Will Billy Miller (‘Young and Restless’) become second-youngest Best Actor at Daytime Emmys?

Two-time Supporting Actor winner Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless“) will win his first award in the lead race at the Daytime Emmys according to our predictors, who currently give him 4/11 odds. But in a category that usually favors elder statesmen, the 34-year-old Miller would be one of the all-time youngest winners. In fact, only one man has ever won at a younger age.

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Darnell Williams was 30 when he won Best Actor for “All My Children” in 1985. He’s followed by Robert S. Woods (“One Life to Live“), who was 35 when he won his first and only award in 1983. Anthony Geary (“General Hospital“) was also 35 when he won his first Best Actor prize, in 1982; he would go on to win a record seven Emmys in the category, most recently in 2012 at age 65.

Miller isn’t the only relative youngster in this year’s Best Actor race. Jason Thompson (“GH”), who ranks second in our predictions with 15/2 odds, is 37 and would be the fourth youngest champ.

The other three nominees, all “Y&R” stars and previous Best Actor winners, are over 50: Christian LeBlanc (55), Doug Davidson (59), and Peter Bergman (60).

Bergman, though now the oldest nominee in the category, was also among its youngest winners. He won the first of his three Emmys in 1991, when he was 38.

Can Jason Thompson (‘GH’) overcome ‘Y&R’ onslaught at Daytime Emmys?

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