Robin Wright (1988)

January 1988: Robin Wright is filming ‘Denial’, her third movie

Robin Wright does not appear on soap opera Santa Barbara from episode 867 (January 13, 1988) to episode 885 (February 9, 1988) because she was filming the movie ‘Denial’ directed by Erin Dignam.

Robin is the female lead in this film starring Jason Patric, Christine Harnos, Rae Dawn Chong, Rosalind Chao and David Duchovny.

The shooting of ‘Denial’ began on December 14, 1987 and ended in January 1988.

January 18, 1988: Robin Wright wins the Soap Opera Digest Award

In 1986, Robin Wright and Marcy Walker were nominated in the Soap Opera Digest awards as Outstanding Young Leading Actress on a Daytime Serial, but the winner was Ellen Wheeler for ‘Another World’.

But this year Robin received a second nomination in the category of Outstanding Heroine: Daytime and this time she won.

The other nominees were Eileen Davidson (The Young and the Restless), Debrah Farentino (Capitol), Erika Slezak (One Life to Live) and Hillary B. Smith (As the World Turns).

Sadly, Robin Wright couldn’t attend the ceremony because she was on location filming her third movie: ‘DENIAL’ with Jason Patric and Rae Dawn Chong

The Fourth Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards were on January 18, 1988, but these awards & nominations are from the episodes of 1987. These are the wins and nominations for ‘Santa Barbara’:

Outstanding Hero Daytime: A MARTINEZ
Outstanding Heroine Daytime: ROBIN WRIGHT
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role Daytime: NICOLAS COSTER
Outstanding Villain Daytime: JUSTIN DEAS

Outstanding Daytime Serial
Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role Daytime: LANE DAVIES
Outstanding Comic Performance by an Actress Daytime: ROBIN MATTSON
Outstanding Newcomer Daytime: STACY EDWARDS & JANE SIBBETT
Favorite Super Couple Daytime: MARCY WALKER & A MARTINEZ

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June 23, 1988: Robin Wright leaves ‘Santa Barbara’ forever

June 23, 1988 is the release date of “Santa Barbara” episode 982 which is the last episode of Robin Wright as Kelly Capwell. She was on the show since the first episode which premiered on July 30, 1984.

Marcy Walker talked about Robin Wright’s departure from the show. Marcy admitted that it would be really hard adjusting to her new on-screen sister played by Kimberly McArthur. She says: “Robin is a really special person. We were so close. We had our times…, times when we misunderstood each other and times when we’d walk away from a scene together and know that we really loved one another. We were like family…, like sisters in a way. Robin and I worked together from the beginning of this show. I saw her grow up. She saw me grow up. We had such a history together. To look at someone else and have to play that same kind of relationship is going to be really hard.”

June 29, 1988: Third Daytime Emmy nomination for Robin Wright

The 15th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 29, 1988. Robin Wright received her third nomination in a row for Santa Barbara.

The nominees in the category of Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series were Tichina Arnold (Ryan’s Hope), Lauren Holly (All My Children), Andrea Evans (One Life to Live), Robin Wright (Santa Barbara) and Julianne Moore who won the award for ‘As the World Turns’.

‘Santa Barbara’ received many other nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series (Santa Barbara won this award for the first time)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: JUSTIN DEAS (he won the award for his role as Keith Timmons)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: A MARTINEZ
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: MARCY WALKER
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: ROBIN WRIGHT
Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series: ROSS KETTLE
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: NICOLAS COSTER
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: ROBIN MATTSON
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

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August 1988: First Saturn Award Nomination for Robin Wright

The 15th Saturn Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film in 1987, were held on August 23, 1988.

‘The Princess Bride’ won for Best Fantasy Film and Best Costumes. It was also nominated for Best Actress (Robin Wright) and Best Writing.

In the category of Best Actress these were the nominees: Nancy Allen (RoboCop), Melinda Dillon (Harry and the Hendersons), Lorraine Gary (Jaws: The Revenge) Susan Sarandon (The Witches of Eastwick) Robin Wright (The Princess Bride) and Jessica Tandy who won the award for the movie ‘Batteries not included’.

November 12, 1988: Robin Wright covers Télé Star Magazine 

Robin Wright is on the cover of French magazine Télé Star.

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