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Daytime Television's Brightest Stars Selected; Nominations for 15th Soap Opera Digest Awards Announced; Fans Can Vote for Their Favorites.

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The editors of SOAP OPERA DIGEST, the industry's leading fan magazine, have chosen the nominees for The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, to be televised live from the Universal Amphitheatre on NBC Television on Friday, February 26, 1999. The nominations will be published in the November 24, 1998 issue of the magazine (on sale November 17), which contains the only official ballot for fans to vote.

The nominees are:

Lead Actor:

Tom Eplin (Jake, Another World)

Anthony Geary (Luke, General Hospital)

Eric Braeden (Victor, Young and Restless)

Lead Actress:

Kim Zimmer (Reva, Guiding Light)

Lynn Herring (Lucy, Port Charles)

Deidre Hall (Marlena, Days of Our Lives)

Supporting Actor:

Michael E. Knight (Tad, All My Children)

Ian Buchanan (James, Bold and Beautiful)

Robert S. Woods (Bo, One Life to Live)

Supporting Actress:

Bobbie Eakes (Macy, Bold and Beautiful)

Lauren Martin-Harkins (Camille, As The World Turns)

Lauralee Bell (Christine, Young and Restless)

Hottest Male Star:

Shemar Moore (Malcolm, Young and Restless)

Steve Burton (Jason, General Hospital)

Eddie Cibrian (Cole, Sunset Beach)

Hottest Female Star:

Jensen Buchanan (Vicky, Another World)

Kristian Alfonso (Hope, Days of Our Lives)

Hunter Tylo (Taylor, Bold and Beautiful)

Male Newcomer:

Jason-Shane Scott (Will, One Life to Live)

Cameron Mathison (Ryan, All My Children)

Nathaniel Marston (Eddie, As the World Turns)

Female Newcomer:

Erika Page (Roseanne, One Life to Live)

Jaime Nicole Dudney (Georgia, As the World Turns)

Patrika Darbo (Nancy, Days of Our Lives)

Favorite Veteran:

Jerry ver Dorn (Ross, Guiding Light)

Linda Dano (Felicia, Another World)

Stuart Damon (Alan, General Hospital)

Favorite Couple:

Ben and Meg (Sunset Beach)

Phillip and Harley (Guiding Light)

Stuart and Marian (All My Children)

Male Scene Stealer:

Kin Shriner (Scott, Port Charles)

Phil Carey (Asa, One Life to Live)

Stephen Schnetzer (Cass, Another World)

Female Scene Stealer

Kathleen Noone (Bette, Sunset Beach)

Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, One Life to Live)

Louise Sorel (Vivian, Days of Our Lives)

Villain

Sam Behrens (Gregory, Sunset Beach)

Hunt Block (Ben, Guiding Light)

Vincent Irizarry (David, All My Children)

Villainess

Dominique Jennings (Virginia, Sunset Beach)

Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days of Our Lives)

Beth Chamberlin (Beth, Guiding Light)

Younger Leading Actor

Jonathan Jackson (Lucky, General Hospital)

Michael Park (Jack, As The World Turns)

Scott Reeves (Ryan, Young and Restless)

Younger Leading Actress

Rebecca Herbst (Liz, General Hospital)

Julie Pinson (Eve, Port Charles)

Maura West (Carly, As the World Turns)

Favorite Return

Cady McClain (Dixie, All My Children)

Ellen Wheeler (Marley, Another World)

Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael, Young and Restless)

SOAP OPERA DIGEST Editor-in-Chief Lynn Leahey and her staff choose the three nominees in 17 categories. All eleven soap operas currently on the air are eligible in the 18th category, Favorite Show.

The readers of SOAP OPERA DIGEST vote for the winners by submitting completed ballots postmarked by November 23, 1998. No photocopies or write-ins will be accepted. The only official ballot is in the November 24 issue (on sale November 17).

Tickets for the live show are on sale at Ticketmaster Outlets and the Universal Amphitheatre box office (213-252-TIXS).
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