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  • FreemanGriffin
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    1. JASON THOMPSON (Patrick, GH). For his work in the first half of 2014, when Robin left Patrick, and esp. for Gabriel’s death. JT is such a superb actor and is quite overdue for an Emmy. He has many different episodes he could submit and win the Emmy with the scenes.

    2. JUSTIN HARTLEY (Adam, Y&R). It’s rare that a cast replacement fills a role so completely and with such ease. JH has really taken on this role in such a short amount of time. I’m surprised I’m rating him so high but most of the Lead Actors I would have pre-nominated either didn’t submit (James Scott) or didn’t make it on to the list? We don’t know. Anyway, I love JH’s chemistry with everyone and find him fascinating in the role!

    3. BILLY MILLER (ex-Billy, Y&R). He was only on for a month and I think Michael Muhney was more deserving of recognition for those scenes back in January 2014. But these are the 11 actors they pre-nominated and he comes in third for me. I was glued to my television set during the confrontation scenes between Adam and Billy, which is a testament to the great acting skills of both actors involved!

    4. ANTHONY GEARY (Luke & “Fluke”, GH). He was gone for most of the year, but he delivered, as always, when he was on. The storyline is cuckoo but his acting is terrific. I esp. loved those scenes with Ava on the computer, and the Miscavige scenes. He gets to work a great deal with Jane Elliot which lifts him up quite a bit too!

    5. CHRISTIAN LeBLANC (Michael, Y&R). He had great scenes at the beginning of the year with Michael and Fenmore in jail, all of his work with Tracey E. Bregman’s Lauren is wonderful, and of course his current cancer storyline. Some think he over-acts, perhaps, but I enjoy his work and have grown to love and care about Michael. I was flashing back this morning to his “green” raw acting on As The World Turns, opposite Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei, in the early 1980’s! He’s been around for more than 30 years!

    6. TYLER CHRISTOPHER (Nicholas, GH). Great work with Kellie Thiebaud could lift him up to another Emmy nomination. He belongs in the Supporting Actor category imo but he’s here and I wouldn’t have a problem with his getting a nomination. I also love his work with little Nicolas Bechtel, who plays his son Spencer. Perhaps I should rate him higher?

    7. DANIEL COSGROVE (Aiden, Days). Definitely does not belong in the Lead Actor category! I did really like his scene with Hope where he tells about his wife’s death. I suspect that will be his Emmy-reel.

    8. DOUG DAVIDSON (Paul, Y&R). Another actor in the wrong category! I suspect his work when Paul was shot and learning that Dylan is his biological son might get him another nomination.

    9. ERIC BRAEDEN (Victor, Y&R). My problem with Eric Braeden’s acting as Victor is that it always exactly the same, with no range. He doesn’t do enough for me to merit an Emmy nomination. I also don’t enjoy Victor’s machinations and the way his character always wins.

    10. PETER BERGMAN (Jack, Y&R). I’m so sick and tired of his getting nominated year after dreary year! Please, “break” him this year and give others a chance! I find Jack annoying. Part of the problem is that I still think of PB as Dr. Cliff Warner and the late great Terry Lester as the “real” Jack Abbott!!! It’s been 25 years, you’d think I would have gotten used to him by now! (; He gets big emotional scenes, and will likely be nominated again. My big fear in this category is that only Y&R actors will be on the final ballot – ugh!

    11. JOHN McCOOK (Eric, B&B). Another Supporting Actor in the wrong category! WTH? I’m certain there were other better actors who submitted their work for recognition and still JMc might get on the final ballot? Crazy! I find Eric to be solid, stolid, but boring.

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    DS0816
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    #428090

    Nominate General Hospital cast mates Anthony Geary and Jason Thompson.

    Never mind the rest.

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    OLTLfan
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    #428091

    Jason Thompson should easily earn his fifth consecutive nomination and
    hopefully his first win thanks to another banner year. Billy Miller has baby
    killer bait. Christian LeBlanc has cancer bait. Peter Bergman has paternity
    bait. Tony Geary has dual role bait. Doug Davidson has paternity bait. Tyler
    Christopher made a big mistake going lead. I think he easily could have
    been nominated in supporting and might even have finally won. In lead,
    there’s no way he’s getting past the six previous winners/nominees ahead
    of him even with a strong reel. The rest have no shot.

