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The TV IV:IVy Awards/2008/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 January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008. 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 # ~~~~

=====[[Actor Name]], ''[[Show Title]]''=====
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Candidates Discussion

Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
For
  1. OhGodBook2 05:21, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
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Comments
  • Dean Winchester's impending doom and his reaction to it is played to perfection by Jensen Ackles all without loosing his trademark wit. OhGodBook2 05:21, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
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David Boreanaz, Bones
For
  1. HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:10, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  3. OhGodBook2 05:25, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
  4. Vote here
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  • Comment here
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
For
  1. The-jam 17:15, 19 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Choupadi 11:27, 27 February 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • The third season of the series was greatly improved from the second and Chandler's performance improved along with it. The subtlety of it is impressive he conveys a lot of emotion with just simple glances or head tilts. --The-jam 17:15, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
For
  1. Joltman 07:48, 20 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Davidscarter 18:43, 23 February 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • He does a perfect job playing the sleek spy. -Joltman 07:48, 20 February 2009 (EST)
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Colin Ferguson, Eureka
For
  1. HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:10, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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  • He portrays Carter in a way that makes him less smart than the others in town but at the same time be practically smarter than almost everyone else and I can't imagine anyone else playing the role the way he does and deliver the comedy needed at the exact time without being forced.--HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Michael C. Hall, Dexter
For
  1. HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:10, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • The best portrayal of a serial killer on television that you actually root for and deserves far more awards than he's been given. He really shows what it's like to struggle with the feelings he has, given what he does in his free time, and how he decides to act on them.--HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Bret Harrison, Reaper
For
  1. HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:10, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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  • Bret showed he comedic talent leading "The Loop," but it shines even more on this show. He gives his character enough vulnerability to show that doesn't like his jobs in his real life and as the devil's bounty hunter and is still young and makes mistakes, but knows that he's stuck with it until he dies and does it with the help of his friends.--HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Hugh Laurie, House, M.D.
For
  1. The-jam 17:15, 19 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Joltman 07:48, 20 February 2009 (EST)
  3. OhGodBook2 05:25, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
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Comments
  • Still as good as always especially in the Super Bowl follow up, the two part season finale and the episode where House's father died. --The-jam 17:15, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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Zachary Levi, Chuck
For
  1. HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:10, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • He plays the reluctant spy very well, doing what he needs to do for the government and getting into situations he shouldn't be getting into while wanting to live a normal life with his family and a girlfriend who isn't a cover, all without much complaining.--HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Wentworth Miller, Prison Break
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Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica
For
  1. The-jam 17:15, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • He gave some great memorable performances in the ten episodes that aired in 2008 particularly the scene where he reacts to Tigh's revelation in the midseason finale and several scenes related to Roslin's disappearance and return. --The-jam 17:15, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
For
  1. HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:10, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • He portrays Ned in a way that really balances the many things he deals with on a regular basis: his job as both a pie-maker and helping his P.I. friend on cases while seeing his girlfriend that he can't touch and deal with another friend that wants to be with him when he doesn't want the same things. He does it all looking somewhat childish at times and also being adult about certain situations and evolving his thoughts without being too sweet and naive or too mean and close-minded.--HuskersRule 19:45, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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