The TV IV:IVy Awards/2007/Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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Candidates to be considered the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for work in a series which first aired one or more episodes in the United States between June 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007. Please read carefully the Definitions and Guidelines before putting a candidate up for nomination.

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Definitions

drama
Any live-action (non-animated), scripted (non-documentary, talk or news) episodic (airing on a recurring basis), non-limited series categorized as a Drama on the TV IV. In the case of shows which are categorized as both Comedy and Drama (and only in those cases), the show will be categorized on the basis of runtime: Less than 40 minutes should be considered a Comedy, 40 minutes or more should be considered a Drama.
actor
A human male performer in a scripted series, including male actors portraying female characters.
lead actor
An actor who is First Billed in an episodic series at any point during the eligibility year.
first billed
Listed first in the show's opening or starring credits when the credits are not entirely in alphabetical order. Depending on the show's format two actors or actresses may be considered first billed (and in some rarer cases three or four). If in doubt just propose them where you think they belong and the entry will just be moved to the proper page.

Guidelines

Please feel free to propose as many or as few candidates as you like in each category. Feel free to discuss yours or others' proposals as much or as little as you choose. Actual number of votes listed in support of or opposition to does not affect a candidate's ability to move to the next round. All candidates listed here will move on, but the amount of support and opposition can be taken into consideration by voters during the nomination phase.

Please follow the standard format shown below for proposing candidates and link the show titles and names, even if the linked articles are empty or stubs. We must have a series for which each actor is being nominated, so be sure to include one as shown. To add your name in support or opposition simply add a new line with a pound and four tildas after the previous names like this # ~~~~

