Daytime Emmys: Fifth time’s the charm for Bradford Anderson (‘General Hospital’)?

Bradford Anderson left “General Hospital” last December, but he has one more chance to win at the Daytime Emmys. After four unsuccessful nominations for Best Supporting Actor, will the academy send him away with a parting gift on his fifth try?

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Anderson was never a conventional soap star. When he joined “General Hospital” in 2006, his character, computer whiz Damien Spinelli, was largely a comic foil for the deadly serious mob drama that surrounded him. Over time he grew in popularity, and his quirky, fast-talking performance stood out enough for him to rack up four Emmy nods in the last five years. He didn’t stand out enough to win, however, even though two of his contests ended in ties.

In 2009, on his first nomination, he lost out to Jeff Branson (“Guiding Light”) and Vincent Irizarry (“All My Children“).

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His 2013 loss was even tougher. He was the only contender without a previous win, and though there were only four nominees voters passed him over for Scott Clifton (“The Bold and the Beautiful“) and Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless“).

But he’ll get his turn in the winner’s circle this year according to our predictors, who give him field-leading 13/8 odds. His closest competitors are a pair of previous Supporting Actor winners: 2005 champ Greg Rikaart (“Y&R”) with 10/3 odds, and last year’s victor Clifton with 9/2 odds.

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