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The Soap Opera Digest Awards

Exciting Female Newcomer Kristian Alfonso and Outstanding Lead Actor Peter Reckell (Hope and Bo, DAYS)

1984

The First Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, co-hosted by Catherine Hickland (ex-Julie, CAPITOL) and David Hasselhoff (ex-Snapper, YOUNG AND RESTLESS), aired in a glittering special featuring presenters from both daytime and prime-time televison.

GENERAL HOSPITAL, a past award-sweeper at the Soapys, was overwhelmingly toppled by DAYS OF OUR LIVES, which came in first in every daytime category except two. (Back then, runners-up were also announced.)

For the first time, prime-time soaps were included. Despite the fact that DALLAS and DYNASTY were winners in most of the nighttime categories, KNOTS LANDING, which didn't get as much publicity as the others, fared quite well with readers...

Daytime
Outstanding Daytime Soap: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Outstanding Lead Actor: Peter Reckell (Bo, DAYS)

Outstanding Lead Actress: Deidre Hall (Marlena, DAYS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor: John de Lancie (Eugene, DAYS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Lisa Trusel (Melissa, DAYS)

Exciting Male Newcomer: Michael Leon (Pete, DAYS)

Exciting Female Newcomer: Kristian Alfonso (Hope, DAYS)

Outstanding Actor in a Mature Role: Macdonald Carey (Tom, DAYS)

Outstanding Actress in a Mature Role: Frances Reid (Alice, DAYS)

Outstanding Villain: Joseph Mascolo (Stefano, DAYS)

Outstanding Villainess: Nancy Frangione (Cecile, AW)

Outstanding Youth Actor: David Mendenhall (Mike, GH)

Outstanding Youth Actress: Andrea Barber (Carrie, DAYS)

Prime-Time
Outstanding Prime-Time Soap: DYNASTY

Outstanding Lead Actor: John Forsythe (Blake, DYN)

Outstanding Lead Actress: Linda Evans (Krystle, DYN)

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Steve Kanaly (Ray, DALLAS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Lisa Hartman (Cathy, KL)

Exciting Male Newcomer: Doug Sheehan (Ben, KL)

Exciting Female Newcomer: Priscilla Presley (Jenna, DALLAS)

Outstanding Actor in a Mature Role: John Forsythe (Blake, DYN)

Outstanding Actress in a Mature Role: Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie, DALLAS)

Outstanding Villain: Larry Hagman (J.R., DALLAS)

Outstanding Villainess: Joan Collins (Alexis, DYN)

Outstanding Juvenile Actor: Omri Katz (John Ross, DALLAS)

Outstanding Juvenile Actress: Shalane McCall (Charlie, DALLAS)


 

   
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