The 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards were hosted by SOAP TALK hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway and aired on April 5 on SoapNet.
GENERAL HOSPITAL had a big night: It reclaimed Favorite Show and took home five other trophies, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Maurice Benard, Sonny), Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress (Steve Burton and Nancy Lee Grahn, Jason and Alexis) and Favorite Return (Favorite Return (Vanessa Marcil, ex-Brenda).Vanessa Marcil, ex-Brenda).
Walt Willey and William de Vry (Jackson and Michael, ALL MY CHILDREN) presented daytime legend Susan Lucci (Erica) with the first Diamond Award from SoapNet. “I’m very honored, and I continue to feel honored that the fans think so much of my work,” beamed Lucci…Favorite Show: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Outstanding Lead Actor: Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Outstanding Lead Actress: Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Jason, GH)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Outstanding Younger Lead Actor: Kyle Lowder (Brady, DAYS)
Outstanding Younger Lead Actress: Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, AMC)
Outstanding Newcomer: Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL)
Favorite Return: Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GH)
The SoapNet Plot Twist Award: Sonny and Alexis Have Sex (GH)