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Candidates Discussion

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
For
  1. The-jam 14:57, 30 January 2008 (EST)
  2. L-Jordan 21:58, 7 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • Chandler's portrayal of Coach Taylor is so real it's scary. His reactions to the everyday events of his life are exactly how you would expect someone in real life to react. The looks he gives when his character's daughter says or does something a bit outrageous are perfect. His reactions to the extraordinary things that happen in his life are also how you'd expect an ordinary man to react in out of the ordinary circumstances. He's the rock at the center of the show and the show would be no where near as good as it is with out his performance. --The-jam 14:57, 30 January 2008 (EST)
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Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
For
  1. Joltman 07:45, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • I think he is perfect as the slick spy -Joltman 07:45, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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Colin Ferguson, Eureka
For
  1. HuskersRule 04:05, 14 February 2008 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 19:38, 14 February 2008 (EST)
  3. IndieRockLance 22:32, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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  • His role as the sheriff of the town of Eureka is one of the main reasons I watch the show, along with the relationship he has with his daughter Zoe. He always has a practical solution to a problem compared to the scientific approach most of the people in the town use and it's always fun to watch to see if his method works better than theirs. Another thing I like is the antagonistic relationship he has with Nathan Stark, the head/former head of Global Dynamics, which along with the dealings of the townspeople and his daughter, create the comedy that I love in the show. -- HuskersRule 04:05, 14 February 2008 (EST)
  • Though I kinda hated this last season for being repetitive and not nearly as novel as the first, Ferguson is typically the most enjoyable part of any given episode. Even if the story is bad and they're beating the same horse as the last three episodes, Ferguson is always funny.
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James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
For
  1. JCaesartalk 19:33, 17 January 2008 (EST)
  2. L-Jordan 21:58, 7 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • For the final episodes, Gandolfini and the show's writers and directors pulled no punches in portraying Tony Soprano as he really is: A vicious thug. Whether killing someone he once cared about without remorse or dumping asbestos in a public space, Gandolfini gave a performance which almost punished the audience for liking this guy without ever once making it incongruent with everything that had come before. Tony Soprano is and will be remembered as one of the greatest and most iconic characters in the history of the medium, and a huge amount of the credit for that goes to Gandolfini's nuanced, layered performance. -- JCaesartalk 19:33, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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Michael C. Hall, Dexter
For
  1. JCaesartalk 22:25, 15 January 2008 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 01:50, 19 January 2008 (EST)
  3. PUK 04:03, 4 February 2008 (EST)
  4. HuskersRule 18:22, 7 February 2008 (EST)
  5. Davidscarter 11:56, 9 February 2008 (EST)
  6. IndieRockLance 22:32, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • He manages to pull off just the right balance between creepy and charming to make the delicate balancing act that is the series and the character work. -- JCaesartalk 22:25, 15 January 2008 (EST)
  • His performance is the biggest reason I watch the show. He makes the character creepy and yet at the same time likable and you want to sympathize for him. -- Rvb strongbad 01:50, 19 January 2008 (EST)
  • His ability to make you sympathize for him and hope that he kills someone to keep him going is the main reason I watch and makes the show's story work, especially in the second season. -- HuskersRule 18:22, 7 February 2008 (EST)
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Hugh Laurie, House, M.D.
For
  1. The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
  2. JCaesartalk 22:25, 15 January 2008 (EST)
  3. Joltman 07:45, 17 January 2008 (EST)
  4. Shadowoftheday77 03:22, 5 February 2008 (EST)
  5. Mantene 13:19, 8 February 2008 (EST)
  6. KelliShannon 11:20, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • He was just as stellar in this season as the previous two so well deserved of renomination. --The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
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Denis Leary, Rescue Me
For
  1. The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
  2. JCaesartalk 22:25, 15 January 2008 (EST)
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  • He was involved in some controversial plots and managed to make them seem a lot more realistic than many detractors would have you believe. He also as always managed to balance the comedy and tragedy with out coming off as over doing either. --The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
  • No one would have accused Leary of being a great actor back in Demolition Man and The Ref, but he has grown so much since the '90s. In playing a character as complex and multi-faceted as Tommy Gavin, he brings to his work a subtlety of mannerisms that reveals just how in this persona he is. Simply put, he's become one of the best actors on television, and that's against some stiff competition right here on this page. -- JCaesartalk 19:33, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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Wentworth Miller, Prison Break
For
  1. Alcatel
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  1. JCaesartalk 17:07, 18 January 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • Gotta say I disagree here. I thought Miller deserved to be considered for the first season but not necessarily nominated. Over the last two seasons, though, it's become painfully obvious that, although he's not a bad actor, the range the show requires of him is just, "look calculating, look concerned, look calculating, look concerned," over and over again. Especially since the plot twist early in the third season, where the writers foolishly removed any chance of happiness he'd ever have and thus any interest the audience should have in his plight, he's just not asked to do enough to make me care. Dominic Purcell has a bit more to do and, as the stoic one, has to do it with more subtlety, and he might be a better choice, but it's become obvious by now that what fun there is left in the show has way more to do with the villains than the heroes. -- JCaesartalk 17:07, 18 January 2008 (EST)
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Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica
For
  1. The-jam
  2. Davidscarter 11:57, 9 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • To show why he is worthy of being called the best I will point to the scene at the end of Maelstrom where in a completely unscripted move to show frustration over the death of his surrogate daughter he destroyed a multi thousand dollar ship model because he thought it added more weight to the scene. That was just one of many outstanding pieces of acting in a role that could very easily be filled with scenery chewing but in his hands is an extremely nuanced performance. --The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
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Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
For
  1. HuskersRule 18:22, 7 February 2008 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 00:03, 8 February 2008 (EST)
  3. Joltman 06:54, 8 February 2008 (EST)
  4. Mantene 13:19, 8 February 2008 (EST)
  5. IndieRockLance 22:32, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • His portrayal of Ned gives the show a sweet quality to it that balances out the death that surrounds the show and him, along with his relationship on the show with Chuck, a very realistic portrayal of a romantic relationship, considering their cicumstances. He also makes you sympathize with him, given his ability and his family life. -- HuskersRule 18:22, 7 February 2008 (EST)
  • Ned is probably one of the most interesting characters on television. The character blends the comedic with the overriding sense of sorrow and isolation that servers to make him like-able. If played any differently the audience would find him stand-offish and undoubtedly change the channel. -- Mantene 13:23, 8 February 2008 (EST)
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Kiefer Sutherland, 24
For
  1. JCaesartalk 22:25, 15 January 2008 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 01:50, 19 January 2008 (EST)
  3. HuskersRule 18:22, 7 February 2008 (EST)
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  1. The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • Giving him an automatic proposal since he was nominated last year but this season of 24 was too subpar to really award him again. He was sidelined for too much of the season and the stuff he was there for was a lot less nuanced then some of the good storylines he was involved in last year. --The-jam 21:32, 16 January 2008 (EST)
  • The problems the season had (and there were many) had nothing to do with Sutherland's performance. -- JCaesartalk 22:25, 15 January 2008 (EST)
  • Even though there were problems with the season, and most of them I didn't agree with but still realize they were there, he is still very good as Jack Bauer and is the main reason I still watch the show. -- HuskersRule 18:22, 7 February 2008 (EST)
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