It's Our Annual Year In Review Extravaganza!

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As 2011 draws to a close, our editors have put together a special issue highlighting the best and worst of the year! Now on sale, the new CBS Soaps In Depth features our annual Year In Review recaps for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as well as our Top 5 picks for each soap. Plus, when we asked the stars of CBS Daytime to reveal their favorite moments from 2011, 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!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

SCOTT CLIFTON (Liam)

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What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"The whole Aspen thing, especially everything from Hope and Liam getting engaged, so Steffy and Liam getting married. It's been really interesting to play. I've had to play it really carefully, because there are a lot of ways you can mess that up. And I had to play Liam really carefully, because you don't want Liam looking like a bad guy, but there are moments when he's going to be a bad guy! He's going to make really stupid, unethical decisions. But by virtue that it was a challenge, it was really intriguing. I really, really enjoyed it. And plus, I got to make out with two hot chicks at the same time!"
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"The Bill/Steffy/Katie triangle. Heather [Tom, Katie] is unbelievable. She just knocked that whole storyline out of the park. She was so good and so raw, and I can't even imagine watching that story and not having your empathy 100 percent go to her. And of course, Bill was in the middle of this, and it was really interesting to watch him try to balance these two women in this affair, and trying to do the right thing and be honest in the end. He was cheating and manipulative, but that combination of those three interacting with each other was so smart. I really enjoyed it."
Was there a performance or a storyline on another show that stood out to you this year?
"That's a great question, and we should have answers to it. I really regret not watching the ends of GL, ATWT and AMC, just to see how they were resolved. They had characters on there for so long."

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ZACK CONROY (Oliver)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I really enjoyed the Veterans Day story. It was fun meeting those people, and I had some pretty cool experiences. That was fun. Storyline wise, it was kind of funny to see Oliver proposing to Hope. That was funny."
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I liked the island stuff with Thomas and Brooke. That was cool. It was cool how they shot on the beach, and I think it would be cool to do. I enjoyed watching it."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"We have so many great actors on the show, but Adam Gregory (Thomas) has really come into his own this year. He's done a great job handling the load of being part of the main family."
Was there a performance or a storyline on another show that stood out to you this year?
"Marcy Rylan (Abby, Y&R) is doing a great job! Every time I turn on Y&R, she's killing it. She's one of my good friends and played my sister on my last show (GUIDING LIGHT), so I try to keep up. The way that she can play not pregnant when she's really pregnant is great! This was the second time around, and she was even doing it better."

DON DIAMONT (Bill)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"Liam being in the hospital. I thought that all was great, and of course, Katie with the heart attack. We saw Bill in a way that you almost never see him. And I like the fun stuff too, a lot of the Bill and Liam stuff."

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ADAM GREGORY (Thomas)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I really enjoyed our plane crash. That was a lot of fun, because they let me do some different things and we got to experience a whole new side of Thomas, so that was fun. Not a lot of people get to develop a character in a time of crisis or trying to be the hero, so that was interesting to try to play with."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Susan [Flanery, Stephanie] wows me a lot, but I do like John McCook (Eric). He has this way about him that is so nonchalant. He brings an elegance to the show, and it's just funny to see him in real life and see how goofy and dorky he is, and then all of a sudden, he goes and plays my grandfather, who is such an elegant man. I can't take him seriously! But he'll throw a comedic performance in there every once in a while that reads really well and gives his character a lot of depth, for me."
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"The Aspen thing was cool. The footage looked great up there. It was beautifully done, and it captured Aspen very well. And everybody says it was a lot of fun, so I was pretty jealous."
Was there a performance or a storyline on another show that stood out to you this year?
"I wouldn't know any of the character names, but just being here on set, it's always interesting to watch the Y&R people do their thing. Their type of characters are on the opposite side of the spectrum, I think. It's very, how do I put it, gritty. It's extremely gritty, everything that they do, and I like the grittiness of their work. Christian LeBlanc [Michael] is great. He's funny. He plays such a cool bad guy who's smart with an attitude."

KATHERINE KELLY LANG (Brooke)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"The beach story. It was the only real story I've been involved in! And my dress had one, tiny little rip in it, and I went, 'That's it? After that horrific ordeal?' so I ripped it more myself!"
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"The scenes with Thomas. I had so much fun doing those, and I saw him come out as a different person, not just Thomas at Forrester. He kind of wowed me, and he showed up one day and [had such a deep voice in the scene], and I went, "What? Who are you?" and he's like, "I started taking voice classes!" And it was really cute; he was into getting better in every way possible, and he started taking these voice classes, had one lesson, and all of a sudden, his voice became commanding and self-assertive and all that stuff. So I thought he was really good. He was really putting himself into it all."

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KIM MATULA (Hope)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"The Hope and Liam love struggle has been very prominent. They were always breaking up and getting back together, and they've had a very epic love story. It's definitely something I've never done before as far as storyline goes, and you always have to find something to pull from when you're doing the scenes, and that can be challenging when it's something you've never experienced in real life or never played on a show before. It's all brand new."
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"The berries! The magic berries, that was interesting. The episodes were pretty magical."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Jacqueline MacInnes Wood had a really great performance where Bill told Steffy that he was going back to Katie and that he was for sure leaving her. That was a really good scene on Jacquie's part."
Was there a performance or a storyline on another show that stood out to you this year?
"I'm going to say, even though I didn't watch it, Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) went back and did an episode of ALL MY CHILDREN, and I'm a big fan of hers. So I'm sure whatever she did was great!"

