It's Our Annual Year In Review Extravaganza!

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As 2010 draws to a close, our editors have put together a special issue highlighting the best and worst of the year! On sale Monday, November 29, the new ABC Soaps In Depth features our annual Year In Review recaps for ALL MY CHILDREN, GENERAL HOSPITAL and ONE LIVE TO LIVE, as well as our Top 5 picks for each soap. Plus, when we asked the stars of ABC Daytime to reveal their favorite moments from 2010, we received so many answers that they wouldn't all fit in the magazine! Luckily for you, we're posting their responses right here!

Read more after the jump!

ALL MY CHILDREN

REBECCA BUDIG (Greenlee)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I love Annie and JR! They have a really good chemistry, and I like that forbidden love. There's real feeling there, and they deny it. And they play well together."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I would say just coming back! Getting to work with Vincent [Irizarry, David] and now Cameron [Mathison, Ryan], and with Alicia [Minshew, Kendall] being back. It's just awesome."

BOBBIE EAKES (Krystal)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Julia Barr (ex-Brooke) coming back to the show, albeit for such a brief time. I love working with her, the fans love her. David Canary (ex-Adam) loves her, and evidently, Adam Chandler loves Brooke! So that was my favorite to see."

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NATALIE HALL (Colby)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"David Canary (ex-Adam) leaving. It was a very emotional moment. I liked the way he left, riding off into the sunset, and I really liked that storyline."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"I'm excited about the storyline going on with Asher and Damon. What girl doesn't love to have two boys be interested in them? She has a different relationship and dynamic with each of them. I'm looking forward to which way it will go."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Jacob [Young, JR] was amazing in the cancer storyline. I mean, he shaved off his head! And I thought it was a beautiful storyline."

MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN (Annie)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Definitely Debbi Morgan [with Angie's] blind storyline. She can do no wrong. I watch her scenes on the monitors at work, and they give me goose bumps. She's had an incredible year."

JILL LARSON (Opal)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I was just thrilled with Lorraine Broderick's writing and how [the Palmer tribute episodes] came together. It certainly was a highlight for me, and it was a little bit surreal in that it was probably the only time I will as an actress act out something I've just lived through with the actual people."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"I am always thrilled to see Michael Knight's (Tad) work. I've been watching him for 20 years, and I still am in awe. When I work with him, I often forget my lines, because I'm so distracted by what he's doing! It's sort of dazzling to me. And the work that Alicia Minshew [Kendall] has been doing has really been beautiful, beautiful work."

CAMERON MATHISON (Ryan)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"The David murder mystery. I love the way they did that; they did a good job."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"Greenlee coming back, with all that stuff with her and David. I had to try and get through to her and all that. It was good stuff."

CORNELIUS SMITH, JR. (Frankie)

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PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"In terms of what his mother, Angie, is going through, that has been very kind of heavy and interesting for him to deal with. I think he's taking it very hard, and the interesting this is... Frankie has a nice way of covering. So it's something that you might not even necessarily catch, because he's so good at trying to cover what's going on in the inside, because of these ideas of what a soldier is and what a man is in today's society. But nonetheless, he's deeply affected by what's been going on with Angie, and he's deeply concerned about the marriage status of Jesse and Angie, because they're constantly going through stress and strain, as in real life."

CHRISHELL STAUSE (Amanda)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I love when they give Melissa Egan (Annie) comedy. Soaps are all drama mostly, but I live for when Missy is given comedy. She's so funny. I loved the scenes with the bridesmaid dress, where she had to make the maid her bridesmaid. She didn't have any friends, and it was hilarious. And also the double date between Jake, Amanda, Annie and Scott. It was so awkward, and just very funny."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"I had the wedding, and that was a big moment for Amanda, as well as Jake. It was so much fun, and I felt like it had so much energy. It was really beautiful, and I loved the way they finally had their happily ever after."

MUST-SEE TV: What performance or storyline from another show really impressed you this year?
"Has GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jason Thompson (Patrick) taken his shirt off this year yet? Because that would stand out!"

DENISE VASI (Randi)

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"We didn't have much stuff this year, but I loved working with Stephanie Gatschet (Madison), and that's probably been my highlight, the fact that I got to go to work every day with my best friend."

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WALT WILLEY (Jack)

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PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"That they're actually writing the history of Jack and Erica. It's full of love and history. It enriches it like crazy."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Jamie Luner (Liza) did a hell of a job with her courtroom stuff. She did a phenomenal job, and that's not easy stuff to do. I've been here a long time, so I know it's not easy stuff to do. It's not emotionally paced, it's not a conversation, and sometimes it's nonlinear, so she did a hell of a job."

