Anthony Geary has played ne’er-do-well Luke Spencer on “General Hospital” on and off since 1978, and he’s already a 7-time Best Actor winner, which makes him the Daytime Emmys’ most awarded actor. This year, 16 of our Top 24 Users, who were the highest scorers predicting last year’s awards, expect him to win a record-extending eighth title. They give him 21/10 odds.
Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless“) is the defending champion, but only five top users predict him to repeat, giving him 10/3 odds. His victory last year was his first nomination and win in the lead category. Before that, he won twice out of three nominations in the supporting race.
Two of our Top 24 favor Miller’s “Y&R” co-star Peter Bergman and give him 4/1 odds. Bergman is the most nominated man in the history of the category. With 19 nominations and three wins, he’s the Meryl Streep of the Daytime Emmys (Streep has exactly that same record at the Oscars). But Bergman’s last win was more than a decade ago, in 2002. He’s lost his last five nominations.
Just one top user is backing Jason Thompson (“GH”), who has been nominated the last four years in a row, twice as a supporting actor (2011, 2012) and twice as a lead (2013, 2014). Is he due his first win? With 12/1 odds, he’s tied for fourth place with Daniel Cosgrove (“Days of Our Lives“) in our Top 24’s rankings.
Unlike Best Drama Series, where the Top 24 disagree with the overall users’ consensus, our predictors are in agreement on this race. They differ only in that the rest of our users are slightly less optimistic about Thompson’s candidacy: they rank him fifth.
Are our users on the right track?
Last year, our Top 24 Users scored highest when predicting the Daytime Emmy nominations (62.78%), followed by our Editors (60.56%), and Experts and All Users (58.33%). Does that mean we should listen to them again?
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