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Actress Joie Lenz (ex-Michelle Bauer) may have moved on from her work on Guiding Light, but her fans still remember her. Lenz earned five nominations in this year's Dankies, including Outstanding Leading Actress and Most Missed Performer. Other one-time performers up for awards include Saundra Santiago (Carmen Santos), Patti D'Arbanville (Selena Davis) and Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Reardon).
The "royal" storylines drew both praise and pans, as they earned nominations for Favorite and Least Favorite Storyline. Richard and Cassie's wedding ceremony garnered a nomination for Most Memorable Moment.
Soap fans are indeed a fickle bunch. Proving that is Reva Shayne's nomination as both Favorite and Least Favorite Character.
THE FINAL BALLOT IS SET
The first phase of the Dankies balloting took place throughout December and part of January. In this phase all GL Online users were asked to offer their choices for the best of the best of Guiding Light 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.
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