then appear to commit suicide. (GH) 17 %
» Theo Hoffman, the Balkan: The Balkan arrived in Port Charles posing as attorney, Theo Hoffman. Theo set out to destroy Brenda, because he blamed her for his murderous son's death. Theo's hatred for Brenda grew when Theo realized that Brenda had given birth to his grandson, and that his grandson had been spirited away by Theo's wife, Suzanne. (GH) 35 %
Favorite Character
Dante Falconeri (GH) 17 %
» Jason Morgan (GH) 34 %
Elizabeth Webber (GH) 24 %
Samantha McCall(GH) 23 %
Least Favorite Character
Carly Jacks (GH) 9 %
Franco (GH) 35 %
» Lisa Niles (GH) 40 %
Sonny Corinthos (GH) 14 %
Most Memorable Moment
A Christmas Wedding: Dante and Lulu decided to get married on Christmas Eve. They invited Olivia, and asked Dante's cousin to perform the ceremony. After Dante and Lulu exchanged vows, the Falconeris rushed into the church to celebrate the wedding. (GH) 10 %
» A Mother's Nightmare: Elizabeth was horrified to find her front door wide open after she turned her back on her son, Jake, for a moment. She raced outside to see Jake, left fatally injured after a hit-and-run accident. (GH) 54 %
The Dragon and the Phoenix: In the courtyard of a Chinese Restaurant, Jason and Sam had a private wedding ceremony. The minister likened Jason to the dragon, which was the symbol of strength and protection. Sam was compared to the phoenix, the symbol of prosperity, who could turn bad luck into good. (GH) 19 %
The Intervention: Luke was stunned when family and friends staged an intervention to persuade him to go to rehab for treatment of alcoholism. Everyone took turns telling Luke how his drinking had affected their lives, and urged Luke to get help. (GH) 14 %
Favorite On-Screen Couple or Duo
Dante Falconeri and Lulu Spencer (GH) 17 %
» Jason Morgan and Samantha McCall (GH) 39 %
Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio (GH) 33 %
Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett (GH) 8 %
Most Missed Performer
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Davis, GH) 28 %
Andrea Bogart (Abby Haver, GH) 7 %
» Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, GH) 51 %
Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett, GH) 13 %
Outstanding Special Guest or Recurring Role
James Franco (Franco, GH) 12 %
» Carolyn Hennessy (Diane Miller, GH) 48 %
Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine, GH) 15 %
Bruce Weitz (Anthony Zacchara, GH) 24 %
Outstanding Overall Performer
Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, GH) 5 %
Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara, GH) 7 %
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH) 6 %
Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer, GH) 3 %
Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, GH) 10 %
Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, GH) 5 %
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, GH) 3 %
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, GH) 10 %
» Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, GH) 13 %
Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri, GH) 0 %
Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, GH) 8 %
Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, GH) 5 %
Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones, GH) 2 %
Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, GH) 1 %
Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos, GH) 11 %
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri, GH) 4 %