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  • Tyler [Last Name]
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    Did two of these already for film, but let’s dive into the television ones.

    Jon Hamm – Mad Men
    Martin Short – Damages
    Ray Romano – Men of a Certain Age and Parenthood
    Michael J. Fox – The Good Wife
    Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
    Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
    Kelsey Grammer – Boss
    Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart
     

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    Riley
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    Ted Danson, Damages & CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    John Lithgow, Dexter

    Robin Williams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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    JohnChiras
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    Antony Anderson’s tense guest in The Shield and Matthew Lillard’s surprising dramatic turn in The Bridge pop in my mind right now.

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    Charlie Jenkins
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    Ed Asner – Lou Grant (The only actor to win Emmys in Comedy and Drama for portraying the same character)
    John Goodman – Damages, Treme
    Kelsey Grammer – Boss
    Woody Harrelson – Game Change, True Detective
    Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I believe that Lizzy Caplan from Masters of Sex is mainly a comedic actress. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    Matthew Perry – The Good Wife, The West Wing, The Ron Clark Story

    Stephen Colbert – Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    John Larroquette – The Practice

    Bob Odenkirk – Breaking Bad, Fargo

    Eddie Izzard – Hannibal 

    Chevy Chase – Law & Order

    Robin Williams – Homicide: Life on the Street

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    Hugh Laurie in House.

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    CanadianFan
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    Wan’t Patton Oswalt in Justified

    I don’t know if he was good or anything… 

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    Denis
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    Yes he was, However, his character was more like a comic relief, but yeah he was pretty outstanding.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Lily Tomlin, Jenna Elfman – Damages
    Debra Messing – Smash
    Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

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    Yes he was, However, his character was more like a comic relief, but yeah he was pretty outstanding.

    His True Romance-esque torture/fight scene was probably my favorite scene of all last year. 

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    Hank Azaria in Tuesdays with Morrie. (Emmy win for Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie)

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    Molly Shannon – Hannibal

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    Katey Sagal (Lost/Sons of Anarchy)
    Martin Short (Damages)
    Sarah Silverman (Masters of Sex)
    Lily Tomlin (Damages)

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