Tatiana Maslany- Orphan Black
After building a decent bit of momentum since season one, we’d like to think that she isn’t the long-shot that she is, but, sadly, that’s still the case. The show is a little far out of the Emmy’s usual taste, putting what would be a deserved win for Maslany practically out of the question (although I’d love to be proven wrong). She easily has given one of the best performances in television in the past year, turning in around five different, layered characters each week. No one on TV is doing what she’s doing right now which makes watching her all the more appealing.