When the 2020 Daytime Emmy Nominations were announced on Thursday, May 21, 2020, General Hospital received a total of 23 nominations.
In this article, our writer Stacy Miller takes a look at Outstanding Lead Actor Nominees Jon Lindstrom (Dr. Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain) and Steve Burton (Jason Morgan).
Jon Lindstrom began appearing on General Hospital in 1992. Since that time, he’s elevated the story of twins Dr. Kevin Collins and Ryan Chamberlain into a twisted tale of brother vs. brother with Kevin attempting to stop his evil brother’s reign of terror while combating his own demons. While Kevin spends his days as a psychiatrist helping others work through their issues, Ryan uses his time as a serial killer with a God complex. Lindstrom’s performances are riveting. As a real life twin, I’m in awe watching Lindstrom portray these characters as what he brings easily convinces the viewer Ryan and Kevin are different people. It’s hard to believe they are played by the same actor. The scene Jon Lindstrom submitted for consideration is one where he appears as both Ryan and Kevin.
This is Lindstrom’s second Daytime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor nomination.
As Jason Morgan, Steve Burton is the mob enforcer who will risk everything for those he loves. He’s the friend who’s always in your corner and gives you the expert advice to help you make sound decisions. Burton began playing General Hospital’s Jason in 1991. At the time, he was known as Jason Quartermaine with aspirations to become a doctor like his parents. But a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident caused by older brother AJ changed all that. Jason never regain his earlier memories of his life as Jason Quartermaine and reinvented himself as Jason Morgan (Taking grandmother Lila’s maiden name as his new last name). Jason Morgan started working for Sonny Corinthos becoming ensconced in the mobster’s world. Along the way, Morgan met Samantha McCall and embarks on an epic love story with her. One of the hats Jason wears is that of father. Steve Burton used a scene showing Jason explaining to his son Danny about mom Sam’s two year sentence for the murder of Dawn of Day cult leader Shiloh.
Steven Burton has received multiple Daytime Emmy nominations. He was nominated previously in 1997 in the Outstanding Younger Actor category, 1998 for Outstanding Supporting Actor (which he won), 2000 for Outstanding Supporting Actor, 2005 for Outstanding Lead Actor (which he won), 2014, 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Lead Actor (for playing The Young and The Restless’ Dylan McAvoy. He won the award in 2017).
Congratulations Jon and Steve on your nominations!
The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards air Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8/7c on CBS.
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