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Star of the Week

The Soap Opera Digest Awards

Josie Davis, Josh Morrow and Sharon Case (Grace, Nicholas and Sharon,Y&R) on the Digest Awards issue

1997

Approximately 13 million viewers tuned in to the 13th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, which took place at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on February 28. More than 80,000 Digest readers voted, and Leeza Gibbons hosted with Austin Peck (Austin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), Shemar Moore (Malcolm, YOUNG AND RESTLESS) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax, GENERAL HOSPITAL).

In a huge upset, GH ended DAYS's winning streak by being awarded Favorite Show. Y&R's Eric Braeden (Victor) and GH's Genie Francis (Laura) took home Lead Actor and Lead Actress trophies.

The Editor's Award was presented to uber-producer Aaron Spelling...

Favorite Show: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Outstanding Lead Actor: Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R)

Outstanding Lead Actress: Genie Francis (Laura, GH)

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R)

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Marcy Walker (Liza, AMC)

Hottest Male Star: Ingo Rademacher (Jax, GH)

Hottest Female Star: Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, GH)

Hottest Romance: Austin and Carrie, DAYS (Austin Peck and Christie Clark)

Outstanding Villain: Joseph Mascolo (Stefano, DAYS)

Outstanding Villainess: Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)

Outstanding Younger Lead Actor: Steve Burton (Jason, GH)

Outstanding Lead Younger Actress: Heather Tom (Victoria, Y&R)

Outstanding Teen Performer: Erin Torpey (Jessica, OLTL)

Outstanding Male Newcomer: Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH)

Outstanding Female Newcomer: T.C. Warner (Kelsey, AMC)

Outstanding Male Showstopper: Tom Eplin (Jake, AW)

Outstanding Female Showstopper: Louise Sorel (Vivian, DAYS)

Editor's Award: Aaron Spelling

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