The CW Awards: Best Actor Nominees

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From vampires to superheroes, The CW is full of great acting performances. But which is the best?!?

1. Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder
From his snark to his smile to, yes, those shirtless scenes, Ian Somerhalder owns every scene in which he appears on The Vampire Diaries.

2. Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley played multiple roles on The Vampire Diaries Season 5. From Silas to Stefan, he had a chance to show his range.

3. Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell
Arrow became the most-watched show on The CW in Season 2. And Stephen Amell, of course, is right at the center of it each week.

4. Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan
Jay Ryan puts the Beast in Beauty and the Beast. But he's also sort of beautiful.

5. Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ackles has brought Dean Winchester to life for nine seasons now on The CW. And his popularity has never waned.

6. Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki makes up one half of a Supernatural duo that has entertained viewers for nine seasons... and counting!

7. Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan
Joseph Morgan has done the seemingly impossible: he has turned Klaus Mikaelson into a likable, sympathetic figure on The Originals.

8. Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies
Daniel Gillies brings intensity, honor and, when needed, violence to The Originals. Also: attractiveness.

9. Wilson Bethel

Wilson Bethel
Wilson Bethel has established himself as more than just someone who looks good shirtless. He's a true leading man on Hart of Dixie.

10. Scott Porter

Scott Porter
Scott Porter and his smile have won over Hart of Dixie fans. He makes us want to move to Bluebell.

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