Proof positive that quality rarely wins out over politics during the award show season, Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Finke is reporting that As the World Turns won the 2009 Writers Guild Award for Daytime Serial beating One Life to Live, its only competitor in the category.
I am absolutely stunned. One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless both had an amazing year in 2008 and since The Young and the Restless wasn't even nominated this should have One Life to Live's year. What in the world does One Life to Live have to do to get credit for everything it has accomplished, especially when many fans believe that As the World Turns is recycling scripts from 2006? Maybe I shouldn't be surprised. LML's The Young and the Restless won the award last year and we all know how awful it was. One Life to Live is truly the industry's red headed step child.