Top 10 Actors
1. Van Hansis
2. Jon Hensley
3. Robert S. Woods
4. Tyler Christopher
5. Peter Bergman
6. Rick Hearst
7. Tuc Watkins
8 David Canary
9. Jordon Clarke
10. Anthony Geary
Van Hansis, ATWT (Luke Snyder)- what do you say about his amazing young man? He can do it all- anger, vulnerability, weeping, physical pain and love. Why can’t all the soaps have ATWT’s cast director?
Jon Hensley, ATWT (Holden Snyder) – Yes, I know- 2 ATWT actors topping the list. Sue me.
Going back to the beginning of the year, his performance as a man who felt abandoned and felt guilty about it during his wife’s coma was outstanding. He is a staunch supporter of his gay son and can switch from angry to vulnerable on a dime. Watch for Hensley at Emmy time.
Robert S. Woods, OLTL (Bo Buchanan) – was there a better single performance this year than Bo grieving his father in the family barn? I don’t think so.
Tyler Christopher, GH (Nikolas Cassadine)- if anyone can tell me that they didn’t feel every bit of Nik’s grief when Emily died, I will eat this laptop. Excellent Emmy reel for the talented Mr. Christopher.
Peter Bergman, Y&R (Jack Abbott) – He’s consistently awesome.
Rick Hearst, GH (Ric Lansing) – see #5.
Tuc Watkins, OLTL (David Vickers) – Get this man on contract. NOW.
David Canary, AMC (Adam and Stuart Chandler)- much like Alicia Minshew, poor David was given so many horrible scenarios to play this year and still infused Adam and Stuart with lvitality, vulnerability and bite.
Jordan Clarke, GL (Billy Lewis) – watching his tearing grief at Reva’s bedside to his continuing struggle against alcoholism, Billy is always fascinating because Jordan always hits the right notes.
Anthony Geary, GH (Luke Spencer)- Because he’s Anthony Freaking Geary. Enough said. No? How about he shines with Kin Shiner and Jane Elliott? No? He can do it all and when he’s gone you want him back? Yes, that’s it.