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JOHN MCCOOK (Eric)
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I liked that standard story that Amber was doing, pretending the baby was somebody else's when it wasn't. That was good. It's classic soap, but you do it again, and you do it again, and you do it again, but with different people, because it works."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"I think that Bill Spencer is a really good addition to our show. In my life of the show, he's very recent. He has been here a couple years at least, but that's a new addition to me. I think he's really good, because he's a good bad guy. He does a great job, Don Diamont, at being this nasty Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) kind of guy, and yet he has great vulnerability with his wife. He plays a really well-rounded character, so I have to give him a lot of props for that. And I think any story he's been involved in has been really good."

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

PETER BERGMAN (Jack)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"There's been a plethora of great moments. I have to say it's been great fun exploring this thing with Genie Francis (Genevieve). She and I are genuine veterans of this thing and our paths somehow didn't cross until now. That's been kind of fun for me to connect with her. It's been a fun journey."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"I barely know her, but Jessica Collins, who plays Avery, does a great job. She stepped right in and didn't miss a beat. They gave her bucket loads of legalese and she knocked it out of the park each and every time."

SHARON CASE (Sharon)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"My character getting out of jail and getting her life back."

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JUDITH CHAPMAN (Gloria)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I'm having so much fun with Michael Starr (Angelo) and Diana [DeGarmo], the daughter Angelina. It's just too fun and cute for words. I love where Sharon Stone's character in Casino goes up to Joe Pesci's character and says, 'I need a new sponsor.' I'm so digging that Gloria has a new sponsor!"
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"Cane getting killed on the church steps -- I thought everybody stepped up to bat on that one. The special effects were good. The whole thing, Christel [Khalil, Lily] on the stairs... I enjoyed watching that."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"To see my wonderful friend and fellow [Palm Springs] desert rat, Tristan Rogers make an appearance as the evil Colin! He was wonderful. I wished that I could have worked more with him, but being locked in the cellar was one of the highlights of the year for me. Watching him... he's damn funny. He played great evil, too!"

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DANIEL GODDARD (Cane)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"Having Cane get a mum and a dad, and filling in a lot of the gray areas in Cane's background and life."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Tristan Rogers (Colin). I really like the stuff he did. He's a great actor. And Billy [Miller, Billy] is always really good. I like everything he does."

BRYTON JAMES (Devon)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I'm Mrs. Chancellor's grandson! I found myself related to the staple character on the show."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"There are so many amazing actors on our show. The stuff that I saw between Stephen Nichols (Tucker) and Peter Bergman (Jack) have been amazing and great."
Was there a performance or a storyline on another show that stood out to you this year?
"I don't watch other soaps but I can always say -- because he's one of my favorite soap actors -- Maurice Bernard (Sonny, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is amazing. He's a great actor. Anything that he's done this year, I'm going to say has been great!"

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KATE LINDER (Esther)
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I liked the whole 'Who Killed Diane' mystery. It was great. I didn't know who did it. Or I didn't think I did it!"
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Everybody in our cast is so incredibly talented. Of course, my TV daughter Elizabeth [Hendrickson, Chloe] did an incredible job when Delia was ill. Amelia [Heinle, Victoria] and Billy [Miller, Billy] did an incredible job with their storyline. They're all fabulous actors."
Was there a performance or a storyline on another show that stood out to you this year?
"I think Heather Tom (Katie, B&B) is phenomenal. I like everybody over at B&B. She was amazing in the martial conflict scenes with Don Diamont (Bill.) He's done a fabulous job, too. I thought of them as their previous roles Victoria and Brad on Y&R for so long, but they've done a great job of really inhabiting their B&B characters."

JULIA PACE MITCHELL (Sofia)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I think everyone is wonderful, but I love when I work with Stephen Nichols (Tucker)." Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I really liked the storyline with Devon/Katherine/Harmony/Tucker."

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JOSHUA MORROW (Nick)
Other than your own, what do you think was your show's best storyline this year?
"I loved when Adam had to come down the church belfry, down the bells, and come in and surprise us in church for Sharon's funeral. That's more of a scene, but I loved it. Michael [Muhney, Adam] wasn't athletic to do it himself so he needed a stunt double to do that... but that's another story."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Both Billy [Miller, Billy] and Amelia [Heinle, Victoria]... I really like them together. I thought what they did was great."

STEPHEN NICHOLS (Nick)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"Tucker's struggle with his lifelong modus operandi and trying to change for the one he loves, namely Ashley. Eileen [Davidson] and I had some enjoyable scenes together from the hospital up to the present. She is an amazing acting partner. In addition to my stuff with Eileen, the story I am currently involved in now -- finding my son -- has been some of the best I have seen in a long time."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"Anything Jeanne Cooper [Katherine] was involved in."

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MICHELLE STAFFORD (Phyllis)
What was the highlight of the year for you, storyline wise?
"I really liked playing the adoption where Phyllis took the baby away. I disagreed with that personally. But it was very interesting to play something that I had a disagreement with."
What performance on your show do you think was a standout this year?
"I thought Graz [Michael Graziadei, Daniel] and Amelia [Heinle, Victoria] were really good with the adoption storyline."

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