Daytime television’s reigning Outstanding Supporting Actress — GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt) — will have a chance to defend her title come Friday, June 16. “Ahhhhhhhh wow! My 2nd nomination!” the actress cheered on Instagram after the full list of contenders for the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards was announced on April 26. “I’m overwhelmed with excitement! Thank you so much!! Congratulations to the other nominees!”
After having a day to let the news settle in, Thiebaud returned to social media to further express her gratitude. Casually dressed in a North Face warmup jacket with her hair in a ponytail, an animated Thiebaud held a coffee as she opened up about just how much receiving another Daytime Emmy nod meant in a heartfelt video.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone. Everyone who voted,” gushed Thiebaud, who moved to the United Kingdom to be with her London-based beau. “Waking up with this second Emmy nomination has just been so freaking cool. It means so much and it’s just unexpected.”
As GH viewers will recall, Thiebaud exited the soap on January 4, ending her ten-year run on the soap when Britt tragically died in her mother’s arms. The heartbreaking scenes were hailed by viewers as some of the best that Thiebaud and Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) shared together over the years. It’s worth noting that since the Daytime Emmys are awarded for scenes that aired during the previous calendar year, Thiebaud’s final episodes will be eligible for submission at the end of this year for the 2024 ceremony. Although the actress has not revealed which scenes she submitted for the current competition, it’s likely that it had to do with the storyline surrounding Britt’s diagnosis of the degenerative Huntington’s disease.
“The fans,” Thiebaud continued in her video message. “Love you guys. You went on this journey with me, this crazy character, and I miss her so much. And I just want to say thank you for all the support. And the love. It’s just been an incredible experience being on General Hospital. So, thank you so much.”
The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Friday, June 16.