At the Emmys, actors and actresses compete in specific categories, but we thought it would be fun to vote on the best acting performance of 2015, regardless of category. You tell us who gave the best performance for 2015, no matter how big or small their role. Was it a man or a woman, a lead or supporting actor, an actor in a show or a mini-series? Compare them across the board to arrive at a ranking of best to worst Emmy performances from the 2015 Emmy nominees.
The 2015 Emmy nominations didn’t have too many surprises. Emmy voters had a large pool of shows to choose from and the 67th Primetime Emmy Award nominations saw choices from across many portals, including Netflix and Amazon titles.
The 2015 Emmy Best Actor nominees included some expected choices but did leave Clive Owen from The Knick and Matthew Rhys of The Americans out in the cold. And the Emmy nominees don't include Ilana Glazer of Broad City, but Amy Schumer did land her first nomination.
Probably one of the bigger surprises is Kyle Chandler for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. His stellar work on the Bloodline was the reason many people binge-watched the Netflix series. Another pleasant surprise was Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany in her first time up for an Emmy. And it was nice that Emmy voters saw to it that Taraji P. Henson and Bob Odenkirk got 2015 Emmy nominations for their fine work on Empire and Better Call Saul.
Empire fans won't be too happy because the show didn’t sweep as expected. And it’s probably going to be awkward when Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are back on set of Grace and Frankie. Elisabeth Moss deserved a best actor Emmy nomination just for that saucy walk down the halls of the new firm on Mad Men. But the slow clap is reserved for Jon Hamm closing out his iconic run as Don Draper.So if you had to pit all the Emmy nominees against one another in a single contest, who acted the best in 2015? Vote up your favorites below and be sure to tune in to the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!