    LOCKS:
    Jason Thompson
    Billy Miller

    LIKELY:
    Christian LeBlanc
    Peter Bergman

    POSSIBILITIES:
    Tony Geary
    Doug Davidson
    Tyler Christopher

    LONGSHOTS:
    Justin Hartley
    Daniel Cosgrove
    Eric Braeden
    John McCook

    Predicted Nominations:
    Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott (Y&R)
    Tony Geary as Luke Spencer and ? (GH)
    Christian LeBlanc as Michael Baldwin (Y&R)
    Billy Miller as Billy Abbott (Y&R)
    Jason Thompson as Patrick Drake (GH)

    I’m tempted to predict the exact same five as last year but I think the Academy won’t be able to resist 7 time winner Geary in a dual role. Ultimately, I think it’s finally time to give “lead actor” Doug Davidson a year off.

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    robbalto
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    Looking at the commentary of Freeman and OLTLfan, I notice that Freeman posted his preferences while OLTLfan posted predictions. Freeman, please let me know if I am wrong. In any case, you both did a stellar job! My preferences are very different from my predictions. But since I have not seen any reels, I think at this point I would like to start with preferences.

    Rather than simply listing my favorites, I used a process of elimination. My first elimination is John McCook, because I do not think he has the material. My second elimination is Justin Hartley. While I think he is doing a great job, I feel that he is too new to land a nod this year. My next round of elimination covers Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, and Doug Davidson. They are all very good, but did not offer anything new this year. Finally, I must eliminate Tony Geary. The nature of his storyline allowed him to do little more than chew scenery (although he did it well).

    That leaves me with:

    1. Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH). I’m hoping he has a strong reel this year. He will need it to beat Miller.

    2. Billy Miller (ex-Billy, Y&R). I’m generally not a fan of awarding departed actors, but he deserves another nod for his work.

    3. Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH). He did some really fine work in 2014. He is very believable, which is saying a lot given his storylines.

    4. Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R). He is bringing a lot to the cancer story and has shown a great range.

    5. Daniel Cosgrove (Aiden, Days). He is longshot. Does he have the material? Not sure.

    Bottom line: I am tired of seeing the same nominations every year. Let’s share the wealth. 

    As far as predictions go, I think OLTLfan nailed it, with the caveat that I think Davidson has a pretty good shot. I’d like to see the reels before committing to predictions.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I’ve decided that I have underrated Tyler Christopher – I was so shocked to see his name in the Lead Category that it has taken me some time to adjust to his inclusion as a contender for the Emmy. His work with Kelly Thiebaud and Nicolas Bechtel in particular really shined in 2014 (and Rebecca Herbst too). He has great fiery Emmy reel possibilities, esp. with his breakup scenes where he really let Britt have it.

    As for Billy Miller, I have a problem with his being in the Lead category considering he was on the show for less than a month (I thought there was a 20 episode minimum for consideration? Was he on 20 episodes back in January 2014?). He was great in those scenes but I must say I thought Michael Muhney was even BETTER. I had them both on my hopes for prenominations in the Supporting category. But on the other hand, I don’t really care for John McCook, Peter Bergman, or Eric Braeden’s work in 2014, and I consider Daniel Cosgrove to be  a Supporting Actor on Days. So that leaves Tony Geary, who was absent for a great deal of the year, and is always interesting; playing double often gets Emmy recognition.

    Jason Thompson needs to pick his reel from either the break up scenes with Robin or (even better) Gabriel’s death scenes. I think he can finally win on his fifth nomination if he makes it to the final ballot. (I’m fearful that all of the nominees will be from Y&R this year) ):

    So, without seeing the reels, I would say that I hope the final ballot looks like this:

    TYLER CHRISTOPHER for General Hospital
    JUSTIN HARTLEY for The Young and the Restless
    CHRSTIAN LEBLANC for The Young and the Restless
    BILLY MILLER for The Young and hte Restless
    *JASON THOMPSON for General Hospital

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    I suppose Tyler Christopher submitted the Engagement Party scenes, and if he did, they showcased him phenomenally. I was at first skeptical as to why he submitted in Lead, but he completely owned those scenes. I truly hope this is the year that takes him all the way to his first win….

