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Soap Opera Digest - December 31, 1996
December 31, 1996

Late Breaking News, articles and candid photos featuring
Lynn Herring & Kin Shriner...Jon Hensley...John Loprieno...Laura Moss...Mary Beth Evans...Fiona Hutchison...Daniel Cosgrove...Michael Lowry...Genie Francis & Jonathan Frakes...Scott DeFreitas

Comings and Goings, news and candid photos featuring
Vincent Irizarry...Randolph Mantooth...John Reilly...Katherine Kelly Lang...Lisa Lawrence...Michael Dietz

Paparazzi, candid photos at assorted events featuring
Jason Brooks and wife, Corinne...Christie Clark and boyfriend, Kent...John Clarke, Frances Reid & Suzanne Rogers...James Reynolds, Drake Hogestyn and spouses...Mark Valley and girlfriend, Katherine...Austin Peck & Alison Sweeney...Peter Reckell and girlfriend, Kelly...Jon Lindstrom & Eileen Davidson

Editors' Choice: Noah and Julia's Departure - AMC
2-page article; screenshots featuring co-stars
Keith Hamilton Cobb and Sydney Penny

Performer Of The Week: Katherine Kelly Lang of B&B

Behind The Scene - AMC
Liza Escapes To The Country - And Meets A Mysterious New Man
2-page article; multiple photos featuring co-stars
Marcy Walker & Michael Lowry

Cover Story: The Best & Worst of 1996
Huge Section with individual articles and photos featuring

Best Daytime Couple - Nick and Sharon (Y&R)
Joshua Morrow & Sharon Case
Most Tragic Couple - Gary and Josie (AW)
Timothy Gibbs & Amy Carlson

Best Triangle - Sonny, Brenda and Jax (GH)
Maurice Benard, Vanessa Marcil & Ingo Rademacher
Worst Triangle - Jack, Jennifer and Peter (DAYS)
Mark Valley, Stephanie Cameron & Jason Brooks

Best Addiction - Erica (AMC)
Susan Lucci
Worst Addiction - Matt (Melrose Place)
Doug Savant

Best Insanity - Stephanie (B&B)
Susan Flannery
Worst Insanity - Brooke (B&B)
Katherine Kelly Lang

Best Wedding - Carla and Tony (The City)
Amy Van Horne & George Palmero
Worst Wedding - Lucy and Alan-Michael (GL)
Sonia Satra & Rick Hearst

Best Revenge - John Dumps Lisa (ATWT)
Larry Bryggman & Eileen Fulton
Most Shocking Plot Twist - Travis Is Alive...Not Really (Savannah)
George Eads & Jamie Luner

Most Preposterous Plot - Bobby Has Ryan's Memories (AW)
Robert Kelker-Kelly & Judi Evans
Best Proposal - Ridge to Taylor (B&B)
Ronn Moss & Hunter Tylo

Best Hero - John (DAYS)
Drake Hogestyn
Best Heroine - Vicky (AW)
Jensen Buchanan

Best Marriage - Bo and Nora (OLTL)
Robert S. Woods & Hillary B. Smith
Worst Marriage - Austin and Sami (DAYS)
Austin Peck & Alison Sweeney

Best Breakup - Tad and Dixie (AMC)
Michael E. Knight & Cady McClain
Worst Breakup - Ned and Lois (GH)
Wally Kurth & Rena Sofer

Most Romantic Character - Patrick (OLTL)
Thorsten Kaye
Most Rejuvenated Character - Kristen (DAYS)
Eileen Davidson

Best Daytime Vixen - Phyllis (Y&R)
Michelle Stafford
Best Prime-Time Vixen - Peyton (Savannah)
Jamie Luner

Best Family Feud - The Quartermaines (GH)
John Ingle, Leslie Charleson, Sean Kanan & Stuart Damon
Worst Family Feud - The Spauldings (GL)
Toby Poser, Ron Raines & Marj Dusay

Best Use Of History - The Battle For Adam (ATWT)
Benjamin Hendrickson, Ellen Dolan & Scott Holmes
Worst Use Of History - Skye Reappears
Carrie Genzel

Best Prime-Time Couple - Peter and Amanda (MP)
Jack Wagner & Heather Locklear
Most Boring Couple - Mac and Katherine (GH)
John J. York & Mary Beth Evans

Most Entertaining Couple - Vivian and Ivan (DAYS)
Louise Sorel & Ivan G'Vera
Best Friendship - Rick and Phillip (GL)
Michael O'Leary & Grant Aleksander

Best Mystery - Who Shot Victor? (Y&R)
Eric Braeden and Diana Barton & Lauralee Bell
Best Comeback - Todd (OLTL)
Roger Howarth

Worst Comeback - Becky Lee (OLTL)
Mary Gordon Murray
Dumbest Female Character - Nikki (Y&R)
Melody Thomas Scott

Dumbest Male Character - Danny (The City)
T.W. King aka Ted King
Best New Female Character - Kelsey (AMC)
T.C. Warner

Best New Male Character - Nikolas (GH)
Tyler Baker aka Tyler Christopher
Worst New Female Character - Cameron/Olivia (OLTL)
Bridget White

Worst New Male Character - Franco (DAYS)
Victor Alfieri
Best On-Screen Secret - Blake's Twins (GL)
Elizabeth Keifer & Jerry ver Dorn

Best Off-Screen Secret - Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos' Marriage

Best Affairs - Victoria/Cole/Nina/Ryan (Y&R)
Heather Tom & Scott Reeves
Worst Affair - Monica and Dorman (GH)
Leslie Charleson & Tuc Watkins

Best Recast - Kevin (OLTL)
Kevin Stapleton
Worst Recast - Paul (ATWT)
John Howard

Best Guest Appearance - Rosie O'Donnell (AMC)
Biggest Waste Of Talent - Elizabeth Hubbard (ATWT)

Best Use Of Senseless Violence - Lily's Death (GH)
Lilly Melgar & Maurice Benard
Worst Use Of Senseless Violence - Frankie's Death (AW)
Alice Barrett & Nick Gregory

Best Tearjerker - The Saga of Baby Sam (AMC)
John Callahan & Eva LaRue
Best Daytime Story - The Cassadine Saga (GH)
Genie Francis & Stephen Nichols

Worst Daytime Story - Roger's Gaslighting (GL)
Michael Zaslow & Wendy Moniz
Most Disappointing Show - As The World Turns

Best Shows - Y&R, DAYS and General Hospital

Father Knows Best Interview with John Aniston of Days Of Our Lives
Full-Page; candid inset photo with son, Alexander

Network Gossip, news and candid photos featuring
Michael E. Knight & Linda Lavin...Thorsten Kaye, Bridget White, Crystal Chappell, Susan Haskell & Nathan Fillion...Melissa Dye...Ingo Rademacher...Ronn Moss...Leigh McCloskey...Elizabeth Keifer...Benjamin Hendrickson...Eileen Davidson...Tom Eplin

Take Five with Drake Hogestyn and wife and kids
Full-Page Feature; Drake dressed as Santa


The Best & Worst of 1996

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