‘Days of Our Lives’ Named Favorite Soap Opera
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ ″Days of Our Lives″ was named favorite daytime drama and picked up four other trophies at the 9th annual Soap Opera Digest awards Friday night.
Peter Bergman, who plays Jack Abbott on ″The Young and Restless,″ was named outstanding lead actor. Susan Lucci was named outstanding lead actress for her role as Erica on ″All My Children.″
Winners were decided by a poll of readers of ″Soap Opera Digest″ magazine. The awards, presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, were broadcast on NBC-TV.
″Days″ received the most awards. Richard Biggs, who plays Marcus, was named best supporting actor; ″One Dream″ was named favorite song; Matthew Ashford, who plays Jack, was honored for comic performance; and Crystal Chappell, who plays Carly, was named hottest female star.
″As the World Turns″ on CBS won four awards. Yvonne Perry, who plays Rosanna, was named best female newcomer; Ellen Dolan, who formerly played Margo, was named supporting actress and the storyline of Margo’s rape was named best social issue.
A special ″Editor’s Award″ was presented in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of continuing drama to ″As the World Turns.″
A list of winners:
Favorite show: ″Days of Our Lives″
Lead actor: Peter Bergman, ″The Young and Restless″
Lead actress: Susan Lucci, ″All My Children″
Supporting actor: Richard Biggs, ″Days of Our Lives″
Supporting actress: Ellen Dolan, ″As the World Turns″
Male newcomer: Monti Sharp, ″Guiding Light″
Female newcomer: Yvonne Perry, ″As the World Turns″
Villan-villainess: Kimberlin Brown, ″The Young and Restless″
Comic performance: Matthew Ashford, ″Days of Our Lives″
Child actor: Kimberly McCullough, ″General Hospital″
Younger leading actor: Matt Borlenghi, ″All My Children″
Younger leading actress: Alicia Coppola, ″Another World″
Social issue storyline: Margo’s rape, ″As the World Turns″
Favorite song: ″One Dream,″ ″Days of Our Lives″
Hottest male star: Mark Derwin, ″Guiding Light″
Hottest female star: Crystal Chappell, ″Days of Our Lives″