    However, I’d find it just as fantastic if Tony Geary is awarded his landmark 8th victory, just for him to shade EVERYBODY during his acceptance speech who dissed and bashed this storyline for the past year. It’ll be great. 

    Jason Thompson did some fine work in 2014, but i feel as if his nominations are simply by default by now, when we all know he should have won 2 years ago…

    Also boggling is that Hartley is here, when he first started appearing on YR in November. And Michael Muhney isnt here.

    Le Blanc & Bergman will earn default nominations again.

    Billy Miller had some meaty scenes back in January that could/should easily garner him his 4th statuette

    Final Nominations
    Tyler Christopher, General Hospital
    Anthony Geary, General Hospital
    Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
    Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless
    Christian Le Blanc, The Young and the Restless
     

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    OLTLfan
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    I’m surprised to see so many Tyler Christopher predictions. I thought he was good in the Britt/Nikolas breakup scenes. But I don’t
    see how he could place any higher than 7th in the final voting with last
    year’s 5 nominees and 7-time winner Tony Geary all in the race with
    strong potential reels. I remember in 2007 thinking that Tyler Christopher was a lock for the supporting actor Emmy for Emily’s death. But then he submitted lead and wasn’t even nominated. I’m expecting the exact same result this year.

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    gdfl
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    I suppose Tyler Christopher submitted the Engagement Party scenes, and if he did, they showcased him phenomenally. I was at first skeptical as to why he submitted in Lead, but he completely owned those scenes. I truly hope this is the year that takes him all the way to his first win….

    However, I’d find it just as fantastic if Tony Geary is awarded his landmark 8th victory, just for him to shade EVERYBODY during his acceptance speech who dissed and bashed this storyline for the past year. It’ll be great. 

    Jason Thompson did some fine work in 2014, but i feel as if his nominations are simply by default by now, when we all know he should have won 2 years ago…

    Also boggling is that Hartley is here, when he first started appearing on YR in November. And Michael Muhney isnt here.

    Le Blanc & Bergman will earn default nominations again.

    Billy Miller had some meaty scenes back in January that could/should easily garner him his 4th statuette

    Final Nominations
    Tyler Christopher, General Hospital
    Anthony Geary, General Hospital
    Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
    Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless
    Christian Le Blanc, The Young and the Restless
     

    I think this list is fairly likely (with maybe Thompson swapped in for one the listed GH men), though would prefer not to have Billy Miller on it because he barely aired in 2014.  Neither Miller nor Hartley should even be in the running because they (as well as Muhney) barely aired in 2014.
    I wouldn’t be too excited for a Geary record setting win, but if it did happen, I don’t think he’d have any reason to shade.  The problem with this story line is the story line.  Not the actor. 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    My list is not my predictions but my picks. I don’t feel able to predict yet, need to see who gets the actual nominations and also what they submit. btw, I think Justin Hartley already owns the role of Adam and has been quite astonishing so quickly – I think he should have submitted in Supporting, but I feel the same way about Billy Miller, Daniel Cosgrove, John McCook, Doug Davidson, Tyler Christopher, and even to a certain extent Tony Geary (because he was absent for so much of the eligibility period) – even Jason Thompson has been Supporting in the second half of 2014 – good grief!  It will be really interesting to see what the blue ribbon panel decides in the next round of voting. (It’s my underestanding that their one episode submissions will be voted upon in this next round, which, correct me if I’m wrong, is actually the final round. it used to be that they submitted again AFTER the nominations come out, but I think the past few years it’s just the four minute’s worth of footage for the pre-nomination, and then a full episode for the nomination and the win).

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    That’s exactly right, Freeman. Just one more round of voting, which will determine nominees and winners. It’s hard to even consider predicting McCook or Cosgrove because, even though the early voting round legitimized their category placements, the last two years have suggested this category is only for the Y&R men and Jason Thompson. I could see us getting maybe two GH guys maybe, but I don’t think Tyler Christopher gets in either way. After last year, I think this category comes down more to both preconceived notion and style of acting than it does to the performances themselves. That makes me want to go with the people who have the best recent track records, with some consideration of material. Guessing blindly, I want to say Miller, Bergman, Thompson, Geary, LeBlanc, Davidson, in that order, and the other five somewhere thereafter.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Do people really think Billy Miller can win a third Emmy for one month’s work? I thought there was a 20 episode rule? I’m not even sure whe was on that many 2014 episodes! Jason Thompson is the only one on your list of six who I would want to see win the Emmy in this category. LeBlanc has 3, Geary has 7, Bergman has 3, and Davidson has his Emmy already. I think Tyler Christopher will get nominated because he has the material and also he has been nominated I think 4 times previously (younger and supporting).

