The Year's 10 Best TV Performances

Take a bow, Alison Wright
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2016 11:08 AM CST
The Year's 10 Best TV Performances
Sarah Paulson, left, and Sterling K. Brown in a scene from, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."   (Ray Mickshaw/FX via AP)

"Heartbreaking" and "achingly human" performances graced our TVs this year, according to Paste magazine, whose editors have ranked the 25 best TV performances of 2016. Apparently FX knows how to pick 'em. Here's the top 10:

  1. Alison Wright, The Americans (FX)
  2. Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson (FX)
  3. Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
  4. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
  5. Sterling K. Brown, American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson (FX)
  6. Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Aden Young, Rectify (SundanceTV)
  8. Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
  10. Laurie Metcalf, Horace & Pete (
Click for the full list, or see Paste's ranking of the best TV shows of 2016. (Read more TV shows stories.)

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