'General Hospital' Writing Team Wins at 68th WGA Awards

General Hospital won in the Daytime Drama category at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards on Saturday night. The ABC soap opera won for the second year in a row, this year beating one other nominee, The Bold and the Beautiful.

GH was nominated for the episode celebrating the soap's 52nd anniversary that aired on April 1, 2015. Current cast members took on past roles to recreate scenes from the show's very first episode that aired on that day in 1963.

The winning GH team included: Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

The ceremony, taking place simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles, is still in progress. Below are the other winners revealed so far:

EPISODIC DRAMA
“Uno” (Better Call Saul), Written by Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould; AMC

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
Descendants, Written by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott; Disney Channel

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

Days of our Lives writer Melissa Salmons will be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

Today in Soap Opera History (February 13)

1981: GH's Lesley had no shortage of admirers. 1985: Daniel
confessed his love for Krystle on Dynasty. 1989: GL's
Reva and Sonni walked across a suspension bridge.
2009: The wedding of AMC's Reese and Bianca began.
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect is already in the cause."
― Henri Louis Bergson

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1939: Virgina Payne joined the cast of radio soap opera The Carters of Elm Street as Ms. Carter. Payne was best known for her 27-year run as "Ma Perkins".

1974: Joseph Gallison debuted as Neil Curtis in Days of our Lives, a role he would play until 1991.

1976: On Another World, Robert Delaney (Nicolas Coster) marreid Iris Carrington (Beverlee McKinsey).

'General Hospital' Spoilers (February 15-19, 2016)

Jason receives a disturbing phone call.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on ABC soap opera General Hospital during the week of February 15-19, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, February 15
Jason (Billy Miller) gets a troubling call; Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) gets closer to discovering Hayden's (Rebecca Budig) secret past; Maxie (Kirsten Storms) comes to incorrect conclusions.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (February 15-19, 2016)

Eric receives devastating news and ends up seeking comfort from Jennifer.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of February 15-19, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, February 15
Brady (Eric Martsolf) gets answers from Fynn (Alexander Bruszt) about the mystery woman; Eduardo (A Martinez) witnesses Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) moving in on Kate (Lauren Koslow); John (Drake Hogestyn) gives Philip (John-Paul Lavoisier) surprising information about Deimos; Belle (Martha Madison) comes to a decision about Philip.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (February 15-19, 2016)

"There'll be lots of X's and oh's this week," according to the new
CBS promo for Y&R.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of February 15-19, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, February 15
Billy (Jason Thompson) treats Victoria (Amelia Heinle) for Valentine's Day; Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) have a secret meeting; Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) charms Victor (Eric Braeden).

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (February 15-19, 2016)

Betrayal can push a sister over the edge.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of February 15-19, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, February 15
Liam (Scott Clifton) battles with the mental and emotional complexities of his situation; Katie (Heather Tom) finds something of Brooke's (Katherine Kelly Lang) that is linked to Bill (Don Diamont).