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    I don’t know anything about a 20-episode minimum rule.  Do you think that’s for lead or for lead and supporting?  There were 22 weekdays in 2014 before Miller left Y&R, so if he were on every day in January until his last day, he would have notched more than 22 episodes.  It seems unlikely to me that he would have made that total.  I think even Peggy McCay probably appeared in more episodes than he did.

    Anyway, I would love to be wrong and for the nominees to be shaken up more.  Yes, Tyler Christopher does have three acting nominations at the Daytime Emmys (and one special fan award nomination for Most Irresistible Couple with Natalia Livingston), but the most recent of those was in 2006, when the voting body was very different and ABC still had two other soaps.  It would be nice to see Jason Thompson finally win.  Miller, in my book, kind of already has more Emmys than he deserves.  I like the guy, but he’s won a couple of times when he shouldn’t have, including last year.  Bergman’s consistent presence in this category is sort of annoying, but I did think he should have won last year based on submissions.  I don’t think Hartley or Davidson should even be in this category.  It’s one thing to submit lead for a month at the end of a stint where you were clearly a lead, but something different to submit for two months of material at the start of a run on a show.  LeBlanc and Geary (and Bergman) do have enough Emmys already, so I’m not particularly eager seeing them win again, and frankly I haven’t enjoyed Geary in the Fluke story.  The hamminess is right in the script, I know, so it’s not like he’s making bad choices, I just don’t think it’s doing much for him.  Given the latest twist, he’s apparently not even playing a double role.  It’s just Luke.  I’m always happy to see DAYS do well, so I wouldn’t mind Cosgrove making the list, though I feel like the complaining that would ensue might not be worth it.  At this point, I think it’s too late for legitimacy of category placement to be much of a factor for any of these guys.  

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    FreemanGriffin
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    ^You make really good points (:

    I have a fear that all of the nominees are going to be from Y&R and that will make me very unhappy ): Hoping there will be 2 GH actors in the mix…

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    Daniel Cosgrove is one of the actors nominated with support at all 3 networks with stints on AMC, GL, ATWT and now DAYS….he could steal a nomination if he submits the episode where Aiden talks about Merediths death…he has a strong tape with that one.

    That being said, if he is nominated, I think it will be because of the cross-network support/name recognition and less about the reel.

    The fact that he was included in this pre-nomination group as the rep from DAYS really speaks to that IMO.

    Furthermore, Cosgrove could benefit with many 4th or 5th place votes from Y&R/B&B and GH.  There is talk that GH often throws votes to DAYS to block out Y&R/B&B nominations and Y&R/B&B do the same to keep GH out.  Cosgrove being the lone wolf from DAYS would be the perfect nominee to benefit from this type of emmy politicking.

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    Do we know if the voting system for drama performers is a preferential, rank-based system or a scoring system?  I was under the impression that they use a scoring system, so each reel is just given a score between 1 and 10 with no consideration for its quality relative to the other reels.  I reread the rules to try to get clarity on this point, but they weren’t helpful.  This, to me, could go either way:

    Non-Drama Programs are evaluated using a ratings score criteria of 1-10 scale for 
    Content, Creativity and Execution. Performers and Crafts will be evaluated using a 1-10 
    scale for Creativity and Execution. All Drama, Game Show, Legal Courtroom, Talk 
    Show Program and Talk Show Host categories, as well as Casting and Stunt Coordination 
    categories will employ a 1-5 preferential scoring system. 

    I would prefer the rank-based, preferential system, if ony because it prevents a certain show (in theory any show but in reality Y&R) from simply giving all of their performers here and in any category higher scores than all of the other performers and taking up all nominations.  But I think it’s the other way around.  I did see that the prenom voting was just any eligible voter selecting the 10 entrants they thought were most deserving of Emmy considerations, and the 10 with the most votes making it to the next round.  If they did actual nominations this way, it would probably be a disaster. 

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