FINN WITTROCK (Damon)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I loved the triangle between Madison, Ryan and Greenlee. There's a lot of history, and there are lots of complicated factors. And it's very dramatic. One moment you're rooting for it to go this way, and then the next, you're like, 'No, it should go this way!' And that's always cool."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"I really liked the texting and driving thing. It was filled with action, and I got to do a little car chase and wound up in the hospital. We did a PSA because of it, and now I feel like a total hypocrite if I start to text and drive, so I really don't do it! So it's really actually changed me! Because I can't do it now; I told people not to do it! What kind of person would I be?!"

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"There are so many amazing actors on this show who step up every day, but I think what Michael Knight (Tad) does on a daily basis is enough to admire. He's so in the moment, and he can hit an emotional place one moment and hit high comedy the next. He's really someone that I've looked up to."

JACOB YOUNG (JR)

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PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The cancer storyline really meant a lot to me. It wasn't necessarily a highlight as far as being wonderful, but it was a very challenging time. I really enjoyed that this last year."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"I've been watching Debbi Morgan's work, and the storyline of Angie being pregnant and blind. It's very, very touching, so I've been paying close attention to that."

GENERAL HOSPITAL

LEXI AINSWORTH (Kristina)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Michael going to prison. That was a big one. The bombing. I like all of them!"

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Brandon Barash (Johnny) did a really great job with the revenge storyline with [Kristina's] dad. In a scene I had with him, the way he held in his anger, but he still had the remorse and anger over losing his sister. The way he was able to play both of them was great. He was vulnerable underneath, but on the outside, he was hateful toward her dad."

BRADFORD ANDERSON (Spinelli)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Obviously, Brenda coming back is a highlight. And it's been great for my character, because she's endless fun. She makes Jason more fun, so she and Spinelli have lots in common. They bring out a fun side in Jason."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The kind of slow breakup of Spixie was both satisfying and frustrating. It provided challenges. It's been a fun year because I had that turmoil. But the fun has come back lately, so it's been a nice balance."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Watching Brandon Barash as Johnny step up and become an adversary of Sonny was fun to watch."

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BRANDON BARASH (Johnny)

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"It's been a good year. I've enjoyed all the breaking up I've been doing this year, because those scenes are fun. You've got to dig deep and find some demons. And, of course, the confrontational scenes with Sonny are always a pleasure."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Brianna Brown (Lisa). The way she's playing this character is pretty awesome. She plays this crazy lady not crazy. Just from a very earnest and honest place, and 90 percent of actors would read that scene and be like, 'Oh, this chick is crazy. I'll play crazy.' But she just wants something, and she's going after what she wants."

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MAURICE BENARD (Sonny)

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"Kristina getting beat up. That was hard stuff to get through."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Jonathan Jackson (Lucky), with that whole break up after he walked in on Elizabeth and Nikolas. He was phenomenal. He's always been good."

RONNIE MARMO (Ronnie)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I like Lisa Niles being a little kooky. She's doing a hell of a job. I like that Fatal Attraction storyline the best."

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BRIANNA BROWN (Lisa)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I really love Sonny and Claire. I love when Claire [broke down] in her office after he broke up with her. She was as upset as Claire could get... and then she got on the phone and you didn't know if she was going to go after him or not."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Kimberly McCullough (Robin). That's not surprising, considering she's won several Daytime Emmys. She's amazing."

SCOTT REEVES (Steve)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"The one that affected me the most was Kristina's abuse. She's around my daughter's age. It was very well-acted and very realistic. It was kind of hard to watch, especially when she was in the hospital."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The highlight for me has been the whole year, just getting to be there! It's been really cool. I've gotten to play a role where I'm in life and death situations... and then getting to break up Kate and Olivia. You never know where that could lead!"

LAURA WRIGHT (Carly)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I have to say, the tag to one Friday's show, with Brenda and Dante, when she walked into Sonny's and realized he was Sonny's son. I loved it! I knew it was happening, but I loved that scene more than I thought I would. It was such a great soap tag. The actors sold it and I loved every second of it. As a fan of the show, I was screaming and yelling at the end of the show."

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DOMINIC ZAMPROGNA (Dante)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Patrick, Robin and Lisa. They all just killed it, and they all just did an awesome job. They're all amazing talent to me, and I'm glad they got a chance to show what they can do."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Jason Thompson (Patrick), when he was confessing to Robin about cheating on her. I thought that was really great. It wasn't 'acty.' It was natural and like watching real life, which is the goal we all have."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The biggest thing was probably at the beginning of the year, when Sonny shot me. Since then, it's just been a lot of Dante and Lulu having sex and stuff like that. Which is fun, but..."

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

DAVID FUMERO (Cristian)

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Brandon [Buddy, ex-Cole]. I'm going to miss him because he was a very consistent actor. He was always one of those guys that you stop to watch what he was doing. Whenever I saw him onscreen, I wanted to see what was going on with him."

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KRISTEN ALDERSON (Starr)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I really liked the whole thing with Langston, Ford and Markko. It's really cool that Ford is this player, and then you get to see more and more layers of him."

