Gone But Not Forgotten
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Perhaps the most surprising of all the nominations were those of actors not currently on a soap. Talent manager and I WANNA BE A SOAP STAR judge Michael Bruno weighs in, 'There are more underdog stories this year than in past ones - Heather Tom, Dan Gauthier and Genie Francis were all nominated even though they're not on their respective shows any-more. Genie came back for a month, and she reminded all of us in the daytime community what history, great acting and a 40-plus performer - whom fans love can mean to a show."
Tom, who got a nod in 2005 for her first year as Kelly, tells In Depth, "Everyone knows I'm no longer on the show, so it's flattering to have that support. I'm very grateful for that." Perhaps foreshadowing to their dual nominations, Tom adds that she and Gauthier both submitted the same episode for the voting. "It's the show where our characters break up."