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    Don’t we have enough of these pointless, subjective, stanny threads in all the other forums?

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    Why step in a thread you didn’t want participate in? Make it make sense

     

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    I used to post in these forums back in the mid to late 00s and we used to have these type of discussions all the time.

     

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    No – I felt 3 of the 8 were fine – 1998, 1999 and 2001 -but the other 5 were just plain too many and there were other actors who never won who got robbed as a result. I am thinking of James Mitchell for AMC, Grant Aleksander of GL, just to name two…

    In 1981-82 Larry Bryggman, James Mitchell and Stuart Damon were nominated and were more deserving – not nominated actors such as Anthony Herrera and Christopher Bernau and Larkin Malloy did great work too.

    In 2003 I definitely would have chosen Grant Aleksander for GL.

    In 2005 I would have gone with Ron Raines or Robert Newman of GL, and not nominated actors Ricky Paull Goldin (GL) and Michael Park (ATWT) come quickly to mind too.

    For 2007 David Canary and Christian LeBlanc were nominated and more deserving. I am sure there were others that weren’t nominated that were great too but it’s hard to remember which storylines belonged to each year.

    For 2014 I definitely would have chosen Jason Thompson for GH rather than Geary – I found this one particularly disappointing and dreary – Geary was only on the show for about 4-5 months and imo didn’t do anything special. James Scott did great work opposite Alison Sweeney that year but wasn’t nominated for it and was way more deserving than Geary.

    I did think his work during 1998 and 1999 when they explored the fact that Luke had raped Laura was exceptionally strong work and his work in 2011 was his best work ever imo, so I would give him those 3 Emmy wins.

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    Because these threads always come from a place of bad faith and never lead to productive discussions.

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    Because these threads always come from a place of bad faith and never lead to productive discussions.

    or it could be just a discussion

    simple

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    I don’t know what he submitted for his 1982 win so can’t really  say if he deserved it or not

    1999 win was Lucky confronting Luke about raping Laura- well deserved maybe the best daytime Emmy win that category

    2000 Lucky’s death – well deserved win

    2004 win- I would have given it Grant Aleksander or Roger Howarth

    2006 win  weak year I guess Geary won by default

    2008 win another weak year but I removed Christian LeBlanc having a stronger reel

    2012 should have went to Darnell Williams

    2015 win was the Luke goes back to abusive childhood flashback a well deserved win

    all and all he at least deserved 3 of his Emmys

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    My default answer is no, mostly because I have a hard time reconciling that anyone would really deserve that many of the same award for playing the same role. So putting aside even the question of whether he was best over the course of those years or whether he submitted the best reel, it feels wrong for any one person to go from having one Emmy to have six in such short order for playing the same role (even if you throw in a hammy doppelganger or two) unless you’re doing god-level work, which I don’t think he was. Like, as much as some might feel like Heather Tom has too many Emmys, at least she’s won those across two roles, with a third successful role in between.

    Geary’s also not really my cup of tea in terms of his acting, and I’ve never been a fan of Like. I’ve seen some great performances from him, but also on a day-to-day basis just never found him to be someone I enjoy. I hate that he and Tracy are together off screen, but at least they’re not together on screen.

    Here’s something to consider:

    Given that Geary does have eight Emmys, to what degree is that the product of a) him just being a great actor, b) him and GH understanding how best to work the awards system, and c) him playing a lead character on a show that was happy to exist for and around its male characters in a genre that is traditionally female-led? I think the second factor in particular is a big one. In the 2000s, GH did an excellent job of crafting Emmy reels that would get it wins for drama series by putting a lot of characters in a high-stakes situation and executing the drama of it well. I don’t remember what was on a lot of Geary’s reels, but obviously GH was giving him material that was resonating with the voters and he was submitting the right reels. And the show was willing to write big stories for and around him, even as he was receding from the show.

