John Aniston has been a “Days of Our Lives” staple for more than 30 years. He originated the character of Victor Kiriakis in 1985 and has played the role ever since, but he has never been nominated for a Daytime Emmy. If he finally makes the cut for Best Supporting Actor this year he could finally join his daughter in the winner’s circle. Jennifer Aniston won a Primetime Emmy in 2002 for “Friends.”
Victor Kiriakis is one of daytime’s most famous villains. He was introduced as a mobster with criminal ties to his native Greece, and he maintained his morally questionable character even as he transitioned into more legitimate business. But in 2016 his past came back to haunt him with the introduction of his brother Deimos (Best Actor pre-nominee Vincent Irizarry), who had spent 30 years in prison before arriving in Salem to wreak havoc on his brother’s life, going as far as to poison Victor’s wife.
Having such potent material helped score Aniston a pre-nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and according to our racetrack odds he’ll earn his first career nomination, ranking fourth with 10/3 odds. He’s not far behind the trio of past Emmy winners who lead the category: Steve Burton (“The Young and the Restless,” 12/5 odds), Obba Babatunde (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” 3/1 odds) and Chad Duell (“General Hospital,” 3/1 odds). Do you agree that Aniston will finally break through? Could he even win?
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