Arguments for:
-WouldnΓÇÖt it be great??? The first openly gay Sexiest Man Alive? The year that DonΓÇÖt Ask DonΓÇÖt Tell is repealed?
-NPH is riding a career high: multiple award nominations, accolades hosting award shows, popularity across demographics.
-NPH is riding a personal high: heΓÇÖs a new dad, and theyΓÇÖre twins!
-And heΓÇÖs just so nice, and appreciative, and deserving, and lovely, and wonderful
-The MiniVan Majority they love him, they want to go for martinis and manicures with him, theyΓÇÖre not threatened by him, theyΓÇÖre SJP to his NPH.

Arguments against:
-Well, they have to want to f-ck him. I want to f-ck him. But the PEOPLE Magazine reader, theyΓÇÖd have a hard time wanting to f-ck him. HeΓÇÖs not their conventional idea of sexy. And letΓÇÖs face it, if they canΓÇÖt get gay marriage through in California, how realistic is it to think that the PEOPLE Magazine audience will accept a gay man as their Sexiest Man Alive?
-The Sexiest Man Alive is almost always, always, always a Movie Star. NPH is a tv star, heΓÇÖs a performer, but he is not a silver screen god. He doesnΓÇÖt headline movies. Sorry, Smurfs doesnΓÇÖt count. Patrick Dempsey had this problem. Jon Hamm keeps having this problem too.

Odds: 20 to 1