The 57-year-old Salvadorian and Nicaraguan American actor and General Hospital star is set to appear on the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday on CBS.
Benard, who has portrayed Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital since 1993, is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, including a win last year in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.
Bernard joins a presenters and performers roster that includes Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, Kelsey Grammer, Gayle King, Melody Scott Thomas, Kathie Lee Gifford, Cookie Monster, Scott Evans, Patrika Darbo, Kevin Frazier, Wayne Brady, Michael Strahan, James Reynolds, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Nate Burleson, Sunny Hostin and Eric Braeden.
The event’s hosts will be Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond.
This year, awards in the leading categories will be presented virtually, with recipients and other guests appearing from home. Additional categories will be announced on the Daytime Emmys’ social media accounts simultaneously with the CBS broadcast, with some immediately following the broadcast and others streamed in separate virtual ceremonies on July 19 and July 26.
The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Friday, June 26, 8:00 – 10:00 pm ET/PT) on CBS.
Categories scheduled for the CBS broadcast include:
Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Entertainment News Show Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series Outstanding Digital Drama Series Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Outstanding Game Show Host Outstanding Game Show Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Outstanding Informative Talk Show Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program Outstanding Special Class Special Outstanding Culinary Series Outstanding Morning Show Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
It looks like Vanessa Marcil is checking back into General Hospital…
The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actress will reprise her star-making role as Brenda Barrett Corinthos on ABC’s long-running soap opera, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The announcement comes as General Hospital continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary on the network.
GH hasn’t announced Marcil’s return date, but sources say it’ll happen sometime before April 1.
Marcil is expected to appear on the daytime soap for more than a few weeks, meaning fans will see the love triangle between Jax (Ingo Rademacher, who will be returning at the same time as Marcil), Brenda and Sonny (Maurice Benard).
Marcil and Rademacher are among the former cast members who’ve come back to help celebrate the soap’s milestone
Marcil originated the role of Brenda in 1992. After an eight-year absence from the show, she returned to GH for a year from 2010-11.
Marcil’s other credits include starring on NBC’s Las Vegas series, appearing in Prince’s “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” video and guest-starring on Hawaii Five-0.
Maurice Benard has plenty of reason to celebrate this week…
The 49-year-old Salvadorian & Nicaraguan American soap opera star has notched his seventh Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for his role as romantic mobster Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr. on ABC’s General Hospital.
Benard is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He’ll face off against his General Hospital co-star Anthony Geary, as well as The Bold And The Beautiful’s John McCook, All My Children’sDarnell Williams and One Life to Live’s Robert S. Woods.
Benard, who has been playing “Sonny” since 1993, won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series back in 2003 for his popular role on General Hospital.
In all, General Hospital leads the field with 23 nominations.
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on Saturday, June 23.