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Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GENERAL HOSPITAL) was extra surprised when he found himself nominated this year for a Daytime Emmy Award! “I thought it was next week!” he tells Soaps In Depth. “I was doing something else and just happened to be online and started seeing tweets of congratulations. ‘For what? What did I do?’ Then I quickly surmised what it was all about. It’s great!”
The actor submitted the emotional scenes where Nikolas’ son, Spencer, was burned in a fire to earn his first-ever nomination in the Lead Actor category — which pits him against the legendary Anthony Geary (ex-Luke)!
“To be alongside Tony and be able to finally share the spotlight with him is a win for me, already,” Christopher confides. “In my eyes I’ve already accomplished my goal. I’m on record saying Tony’s one of my favorite actors of all time."
Then he adds with a smile, "Doesn’t mean I want to lose to him!”
For more Emmy news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!