Best of 2013: Who Would You Nominate in the Comedy/Drama "Best Actor" Categories?

Guys guys guys! It's time to talk about guys! Well, guys ones who act on TV, anyway. Because the last piece of our "Best of 2013" nominations puzzle is all about the fellas, dudes, and bros who acted their hearts out for your entertainment this year. Who among them do you think deserves some internet recognition for their efforts? We'd like your help in selecting the worthiest of worthy candidates, if you please. 

For the sake of convenience, we've combined the comedy and drama categories into a single post, so make sure your voice clicks are heard in BOTH polls. Here are the basic rules: 

1. The only are that the actor appeared on a program that aired in the U.S. in 2013, that he acted well, and that he is a he.

2. This poll will remain open until Tuesday, November 26 at noon Pacific time. 

3. Note that you can write in any potential nominees you don't see listed, at least until we get tired of cleaning up ineligible entries and close the write-in option. You've been warned!!!

4. We'll guarantee a spot on the ballot for the winning actors. 

5. Don't forget to check back in early December to find out who made the cut and vote for your favorite!





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Charlie Hunnam or Jim Parsons, very hard to choose
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Charlie Hunnam? Are you guys serious? The guys has even completely given up on putting up his American accents. His "badass" or conflicted looks are always so ONE-NOTE. Maggie Siff deserves a better acting partner. Hunnam is this show's weakest link lol!
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Tommy Flanagan...Sons of Anarchy
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Charlie Hunnam "Jax" Sons of Anarchy
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For a moment there I thought I saw "Rob Ford", and I was bout to vote for him as best comedic actor. Truly great performance.
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Ncik Offerman (alt: Charlie Day)

Timothy Olyphant (BADASS!)
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Seriously, no one from The league?
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Charlie Gunman deserves an award he is fully committed to being Jax Tyler he deserves an award a long time ago I hope every one votes for him!!!
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Wow, some tough drama actor competition. If Bryan Cranston weren't in the mix I'd say it'd be a close call.
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These polls don't work. People can nominate absolutely anyone (even if they don't qualify) and vote as many times as they please. It's meaningless. It's like the Teen Choice Awards. Shut it down.
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why is jane lynch on the he is a he list am i missing something?
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I'm sure it's a mistake, but seems a little politically incorrect.
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Is it time already??
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Do you not think that it's perhaps time to restrict voting to one vote per user? Considering it's supposed to be for TV.com users anyway it's not as if you're punishing guests. I'd rather naively hoped that last years My-Little-Pony-Gate would have already made this quite apparent, but obviously not.

Besides the the fact that some people need to spoil the fun of this poll and rig if for someone that wouldn't be considered otherwise, the final list will still include Cranston and the other favourites, this poll just adds the winner to the overall ballot. Also considering that Cranston etc are already going to be included why even bother including them on this list? Why not tell the users exactly who is on the final ballot, then give us the option to vote and add someone else to that ballot?
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Bryan Cranston was amazing in breaking bad so it's easy.
and for the comedy one , I love jim parsons but he have many emmys already , the show that made me laugh this year is Hello Ladies , Stephen Merchant is a guy I really like , and to see him on his own show , was pretty good.he's playing himself more or less but he does it well and the lonely moments were well acted too.
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Some fan of Sons Of Anarchy really wants to win BEST actor and BEST actress ! Ha !
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What the hell tv show did Jared Leto do in 2013? No doubt for movie but unless I didn't hear, know of no TV he did 2013.
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Vladimir Putin has 2 votes.......
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Seriously people??? I understand that you love TVD and that you´re emotionally attachted to that show but you can´t really think that Ian or Paul are better actors than Bryan?
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I understand the quips by Ian on TVD can be funny but to put him on the ballot as comedic actor also is a puzzle to me.
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I think a majority of tv.com members understand that. But some Paul Wesley fan decided to rig the election, and then some Charlie Hunnam fan decided that they can do better. It's pathetic. Tv.com's awards are a big joke.
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Charlie Hunnam for Drama Actor? I like him and SOA, but generally, he has the same "concerned" expression every time, and hiding his accent makes his speech kinda monotone. But whatever, he's not a terrible choice.

I'd like to vote for John Noble, but Fringe only aired three episodes this year.

I'll go with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, James Spader, Timothy Olyphant, and Jonny Lee Miller, in that general order.
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Ehhhh @ the comedy actors. I don't love TBBT and am one of those who find it overrated... but still, I think I'd go with Jim Parsons. I don't love Sheldon all that much, but Parsons' acting is always spot on. Maybe Damon Wayans Jr. second.
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anna torv? since when did she become a he?
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Lionel messi? wtf? ha
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Hahahahahaha !
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I agree with the comment below that Jim Parsons' portrayal of Sheldon Cooper has never wavered. I find Jonny Lee Miller's performance in Elementary to be entertaining every week. I also look forward weekly to his evolution in the role. He has seldom disappointed me.
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2 Vampire actors & Charlie Hunnam are ahead of Bryan Cranston? Buwhahahahahaha
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Comedy: Jim Parsons
Drama: Bryan Cranston
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lol paul wesley no offence but wtf
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lol seriously? Paul Wesley has more votes than Bryan Cranston?
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So does Hunnam, and all he does is say "Jesus Christ" a lot and look serious.
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Jesus Christ.
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I love how Maggie Siff, as a woman, already has 6 votes.
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So does Nina Dobrev and Anna Torv....
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Parsons has been all over the map in terms of character writing, but every time he delivers a rock-solid version of the character, he has character integrity down to a T, even in last night's episode where he got drunk and talked football. He gets my comedy vote.
Spader gets my drama vote because he's awesome on The Blacklist. Some decent competition up there, though.
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1. Bryan Cranston
2. Aaron Paul
3. Dean Norris
4. Peter Dinklage
5. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Yup. Just ... yup.
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