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    No – I felt 3 of the 8 were fine – 1998, 1999 and 2001 -but the other 5 were just plain too many and there were other actors who never won who got robbed as a result. I am thinking of James Mitchell for AMC, Grant Aleksander of GL, just to name two… In 1981-82 Larry Bryggman, James Mitchell and Stuart Damon were nominated and were more deserving – not nominated actors such as Anthony Herrera and Christopher Bernau and Larkin Malloy did great work too. In 2003 I definitely would have chosen Grant Aleksander for GL. In 2005 I would have gone with Ron Raines or Robert Newman of GL, and not nominated actors Ricky Paull Goldin (GL) and Michael Park (ATWT) come quickly to mind too. For 2007 David Canary and Christian LeBlanc were nominated and more deserving. I am sure there were others that weren’t nominated that were great too but it’s hard to remember which storylines belonged to each year. For 2014 I definitely would have chosen Jason Thompson for GH rather than Geary – I found this one particularly disappointing and dreary – Geary was only on the show for about 4-5 months and imo didn’t do anything special. James Scott did great work opposite Alison Sweeney that year but wasn’t nominated for it and was way more deserving than Geary. I did think his work during 1998 and 1999 when they explored the fact that Luke had raped Laura was exceptionally strong work and his work in 2011 was his best work ever imo, so I would give him those 3 Emmy wins.

    Yea It’s crazy that a lot of the greats went Emmy-less because of rubber stamping and network politics

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    My default answer is no, mostly because I have a hard time reconciling that anyone would really deserve that many of the same award for playing the same role. So putting aside even the question of whether he was best over the course of those years or whether he submitted the best reel, it feels wrong for any one person to go from having one Emmy to have six in such short order for playing the same role (even if you throw in a hammy doppelganger or two) unless you’re doing god-level work, which I don’t think he was. Like, as much as some might feel like Heather Tom has too many Emmys, at least she’s won those across two roles, with a third successful role in between. Geary’s also not really my cup of tea in terms of his acting, and I’ve never been a fan of Like. I’ve seen some great performances from him, but also on a day-to-day basis just never found him to be someone I enjoy. I hate that he and Tracy are together off screen, but at least they’re not together on screen. Here’s something to consider: Given that Geary does have eight Emmys, to what degree is that the product of a) him just being a great actor, b) him and GH understanding how best to work the awards system, and c) him playing a lead character on a show that was happy to exist for and around its male characters in a genre that is traditionally female-led? I think the second factor in particular is a big one. In the 2000s, GH did an excellent job of crafting Emmy reels that would get it wins for drama series by putting a lot of characters in a high-stakes situation and executing the drama of it well. I don’t remember what was on a lot of Geary’s reels, but obviously GH was giving him material that was resonating with the voters and he was submitting the right reels. And the show was willing to write big stories for and around him, even as he was receding from the show.

    yea I barely remember what was on his reels during those mid 00s wins.

    the CBS guys were kicking butt during that era.

    I remember Geary and LeBlanc alternating every year

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    Yes, the six years where Geary and LeBlanc were alternating were tough for me just because I was never rooting for either — to be fair, though, this was largely based on fandom and not the reels necessarily. But there’s a theatricality to the way both Geary and LeBlanc can perform sometimes that really seemed to hit with the judges.

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    2015 win was the Luke goes back to abusive childhood flashback a well deserved win

    all and all he at least deserved 3 of his Emmys

    Actually his 2015 win was for his work in 2014 and he submitted the scenes where he played a dual role – the childhood flashback scenes was the next year, when Tyler Christopher won (deservedly imo) for the emotional scenes surrounding Spencer being in the hospital.

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    Absolutely not.

    Emmys 1, 2, 3 & 7 were well deserved.

    Emmys 4,5,6 & 8 were for hammy, over the top reels in years that he wasn’t even a true lead and should have gone to Howarth, Benard, Canary & Thompson instead. Pure Emmy bait!

    There’s no way he should have the most Lead Actor Emmys when David Canary was right there with so much more talent and range.

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    Actually his 2015 win was for his work in 2014 and he submitted the scenes where he played a dual role – the childhood flashback scenes was the next year, when Tyler Christopher won (deservedly imo) for the emotional scenes surrounding Spencer being in the hospital.

    thanks I stand corrected

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