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September 7, 1997
Running Time: 90 minutes

Complete and Uncut; this awards show first aired on the Lifetime cable channel.

Your hosts are Emma Samms and Kristoff St. John

Stars presenting awards onstage include:

  • Peter Reckell & Kristian Alfonso
  • Scott Holmes & Ellen Dolan
  • Michael Dietz & Julie Pinson
  • Mark Consuelos & Kelly Ripa
  • Ian Buchanan & Kimberlin Brown
  • Kathleen Noone & Sarah Buxton
  • Peter Bergman & Melody Thomas Scott

  • Stephen Nichols & Mary Beth Evans
  • Linda Dano & John Aprea
  • Frank Grillo & Beth Ehlers
  • Kevin Stapleton & Laura Koffman
  • John Callahan & Eva LaRue
  • Ingo Rademacher
  • Vicki Lawrence

Tons of clips highlighting each soap opera in general; along with clips of the individual nominees; each soap opera has 6 nominees (3 for the guys, 3 for the gals) who represent their Most Valuable Players.

The winners were selected by the readers of Soap Opera Update magazine.

The following is a list of the soap operas and nominees who are featured in this show; the winners have asterisks **** next to their name and all appear onstage to accept their awards, unless otherwise noted.

One Life To Live

  • Roger Howarth
  • Thorsten Kaye
  • Robert S. Woods ****
  • Kassie DePaiva ****
  • Erika Slezak
  • Robin Strasser

Guiding Light

  • Grant Aleksander
  • Robert Newman ****
  • Michael Zaslow
  • Elizabeth Keifer
  • Wendy Moniz
  • Kim Zimmer ****

General Hospital

  • Maurice Benard ****
  • Anthony Geary
  • Stephen Nichols
  • Mary Beth Evans
  • Genie Francis ****
  • Jacklyn Zeman

As The World Turns

  • Benjamin Hendrickson
  • Scott Holmes ****
  • Alexander Walters
  • Martha Byrne ****
  • Kelley Menighan Hensley
  • Elizabeth Hubbard

Another World

  • Robert Kelker-Kelly
  • Mark Pinter ****
  • Stephen Schnetzer
  • Jensen Buchanan **** (not in attendance)
  • Linda Dano
  • Victoria Wyndham

All My Children

  • John Callahan ****
  • Michael E. Knight
  • Michael Nader
  • Eva LaRue ****
  • Susan Lucci
  • Robin Mattson

The Bold & The Beautiful

  • Ian Buchanan
  • John McCook
  • Ronn Moss ****
  • Kimberlin Brown
  • Katherine Kelly Lang
  • Hunter Tylo **** (not in attendance)

Days Of Our Lives

  • Drake Hogestyn ****
  • Austin Peck
  • Peter Reckell
  • Kristian Alfonso ****
  • Deidre Hall
  • Alison Sweeney

Sunset Beach

  • Sam Behrens ****
  • Hank Cheyne
  • Clive Robertson
  • Sarah Buxton
  • Lesley-Anne Down ****
  • Kathleen Noone

The Young & The Restless

  • Peter Bergman
  • Eric Braeden **** (not in attendance)
  • Joshua Morrow
  • Lauralee Bell
  • Tricia Cast
  • Melody Thomas Scott ****

Hottest Male and Female Newcomers

  • Victor Alfieri
  • Tyler Christopher ****
  • Frank Grillo
  • Carrie Genzel
  • Sandra P. Grant
  • Kim Rhodes ****

Best Primetime Drama

  • Beverly Hills 90210
  • Melrose Place ****
  • Party of Five

Best of the Best - Actors and Actresses

  • Maurice Benard
  • Peter Bergman
  • Drake Hogestyn ****
  • Deidre Hall
  • Melody Thomas Scott
  • Genie Francis ****

Best Couple

  • Peter Reckell & Kristian Alfonso ****
  • Anthony Geary & Genie Francis
  • Joshua Morrow & Sharon Case

Best Daytime Drama

  • Days Of Our Lives ****
  • General Hospital
  • The Young & The Restless

The award for Best Daytime Drama is accepted onstage by Days Of Our Lives co-stars Drake Hogestyn, Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso, Victor Alfieri & Alison Sweeney


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