Best Actor at the Daytime Emmys could turn out to be a family feud if our forum posters are right. Peter Bergman and Billy Miller, who play brothers Jack and Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless,” are both strong contenders to win. The nominees are as follows (click each actor’s name to watch their submissions):
Peter Bergman, “The Young and the Restless”
Doug Davidson, “The Young and the Restless”
Christian LeBlanc, “The Young and the Restless”
Billy Miller, “The Young and the Restless”
Jason Thompson, “General Hospital”
Bergman submitted a strong episode in which he learns about a teenage daughter he never knew he had, while Miller submitted just the opposite: an episode of intense mourning shortly following the death of his young daughter in a hit-and-run accident.
But it’s possible one of their competitors could overtake them both: maybe Doug Davidson for a timely bullying storyline, or Jason Thompson, the sole “GH” nominee in a category full of “Y&R” stars, for an emotional and romantic episode set during Christmas. Three-time winner Christian LeBlanc, who confronts his on-screen wife with accusations of infidelity, can’t be ruled out either.
OLTLfan: “Miller’s scenes with Adam [Michael Muhney] were less impactful than I expected, but his scenes with Victoria [Supporting Actress nominee Amelia Heinle] more than made up for that. This should be an easy win for him.”
FreemanGriffin: “He had better possible reels, but my heart ached for Billy. The emotions were there in spades … I see Billy Miller winning his third Emmy.”
Allan: “Bergman’s is the only [reel] I cried watching, so I’m going with him.”
SummerSoap31: “For me it’s between Miller and Bergman. I’m giving Bergman the edge on this one … I love Jason Thompson and think he’s such a great actor but think his reel is a little subtle compared to the others.”
OliveAnn: “I loved, loved, loved [Davidson’s] reel. The defending champion could easily win with this. He was wonderful in the scenes with Daniel Polo. He was also superb when Paul was confronting Fen and Summer’s parents. This is what happens all the time in real life: the parents of bullies refuse to admit that their kids are bullying someone.”
robbalto: “Billy Miller is one of my favorite actors, and his reel does not disappoint. However, Peter Bergman is a consummate pro and totally believable … there is a reason why he has received so many nominations, and it is evident in this reel.”
Pujolsfan: “For my money it was Doug Davidson’s performance that stayed with me the longest … However, this is another category, just like Lead Actress and Supporting Actress where ANY of these guys could pull an upset.”