It’s a long shot, but General Hospital could make Emmy history this year: Tamara Braun (Carly, bottom) and Sarah Brown (ex-Carly) can both be nominated for Emmys, since the names of both actresses are on the ballot. Both in a fascinating twist, Braun and Brown aren’t competition against each other — Braun submitted her name in the lead category, while Brown is competing as a supporting actress.

Sarah Brown supporting? According to sources, she’s in that category because she left GH in May 2001, five months into the eligibility period. (Brown has won three Emmys, two for Younger Actress, one for Supporting.) As for Braun, a newcomer, an insider reveals she felt comfortable placing herself in the lead because “Carly is a lead character. Some people might criticize Tamara for it, but I think she’s brave. It’s gutsy.”

Gutsier than Brown, who is catching flak for not submitting her name in lead. She’s hardly the only performer to select a questionable category, Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GL), Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL) and Cady McClain (Dixie, AMC) — who all had lead roles this year — are in supporting category. ON the flip side, Andrea Evans (Rebecca, Passions), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda, ATWT), Erika Slezak (Viki, OLTL) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R) — who all had supporting years — are in lead. Huh?