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    List your all time favorite performance in every Emmy acting category. This is not meant to be based on specific seasons or episodes, but the work of the actors across the entirety of their series. Here’s my list:

    Drama

    Actor: Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad

    Actress: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown

    Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad

    Supporting Actress: Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones

    Guest Actor: Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Game of Thrones

    Guest Actress: Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell, Game of Thrones

    Comedy

    Actor: Steve Carell as Michael Scott, The Office

    Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

    Supporting Actor: Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Seinfeld

    Supporting Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Seinfeld

    Guest Actor: Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Guest Actress: Sally Phillips as Mina Häkkinen, Veep

    Limited

    Actor: Al Pacino as Roy Cohn, Angels in America

    Actress: Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, Fosse/Verdon

    Supporting Actor: Jeffrey Wright as Belize, Angels in America

    Supporting Actress: Mary-Louise Parker as Harper Pitt, Angels in America

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    Drama

    Actor: Matthew Rhys a Phillip Jennings, The Americans/Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad

    Actress: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown/Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife/Tatiana Maslany as the Clones, Orphan Black/Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

    Supporting Actress: Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway, Mad Men

    Guest Actor: Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, The Good Wife

    Guest Actress: Eliza Dushku as Faith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Comedy

    Actor: Steve Carell as Michael Scott, The Office

    Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

    Supporting Actor: Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Supporting Actress: Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee

    Guest Actor: Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Guest Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday, Glee

    Limited

    Actor: Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe, A Very English Scandal/Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse, Fosse/Verdon/Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

    Actress: Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, Fosse/Verdon/Hayley Atwell as Margaret Schlegel, Howards End

    Supporting Actor: Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott, A Very English Scandal

    Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon, American Horror Story

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    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Didn’t do the male drama categories because I haven’t watched as many dramas and couldn’t feel like I could choose any performance as my favorite.

    And yeah, I know Alexis Bledel became a series regular, but I really really love her performance in season one a lot, so.

    Comedy
    Lead Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep and Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback
    (I think I’d rather cut off a finger than choose between these two perfect performances.)

    Lead Actor – Steve Carell in The Office

    Supporting Actress – Kristen Wiig in Saturday Night Live

    Supporting Actor – Tituss Burgess in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Guest Actress – Megan Mullally in Parks and Recreation

    Guest Actor – Ben Schwartz in Parks and Recreation

    Drama
    Lead Actress – Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

    Supporting Actress – Uzo Aduba in Orange Is the New Black

    Guest Actress – Alexis Bledel in The Handmaid’s Tale

    Limited
    Lead Actress – Bryce Dallas Howard in Black Mirror: Nosedive

    Lead Actor – Jharrel Jerome in When They See Us

    Supporting Actress – Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story: Asylum

    Supporting Actor – Sterling K. Brown in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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    Drama Actress: Viola Davis as Annalise Keating on HTGAWM

    Drama Actor: Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates on Bates Motel

    Drama Supporting Actress: Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones

    Drama Supporting Actor: John Lithgow as Winston Churchill on The Crown

    Drama Guest Actress: Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Harkness on HTGAWM/Alexis Bledel as Emily on The Handmaid’s Tale

    Drama Guest Actor: –

    Limited Actress: Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clarke on the People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

    Limited Actor: Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

    Limited Supp. Actress: Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee Blanchard on The Act/ Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters on AHS: Asylum

    Limited Supp. Actor: Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden on The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

    Oscar FYC -- Give Viola Davis her second Oscar!

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    Comedy
    Lead Actress: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Lead Actor: Alan Alda, MASH
    Supporting Actor: Ed Asner, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Drama
    Lead Actress: Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order SVU (consistently good)
    Lead Actor: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
    Supporting Actor: Bruce Weitz, Hill Street Blues
    Supporting Actress: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
    Limited Series/Movie Made for TV
    Lead Actress: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth R / Ann-Margret, Who Will Love My Children?
    Lead Actor: Michael Moriarty, Holocaust
    Supporting Actor: Sterling K. Brown, The People vs OJ Simpson
    Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

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    Mostly did stuff from the past decade as couldn’t be bothered to think too hard. It’s weird because it ended up seeming like I love my dramas British and my comedies American when I’d always considered it the other way around if anything.

