TV Guide Canada Presents: 2008 Soap Opera Spirit Award Winners

at . Comments has come out with its first annual Soap Opera Spirit Award winners.

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Earning her first major acting award after two decades in daytime TV, Outstanding Lead Actress winner Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, The Young and the Restless, pictured) said:

“Thank you so much for this prestigious honor.  It is particularly thrilling to receive your recognition for work that was such a delight to play.  Many thanks to the editors, and congratulations to all the nominees and winners.”

Here's a list of the winners (in bold):

The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
General Hospital, ABC
One Life to Live, ABC

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Deidre Hall (Marlena Black, Days of Our Lives)
Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper/Irna Phillips, Guiding Light)
Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler, Guiding Light)
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, The Young and the Restless)

Jon Hensley (Holden Snyder, As the World Turns)
Jack Wagner (Nick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro, Guiding Light)
Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, General Hospital)
Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live)

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