Note:I included the newbies and possible first time nominee whose performance caught my attention.
1.Damon Wayans Jr as Brad Williams in Happy Endings
-He plays the flamboyant straight guy with a neurotic wife brilliantly portrayed by Eliza Coupe.He tickles the bone whenever he appears onscreen with his huge goofy smile.I laughed so hard watching Damon in the episode where he starts having sex dreams about Dave and describing it to his wife.
2.Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister in Game Of Thrones
-Charles Dance clearly has a big onscreen presence.With all the amazing things happening in the episode Blackwater, Charles Dance cameo at the end of the episode stole all the attention.His scenes with Maisie Williams who plays Arya is superb and the scenes are great examples of how good these two actors are.Just an old man and a girl asking questions in a dark room and yet we are so invested.While I hated Tywin in the books,Charles Dance is making Tywin interesting though it will not last as Tywin is about to do something so cruel where people will hate him more than they hate Joffrey.
3.Max Adler as Dave Karovsky in Glee
-The suicide attempt of Dave Karovsky was the highlight of Glee season 3.His facial expression seeing the F-word over his locker room was so heartbreaking and the suicide scene accompanied by Blaine song was tears inducing.Its such a waste they focused the remaining episode Rachel and Blaine .His scenes with Chris Kolfer in the hospital was perfect.
4..Robert Carlyle as Mr.Gold/Rumplestilskin in Once Upon a Time
-Robert Carlyle was brilliant in Once Upon a Time portraying two distinct character.He manages to insert humour and this cartoonish qualities(the way he talks) to this cold character Rumplestilskin and embodies a perfect Mr.Gold with subtle acting.without any doubt its sure that Robert Caryle's Rumplestilskin is the series breakout character.
5..Evan Peters as Tate Langdon in American Horror Story
-The character Tate is very creepy ,innocent,evil all at the same time and Evan Peters perfectly showcased all sides of Tate.He was tender and innocent in scenes with ,psychopathic with Jessica Lange and weak and vulnerable with Dylan Mcdermott.That's alot of range!
6.Max Greenfield as Schmidt in New Girl
-Max Greenfield does a perfect portrayal of this weird character named Schmidt,a overly metrosexual character .Everything he says and does makes us to frown,cringe and even roll our eyes and that's why many loves this character.If you need more convincing,just checkout his video for a dating site.JAR SCHMIDT!!!!
7.Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones
-Alfie Allen brought Theons internal struggle alive in all the scenes in Pyke.For the first time the audience realise he has serious daddy issues and he is yearns for acceptance.And the scene with Maester Luwin where he breaks down and show some remorse is so Emmy worthy.
8.James Van Der Beek as himself in Dont Trust the B in Appartment 23
-James Van Der Beek making fun of himself and his Dawson Creek character is super hilarious.Plus his chemistry with Krysten Ritter is so convincing.
9.Max Burkholder as Max Braverman in Parenthood
-his performance as the autistic son was so real and convincing that I had to google to check whether he is really Autistic.