    Drama

    ACTOR: David Tennant, Doctor Who
    ACTRESS: Claire Foy, The Crown
    SUPPORTING ACTOR: James Norton, Happy Valley
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
    GUEST ACTOR: Richard Fleeshman, Call the Midwife
    GUEST ACTRESS: Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty

    Comedy

    ACTOR: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
    ACTRESS: Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
    SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sean Hayes, Will and Grace
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jane Lynch Glee
    GUEST ACTOR: Leslie Jordan, Will and Grace
    GUEST ACTRESS: Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Limited

    ACTOR: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Man in an Orange Shirt
    ACTRESS: Sarah Paulson, The People vs. OJ Simpson
    SUPPORTING ACTOR: Joey Pollari, American Crime
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sophie Okonedo, The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses

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    Drama

    Lead Actor: James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) / Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
    Lead Actress: Edie Falco (The Sopranos)
    Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
    Supporting Actress: Julia Garner (Ozark) / Thandie Newton (Westworld)
    Guest Actor: John Lithgow (Dexter)
    Guest Actress: Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones)

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    Mostly did stuff from the past decade as couldn’t be bothered to think too hard. It’s weird because it ended up seeming like I love my dramas British and my comedies American when I’d always considered it the other way around if anything. Drama ACTOR: David Tennant, Doctor Who ACTRESS: Claire Foy, The Crown SUPPORTING ACTOR: James Norton, Happy Valley SUPPORTING ACTRESS Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey GUEST ACTOR: Richard Fleeshman, Call the Midwife GUEST ACTRESS: Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty Comedy ACTOR: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory ACTRESS: Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sean Hayes, Will and Grace SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jane Lynch Glee GUEST ACTOR: Leslie Jordan, Will and Grace GUEST ACTRESS: Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Limited ACTOR: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Man in an Orange Shirt ACTRESS: Sarah Paulson, The People vs. OJ Simpson SUPPORTING ACTOR: Joey Pollari, American Crime SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sophie Okonedo, The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses

    Damn it I forgot about Tennant!

    And yes Maxwell Martin gave truly a profound guest performance

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    SUPPORTING ACTOR: Joey Pollari, American Crime

    Loved this choice

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    Comedy Actress- Catherine O’Hara, Schitts Creek

    Comedy Actor- Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

    Comedy Supporting Actress- Lisa Kudrow, Friends

    Comedy Supporting Actor- Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Comedy Guest Actress- Christina Applegate, Friends

    Comedy Guest Actor- Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

    Drama Actress- Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder/ Olivia Colman, Broadchurch

    Drama Actor-

    Drama Supporting Actress- Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

    Drama Supporting Actor- John Lithgow, The Crown

    Drama Guest Actress- Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder

    Drama Guest Actor

    Limited Actress- Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies/ Merritt Wever, Unbelievable

    Limited Actor- Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

    Limited Supporting Actress- Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

    Limited Supporting Actor- Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

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    FYC OSCARS

    PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN- Picture, Director, Actress, Screenplay

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    DRAMA

    Lead Actor: James Gandolfini, The Sopranos (Jon Hamm, Mad Men)

    Lead Actress: Keri Russell, The Americans (Edie Falco, The Sopranos)

    Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (John Lithgow, The Crown)

    Supporting Actress: Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men/Drea de Matteo, The Sopranos)

    COMEDY

    Lead Actor: Steve Carell, The Office (Bill Hader, Barry)

    Lead Actress: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek)

    Supporting Actor: David Schwimmer, Friends (Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation)

