Roger Howarth (Todd) and Laura Wright (Carly), General Hospital
When you’ve got actors who can make magic, you should use every opportunity to feature it. Howarth and Wright’s chemistry was a pleasant surprise for us and one of the best aspects of the One Life to Live crossover. The decision to have Todd and Carly strike up a friendship presented the opportunity to feature the actors in various situations that became more dramatic and emotional as the months grew. It’s clear they enjoy working together and we hope it continues in 2013.
Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Alison Sweeney (Sami), Days of our Lives
Watching these trade barbs never gets old. Sweeney and Zucker project Sami and Nicole’s loathing and disgust with very little effort. Whether they’re rolling eyes or throwing glares from across the Horton Square, it’s magic when they share scenes. Underneath all of the disdain they feel for one another is a common bond – loving Sydney and having loved (and been hurt) by EJ. It’s rare to see Sami and Nicole on the same page, but when they are, it makes us want a friendship between the two.