Guiding Light Tops Soap Opera Honors in 15th Annual Travolta Family Golden Icon Awards

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CBS daytime drama Guiding Light wins top honors in the 2007-2008 Golden Icon Awards presented by Travolta Family Entertainment, earning Best Soap Opera, Best Actress, and Best Writing accolades.

LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 26, 2007) -- Guiding Light, produced by Ellen Wheeler for CBS television, earned its first Golden Icon for Best Soap Opera in the 2007-2008 awards presented by Travolta Family Entertainment.

In acting categories Peter Bergman won Best Actor for his role as Jack Abbott on CBS’s The Young and the Restless, while Guiding Light’s Nicole Forester picked up the win for Best Actress for her role as Cassie Layne Winslow.

Guiding Light also earned awards for Best Writing for the team headed by David Kreizman.

Jeopardy! earned top honors in the daytime game show category.

Presented since 1993 to recognized top achievements in entertainment, leisure, and fashion, the Travolta Family Entertainment Golden Icon Awards added daytime television to its award categories for the 2005-2006 awards.

In other Television categories, Flash Gordon (Sci Fi Channel) won Best New Sci Fi Series, Eureka (Sci Fi Channel) won Best Continuing Sci Fi Series, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood (E!) won Best New Reality Television Program, and Clean House (Style) won Best Continuing Reality Television Program,

Children’s programming winning 2007-2008 Golden Icon Awards include Shushybye Baby (BabyFirstTV), Bob the Builder (PBS Kids), Handy Manny (Disney Channel), Backyardigans (Nick Jr.), VeggieTales (NBC), and Jack’s Big Music Show (Noggin).

Prime Time acting honors went to Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds, CBS) for Best Actor in a Dramatic Television Performance, Mary-Louise Parker for Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Performance (Weeds, HBO), Neil Patrick Harris for Best Actor in a Comedic Television Performance (How I Met Your Mother, CBS), and Jaime Pressly for Best Actress in a Comedic Television Performance (My Name is Earl, NBC).

The Golden Icon Awards have been presented annually by Travolta Family Entertainment since 1993, highlighting achievements in Entertainment, Fashion, and Leisure.

Committed to recognizing positive achievements, but not without a sense of jest, the Travolta Family Entertainment Golden Icon Awards have awarded the Humanitarian Efforts of political leaders and product awards based on detailed testing, while reserving enough humor to offer awards for Least Bad Actor in an Otherwise Terrible Production.

For a full list of 2007-2008 Travolta Family Entertainment Golden Icon Award winners visit:



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