    Supporting Actress: Lisa Kudrow, Friends (Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie)

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    Drama

    Actor: Matthew Rhys, The Americans / James Gandolfini, The Sopranos

    Actress: Edie Falco, The Sopranos / Keri Russell, The Americans

    Supporting Actor: John Lithgow, The Crown

    Supporting Actress: Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy / Laura Dern, Big Little Lies / Drea de Matteo, The Sopranos

    Guest Actor: Peter Boyle, The X Files

    Guest Actress: Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

    Comedy

    Actor: –

    Actress: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie / Laura Dern, Enlightened

    Supporting Actor: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Supporting Actress: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie / Lisa Kudrow, Friends

    Guest Actor: Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Guest Actress: Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

    Limited

    Actor: Sam Rockwell, Fosse/ Verdon

    Actress: Michelle Williams , Fosse/Verdon / Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

    Supporting Actor: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

    Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

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    Drama

    Drama Actor: Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter 

    Drama Actress: Glenn Close as Patty Hewes, Damages / Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown

    Drama Supporting Actor: John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, The Crown 

    Drama Supporting Actress: Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister,  Game of Thrones

    Drama Guest Actor: Matthew Goode as Antony Armstrong-Jones , The Crown

    Drama Guest Actress: Jane Lapotaire as Princess Alice of Battenberg, The Crown / Alexis Bledel as Ofglen/Emily Malek, The Handmaid’s Tale

    Comedy

    Comedy Actor: Jonathan Groff as Patrick Murray, Looking 

    Comedy Actress: Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose, Schitt’s Creek / Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag, Fleabag

    Comedy Supporting Actor: Andrew Scott as The Hot Priest, Fleabag / Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, Glee

    Comedy Supporting Actress: Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones, Sex and the City / Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee 

    Comedy Guest Actor: –

    Comedy Guest Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas as Belinda Friers, Fleabag 

    Limited Series or TV Movie 

    Limited Actor: Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise, When They See Us

    Limited Actress: Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, Fosse/Verdon / Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clarke, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

    Limited Supporting Actor: Alexander Skarsgård as Perry Wright, Big Little Lies / Sterling K. Brown as Chris Darden, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

    Limited Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman, Big Little Lies 

     

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    Drama

    Lead Actor: Bryan Cranston: Breaking Bad
    Lead Actress: Eva Green: Penny Dreadful
    Supporting Actor: Giancarlo Esposito: Breaking Bad
    Supporting Actress: Lena Headey: Game of Thrones
    Guest Actor: Mark Margolis: Breaking Bad
    Guest Actress: Diana Rigg: Game of Thrones

    Comedy

    Lead Actor: Alec Baldwin: 30 Rock
    Lead Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Veep
    Supporting Actor: Timothy Simons: Veep
    Supporting Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Seinfeld
    Guest Actor: Justin Timberlake: SNL
    Guest Actress: Elaine Stritch: 30 Rock

    Limited Series

    Lead Actor: Connor Jessup: American Crime
    Lead Actress: Sarah Paulson: American Crime Story
    Supporting Actor: David Thewlis: Fargo
    Supporting Actress: Lily Rabe: America Horror Story: Asylum

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    Drama:

    Lead Actor: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

    Lead Actress: Frances Conroy – Six Feet Under

    Supporting Actor: Michael Emerson – Lost

    Supporting Actress: Lena Headey -Game of Thrones

    Guest Actor: John Lithgow – Dexter

    Guest Actress: Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones

    Comedy

    Lead Actor: Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Lead Actress: Jane Kaczmarek – Malcolm in the Middle

    Supporting Actor: Jeremy Piven – Entourage

    Supporting Actress: Ashley Jensen – Extras

    Guest Actor: Jon Hamm – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Guest Actress: Cloris Leachman – Malcolm in the Middle

    I haven’t seen enough limited series so skipped that one

     

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