BREAKING: Vincent Irrizary & Jeff Branson win Supporting Actor (Updated)



All My Children's Vincent Irizarry and Guiding Light's Jeff Branson became the first actors since Debbi Morgan and Nancy Lee Grahn to tie for a win in an acting category.

Both night's winners have a connection to All My Children. In 2005 Branson received an Outstanding Supporting Actor nominating for his work as AMC's Jonathan Lavery. Vincent Irizarry–who has portrayed AMC's David Hayward off and on since originating the role in 1997–returned to AMC in 2008 and won his Outstanding Supporting Actor Award nearly a year later.

Editor's note:

Nominated against All My Children's Jacob Young, As the World Turns' Van Hansis and General Hospital's Bradford Anderson, Branson won his award after arriving on Guiding Light just before this year's eligibility period ended. Guiding Light was nominated in three acting categories, but Branson's Outstanding Supporting Actor Award was its only win in an acting category.
 

In his acceptance speech, Irizarry dedicated his Emmy to his son Ash serving in Afghanistan saying,
 

To you Ash, and to your other brave brothers and sisters in arms right now, thank you. Come home safe. Come home soon. 

He then went on to thank his wife, his other children and the other people, not just in front of the camera, but behind it as well.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

Vincent Irrizary - All My Children
Jacob Young - All My Children
Van Hansis - As the World Turns
Bradford Anderson - General Hospital
Jeff Branson - Guiding Light

Photo Credit: Vincent Irizarry - Photo by PR Photos  
Photo Credit: Jeff Branson - Jeff Branson.com


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The tie was very nicely suprising indeed!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Vincent on winning the most overdue Emmy in its history! Smile Long live my devilicious David! Smile

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That is ONE for AMC!!!! TAKE THAT!!!!!!!

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This would mean that Pratt will still have a job Sad

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Congrats to Vincent, though did he really need to inflate Chuck's ego? Huge round of applause to Jeff, wonderful job, you deserved it.

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Van Hansis, I hope your turn is coming!!

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I was rooting for Van Hansis but Vincent Irizarry and Jeff Branson are great and deserve to be rewarded.

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Great surprise!!! Congrats to both, but I agree was Vincent acting when he gave Pratt his kudos? LOL!!!

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So happy for Vincent Irrizary. Too bad he has to share the honor with the always annoying Jeff Branson. I so hope AMC doesn't try to bring him back!

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At least GL got one emmy! Go Jeff!

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So happy for Jeff Branson! He is so cute! I was enjoying Vincent's speech and was happy for him until he started kissing Pratt's @ss! WTH? David Hayward was a complete mess when I was watching AMC! Pratt's ego is probably big enough Vincent!

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Vincent and I give Pratt credit for restoring David to being the major player he always should be on AMC. McTavish was absolutely clueless!

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I am thrilled beyond words that Guiding Light's beloved Lujack and the incomparable Shayne Lewis were duly honored tonight as Outstanding Supporting Actor! It brings a special poignancy to the moment that we are all dreading, the end of our beloved Guiding Light.
I'm doing cartwheels over the fact that smirky looking Van Hansis lost again...three years in a row...who wants a whiney, oh, woe is me to win an Emmy!

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So happy for Jeff Branson! He is so cute! I was enjoying Vincent's speech and was happy for him until he started kissing Pratt's @ss! WTH? David Hayward was a complete mess when I was watching AMC! Pratt's ego is probably big enough Vincent!

No comment. Just worth repeating.