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The Dankies: 2008-2009

Thousands upon thousands of fans of Guiding Light cast their votes by their choices for the best of GL. Here are their nominations and winners.
Following are the final results of the 2008-2009 Dankies for Guiding Light. Winners are marked with a right angle quote (»).

Outstanding Lead Actor
Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O'Neill, GL) 25 %
» Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis, GL) 36 %
Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis, GL) 18 %
Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding, GL) 20 %
Outstanding Lead Actress
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer, GL) 21 %
» Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding, GL) 30 %
Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler, GL) 21 %
Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne, GL) 26 %
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley, GL) 10 %
Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis, GL) 21 %
» Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper, GL) 53 %
Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, GL) 14 %
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper, GL) 11 %
» Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines, GL) 44 %
Jessica Leccia (Natalia Rivera, GL) 29 %
Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe, GL) 14 %
Outstanding Newcomer
» Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis, GL) 70 %
Karla Mosley (Christina Moore, GL) 7 %
Jacqueline Tsirkin (Emma Spaulding, GL) 15 %
Montel Williams (Clayton Boudreau, GL) 6 %
Outstanding Younger Performer
Bonnie Dennison (Susan 'Daisy' Lemay , GL) 21 %
» Jacqueline Tsirkin (Emma Spaulding, GL) 39 %
Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe, GL) 38 %
0 %
Most Attractive Male Star
Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley, GL) 15 %
Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O'Neill, GL) 19 %
» Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis, GL) 37 %
John Driscoll (Coop Bradshaw, GL) 27 %
Most Attractive Female Star
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer, GL) 18 %
Jessica Leccia (Natalia Rivera, GL) 16 %
» Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding, GL) 34 %
Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler, GL) 29 %
Favorite Storyline
Broken hearts club: Trying to sort out her life, Dinah travels to Europe where she ends up befriending a paraplegic at a veteran's hospital. After ranting to him that her ex-husband is marrying Marina Cooper, the young man, who turns out to be Shayne Lewis, follows Dinah back to Springfield. (GL) 16 %
» Reunited: After being presumed dead for a year, Jonathan returns to Springfield and reunites Lizzie with their daughter, Sarah. Though the two plan to raise Sarah together and away from Alan's influence, in the end, Lizzie decides to stay in Springfield and lets Jonathan leave with Sarah. (GL) 44 %
Rollercoaster romance: Bill and Lizzie go through a year full of obstacles, which include Lizzie trying to maintain custody of her daughter, Bill's belief that he impregnated Ava, Bill's takeover of Spaulding Enterprises, and, finally, Lizzie's kidnapping. (GL) 22 %
Unexpected pregnancy: After an easy courtship based on a "What the Hell" philosophy, Reva and Jeffrey marry. The day after the wedding, they are shocked to learn that Reva, who had began menopause years earlier and recently battled cancer, was pregnant. (GL) 16 %
Least Favorite Storyline
» Can't keep me away: A year after having killed Tammy in a botched hit-and-run, Grady returns to town to see Daisy. Despite warnings from everyone, including Grady's brother, Daisy refuses to stay away from Grady. Ultimately, Daisy perjures herself on the stand to prevent Grady from being charged with Tammy's death. (GL) 40 %
The gift of life: Gus spends months trying to get a heart transplant for Olivia. After Gus's untimely death in a motorcycle, a dying Olivia receives the ultimate gift -- his heart. In the following months, Olivia tries do deal with the fact that she has Gus's heart. (GL) 10 %
Kidnapped and framed: Grady believes that he is doing Dinah a favor by kidnapping Lizzie. While trying to protect her own interests, Dinah tries to support Bill, who is frantic to find Lizzie. Eventually, Bill rescues Lizzie who has no idea who her kidnapper was. Thanks to Grady and Alan, Bill is framed for the crime. (GL) 26 %
Unexpected pregnancy: After an easy courtship based on a "What the Hell" philosophy, Reva and Jeffrey marry. The day after the wedding, they are shocked to learn that Reva, who had began menopause years earlier and recently battled cancer, was pregnant. (GL) 22 %
Favorite Character
Dinah Marler (GL) 25 %
Jeffrey O'Neill (GL) 11 %
» Lizzie Spaulding (GL) 31 %
Reva Shane (GL) 30 %
Least Favorite Character
Cassie Layne (GL) 18 %
» Grady Foley (GL) 60 %
Marina Cooper (GL) 9 %
Daisy Lemay (GL) 10 %
Most Memorable Moment
» Ending the Goldin age: After a heartfelt goodbye with Harley and Natalia, a seriously injured Gus is wheeled into surgery and dies. (GL) 55 %
I've got you, babe: Just as Reva was prepared to hear that her cancer had recurred, Reva discovers that miracles still can happen when she finds out that she's pregnant . (GL) 11 %
Nutty nuptials: In a spur of the moment ceremony following one calamity after another, Jeffrey and Reva marry. (GL) 9 %
Somewhere in time: When a film crew decides to make a movie out of Reva and Josh's love story, the duo watch the actors re-create their Cross Creek wedding. Seeing it come back to life, Josh and Reva flashback to the real thing.(GL) 24 %
Favorite On-Screen Couple or Duo
» Bill Lewis and Lizzie Spaulding (GL) 35 %
Jeffrey O'Neill and Reva Shayne (GL) 20 %
Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne (GL) 22 %
Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera (GL) 20 %
Most Missed Performer
» Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper, GL) 44 %
Nicole Forester (Cassie Layne, GL) 5 %
Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aituro, GL) 42 %
Michelle Ray Smith (Ava Peralta , GL) 7 %
Outstanding Special Guest or Recurring Role
Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding, GL) 24 %
Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Reardon, GL) 12 %
» Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall, GL) 58 %
Montel Williams (Clayton Boudreau, GL) 5 %
Outstanding Overall Performer
Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley, GL) 0 %
Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper, GL) 0 %
Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines, GL) 3 %
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer, GL) 13 %
Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis, GL) 1 %
Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O'Neill, GL) 4 %
Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis, GL) 5 %
Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper, GL) 8 %
Jessica Leccia (Natalia Rivera, GL) 1 %
Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis, GL) 2 %
Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding, GL) 4 %
Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding, GL) 16 %
Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, GL) 1 %
Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler, GL) 14 %
Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe, GL) 1 %
» Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne, GL) 17 %

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