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  • FreemanGriffin
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    Upset that Billy Flynn isn’t among the nominees ): But I did really well predicting this category this year.

    1. JUSTIN HARTLEY as ADAM NEWMAN, The Young and the Restless

    So many great scenes for him to submit: I loved “Gabriel’s” drunken temper tantrum during Billy & Chelsea’s engagement party; the courtroom scenes; the scenes when Chelsea learns that “Gabriel” is Adam, etc. It’s his 1st nomination.

    2. TYLER CHRISTOPHER as NICHOLAS CASSADINE, General Hospital

    I think this is his 5th nomination? He joins the few who have nominations in all 3 categories (Lead, Supporting and Younger). he was great in scenes when Spencer was burned. He was one of my four dream ballot nominees.

    3. CHRISTIAN LeBLANC as MICHAEL BALDWIN, The Young and the Restless

    Really a Supporting Actor for 2015, Michael did have some solid scenes with TEB surrounding Michael and Lauren’s separation. He has won 3 Emmys.

    4. KRISTOFF ST. JOHN as NEIL WINTERS, The Young and the Restless

    I really hated the Neil/Hillary/Devon storyline, but KStJ gave terrific acting performances, and also earlier in the year surrounding the drunk driving killing of Christine’s baby. He has won 2 Emmys.

    5. ANTHONY GEARY as LUKE SPENCER, General Hospital

    What a bore! he already has 8 Emmys – enough already! Yes, he had some good scenes around the time of the anniversary and the work he did with Jonathon Jackson was quite good too but it’s tiresome… I really hope someone else wins!

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    gdfl
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    This is a hard category for me,  I would love to see Justin Hartley recognized, but can’t see it happening over a farewell win for Anthony Geary.  Plus I’m so indifferent to what’s happening this year that I wouldn’t even mind if AG got that win, even though I found a lot of his work laughable.  And speaking of laughable, KSJ’s work was weak at best.  

    1.  Justin Hartley, Y&R
    2.  Anthony Geary, GH 
    3.  Christian LeBlanc, Y&R
    4.  Tyler Christopher, GH
    5.  Kristoff St John, Y&R

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    PoweR
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    I’m over Anthony Geary and him winning every other year, but his April 1st episode where he plays his evil abusive father is masterclass and makes me wonder why he didn’t make it passed a few big screen appearances. 

    He deserves to win the Emmy this year. Can’t say the same about his win last year.

    If anyone upsets, I hope it’s Kristoff St. John or even Justin Hartley. 

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    EmmyLoser
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    1. Justin Hartley
    2. Tyler Christopher
    3. Kristoff St. John
    4. Christian LeBlanc
    5. Anthony Geary

    Not only do I feel like Geary doesn’t need yet another Emmy or a win on top of last year’s win for what was, for 9/10ths of its existence, a terrible storyline, I also don’t want to see a person rewarded for two good episodes when he otherwise made the show kind of a chore to even get through.  He may have the strongest reel, but he’s the least deserving overall.  I can get a little tired of LeBlanc winning too, but it’s been a while.  I also sometimes find his acting just very actory, even when it’s great.  I saw some good stuff from KSJ, but I don’t think he was better than the other two overall (or Billy Flynn!).  I give Christopher a lot of credit for taking what was essentially baseless character assassination and making it into some of the most interesting stuff happening on GH last year.  Justin Hartley was also great throughout the year, and I love the way his style contrasts with some of the other actors on his show, a much more natural kind of approach than someone like a LeBlanc or Peter Bergman, and I find it both refreshing and effective. 

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    OLTLfan
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    1. Tony Geary

    2. Justin Hartley

    3. Kristoff St. John

    4. Tyler Christopher

    5. Christian LeBlanc

     

    Christian LeBlanc’s theatrics don’t impress me anymore.

     

    I’m so glad Tyler Christopher finally got in lead but I don’t think he has a reel as good as the two he was snubbed for (Emily’s death & Britt engagement party).

     

    Kristoff St. John is a talented actor and makes the best of the ridiculous material they write for his character. He would make a fine winner.

     

    Justin Hartley deserves the win for stepping into a tough recast and truly making that character his own.

     

    Tony Geary is frustrating. He’s a fantastic actor and an excellent submitter which is why he has more Emmys than anybody else and will win again. Unfortunately, he only bothers to do strong, nuanced work 5 episodes a year. The rest of the time, he’s stinking up the joint and makes Peter Bergman and Christian LeBlanc look subtle. But he’ll win because he’s got at least 2 episodes better than anybody else’s. Let’s just try to forget the 50 episodes of awful performances he made us endure last year.

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    robbalto
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    For me, this category is easy to rank. Tony Geary’s farewell interviews completely disqualify him in my eyes. That may not seem fair, but this is a thread for us to express personal preferences. From my perspective, he has won more than enough awards. Last year, he gave one really great performance, but his overall work does not merit another win.

    Tyler Christopher did some nice work, but the implausible writing and inconsistent characterization make it difficult for me to fully assess his work. I am happy he received a nomination. Hopefully the show will get a handle on his character and write better stories for him in the future.

    Kristoff St. John might not have the best stories, but he had a lot of screen time last year and played the stories well.  Very happy for his nomination in this category.

    Christian LeBlanc is very good, but he has already won three times, and is therefore not my first choice.

    Justin Hartley is my clear choice for winner in this category. He delivered superb performances in front-burner storylines all year. And he surmounted the formidable challenge of joining the show as a recast of a central character. He has quickly positioned himself as one of daytime drama’s quintessential leading men.

    1. Justin Hartley, The Young & the Restless

    2. Kristoff St. John, The Young & the Restless

    3. Tyler Christopher, General Hospital

    4. Christian LeBlanc, The Young & the Restless

    5. Anthony Geary, General Hospital 

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    DS0816
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    Justin Hartley (“The Young and the Restless”)…followed by no one else

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    Boidiva02
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    1. Anthony Geary (lets send him out in style; he gave A LOT to this industry for years and is partially responsible for the popularity of soaps in the 80’s).  

    2. Christian Le Blanc

    3. Tyler Christopher

    4. Justin Hartley

    5. Kristoff St. John  

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