MUST-SEE TV: What performance or storyline from another show really impressed you this year?
"I've watched a little bit of GENERAL HOSPITAL. I can't exactly remember what went on, but I've watched it a little because I'm friends with Nathan Parsons [Ethan], so I'd watch his show."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"I'd say Brandon's [Buddy, ex-Cole] goodbye scenes. They were so deep and so emotional. I love Starr and Cole scenes, so I think they're kind of monumental. They go in a category with all the other ones so I always feel like they're super special."

KASSIE DEPAIVA (Blair)

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PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"I had a really good year this year, and I really felt plugged in to Llanview. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the friendship develop between Téa and Blair. I think it's been the highlight of 2010, and hopefully, it will continue in 2011, and we'll see some more colors come out in that. It was a nice rollercoaster ride, and it was nice to see that happen, and I enjoyed working with Florencia [Lozano, Téa] as well. It was wonderful."

EDDIE ALDERSON (Matthew)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Eli going crazy. Matt [Walton] is such a good actor, and he played it really well. [The story] involved pretty much everyone in the show. I like the way

everything panned out."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"It's the storyline I'm in right now. Being mean, getting to fight with Nate, ratting people out for things, catching them break into Clint's office... I think it's great. I'm having a blast."

DAVID GREGORY (Ford)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I've been catching what's been going on between Todd and Téa. The way she passed away and what happened, how he was affected by that. It was touching. And I think Florencia

[Lozano] is an amazing actress. She's been delivering very heavy duty stuff. That's such an achievement especially considering how quickly daytime goes, how fast we have to work and produce a product. Hats off!"

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The thing that changed everything immediately was when I got more family. I really felt like they were starting to give me something that I hadn't gotten before. Working with Nic [Robuck, James], we really do feel like brothers, even just talking to each other."

ILENE KRISTEN (Roxy)

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"I really had some great scenes with Scott Clifton (ex-Schuyler) when, after learning he was her son, Roxy promised that she would be there for him no matter what."

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KELLEY MISSAL (Danielle)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I thought that all the teen break ups and relationship drama has been sooo good. That's the kind of stuff that I'm really interested in -- how people love each other, but they fight all the time. That's just really interesting to me so to see the teens and the adults play all that out, the jealousy and the bitterness. I thought that was really fun."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"Definitely the Todd and Dani tug and pull, the hatred and the resistance and then them coming together. I've never gone through that with anyone before so that was new and kind of cool to play."

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HILLARY B. SMITH (Nora)

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The storyline that I liked best was Bo and Nora finding their way back to each other. It was sweet and it was kind. And Charlie and Viki finding their way back to each other. I think the show was missing some romance, and that's what I liked was all of the romantic moments -- coming back together again."

SEAN RINGGOLD (Shaun)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I really liked the stuff with Eli Clarke, and the kidnapping."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The storyline with Téa. When Shaun found out that his brother was caught up in something, and then he was caught in between good and bad, loyalty to his brother, loyalty to [his] client, [his] love and respect for Téa, and then finding out that [his] brother is caught in the middle of this conspiracy and he's being blackmailed to do so."

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BRITTANY UNDERWOOD (Langston)

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MUST-SEE TV: What performance or storyline from another show really impressed you this year?
"Brenda [coming] back on GENERAL HOSPITAL. That was really cool. They had like, three episodes in a row. I like Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo a lot."

PERSONAL BEST: What was the highlight of the year for you, storylinewise?
"The whole Ford drama. It was a big thing. Markko was the love of [Langston's] life. He'll always have a part of Langston's heart. That just doesn't ever go away, but I think Langston's growing up and to be with one person for the rest of your life. Some people do it and it totally works, but some people can't. She's so young. Who knows? If Markko ever comes back, that would be an amazing storyline as well. That was just a huge thing because it totally tore up her world."

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MARK LAWSON (Brody)

SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I really liked the triangle between Hillary [B. Smith, Nora] and Bob [Woods, Bo] and Jerry [verDorn, Clint]. I really liked Jerry's acting in that storyline. Well, all of their acting, but Jerry had a few moments in particular as kind of the cuckolded man that really I thought were so true and so real and so angry that I thought they were awesome."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"The ladies I tend to be in the storylines with are always fantastic. Bree [Williamson, Jessica] and Melissa [Archer, Natalie] are both wonderful. But I also was really shocked that Jerry [verDorn, Clint] was not nominated this year for best actor."

JERRY VERDORN (Clint)

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SHINING MOMENT: Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I like the Eli Clarke story and how it came about. When they first brought him on, they were like, well maybe Eli can be evil, and then they found out he can do it really well. Sometimes you accidentally fall into a story, and I think they did a really good job."

SHOOTING STAR: What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Bree [Williamson, Jessica] did some amazing things, but she's amazing every year. And shouts to Erika Slezak [Viki]. She's so into it, enthused, and delivering good performances in this, her 39th year."

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